The Skinny: In December, while touring with Protest The Hero, we caught up with Guelph, Ontario progressive metallers Mandroid Echostar. A relatively new group, their 11th level musicianship wizardry belies the band’s age and, as evidenced on their debut full-length record, Coral Throne (out now via Distort Entertainment/Fontana North), these dudes SHRED! In this brief chat, vocalist Michael Ciccia and drummer Matt HK helped us to better understand their new offering.


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