Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
Page online: May 7, 2019
Last update/review: May 7, 2019

Howling Sycamore

Well, this is a strange collection of musicians. Pairing tech-death drumming maestro Hannes Grossmann and former Ephel Duath guitarist Davide Tiso may not be that shocking, but Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower) on vocals is going to throw everyone for a loop. And if that wasn't enough, why not toss in a sax guy? Enter Yakuza's Bruce Lamont. If this all sounds a bit strange, it is. It's not completely over-the-top, as musically this falls into the techy extreme metal camp, though McMaster's 80's hard rock vocals make for an odd fit, even though he's still got a fine, commanding voice. An interesting collaboration to say the least.

Current Members

Jason McMaster

vocals (ex-Dangerous Toys, Ignitor, Spastic Ink, Watchtower)

Davide Tiso

guitars/bass (Aborym, ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches)

Hannes Grossmann

drums (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Eternity's End, Hate Eternal, Hannes Grossmann, ex-Necrophagist, ex-Obscura, Triptykon)

Former Members/Guests

Kevin Hufnagel (guest)

guitars (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, ex-Sabbath Assembly, ex-While Heaven Wept)

Bruce Lamont (guest)

sax (Yakuza)


Howling Sycamore  
2018 Prosthetic
  1. . Upended
  2. Obstinate Pace
  3. Let Fall
  4. Intermezzo
  5. Midway
  6. Chant of Stillness
  7. Descent to Light
  8. Dysphoria
  • Jason McMaster
  • Kevin Hufnagel
  • Davide Tiso
  • Hannes Grossmann
  • Bruce Lamont

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