A Broken Truce to be released late july 2013
[Jul 17th] Greetings! The new Violent Silence album is called A Broken Truce and will be released in late july 2013. A shortened version of the opening track, Prism Path, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjdm5zFej44&feature=youtu.be.
Summer recordings for the new album
[May 12th] After some months of
roadbumps (as usual) we are finally gathering some speed again! Martin
Ahlquist is the name of the new Violent Silence singer and frontman
and he is preparing to enter the studio in mid june to record the first
handful of new tracks. Watch out for some very dynamic, powerful and
emotionally charged vocals!
Bass is handled by Malmö-based virtuoso Anders Lindskog who is
dancing around impossible-to-play-parts like they were nothing. Johan's
drum tracks are firmly in place already, as is the keyboard contributions
by Hannes and Björn. Mixing of some of the recorded tracks are
set for late august. The band hopes for a fall release of the third
album, with more music to follow in 2013-2014!
The band also unveiled their new Facebook page recently, where you can
find some additional info:
Violent Silence at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Violent-Silence/63728748898.
Drum tracks are being recorded
[Jul 18th] Drums for the new Violent
Silence songs are being tracked this week! Employing the expert talents
of Lawrence Mackrory and Teddy Möller, Johan sweats it out in Blueflame
Productions Studios in the Uppsala countryside. So far two songs,
which are both relatively mellow mini-epics, are completely done. The
bigger part of monday the 18th will go to the recording of the most
complex piece the band has ever recorded - a 16 minute shapeshifting
monster which is very hard to play. More updates coming soon.
New material to be recorded in 2011
[May 10th] Finally some big news.
Studio time has been booked for summer/autumn 2011 with a revamped Violent
SIlence line-up. According to the band the material is "very strong
and very complex". In addition, Progarchives have just published
a new interview with Johan where you can get some additional info on
the bands heightened activity. Read the Progarchives interview here.
More news will be available soon.
Brand new interview with Johan online
[Jul 25th] In response to the not
so small amount of e-mails coming in questioning about the state of
the band we thought it would be time to at least give people some kind
of update of what´s going on. French E-zine Progressive area has
recently published a brand new interview with Johan where he talks about
the current state and future of Violent Silence. Read the Interview
Major announcement coming up
[Aug 29th] Apart
from the great reception the band received from its appearance at the
Uppsala Progressive Rock Festival, the last few months have been the
roughest ever in the bands history for various reasons. The repercussions
of this are at the time of writing very unclear but as soon as the smoke
settles we will post some new info here.
The songs played (in order) at the Uppsala Progressive Rock Festival
2. Dead Cities
3. Sky Burial
4. Shoot It In The Head
5. Torrential Rains
6. Quiet Stalker
The band wants to thank the fantastic crowd, the other bands and the
organizers of the event.
Uppsala Progressive Rock Festival Update
[Jul 20th] As
previously mentioned on these pages, Violent Silence will play Uppsala
Progressive Rock Festival on the 11th of August. The band will be
onstage at approximately 17.00 in the afternoon. Other acts appearing
at the event are Flying Food Circus, Tomas Bodin/Jocke JJ Marsh Band
The band will also make a sneak appearance today (!) at the Dungen Rox
Festival in Skövde, Sweden. Some info on that can be found on our
The whole first album on Aural Moon tonight
[May 21st] Tonight
the entire first Violent Silence album will be played on The Rickter
Scale on the Aural
Moon radio station.
Live song uploaded
[Apr 30th] A
version of "The Way Of The Exploding Fist" live at Tantogården
is now available. The sound quality is not perfect, but we feel it does
communicate the feeling and energy of the show. We think you´ll
Live news, new Violent Silence music and
[Apr 11th] Violent
Silence is now in writing mode for the next album which, if all goes
well, will be recorded sometime later in the year. More info about the
new material will be posted here in the future.
The band has also been approached by the nice people of Artrockföreningen
Crimson to play the Uppsala Progressive Rock Festival on the 11th
of August alongside the following acts:
· Tomas Bodin
· Flying Food Circus
The festival will commemorate Artrockföreningen Crimsons 15th anniversary!
More info (in Swedish) about the festival can be found here.
(Scroll down the page to see it.)
The previously mentioned liverecordings from Tantogården
have now been located and some of it will be available for listening
on either this site or the Violent Silence Myspace
page very soon!
Kinetic on Aural Moon Radio
[Feb 9th] This
Sunday at 8-11 PM (EST), Kinetic will be played in it´s entirety
on the American radio station Aural
Moon along with some new info about Violent Silence! The program,
which is called Rickter Scale, is also reprised on Monday 7-10 PM (Swedish
time). Rumour has it that someone in the band might be checking into
the stations forum :) More info can be found here.
Bruno sings on the new Cross album!
[Jan 29th] Bruno
has been laying down some backing vocals on the new Cross album which
is scheduled to be released later in the spring. Bruno says he´s
"stoked to be considered for this". More info on the Cross
Violent Silence wants to thank Beardfish, Sonic Circus and especially
the great crowd at Tantogården for making the concert such a great
We will be back! Word also has it that there are both some pictures
and a bootleg recording of the show. If this info proves to be correct,
we´ll post some of it here as soon as possible.
Stockholm visit december 1st!
[Nov 2nd] Violent
Silence, Beardfish and Soniq Circus (formerly Tp3) will play a gig at
in Stockholm on friday the 1st of december. Entrance fee is just 60
SEK. See you there!
Whacky live pictures
[Nov 1st] Some
strange, hallucinogenic livepictures from Verkstan, courtesy of the
great Lars Bertilsson, has been posted on the Audio/Visual page. Warning:
should not be looked at when drunk or after having eaten strange looking
Gig in Stockholm
[Sep 22nd] Violent
Silence are booked to play Tantogården in Stockholm in the beginning
of december. Watch this space for more details which will come soon.
Also coming up is some fresh live pictures from the gig at Verkstan.
Gig in Uppsala
[Sep 12th] This saturday
Violent Silence will play a gig at Verkstan in Uppsala, located close
by the railway station. The concert begins at 13.00 in the afternoon
and continues into the evening. There will be several bands playing
and Violent Silence will close the event. Timetables are tentative but
the band will probably be onstage somewhere around 21.00.
New Violent Silence interview in both Italian and English
[Aug 25th] Italian site
Rock Impressions has just put up a new interview with Johan. The interview
was conducted by Giancarlo Bolther who asks questions about the making
of Kinetic, the bands creative process and the meaning of the lyrics.
There are two published versions of the same interview - one in Italian
and one in English
Violent Silence todays featured artist
[Aug 7th] Violent Silence
is todays featured artist on Progpositivity
Radio! In other news: another spanish review of Kinetic can be found
Also the band wishes to thank the organizers of the Dungen Rox Festival
for the insanely great time!
Violent Silence performs at Dungen Rox Festival
[Jul 6th] It is now
confirmed that Violent Silence will play the Dungen Rox Festival in
Skövde (Sweden) on the 28-30 july. The band will be onstage at approximately
21.00. See you there!
Songs available at myspace.com
30th] Four Violent Silence tracks are now available
5th] The new issue of Powerplay Magazine contains a free
CD with one Violent Silence track.
[May 12th] The latest
issue of Belgian magazine Prog-Resisté has just been released and contains both
a review of Kinetic and an interview with the band.
Eclipsed also reviews Kinetic in the latest issue and includes an edited 15-minute
version of Quiet Stalker on the accompanying CD.
gig att Klubb KOM
The gig at Klubb KOM was fun and the band wants to thank the promotors and the
new friends we made in the audience for making it a memorable experience.
bands set list for the night was:
2. The Way Of The Exploding
3. Sky Burial
4. Torrential Rains
5. Squeal Point
6. Quiet Stalker
8. Grey Fluid Earth
Silence plays at Klubb KOM
On April 21st, Violent Silence will play at Klubb KOM at Klara Hall in Enköping,
The band will be onstage at 22.00.
[Apr 19th] Patrick
Robinet has just reviewed Kinetic for French fanzine Koid 9 and his own site Valedictory.
But that´s not all - the album has been on his personal top 5 playing list ever
since it was released! Read the review (in French) here.
Silence have also been included in Progarchives,
a large internet database for progressive and related music
review: 9/10 for Kinetic at Imhotep
"I wasn't too eager to put on this album after reading the promo sheet following
this cd. I'm so happy I did, and I'm so happy I heard them over and over and over
again, because this has grown into one of the best prog-rock albums I've heard
in quite some time!"
review at Progwereld
Another very fine dutch review of Kinetic is now online at Progwereld.
For more reviews please visit the link page.
Silence on Radio:
There are several radio stations out there where you can request Violent Silence
music. Go there to support both the band and the individual stations! Our newest
[Feb 3rd] Two new
Kinetic reviews online! Check them out on: Dutch
Progressive Rock Page and Manticornio.
Also, make sure you dont miss reviewer Alfredo Tapia Carretos list of his
all time favourite records! Amazing!
Silence plans live shows
Violent Silence are in rehearsal for some live shows, watch this space!
of Tranquility reviews Kinetic:
"I would definitely recommend this disc to SOT listeners and if Kinetic doesn't
yield the band some major attention and give them a major push to the forefront
of progressive music, then I would be very surprised, not to mention disappointed."
[Jan 13th] New
reviews of Kinetic added. See link page for further details.
review of Kinetic
The swiss progressive rock portal Proggies.ch declares Kinetic album of the month.
(The review is published in german only).
[Nov 25th] The new
Violent Silence album, Kinetic, is now released.
[Nov 24th] The Violent
Silence website has been completely overhauled, though we may still add some new
The site is best viewed in 1024x768 or higher. If you can´t see
the main menu at the bottom, please adjust your screen resolution in the Control
Hope you appreciate the changes!
Rains" available for download
The brand new track "Torrential Rains" from Violent Silence forthcoming album
is now available for download (unmastered version). The new album, Kinetic, is
set for release on nov 25th.
released on nov 25th
The new Violent Silence album Kinetic is now mastered and done and will be available
in the shops on november 25. It has been mastered by Hansi Cross and Claes Persson
at Progress studio and CRP Recording.
The band will make the brand new track
"Torrential Rains" available on the website sometime next week as a preview for
the album! More info about the new songs and sounds will be available soon on
Violent Silence signs with Progress Records
6th] Violent Silence have just secured a record deal with
Progress Records for the new album. The follow up to the self-titled debut album
will be called Kinetic and a release is set for november 2005. Expect the record
to be a huge sounding slab of dark, edgy and experimental prog-thrash-electronica
with some twists. Watch this space for further details (coming soon).
interview with Mexican webzine
A new interview conducted by Alfredo Tapia Carreto has just been published on
the Manticornio website. Johan answers questions about the new album, some of
the bands musical influences and tells the peculiar story behind the cover of
the debut album. The interview is published in spanish only.
[Sep 7th] A brand
new Violent Silence interview conducted by Sergio Vilar has just been published
on the Argentinian website Nucleus. Check it out!
Silence plays at Slottsskogen goes Progressive
10th] On August 13th, Violent Silence will play at the Slottsskogen
Goes Progressive festival in Gothenburg, along with: A.C.T. (Sweden), Ricocher
(Netherlands) and Magic pie (Norway).