With a virtuosic triple guitar attack, pounding rhythm section, and powerful, soaring vocals, Portland, Oregon’s Silver Talon is razor sharp and ready to become a major force in heavy metal. In October of 2018, Silver Talon released their first EP, entitled “Becoming A Demon.” Featuring 5 original songs, and a cover of the Sanctuary classic “Battle Angels,” it showcased Silver Talon’s ability to masterfully blend hook, melody, and technical ability into fist clenching, head-bangable heavy metal. It also landed them on Spotify’s editor curated Heavy Metal playlist and garnered a significant amount of positive coverage from the metal press.
Silver Talon features guitarists Bryce Vanhoosen and Sebastian Silva, both hailing from Prosthetic Records and internationally touring act Spellcaster. Once said four horsemen of Spellcaster parted ways with their vocalist, they decided to change their moniker, and cast a worldwide net for some new pipes. Lucky for them, the caught Wyatt Howell of Sanctifyre close by in Eugene, Oregon.
Guitarist Bryce Vanhoosen explains the path the band is looking to take after the crumbling of Spellcaster.
“We’re basically trying to take Spellcaster a bit more over the top. The songs are more complicated, more progressive, more aggressive, there’s more guitar solos, and crazier vocal harmonies.”
The band is currently working on their debut full-length, due out this year on M-Theory Audio.
For fans of Yngwie Malmsteen, Savatage, Sanctuary, Queensrÿche, and Helloween.
– Aris Wales
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2xzmBFPxodSCBLlq5d8Cax
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/silver-talon/1364150457
Bandcamp – https://silvertalon.bandcamp.com/
YouTube – https://youtu.be/MJlFFu8iNyg
Wyatt Howell – Vocals
Bryce R. VanHoosen – Guitar
Sebastian Silva – Guitar
Devon Miller – Guitar
Walter Hartzell – Bass
Michael Thompson – Drums