SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, “A Lethal Dose Of Truth”. The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal’s brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), Brendon Small (DETHKLOK), Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK), and nearly a dozen others.
Due on September 4, “A Lethal Dose Of Truth” will be released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland via dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music Group, Inc., with the band making the CD available in the rest of the world independently via their newly formed record label, Sylencer Records, Inc.
The trailer, which features segments from all sixteen songs appearing on the debut, includes performances from all four drummers appearing on the album: Kevin Talley, Gene Hoglan, Sean Reinert, and Marco Minnemann. Other guest performance clips are included in the trailer as well.
Talley recently joined SYLENCER as an “official member.” (Talley appears on thirteen of the sixteen tracks on the album.)
Launching with the album trailer, is the announcement of the debut album’s pre-sale, which is available directly from the band at this location. Pre-ordering the album in either a digital or physical/digital format includes an immediate download of four of the album’s sixteen songs, and enters you to win a Gibson USA Explorer that was used in the making of the album.
Comments Johansson: “The past six years have been a relentless pursuit to reach this point, and we are extremely proud to have completed this album entirely on our own. It has been a long and sometimes wild journey, with more ups and downs than we would’ve liked, but here we are, still standing. Working with all of the guest musicians on this record has been more than an amazing experience, and we are honored to have had them lend their talents to our debut album. To have accomplished this without a label, without financial backing; as two musicians with one collective goal, is beyond surreal and a dream come true.”
* Markus Johansson – Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals
* Johnny Rox – Bass
* Kevin Talley (DAATH, CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS) – Drums
* Gene Hoglan – Drums (SYL, DETHKLOK, ZIMMERS HOLE, DEATH, DARK ANGEL)
* Brendon Small (DETHKLOK/METALOCALYPSE) – Lead Guitar
* Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND, DEATH) – Lead Guitar
* Michael Angelo Batio (NITRO) – Lead Guitar
* Roland Grapow (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) – Lead Guitar
* The Heathen (ZIMMERS HOLE) – Vocals
* Emil Werstler (DAATH) – Lead Guitar
* Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX) – Lead Guitar
* “Metal” Mike Chlasciak (ROB HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) – Lead Guitar
* Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH) – Bass
* Sean Reinert (CYNIC, AEON SPOKE, DEATH) – Drums
* Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT) – Keyboards
* Steve Smyth (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE) – Lead Guitar
* Christian Lasegue (JAG PANZER) – Lead Guitar
* Marco Minnemann (NECROPHAGIST, PAUL GILBERT, KREATOR) – Drums
* Larry Tarnowski (ICED EARTH) – Lead Guitar
For more information, visit www.sylencermusic.com.