Introducing, for the first time, Mike LePond’s SILENT ASSASSINS, a fantastic heavy, power metal album that combines all influences of Mike LePond’s favorite bands from the past and present. This album is packed with kick ass vocals, scorching riffs and epic styling – there’s something in there for any style of metal head!
The name of the album is “Mike LePond’s Assassins”, set to be released on September 29, via UDR/Warner. The album features guest performances by guitarist Metal Mike (Halford, Testament), lead guitarist and drum producer Michael Romeo (Symphony X), vocalist Alan Tecchio ( Hades, Watchtower), and, of course, main man Mike LePond on bass and rhythm guitar.
Mike LePond, well known as the bass player of the US progressive metal band Symphony X, steps out for the first time to bring you his first solo effort. Heavily influenced by a variety of his contemporaries, Gene Simmons ( Kiss), his first concert experience, and later further influenced by Geddy Lee ( Rush) and Geezer Butler.
Mike LePond states: ‘This CD is all me. I wrote all the music, and all the lyrics. It’s one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done and I can’t wait to share it with my fans’.
Metal Mike remarks: ‘Superbly crafted songs! Highly recommended to fans who like their metal true and hard’ and Alan Tecchio adds: ’The themes Mike wrote about lyrically and the energy of full throttle riffage was a welcomed back to my power metal roots.’.
Mike LePond: Join me as we celebrate the glory of heavy metal with my first ever, solo release!
1 Apocalypse Rider
2 Red Death
3 The Quest
4 The Outsider
6 Silent Assassins
8 The Progeny
9 Oath Of Honor