For The Metal Voice Kenny Kessel interviewed Mike LePond (Silent Assassins, Symphony X, Ross The Boss) on June 20 2020 who will be releasing a new MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS album called, ‘Whore Of Babylon’, via Silver Lining Music on June 26th.
In the interviewed Lepond’s talks about his new album with Silent Assassins, performing with Ross the Boss, Symphony X plans and his opinion of Live Nations new way of doing things.
In the interview Mike LePond was asked what he thought of Live Nations plan to reduce payments and add more risk for cancellations to the artist. LePond responded, “Live Nation are a bunch of scumbags. When you buy a ticket from Live Nation they throw all these charges in and you are paying a fortune and they are putting it all in their pocket. And as far as the bands go the bands are getting killed by Spotify and others as it is. So our album sales are down and Live Nation wants to give us another punch in the face. So Live Nation can drop dead as far as I am concerned and I hope another company comes along, undercuts them and we can all get behind them.”
MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS’ Whore Of Babylon will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Fans of Symphony X, Hades, Dio, Helloween, and Savatage pay heed.