Sylencer / Press

"The brainchild of musician Markus Johansson, Sylencer recently released their new album, A Lethal Dose of Truth, which features guest appearances by Brendon Small (Dethklok), Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax). The last guest reflects Johansson’s love of the so-called “Big Four” of thrash metal–Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Below, he picks his top five albums by the Big Four bands."

"Sylencer's debut album features killer guest performances by Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, The Damned Things), Brendon Small (Dethklok), Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Gene Hoglan (Testament), and a ton of others. Since Johansson is an expert on whole thing, Noisecreep asked him for his five favorite guest guitar performances from throughout the years. Oh yeah, you can stream the entire Sylencer album at the bottom of the post. Don't say we don't love you!"

"You might not know who Markus Johansson is, but many of your favorite metal musicians do. The Chicago-based musician is the vocalist/guitarist/mastermind behind Sylencer, a band that also features bassist Johnny Rox. For A Lethal Dose of Truth, Sylencer's upcoming debut album, Johansson called on some of hard rock and metal's most gifted musicians to lend their chops to the recordings."

“Read to find out what is Markus' "Fault."”