Silent Descent

Hailed by Metal Hammer magazine as ‘the trance-metal juggernaught the world has been waiting for’ and earning the title of Kerrang! Radio’s top unsigned band in April 2008, British septet Silent Descent are well-established as a rising force in the British metal scene.

‘Duplicity’, the band’s critically acclaimed 2008 release came as a breath of fresh air to listeners and has rapidly gained popularity in several countries worldwide. With the ethos of an unsigned band, the self-produced album engineered by guitarist Tom Callahan presents both the massive sound of a modern metal record and the raw, edgy excitement of a band entering unchartered territory.

The innovation displayed on their album is only equalled by their inimitable live performance. With strobes, lasers and sheer energy, Silent Descent provide a show that’s not only intense and gripping, but also unforgettable.

After rave reviews, including Powerplay Magazine’s 9/10 in their top releases section, Silent Descent continue to go from strength to strength. Consistantly breaking boundaries and pushing limits, they are determined to re-establish what constitutes a great metal band.

ARTIST SUMMARY

Genres: Rock / Trance / Symphonic Melodic Metal

ARTIST BIO

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Silent Descent are a seven-piece Trance-Metal band from Dartford, England.

Combining metal with trance and synth, they are viewed by many as an innovative band. Their sound can be described as a mixture of melodic death metal and trance music.

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When you have such a strong influence from a band or genre and you stick to practicing what made them sound good, you have already set yourself a limit. The trick is, in my opinion, to not set yourself limits, not to replicate what everyone else is playing because it made the perpetrators popular, but to experiment with sounds, genres, instruments and fuse together a sound, accompanied with lyrics, that you can call your own. Any artist will take inspiration from what they see, hear or feel on a daily basis, but there are no boundaries in music to prevent you from colouring outside the lines and maybe doing something a little more abstract to what people are used to, unless you set them yourself.

From the first time you turn on an amp in a garage to the first time you step out on stage in front of two thousand people, the sound you create is yours. If your vision you create is polished you will gain the respect you set out to find, regardless of the amounts of disrespect you have to plough through along the way. People are the harshest critics and your biggest fans.

I could take this biography to tell you about how great I think Silent Descent is, or how unique I think we are, but the truth is, I’m bored of reading band biographies as if I were a record label executive – after all, my opinion of the music isn’t going to be changed by what a band writes about themselves, and nor is yours

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When you have such a strong influence from a band or genre and you stick to practicing what made them sound good, you have already set yourself a limit. The trick is, in my opinion, to not set yourself limits, not to replicate what everyone else is playing because it made the perpetrators popular, but to experiment with sounds, genres, instruments and fuse together a sound, accompanied with lyrics, that you can call your own. Any artist will take inspiration from what they see, hear or feel on a daily basis, but there are no boundaries in music to prevent you from colouring outside the lines and maybe doing something a little more abstract to what people are used to, unless you set them yourself.

From the first time you turn on an amp in a garage to the first time you step out on stage in front of two thousand people, the sound you create is yours. If your vision you create is polished you will gain the respect you set out to find, regardless of the amounts of disrespect you have to plough through along the way. People are the harshest critics and your biggest fans.

I could take this biography to tell you about how great I think Silent Descent is, or how unique I think we are, but the truth is, I’m bored of reading band biographies as if I were a record label executive – after all, my opinion of the music isn’t going to be changed by what a band writes about themselves, and nor is yours.

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