Silverstein Release New Single / Video For ‘Live Like This’

Silverstein have collaborated with emo/hip-hop shaker nothing, nowhere. for a gripping new single “Live Like This” which sees its release just days ahead of the drop of their highly anticipated new album, Misery Made Me.  “There came a point when I was somewhere between pessimistic and numb. Something needed to change but I didn’t know where to turn.”Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc reveals “Live Like This” written and recorded in lockdown, became an outlet for that frustration and desperation. “It felt like the only way to work through the sh*t was to hit rock bottom and dig a little deeper to find some hope.”
 
“‘I don’t wanna die, but I can’t live like this’ – the lyric says it all,”  vocalist/frontman Shane Told affirms. “Living through an unimaginable time we all faced some of the darkest feelings of our lives. The uncertainty, the anxiety, it was crippling. Bringing in another voice was important for this song to show its universal meaning. Joe (nothing, nowhere.) is from a different country, a different upbringing, a different age group, but his voice resonates just as loud as mine”. 
 
“Silverstein has always been one of my favourite bands. shane’s vocals inspired me when I first started singing as a kid, so I knew I had to get on this track,” adds nothing, nowhere.
 

Check out ‘Live Like This’ below.

Silverstein Release New Single, ‘Die Alone’ Feat. Andrew Neufeld Of Comeback Kid

Post-hardcore trailblazers Silverstein release their heaviest song ever today – Die Alone” – featuring guest vocals from Comeback Kid‘s Andrew Neufeld. 

Our roots are in fast hardcore and punk, it’s a style we have touched on over the years, but with the frustration and anger I felt at the time, I wanted to take this one all the way. I knew the song could benefit from a second voice, and thought of Andrew immediately. His signature snarl and delivery put this thing over the top.

Lyrically, “Die Alone” discusses the power imbalance that often happens in one-sided friendships – where a toxic person controls another.  It’s a classic theme, but one we have seen a lot more over the past few years with misinformation leading to tremendous pressure from people to act a certain way, or vote a certain way, or become a puppet for a negative cause.
– vocalist Shane Told

Told Continues:

“I wanted to explore the meaning of ‘misery’ as a main theme throughout the album,” says Told. “Despite the mountains climbed and boulders pushed during recent years, we were confronted by the weight and misery of staying relatively in the same place for a long period of time. Finding peace in the reality of this misery became important. The record is about the acceptance of a new reality and adapting to it.”

Misery Made Me is a campaign hinged on Silverstein‘s reflection and gratitude for their roots, their honouring of their earliest fans, and their staunch desire to explore forward-thinking and adventurous ways to connect with new ones.

The album sees its release via UNFD/NSEW on CD, vinyl and digital formats on May 6.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, video for ‘Die Alone’ and Pre-orders for ‘Misery Made Me’ below.

1. Our Song

2. Die Alone (ft. Andrew Neufeld)

3. Ultraviolet

4. Cold Blood (ft. Trevor Daniel)

5. It’s Over

6. The Altar / Mary

7. Slow Motion (ft. Mike Hranica)

8. Don’t Wait Up

9. Bankrupt

10. Live Like This (ft. nothing,nowhere.)

11. Misery

Pre-orders for ‘Misery Made Me’ are available via the following link.

Silverstein Share New Single, ‘Ultraviolet’

It’s a new beginning for established rockers Silverstein as the band have dropped their first single ‘Ultraviolet’ off their upcoming ‘Misery Made Me’ (out May 6th via UNFD).

Ultraviolet” is about feeling powerless and under the control of the chemicals in your brain. Ultraviolet light itself being invisible felt like the right way to describe this notion. To get lost in this unseeable thing. UV also causes physical damage to our skin, so it serves as a sort of “proof” that something invisible like anxiety can hurt us. – guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau.

Check out the video for ‘Ultraviolet’ below.

Silverstein Release New Single ‘Bankrupt’

Just after celebrating 20 years together, legendary post-hardcore outfit Silverstein hit us with a standout, anthemic new single and video ‘Bankrupt. Last year’s milestone marked two decades of relentlessly pushing themselves from their underground roots to becoming one of the most influential bands in their scene. As Silverstein set out on their official worldwide 20th Anniversary Tour to celebrate, the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, forcing them, along with so many others, to drop everything and take shelter back in their respective hometowns. As 2020 took a turn to being a horrible time for most, the band were hit with an onslaught of rage as they watched the select few in elevated positions leverage their power, and opportunistically kick us while we were down. 

The band took their fury into the studio and continued writing all throughout lockdown — “Bankrupt” being the first look into those sessions. The track proves the bands’ roots in punk are firm in place. Guitarist and songwriter Paul Marc explains, “I don’t know how to feel anything but rage anymore. The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Wages are stagnant, tuition costs are rising, jobs are being automated/off-shored, costs of a home are laughable in most major cities. The walls feel like they’re closing in and escape is starting to feel impossible. Two-faced leaders and greedy elected officials line their pockets while stripping funding for the programs that we actually need. What are we supposed to do now? Looking out for one another on a community level is good, but changing a crooked system is better.”

‘Bankrupt’ is available via UNFD across all digital platforms today along with its official video that was directed by long time friend and collaborator, Wyatt Clough. Watch below as Clough captures an explosive performance from the band using mostly 16mm Kodak (Double-X 7222) film. 

Check out ‘Bankrupt’ below.

Silverstein Announce The Details Of A New Virtual Concert

So, Silverstein surpassed their 20th anniversary as a band last year but then Covid happened so they couldn’t really celebrate the way they were intending to.

They did release their record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’ and the second in their ‘Redux’ Series’ where now the band are gearing up 2021 with a virtual concert series.

‘Out Of This World’ will consist of three different sets across three different weekends, offering an immersive experience alongside three career-spanning setlists. 

Vocalist Shane Told says:

“After our ‘Next Level Livestream’ we thought about how we could step up our game even more! ‘Out Of This World’ will offer three different sets featuring our greatest hits, acoustic jams and ‘Discovering The Waterfront’ in its entirety. But of course, it will be more than just music, more than just bangers… We have enlisted some of the best people in the country to help us pull this off, so expect the finest in production quality, video and sound.

“Fans will get to hear a variety of tunes spanning our entire career and a few songs we haven’t played live in a long time… or ever. Make sure you swing by our merch “table” and pick something up too!”

And here are the dates:

February 2021

6th – Greatest Hits

13th – ‘Discovering The Waterfront’ In Full

20th – Acoustic And Unplugged

Tickets for all three shows and of course some exclusive merch as well as meet and greet opportunities. They’re available via the following link.

Silverstein Release ‘Quaranstein’ Documentary

In light of the tour cancellations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Post-Hardcore Canadian stars Silverstein have created a home-made documentary for their fans, titled as ‘Quaranstine’

The documentary is a behind – the – scenes look at their lives under quarentine at home, with the added live performances as well.

Paul Koehler (Drums) comments:

“Upon returning home from our postponed North American tour, we knew that we had to find a way to play together. Instead of just hopping on a Zoom call, we actually wanted to record and make this thing sound awesome. Each of us performed and recorded our parts at home, and we passed the whole thing to our producer, Sam Guaiana, to mix it.

From there, we wanted to make what feels like a sitcom, documenting our time in isolation and pulling the curtain back on our daily lives. We enlisted Wyatt Clough, the director behind most of our recent music videos, to help edit and narrate the video. We hope the end result is something that can bring some comfort to our fans who are also isolated during this time, and we can’t wait to step on stage for them again once this is all behind us!”

Check out the documentary below.

In addition to this, the band are fielding donations on their offical website.

Music Video Roundup 01/05/2020

It’s back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another so there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.

First up we have trippy vibes with Silverstein featuring Princess Nokia in ‘Madness’ which is taken off their new record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’, released via UNFD. Think of it as the very best of things with things just taken to a whole new level with the visuals.

 

Seconds up and off a recent release of Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir with ‘This Land Is Your Landfill’ which dropped via A-F Records / Hassle Records. Now though, the man has a new video for us in the form of the track, ‘Don’t Compare’. A little Folk Rock with one of the kindest and best people in rock.

 

Now, how about we move to a few quarantine video picks and to the Ska Punk’s Goldfinger? I’m quite interested in these quarantine videos to see what people can come up with but nevertheless, it’s fantastic to see so many different bands releasing their videos in this way. Check out this video for ‘Get What I Need’, which is taken from Goldfinger’s seventh studio record, ‘The Knife’ which is out now.

 

Keeping things in order for a  two in a row style for the moment for our next video. Some bands have great ideas but then Coronavirus happened. Now, Super Whatevr have made a funny snapshot of a challenge set on themselves: making a music video while in social distancing.

Check out ‘Melancholyism’ below.

 

Is this man never smiling? He always seems to have one on him. 🙂

Yungblud has a brand new video for his single, ‘Weird’ out into the world now. This was filmed whilst in isolation, adhering to Social Distancing where the musician’s being belted around everywhere and it’s such a good track as well!

 

Next, we’re moving across to Connecticut for something a little more alternative now as Lakeshorehave a new release which is the lead single from their 2017 debut EP, ’41’.

Guitarist Ben Lionetti has said:

“The song ‘History’ is our first single as a band, it was always a song that resonated deeply with us. So during this quarantine period we wanted to re-imagine it in a cool and fun way that still captures the deep emotion within the song.”

 

Moving back to the UK for our next video, we are going to a different kind of extreme and we have newcomers to the deathcore genre in Nottingham based band Azazel. Directed by the people over at Loki Films, i is the second track from the bank since their new vocalist, Tristan Hill came into the fold.

On the track ‘Cocoon’, the band have said:

“‘Cocoon’ is a transitional period, a time of waiting, growing, becoming something bigger. In the case of this song, it is a fictional story of a being which resides within the centre of the earth, waiting to rise up and just live, but for that to happen, life on earth as we know it would end. The song is a soundtrack of the creature’s slow movement towards the surface.”

 

Keeping things heavy for just another moment, Newcastle based up and comers have a video track off their debut record, ‘How Well Do You Really Know Yourself’ released into the world as of today.

The band might be unavailable to make a video at the moment so instead, the band have compiled some live footage from a headliner in their own hometown! Get ready for some Slow Motion High Octane energy!

 

It’s been a little quiet in the camp for the ex-Fearless Vampire Killers frontman Kier Kemp and his project, ‘Inklings’ but now he’s back with his band on the latest single, ‘Sertraline’.

On the track, Kier has said:

“I wrote this song about my ‘love affair’ with sertraline, which is an anti-anxiety drug. In 2017 I burned myself out and the result was GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). It basically meant that my body started producing too many stress hormones and everything went haywire, after coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t imminently dying doctors prescribed me sertraline. It made me better and now a few years on this song was almost a goodbye to it.”

 

And lastly, we have come to the group who are dominating at the moment, Pvris. the band have shared a brand new video for their single, ‘Gimme A Minute’ which sees the group embarking in the Science Fiction genre which blends 3D animation with live-action footage of the band. The track is taken off their upcoming record, ‘Use Me’ which was originally set to be released today but now due to circumstances beyond their control, it will be released July 10th 2020.

And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.

Silverstein Share New Track, ‘Bad Habits’

That bass in the track though! That’s right, those long time rockers Silverstein have released a brand new track, ‘Bad Habits’, which is off their upcoming record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’.

The track is fast, powerful and a total banger for 2020. One you just can’t afford not to listen to where you must get involved in the pit!

On the track, vocalist Shane Told has said:

“When we finished putting together ‘Bad Habits’ I knew it was going to be a fan favourite. This song is action-packed and just plain fun. It’s a rush of adrenaline and then Aaron from Intervals comes in shredding and just puts it over the top.”

Check out Bad Habits Below.

Silverstein Sign With UNFD, Release Single With Caleb Shomo (Beartooth)

New signings and this is a big one!

Silverstein have announced that they have signed to the Australian Label, UNFD. But wait! There’s more….

They’ve also released a brand new single which features Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo.

But this isn’t the first time both bands have worked together as previously the two bands formed to create Silvertooth!

Shane Todd (Vocals) has said:

“[‘Burn It Down’] picks up right where Dead Reflection left off… It has the catchiness and riffiness of that album, but production-wise and vocally we took another progressive step in a direction we feel great about. It hits hard and tells a story but gets you straight to the point. It’s not messing around – direct and in your face.

“Once the bridge section music was completed, we could imagine Caleb’s voice working so perfectly over it – so we sent it to him and said ‘do your thing’. He sent it back and I just about fell over when I heard it.”

Check out ‘Burn It Down’ below.

Music Video’s 23/02/18

Did you think I’d forget? I didn’t this time! It’s time for another round of ten great recent music video’s. Let get going!

First up is a great band called Bully and their new video for the track, “Focused’.

Now let’s turn things up a little. This UK group are set to drop a new record ‘Time Will Die’ this year but until then we have the video for their latest single. This is Rolo Tomassi and their video for ‘Aftermath’.

Fall Out Boy’s new record ‘Mania’ has been out in the world for just under a month now but they aren’t shy on the singles. This is the fifth from the record and the video for ‘Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) sees them hosting and selling products on a shopping channel. A little weird I know, but lets see what happens.

After a great 2017 for this British metal group, they’re tipped for better things this year. With the release of ‘Immanentize Eschaton’, there’s no doubt it will be a great 2017. This is Venom Prison.

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This next band are currently on tour supporting Dream State but the rising Londoner’s known as Chapter and Verse has debuted a video to accompany their track ‘Magazines’ which initially dropped in November.

 

Next up, Silverstein have released a fantastic video for their track ‘Whiplash’ which is off their ninth record, ‘Dead Reflection’ which also acts as a continuation for ‘Lost Positives’.

 

Now, the punk rockers Rise Against have added to their latest full-length record, ‘Wolves’, which was released last year. This is their video for a track off Wolves called House On Fire.

 

Now every week there’s always a group I’m always following, it’s time for that group. These come from the post-hardcore legends known as Senses Fail and this is their single from their upcoming record, ‘If There Is Light, It Will Find You’. Be sure to check this one out this week! Here’s the video.

 

Now for an unsigned group. This is from the stellar rockers from Manchester, Counterpoint. It’s from their upcoming EP, ‘If Not Now, When? and its the video for the track, ‘Leave It All Behind’.

 

Lastly, this video comes from the legendary rockers The Wonder Years which sees their first release of new music in three years since No Closer To Heaven in 2015. Now, their upcoming release, Sister Cities, comes out on April 6th. This is the video for the title track.