Death Saddle Syndicate is a powerhouse rock trio out of New Haven, Connecticut. The lineup consists of singing drummer Michael Davis-Penta, virtuoso bassist Jedd Chlebowski, and John Leonard, who brings masterful guitar work and serves as the band’s recording engineer. Together, they are a do-it-yourself band whose only musical limitations are the ones they set for themselves.
In the summer of 2016, the three individual songwriters began collaborating to make the wide yet cohesive rock sound heard in their debut self-titled EP. The members come from a variety of musical backgrounds that shine through the different moods and textures of these first-released tracks. Their do-it-yourself freedom in writing and recording is clearly heard as their songs move the listener from rhythmic up-tempo riff rock to melodic and dynamic pieces. The group’s skillful writing is displayed in songs such as “Darkest Times”, which delivers a wall of soaring vocals, and heavy yet articulate guitar lines, all paired with moving bass and drum parts that demand attention.
With influences spanning decades of rock, fans of the genre both past and present will love Death Saddle’s familiar yet refreshingly new sound. This band has everything a seasoned rock fan is looking for; their members boast award-winning vocals, keen musicianship, and an unparalleled ability to communicate honestly through their music. Listen to Death Saddle Syndicate’s first EP on iTunes, Spotify, and a host of major online distribution stores available now.
Check out our debut self-titled release on Itunes here!