From Brazil to the world
Silent, an AOR - Hard Rock band based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was imagined and created in February of 91 by Gustavo Andriewiski. With songs that originally carries the influence of 80's pop-metal in its melodies, especially the choruses, Silent has evolved and, since its return in 2010, has added the strength of the post-grunge sound and a bit of Classic Rock taste to its music, always keeping the Melodic Rock style as the main characteristic.
Back in 1991, Gustavo summoned his longtime friend Luiz "Tilly" Alexandre to play the drums, Marcoz Ferraz for the bass and Alexandre França for the lead guitar, debuting on stage on April 25th of 1991. By January 1992 SILENT's first music video - Watching - premiered on MTV Brazil. Following that, Marcos was replaced by Federico Arana, who would play the bass and share the vocals with Gustavo. During the following years, three of their songs were included in the soundtrack of Brazilian soap operas, in 1993, 96 and 97. Two of these songs were later included in their first album - The Bright Side - released in 2001. Despite the great reviews from around the world, including an 83 score in the well-known Japanese magazine "Burrn!", Gustavo left the band and even thou they tried to keep it alive, by 2005 the band broke up.
10 years later, over a couple of beers in a bar, Alexandre suggested that they should give new life to the once-forgotten idea of SILENT, and they decided to schedule the first come back rehearsal after the holidays, in January of 2011. Unfortunately, destiny had different plans and, in that month, Alexandre França passed away alongside his wife and his son, in one of the worst natural disasters of Brazilian history. After a year of grief, Gus and Tilly decided to carry on with the plan and by 2014, with Alex Cavalcanti on the guitar, and Douglas Boiago on the bass, they start recording their second album, Land of Lightning, released in November of 2015 along with the video for Around The Sun.
Since then, they never stopped producing new material and in July 2016 they released Land Of Lightning Limited Edition CD with a bonus track, in 2017, The Early Years (1991 - 1992) EP#1 and the single Coming Home, in 2018, the singles You and I and Christmas of Love and Land Of Lightning (Deluxe Edition) with two extra songs. In 2019, at the end of the recording of their new album Fragments, Douglas left the band, being replaced by Roberto Souza on the bass. An EP with five singles of the new album was released throughout 2019 and the full version of Fragments is due to be released in April 2020.
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