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"It's not about you" - Full length CD 2005
"The Emptying" - Full length CD 2002

Many of Splinters music has been featured in various compilation CD's as well.


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Splinter marks another success with the release of their 2005 CD “It’s not about you�

Philadelphia, PA, October 14th, 2005

Splinter played to a packed house Friday night for the release of their sophomore album “It’s not about you.� Fans old and new piled into The Chestnut Room this past Friday night to witness the band bring forth live tracks from their long-awaited overdue CD. On this 17-track collection, Smith continues to prove himself an astonishing songwriter, filling tracks with his haunting melodies of life and love forlorn while still keeping the beats fresh and modern.

The band consists currently of frontman/guitarist George Smith, Jeff Butler on the keyboards, and Christ Hartman on guitars.

Splinter’s previous release The Emptying (January 2002), is an appealing collection of modern rock tracks, combining commercial appeal with the lyrical and emotional depth Splinter’s fans have come to anticipate. “The Emptying� showcases Smith’s aggressive fusion of lush electronica, haunting melodies and pensive lyrics. The 10-track collection is still being hailed by fans and critics alike as their most impressive work to date.

The hopeful single, “Carry Me�, raced up the charts on MP3.com, and the album is available at area record stores (Sam Goody, Tower) and online at Cdbaby.com. The band’s website (www.splintertheband.com) has drawn fans from around the country, and even internationally, with mentions in online fanzines from Japan and the U.K. They are also well promoted by fans online through such sites as MySpace.com and friendster.

Splinter hit the scene in 1997 with a musical style so broad that descriptions have ranged from “acoustic dreaminess� with “entrancing lyrics� to “industrialized throttle� and “industrial with a heart.� Subsequent years found the band touring the east coast, drawing fans from New York to Florida and captivating audiences with an intense live show.

After self-producing their first two releases, Fragments and Sew It Shut, the band entered the studio in 2001 with producer/engineer Alan Yates (Collective Soul) to begin work on what would become their most elaborate effort to date. Recording at Atlanta’s Songbird Studios and removed from the distractions of their Philadelphia home, the band turned out the ten songs that would become their latest album, The Emptying.

Fan Quotes:
"This industrial group's moody dirges bring down tears from the heavens. Sonatas of sorrow bleeding with an esoteric ache for all the broken hearts to hear. The beauty of their music lies in the dream they create between the void of despair and whispers of redemption."

“from the first song to the last you can't stop listening. This is the one CD your collection can not be without. From powerful music to the mesmerizing vocals of lead singer George smith this CD is by far the most played CD in my stereo. I've also heard earlier albums such as Fragments of a Splinter and Sew it Shut which are also a must have for the music fan. Every song is not only heard but felt, a talent held only by this band. What's most amazing to me is to see people fall in love with the CD who aren't even into that style of music, not to many bands can pull that off. The Emptying has a little something for everyone�

"Splinter is a modern rock band driven by their catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics. Lead by the gorgeous lead singer, George Smith, the band is both musically and vocally talented. Their use of the acoustic guitar creates a full sound in their latest album, The Emptying. Their songs about love and the aspects of life are very attractive to me personally because they are easy to relate to. Their hit song "Carry Me" is one of my favorite songs now, and even after the millions of times I've played it, I'm still not sick of it.�

Splinter's musical style is so broad that descriptions have ranged from “acoustic dreaminess� with “entrancing lyrics� to “industrialized throttle� and “industrial with a heart.�

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