Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Italian melancholic metallers SilentLie for the release of their sophomore full-length “Equilibrium” this coming September to follow 2015’s “Layers of Nothing”.
Always drawn to the dark side of emotions, “Equilibrium” proceeds along this path. It stands on modern heavy tones and an obscure mood that can be compared to bands like Ghost, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Cure. Spreading their dark wings, drums, and bass, SilentLie builds a wall of sound on which the guitars dance with tombstone keys while a powerful female voice embraces the listener with gritty, but catchy melodies. Many of the songs on the album, thematically, deal with the eternal struggle between good and evil, with lyrics introspective and personal. There’s a maturity to the music that acts as a pendulum swinging between 80s liquid verses and gloomy, almost doomy, parts.
“Our first EP, ‘Blood Under Snow’ was a collection of five obscure and atmospheric tracks, while our first full length ‘Layers of Nothing’ featured dark/gothic influences with some old fashioned Sabbath riffing. The new material on ‘Equilibrium’ reveals a more focused sound with a blasting production. It’s deep, heavy, and gritty with a dark outline. It’s a collection of 10 heavy songs, a journey in the dark without fear”, adds the band.
“Equilibrium” was mixed in the U.S.A. by Grammy Award winner Dave Hagen at Dark Horse Studios (Mastodon, Evanescence, Alice in Chains). The album is due out on September 30th, 2022.
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SilentLie was formed in Trieste, Italy in 2005. In 2007, they recorded “Behind My Face”, a demo that gave the band several opportunities. In 2008, the song “Silence of Your Mind” appeared on two compilations: “The Funeral Vol.2” (for the American label 272 Records) and “Maximum Rock Attack” (for the Magazine Maximum Rock).
In 2009, the song “River of Torments” was part of the Blood Sisters film soundtrack, from which a video was also extracted. In 2013, the band released the EP “Blood Under Snow”, a collection of five obscure and atmospheric tracks and in the same year, the video of the single “Regret” was filmed. In 2015, the debut full-length album “Layers of Nothing” was released by Bakerteam/Scarlet records, later followed by the video of the title track. The album featured dark/gothic influences with some old-fashioned Sabbath riffing. After a hiatus due to personal reasons, SilentLie returned in 2021 to begin work on their second album to be mixed at Dark Horse Studios in the USA by the Grammy Award-winning Dave Hagen. The new material reveals a more modern and focused sound with a blasting production, but SilentLie still holds its identity: deep, heavy, and gritty with a dark outline.