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Weeping Silence

Formed: 1995
From: Siggiewi, Malta
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Weeping Silence News

Below is our complete Weeping Silence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Weeping Silence Signs With Massacre Records

It's getting a bit darker - as Maltese gothic-doom metal outfit Weeping Silence has signed on with Massacre Records. The band is currently working on the upcoming new album "Opus IV Oblivion," which will be released later this year via the label.

Having released three albums so far, Weeping Silence has appeared at several festivals (including MetalDays and Malta Doom Metal Festival) and, since their formation in 1998, played many gigs in several countries, alongside bands like Therion, To-Mera and Asomvel.

Weeping Silence is:

• Diane Camenzuli - Vocals
• Dario Pace Taliana - vocals
• Manuel Spiteri - Guitars
• Mario Ellul - Guitars
• Sean Pollacco - Bass
• Alison Ellul - Keyboards
• Angelo Zammit - Drums More...

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Rommelrock Festival Cancelled

The upcoming Rommelrock festival, which was to take place Friday and Saturday in Maasmechelen, Belgium, was cancelled. According to the promoters, the mayor of the town enforced a decision made back in May, in which he refused to issue a permit on the grounds that that the festival would cause unsafe conditions.

The announcement reads: "To our greatest regret, Rommelrock is forced to cancel the whole event. Seven years of intense labour, the spotless reputation, legal terms and liberties, in vain... Two court sessions made little difference... [The] mayor steps in to enforce the prohibition to organize Rommelrock, refuses to issue a license to permit Rommelrock 2013... such an improbable tale, as the decision of the Maasmechelen mayor made on May 13, 2013, is maintained, on so-called grounds of safety and public order... A boiling cauldron that spawned the anti-rommelrock story!

"Despite all the efforts taken and the fact we have the law and justice at our side according to the law and the constitution itself, the struggle ended in the worst possible way, forcing us to pull the plug out of this year's Rommelrock.

"We wish to express our deepest respect to all that supported us, and we apologize in the same time to all that suffered because of all this, despite all perseverance and tenacity.
We never wanted to see Rommelrock 2013, a special edition with exclusive shows and such, to end in this way."

Among the acts that were scheduled to perform: Therion, Civil War, Haggard, Morton, Tokyo Blade, Furyon, Dragonsfire, Sound Storm, Pursuing the End, Lord Volture, Iron Fate, Black Widow and Weeping Silence. More...

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Doom Metal Front Streaming New Compilation

German doom metal magazine Doom Metal Front, now on its tenth print issue as well, is streaming the newest and eighth of its renowned compilations. The anthology, titled "Tears from the Mediterranean," features 50 bands from southern European countries and Mediterranean island nations such as Malta. You may also stream the previous five compilations on that page and listen to the full tome below.

Doom Metal Front is an independent, bilingual (German/English), printed and digital paper spreading the doom over the world. They prefer sluggish riffing, slow rocking and experimental droning stuff, because they are 'born too late.' They ascribe to the belief that 'if you think this music is kind of paralyzing, then you are definitely too fast.'

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Unearthing The Maltese Metal Underground

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week, I take on the small, but strong Maltese metal scene.

When one thinks Malta, the first thought that comes to mind is a gorgeous tourist destination rich in Greek, Roman and Arabic culture situated between Italy and North Africa. The Maltese metal scene is a much smaller than other island nations like Cyprus, but it is a strong and hard working underground scene. Though bands are not denied the right to play music they want in this free nation, metal in Malta is typically shunned by the typically close minded culture of the nation and the sheer lack of venues that would have them. Some Maltese bands have been welcomed abroad to mainland Europe and the U.K., though the costs for many are too high. However, the country does have its own metal festivals: the Extreme Maltese Metal and Xtreme Metal Assault festivals held in the summer as well as the “M.D.M.” (Malta Doom Metal) held in November in the city of Rabat.

Some Maltese acts have either made it beyond the Mediterranean to tour Europe and the UK, or at the very least been heard worldwide, but still remain largely underground. Today, we will look at three of those acts: Forsaken, Loathe and Weeping Silence. More...

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Weeping Silence Announces Second New Vocalist

Malta's Weeping Silence announced that Dario Pace Taliana was named the band's new male vocalist to compliment new female vocalist Diane Camenzuli, who joined the band this past December. The duo replaces former vocalists Rachel & Joseph Grech.

The announcement from the band reads: "After a lengthy audition phase earlier this year, Weeping Silence are pleased to introduce their male vocalist: Dario Pace Taliana. We thank all the dedicated people who showed an interest & who tried out. Again it was a show of local metal spirit. Dario has been a longtime fan of Weeping Silence & is a true gothic-doomster at heart. His vocals will continue on the path of his forebearer Joe Grech, whom we remember with much admiration & wish great success with his other endevours! Weeping Silence is rehearsing for the upcoming local gigs (tba) & the Benelux shows in August!" More...

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Weeping Silence Announces New Vocalist

Maltese gothic/doom metal act Weeping Silence, who split with vocalist Rachel Grech in October announced that her replacement will be Diane Camenzuli.

The official announcement reads:

"We are proud to announce our new female vocalist: Diane Camenzuli. She has brought a dynamic & exciting edge to our music, & we can’t wait to have her on stage with the band. Thus, the Weeping Silence journey continues, with a new album already being composed & plans for concerts in the making. We thank all our friends & fans for their help & support during this transition, & look forward to meeting you all soon!"

The band's latest LP, and last with Grech, "For the Unsung" was released at the tail end of September this year. More...

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Weeping Silence Splits With Vocalist

Maltese gothic/doom metal act Weeping Silence announced that the band and long time vocalist Rachel Grech have parted ways. The reasons for the split are still unknown, however, the band made the following announcement on its official Facebook Page:

"Sadly we announce that Rachel Grech, our female-vocalist for the past decade, & Weeping Silence have parted ways. An unforgettable & particularly rewarding chapter in the band’s story has come to a close. Rachel has sung on 3 albums, apart from several other achievements made along the way, of which we are extremely proud. Her contribution will never be forgotten! We wish her the best of luck in her continuing music career!

"Weeping Silence has no intention to cancel commitments, & work is at hand to complete the line-up in the near future. We are committed to begin a new chapter in the band’s life & the motivation to do what we do is immense. Weeping Silence & Rachel thank Ravenheart Music & LimeLight Prod, & the fans in particular for the support."

Weeping Silence's latest album is "For the Unsung," which was issued on September 29, 2012 through Ravenheart Music. A video for the song "Love Lies Bleeding" can be seen at this location. More...

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Weeping Silence Posts New Music Video

Maltese gothic/doom metal band Weeping Silence has posted a new music video for the track "Love Lies Bleeding." The song appears on the band's third LP "For The Unsung," which is due for release on September 29, 2012 via Ravenheart Music.

"Love Lies Bleeding" features guest vocalist Anders Jacobsson (Draconian), who also appears on another track from "For The Unsung." The album was produced by Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studios.

Check out "Love Lies Bleeding" here:

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