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New Metal Leader is the debut album recorded by guitarist Ross "the Boss" Friedman and his German band under the moniker, "The Ross the Boss Band". It was released on August 12, 2008 on Candlelight records in the US and A.F.M. Records in Europe.

New Metal Leader
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2008
GenreHeavy metal
LabelAFM (Europe), Candlelight (USA)
ProducerTarek Maghary
Ross the Boss chronology
New Metal Leader
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

While the band is called, Ross the Boss", "It is a real band with each member having his share of the whole"[2] When asked about the meaning of the title "new Metal Leader", Friedman said, "There are several reasons why I chose the title. People do consider me a leader in metal. It is a metal record. And I may not be new, but my band certainly is. The last thing I did [in the same musical vein as "New Metal Leader) was (Manowar album) Kings of Metal. The title of this new record had to be in the same realm; it had to have the same sick sense of humor.[3]

Two tracks, "Plague of Lies" and "Constantine's Sword" were co-written by Ross for the Brain Surgeons, with Albert Bouchard (former Blue Öyster Cult drummer), and Deborah Frost.,[4] and originally appear on the Brain Surgeons 2006 album, "Denial of Death".[5]


Track listingEdit

  1. "I.L.H (0:49)"
  2. "Blood of Knives (3:22)"
  3. "I Got The Right (5:43)"
  4. "Death and Glory (3:54)"
  5. "Plaque of Lies (4:30)"
  6. "God of Dying (5:27)"
  7. "May the Gods Be with You (4:10)"
  8. "Constantine's Sword (4:41)"
  9. "We Will Kill (4:34)"
  10. "Matador (4:48)"
  11. "Immortal Son (6:16)"

European edition bonus trackEdit

  1. "Falling One by One"
  2. "Ross n' Roll"



  1. ^ New Metal Leader at AllMusic
  2. ^ "AFM Records Bands Ross The Boss". 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  3. ^ "Ross the Boss Band". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  4. ^ "The BNR Metal Pages". Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  5. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Denial of Death - Brain Surgeons". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-06.