Leviathan is a one-man black metal project from Oakland, CA. The man behind the band is Wrest (real name Jef Whitehead). Whitehead was a teenage troublemaker who became an international skateboarding star, even being featured on the cover of the classic video game Skate or Die 2, despite being kicked out of one group home after another. He would also gain quite a reputation as a graphic artist throughout the skating community. That is a skill that he has parlayed into a career as an highly sought after tattoo artist and has allowed him to keep Leviathan going since 1998.
On February 17th, Leviathan will release its eight full-length studio album, Scar Sighted. Since anything that Leviathan does is highly influential in the black metal world and the band happens to be one of my all time biggest influences, so you can expect a full run down of the new disc right here at GoD.
Meanwhile, check out the killer track “Summoning Lupine” from Leviathan’s compilation album Howl Mockery At The Cross here below.