Ontario, Canada’s post-hardcore heavyweights, Silverstein have released a new song ‘Whiplash’ which is taken from recently announced new full length, Dead Reflection, due out July 14th via Rise Records. As well as announcing support for their upcoming UK tour from Hail The Sun.
Listen to “Whiplash” below:
Dead Reflection is Silverstein’s eighth full length, a feat reached by very few bands, especially within the heavy music world where youthful fire and aggression is often finite. Silverstein, however, have always been an outlier, and Dead Reflection proves that the band still has plenty of fight left. The band pushed themselves harder than ever before resulting in an album the takes all of Silverstein’s strengths–pummeling riffs, explosive dynamic shifts, and hugely anthemic choruses — and ramps up the intensity, demonstrating exactly why Silverstein remain at the top of their game over 17 years into their career.
Silverstein have always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid to grow, however, the evolution from Ontario basement shows to touring the world over and selling over a million records hasn’t always been easy. Dead Reflection finds Silverstein once again fuelled by the darkest of times. After finishing a gruelling touring cycle in support of 2015’s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, vocalist Shane Told found himself at his lowest point. Told related, “I was not in a good place a year ago. This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back”.
The band are no strangers to utilising the hardest parts of life to power their creativity and Dead Reflection is undeniably as harrowing as it is cathartic, but for Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.
You can see Silverstein with support from Hail The Sun at the following date this winter:
Friday 8th December Southampton @ Talking Heads
Saturday 9th December Brighton @ The Haunt
Sunday 10th December Cardiff @ The Globe
Tuesday 12th December Glasgow @ G2
Wednesday 13th December Newcastle @ Think Tank
Thursday 14th December Manchester @ Sound Control
Friday 15th December Huddersfield @ The Parish
Saturday 16th December London @ Garage
Dead Reflection is available for preorder now.
Dead Reflection is due out July 14th via Rise Records
Dead Reflection track list:
1. Last Looks
3. Lost Positives
6. Mirror Box
8. The Afterglow
9. Cut and Run
10. Secret’s Safe
12. Wake Up
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of eight full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.
Silverstein is Shane Told (vocals), Paul Koehler (drums), Josh Bradford (guitar), Billy Hamilton (bass) and Paul-Marc Rousseau (guitar).
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