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Friday, August 22, 2014

NEWS: Symphony X, Inter Arma, Nonpoint

News Round-up
By Nico Solheim-Davidson
Symphony X’s Mike LePond to release debut solo album
Renowned bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X) is set to release his debut solo album Mike
LePond’s Silent Assassins, which is the same name of his solo project. The album will be

release through ADA/UDA on 29th September, this year.
Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins will feature a host of special guests such as guitarist Metal
Mike (Halford, Testament), lead guitarist and drum producer Michael Romeo (Symphony X),
vocalist Alan Tecchio ( Hades, Watchtower), and, of course, Mike LePond on bass and rhythm

Inter Arma announce plans to release single track EP

American genre destroying
metal outfit Inter Arma have recently announced their plans to
release a new EP, titled The Cavern. The EP will consist of a single track that will last for 40
minutes. Originally written during the summer of 2009, but reworked and perfected over the last
few years, The Cavern was recorded last year during breaks from the relentless touring the band
did with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles, Ulcerate and numerous others. The recording
was captured with producer Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Madison, TN.

The Cavern will be available worldwide as of 13th October, later this year, except for North
America where it will be release on 14th October. The Cavern will be release through Relapse
Records. Preorders
of the physical copy can be made here while preorders
for the digital copy
can be made here.

Nonpoint release behind the scene clips of The Return
Nonpoint are set to release their eighth studio album, The Return, via Metal Blade Records, on
29th September this year. In anticipation of the new album, the band are releasing a series of
behind the scenes clips of the recording process of the album. The first video can be viewed at
this location. Further episodes will be posted in the coming weeks.

Fans can stream the new single, Breaking Skin, and preorder
at The Return here. Elias explains:
"t's about addiction, whether it be food, drugs, sex, lying, or
anything, that tends to turn into an itch. You can't stop scratching it so you break skin. Then,
you're bleeding. You need to get help at that point and deal with it."

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