Prosthetic Records proudly presents HOWLING SYCAMORE, the innovative new extreme metal / progressive metal exploration from masterminds Jason McMaster (WatchTower), Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) and Hannes Grossmann (Necrophagist, Obscura). Special guests Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House) and Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) add to this already stellar cast. Multi-talented guitarist and producer, Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath, Gospel of the Witches), was always fascinated by the symbolism of the sycamore tree, which has special significance in Egyptian religion and which "bridged the world of the dead and the living" in David Lynch's cult TV series. Visually the sycamore is particularly striking in winter when it gains a ghost like appeal: the bark turns white and it reflects the moonlight in otherworldly ways, bearing not only mystery but also a certain component of solitude and pain. These were the inspirations for Tiso as he assembled his extreme, progressive ensemble, HOWLING SYCAMORE. Tiso elaborates, "Howling Sycamore was born from the stubborn idea of melting together different styles of heavy music into something powerful, sincere and with a strong identity. I wanted to mix extreme metal drumming, layered down-tuned guitars and old school prog metal singing. Add to the equation also baritone sax freak outs plus mid-era Death guitar solos. I can proudly say that our debut album sounds like exactly the idea I was chasing in my head. I'm so grateful that these amazing musicians helped shape the album into the beautiful weirdness that it became."