Silencer To Release The Great Bear In September


With a title like that, Silencer third record is very obviously a concept record — the Denver thrash act’s very first.

The Great Bear will be let loose on September 25.

“Silencer has followed a steady progression of thrash through the years, bordering on the extreme on recent releases,” the band says in a statement.

“On this album we rewind to more ’70s and ’80s influences, aiming to bring a bit more rock back into metal without sacrificing any punch; things like big choruses and hooks as opposed to our previous works’ all-out intensity and such,” the band adds.

“This album musically is more denim, spikes, spit and vodka than anything we’ve done. Conceptually, Silencer takes a look at the U.S-Soviet space race of the 1950s/1960s and asks some ‘what if’ questions.”

A press release says the album’s lyrics will take us back to that paranoid period where the space race dominated headlined.

“We chose to take a fictional turn towards what would have happened if the Russians chose to one-up the American’s moon landing by going somewhere further. We tell the story from the Russian perspective, and try to capture the mentality of a union that could mobilize their entire population to achieve a goal, and also from the perspective of a member of this mission. This sort of story almost wrote itself, and its mood lent us to write some more straightforward yet very heavy tracks. It’s definitely more thematic than prior releases, but aims to get to the point and tell a large story fairly efficiently.”

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