Silent Planet have released a new single, “The New Eternity“, from their upcoming album, When The End Began, due out 11/2/18 via Solid State Records. The track, which examines specific moments in history where human desire for innovation dwarfed awareness of morality, follows up a handful of prior singles including “In Absence“, “Share The Body“, “Vanity of Sleep” and “Northern Fires“.
Pre-order for When The End Began is available HERE. In support of the release, Silent Planet will embark on a fall co-headlining tour with Stray From The Path. See below for a full list of dates.
Speaking to the new record, Silent Planet say, “We want to connect and grow. These song are our way of giving back to so many of those who have given to us. On tour, we’ve met people isolated by bigotry, marred by addiction, scarred by loss – these songs are for them and anyone else grappling with these situations.”
“Hope doesn’t have to be an abstract concept,” they continued. “It can be an embodied reality.”
Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction by playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the United States. Over the past 9+ years, the band gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master’s degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. As a result of their continued momentum, Silent Planet took home the “Underground Band of the Year” award at the 2017 APMA awards.
Produced by Will Putney, When the End Began captures Silent Planet’s aggressive live sound while retaining their more exploratory ambient elements. Along with Russell‘s poignant lyrics, the band had a plethora of talent and skills to draw on for the new record. From the dynamic range of bassist Thomas Freckleton, to the progressive drumming of Alexrene Camarena and the diverse arrangements of primary song architect and guitarist Mitchell Stark, Silent Planet have managed their most deliberate, cohesive effort to date.