Silent Planet Premiere New Song & Music Video “Visible Unseen”

Silent Planet premiere a new song and music video called “Visible Unseen“. It’s the latest track to arrive from the group’s new effort “When The End Began“, which will receive an official release later today, via Solid State Records.

Comments vocalist Garrett Russell of the outing:

“‘Visible Unseen‘ is about the epidemic of homeless LGBTQ youth — a statistically observable phenomenon where disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth are homeless in America. The song was inspired by heartbreaking conversations I’ve had at shows, hearing the pain of kids who have been abandoned by families and shunned by communities, simply because they don’t fit a traditional paradigm of sexuality.

I call these youths the ‘Visible Unseen’ because this is a phenomenon that is happening around us, but often goes overlooked. So this is an anthem for them, and a challenge for us, to recognize an often-isolated, needing group of young people in our society.”

You can see Silent Planet live with Stray From The Path, Kublai Khan and more on this North American tour:

11/02 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/03 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
11/04 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
11/06 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
11/07 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
11/09 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/11 Nashville, TN – The End
11/13 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/14 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
11/15 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
11/16 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11/17 Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
11/18 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
11/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
11/21 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

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Silent Planet Releases “Understanding Love As Loss” Video

Christian metalcore group Silent Planet aims to illuminate the truth behind depression and anxiety, and the weight it places on the individual and those who love them, with new video “Understanding Love As Loss.”

Lyricist/vocalist Garrett Russell details personal experiences, while touching on the stories of a few of history’s greatest creative minds, including Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and David Foster Wallace.

“They all committed suicide in the midst of great work,” Garrett told Billboard.com, “I have come to find that people struggling with depression generally have a unique angle of perceiving others – one that can be quite full of insight.”

The crucial message of “Understanding Love As Loss” is one that hits home for Russell, who previously worked as a therapist on his college campus. Having dealt with suicidal ideations himself and working closely with students struggling as well, the message is close to Russell’s heart.

“As a therapist, I saw a lot of students who dealt with depression and there’s no easy answer.” Russell explains, “Life is full of loss and it’s not easy, but I do believe if people can talk about what they’re going through that there’s hope.”

When asked what it really means to ‘understand love as loss’ he remarked, “I’ve understood that truly loving someone involves giving up part of yourself and allowing them into the sacred space of your self. In both the happy and sad endings of loving someone, I’ve begun to see that Love and Loss aren’t at odds, but are mutually inclusive.”

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Those Who Fear Announces New Album “State Of Mind”

The crushing new album from Those Who Fear, “State Of Mind”, will be released on December 9th, 2016. Check out the brand new track “Ten Years” below, and you can also pre-order “State Of Mind” at the Facedown merch store. The album’s track listing is:

1. State Of Mind
2. Driven (feat. Garrett Russell)
3. Better Off
4. Ten Years
5. U.S.F.
6. Death Of Free Thought
7. Lost
8. Heretic (feat. Tommy Green)
9. My Father’s Son
10. TWF Nation

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Silent Planet Premieres New Music Video For “Depths II” From New Album “The Night God Slept”

Silent Planet premieres a new music video for “Depths II”, a track taken from the band’s latest album “The Night God Slept”, out in stores via Solid State.

Check out now “Depths II” below.

Explains frontman Garrett Russell:

“It was written after I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

The album is composed of narratives of women protagonists throughout history. After my diagnosis, I had this sort of epiphany that paralleled the journey of the characters with my own. It’s my own personal struggle of finding peace within myself and coming to terms with evil and the existence of God.”

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Silent Planet Releasing New Album “The Night God Slept”

Silent Planet will release “The Night God Slept” via Solid State Records on November 10th. Garrett Russell, vocalist of the Los Angeles based sextet, comments:

“There is a constant discussion between those who study theosophy (the philosophy dealing with the nature of divinity) about if there is a God, how can God allow so much evil to happen? Writers throughout time have suggested, in poetic terms, that the state of universal chaos and moral entropy leaves us only to assume that God may have simply ‘fallen asleep.'”

Lyrically, Russell (a self-professed history nerd who holds a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology) acts like a theosophist who seeks to understand the bonds that unite humanity and the divine. On “The Night God Slept” and the previously released “Lastsleep (1944-1946)” EP the main lyrical thrust is songs told through the eyes of women protagonists throughout history.

Spanning from the dawn of time (“First Mother Lillith”) to the bombing of Hiroshima Japan (“Darkstrand Hibakusha”) to the modern day crisis of Sex trafficking in America (“XX City Grave”), the validity of these tales are reinforced by Russell’s choice to add source footnotes that further the literary experience of the album by citing historical and literary references.

Speaking on this direction Russell says, “We see a lot of cultural misogyny in music, certainly in heavy music. Women in heavy music are caught in a binary – they are either written as a ‘good’ moral, ideal woman or a ‘bad’ sinful, tempting woman – but almost never written from their own perspective. What links all of the women in our songs is that they ultimately have to make difficult decisions under the systemic oppression of their coercive ruling forces. Forces which include government, authority figures and the society they live in.”

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