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SILAS

Rugby, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Rugby, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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'World of colour’ is an apt metaphor for the music that lies within this six-track mini-album. There is power, passion, and exemplary musicianship throughout. Such genre-hopping is not always a positive thing, but Silas have cleverly worked their music in such a way that the compositions maintain their essential cohesion despite the unusual paths they frequently tread. Those with a love of melody and of bands inclined to take the path less trod will find much to admire on this record and it certainly promises big things for the future. ‘World of colour’ is well worth exploring.' - Sonic Abuse


'Heavy rock and metal... as an example of how it’s done properly, Silas are near the head of the pack. Good songs, changing moods and an overall mature feel make this EP certainly stand out from the rest.' - Top of the Ox


'Silas. They went onstage and it was obvious right from the start that people were there for them. The place was packed as they went through the songs of 'World Of Colour', playing FOR the crowd and showing that you can be groovy, intricate, mix a lot of genres and be fun at the same time.

They don't take themselves too seriously and dismiss all the Heavy Metal clichés in favor of just having a blast. They infected the audience with their vibe and Dave Runham proved to be a cool frontman, connecting with the crowd, captivating them and really interacting with them. The audience was 100% responsive and everyone was having a good time, jumping, headbanging, crowdsurfing, drinking large amounts of beer and basically raising hell.'
- Metal Talk


'...They go from heartfelt blues vibes to really ruthless and punishing Metal moments, just to indulge in more experimentation with each song that passes.

By experiencing the whole record you notice how daring the guys in Silas really are as songwriters and musicians, handling all the styles with technical ability and conviction.

Clean vocal melodies, growls, technical guitar solos, grooves and acoustic passages among many other things are approached naturally, showing that these guys are fans of musical diversity and genuinely inclined towards the many genres they include in their compositions.' - Metal Talk


Discography

World of Colour (2012 mini album - streaming and some radio play)

To the Ground (2009 EP - streaming and some radio play)

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Having performed at Bloodstock Open Air festival 2010, and received airplay on Bruce Dickinsons Friday night Rock Show, Silas are fast rising in London and Kent. Rooted in rock and metal, their sound is a fusion of genres; you will hear infectious hard rock grooves and punishing metal carnage suddenly explode into funk or flow into a jazz progression and an other-worldly guitar solo. As well as citing inspiration from bands such as Pantera, Gojira, Kamchatka and the works of Devin Townsend, they draw strong influence from all the music they hear - whether it be blues, reggae, soul or classical.

Live, Silas are not to be missed; twin brothers Tom and Mike Ross switch roles between drums and guitar, sharing a unique chemistry with the rhythm section's thundering back bone, bassist Matt Drumm. Combined with front man Dave Runham's highly diverse vocal style, relentless energy and honest, fun-loving charisma, every show is bursting at the seams with banter and positive vibes.

Formed in mid 2008 via a chance meeting at a raging house party, the band quickly became known in the local area of Bromley for their diversity, and especially for the 'swap' trick between guitar and drums. A strong following was quickly gained in London and Kent, and Silas won a coveted slot to play at Bloodstock Open Air festival in 2010, having stormed three heats and a final in London competition 'Band Quest'; run in collaboration with the 'Metal 2 the Masses' campaign. Since then they have continued to build a loyal fan base of open minded music lovers across south east England, with gigs also ranging all the way from Leeds to Brighton.

Brand new mini-album 'World of Colour', released on 28th September 2012, brings a whole new depth to the eclectic sound that can be heard on previous release 'To the Ground' (2009). World of Colour has been receiving outstanding reviews, and following the highly successful launch show at the Fox and Firkin, Lewisham (28/09/2012), shows are being planned up and down the UK in the coming months.

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