Eric Poon - Silent Angel

About Eric Poon

Eric hails from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He started his foundations in music at the raw age of 4 when he took keyboard lessons but never really found it to be his calling and switched to guitar playing at the age of I I. He cemented his roots in metal music with the discovery of Iron Maiden at a tender age of I I and never looked back. Fast forward a few years, he began composing music and writing lyrics from the age of 14 and discovered bands like X-Japan, Dream Theater, Helloween and Gamma Ray.The rest, as they say, is history. 

He tread down the path of power metal and found it to be his steadfast direction in music due to the fact that power metal has epic, awe-inspiring music and lyrics, a technically challenging playing style, soaring vocals and high levels of energy gets the adrenaline pumping. He cites guitar players like Vinnie Moore, Paul Gilbert, Syu, John Petrucci, Jani Liimatainen and newer bands like Galneryus, Cain's Offering, Sonata Arctica and DragonForce as his prime influences. 

Spearheading Silent Angel has been monumental yet rewarding in the aspects of character development, patience and tenacity, and despite some setbacks due to the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020, he has managed to turn things around for the band by releasing videos on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook as the band continues its work in the studio to finish up their full length release. 
This in turn has yielded some positive steps from the fruits of our labours by catching the attention of some major record labels from abroad and are looking to sign the band for a full global release in the first quarter of 2021 with a Japan and European tour in the works and from there we'll continue to build on this momentum and forge ahead.

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