Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins

Best known as the bassist for progressive metal giants Symphony X, Mike LePond stepped out on his own to front his own project, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins in 2014. The band is set to return in 2018 with the long awaited follow up to his highly acclaimed self-titled debut release. 

The sophomore effort, “Pawn And Prophecy” shows an onslaught of true heavy metal in it’s purest form. A full hour of headbanding riffs, kick ass vocals, and lyrics telling epic tales drawing influences from the classic metal bands of the ‘80s to the Viking/Folk metal of today. 

As an example of the range of metal styles here, the title track is a 21 minute opus based on William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, where Mike and company have essentially written a heavy metal soundtrack to this classic tale and features guest appearances from Symphony X bandmates Michael Romeo and Michael Pinella. 

TRACKLISTING:

Masters Of The Hall

Black Legend

Antichrist

I Am The Bull

Avengers Of Eden

Hordes Of Fire

The Mulberry Tree

Pawn And Prophecy

BAND MEMBERS:

Mike LePond – Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

Alan Tecchio – Lead Vocals

Michael Romeo – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Lead Guitar on Track 8

Michael Pinella – Backing Vocals, Piano & Organ on Track 8

Lance Barnewold – Lead Guitar on Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5

Rod Rivera – Lead Guitar on Tracks 5, 6, 7

Andry Lagiou – Lead Vocals on Track 8

Noa Gruman – Lead Vocals on Track 8

Veronica Freeman – Lead Vocals on Track 8

Phyllis Rutter – Lead Vocals on Track 8

Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins – Avengers of Eden

Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins – Hordes of Fire

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Band location – New Jersey

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