SYMPHONY X BASSIST BRINGS BACK CLASSIC HEAVY METAL WITH HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM EVER On September 26th, UDR / Warner will release the first ever solo release from Mike LePond of Symphony X. Introducing Mike LePonds Silent Assassins, a fantastic heavy, power metal album that combines all influences of Mike LePonds favorite bands from the past and present. This album is packed with kick ass vocals, scorching riffs and epic styling theres something in there for any style of metal head! Mike LePonds Silent Assassins 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 states: "This CD is all me. I wrote all the music, and all the lyrics. Its one of the most satisfying things Ive ever done and I cant wait to share it with my fans. Join me as we celebrate the glory of heavy metal with my first ever, solo release!" Metal Mike remarks: "Superbly crafted songs! Highly recommended to fans who like their metal true and hard." Alan Tecchio adds: "The themes Mike wrote about lyrically and the energy of full throttle riffage was a welcome back to my power metal roots."