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Silent Lions

Toledo, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Toledo, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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The opening couplet of 'Never Gonna See You Again' (which we think mentions Johnny Ray) and 'Terrible Days' certainly drive this primal rock sound home without any bells and whistles. This is raw rock devoid of any unnecessary factors and with some nicely distorted guitar and the odd nod to the blues. 'Pop Rocks' has a different vibe, one that takes the same instruments but treats them differently, particularly the vocal, and sticks in a memorable chorus too. It's almost a pop song but their love of fuzz and clout make sure that doesn't happen. The shuffling last track 'Lost My Time' does bring in the funk and the soul a little and is a fine parting gesture. - Sound Of Confusion


On The Parliaments, fans get a heavy dose of the band’s fuzzed-out brand of rock n’ roll, complete with distorted bass lines and cymbals crashing all over the place. There’s also a lot of rhythm, and the songs are undeniably catchy at times. The album starts with the song “Never Gonna See You Again,” and right away Tartaglia’s hollowed-out vocals dominate the recording. The drums create a unique backbeat, and honestly, the song is quite tame when compared to some of the others. “Terrible Days” is next, and it starts off like a futuristic version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” before finding a path of its own. It’s slow and sluggish and oh so sweet, and the drums are a key factor in creating the song’s overbearing groove. It’s clear throughout The Parliaments that Silent Lions have no trouble filling up space in their songs with only two members. The results are heavy, and for Silent Lions this is only the beginning. - Dayton City Paper, Zach Rogers


”These four songs deal heavily with new sounds, strange effects, and pretty much any weird ambition I’ve ever had that isn’t ‘radio friendly,’” explained Tartaglia via press-release. ”I wanted to show my psychedelic side and get heavy.” Mission accomplished. Tarrtaglia’s prickly bass-play is smothered in distortion ad Klein’s backbeats quake the surrounding soundscape. If terrible days are in fact here, let The Parliaments heal what ails you. - Speak Into My Good Eye


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The Parliaments: 12/12

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Conceived in Toledo OH with a home base in sister city Detroit, Silent Lions are the sinister two-some of Heavy Soul. Dean Tartaglia simultaneously plays Effected Octave Bass, Sampled Synths, and Manipulated Atmospheric Vocals, all while drummer Matt Klein grooves and thrashes beside him, often providing soulful singalong melodies and harmonies. Silent Lions live shows sound as thick and creamy as they do on record. Their music has been tagged as Heavy Soul, Chill Punk, and Hall and Oates Stoner Rock.

Silent Lions upcoming Sophomore EP, The Compartments, is a deeper exploration into genre manipulation. From Hip-Hop to Stoner Rock, Silent Lions create moments lo-fi chaos out of hi-fi clarity. With their unofficial third member Zach Shipps (Electric Six) producing, The Compartments takes enough risks to turn your head, but never strays from SiLis visceral, trade mark, super sub bass and drum sound.

Dean started making his mark nationally with Detroit local legends The Sights touring the U.S. and Europe supporting Tenacious D. Silent Lions are proud to continuously share bills with some of the best new artists in the scene (Mr. Gnome, Jamaican Queens, Bad Veins).

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