On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl interviews Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and Alan Tecchio (Hades / Watchtower) about their new release Pawn and Prophecy by Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins.

Check out Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins on Facebook: Facebook.com/mikelepondssilentassassins/

This episode also features an interview with vocalist Jason McMaster. Topics include Howling Sycamore, Ignitor, Dangerous Toys, Evil United, Broken Teeth, School of Rock and much more.  The interview with Jason starts 41 minutes into the show.

More info on Howling Sycamore:  Prosthetic Records just signed the brand new project Howling Sycamore led by multi-talented guitarist and producer Davide Tiso, known for his work with Ephel Duath and Gospel of the Witches. The band – which also features the talents of singer Jason McMaster of Watchtower and Dangerous Toys as well as drumming sensation Hannes Grossmann of Necrophagist, Obscura and Alkaloid fame – features an deft mix of modern extreme and classic prog elements like pummeling blast beats, downtuned guitars and soaring old school vox. And no experimental prog project is complete without random sax solos – by none other than Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Brain Tentacles! Also making appearances on guitars are Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts) and Fester (Burials, Humorous).  Check the music: https://howlingsycamore.bandcamp.com


Mike Lepond & Alan Tecchio

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