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Silent Force

Formed: 2000
From: Karlsruhe, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Silent Force News

Below is our complete Silent Force 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Silent Force Releases "Circle Of Trust" Video

German melodic metal act Silent Force, with the new lineup featuring vocalist Michael Bormann (Powerworld/Redrum) and bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/Sinner), released the new music video "Circle of Trust." The song appears on the new album "Rising From the Ashes," which is scheduled for release on December 13th (EU) and January 21st (USA) via AFM Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Caught in Their Wicked Game
2. There Ain't No Justice
3. Circle of Trust
4. Living to Die
5. Before You Run
6. You Gotta Kick It
7. Turn Me Loose
8. Born to Be a Fighter
9. Anytime Anywhere
10. Kiss of Death

Check out "Circle of Trust" here: More...

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Silent Force Releases Preview Clip Of Return Album

German melodic metal act Silent Force, which broke a seven year hiatus with the announcement of a new album "Rising From the Ashes" and new lineup featuring vocalist Michael Bormann (Powerworld/Redrum) and bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/Sinner), released a preview featuring clips of four new songs from the album. "Rising From the Ashes" is scheduled for release on December 13th (EU) and January 21st (USA) via AFM Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Caught in Their Wicked Game
2. There Ain't No Justice
3. Circle of Trust
4. Living to Die
5. Before You Run
6. You Gotta Kick It
7. Turn Me Loose
8. Born to Be a Fighter
9. Anytime Anywhere
10. Kiss of Death

Check out clips of "Caught in Their Wicked Game," "There Ain't No Justice," "Circle of Trust" and "Before You Run" here: More...

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Silent Force Reveals New Album Release

After an almost 7-year break, melodic metal masters Silent Force - founded and led by guitar player Alex Beyrodt - finally returns with a new studio album due out December 13th.

The album's titled, "Rising From Ashes," couldn’t be more appropriate, as many thought that the group had disbanded and would be gone forever, especially after Beyrodt’s success with his classic hard rock band Voodoo Circle and joining the line-up of both Primal Fear and Sinner.

The band’s new vocalist is none other than Michael Bormann, although in his case it could be said "old/new" because he already sang on the first (and only) album of the Silent Force predecessor The Sygnet (1998). Mat Sinner (bass), Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards) and drummer André Hilgers (who is a part of Silent Force and even The Sygnet from the beginning) complete the new line-up.

Right after putting finishing touches on the new album, Silent Force filmed a video clip for the first single “Circle Of Trust."

Alex Beyrodt comments: "For me 'Rising From Ashes' is not just another new Silent Force record. The long break was necessary to rebuild the band and get rid of all false ascendancy. The new line-up speaks for itself, so does 'Rising From Ashes.'" More...

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Silent Force Unveils Album Title & Art For New LP

German metal act Silent Force announced that the band will break its six year hiatus and release the new album "Rising From Ashes." The new release is expected to drop on December 13th via AFM Records.

More information on the album is expected shortly. There has been no announcement from the band as to who the vocalist on the album will be, or whether U.S. native DC Cooper (Royal Hunt) will continue to front the band.

The new album's artwork can be seen here:

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Shadow Gallery Names Guest Vocalist For PPUSA

Shadow Gallery announced that the band will be joined by guest vocalist D.C. Cooper (Royal Hunt/Silent Force) for its headline performance of the Friday, September 6, 2013 potion of the annual ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

The announcement reads: "THE WAR IS ON! Shadow Gallery is pleased to announce that D.C. Cooper of Royal Hunt and Silent Force will be our featured guest vocalist at ProgPower USA To purchase a ticket to our show on September 6th, please follow the link [here]."

ProgPower USA will be held from September 5-7, 2013 with the following schedule:

Sept. 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence (USA) (6:00 to 6:45)
Circle II Circle (USA) (7:15 to 8:45) (playing Savatage's "Wake of Magellan")
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (Italy) (9:30 to 11:45)

Sept. 6, 2013 (PPUSA Day 1):

Damnation Angels (UK) (2:00 to 3:00)
Myrath (Tunisia) (3:30 to 4:30)
Xandria (Germany) (5:00 to 6:00)
Wolverine (Sweden) (6:30 to 7:30)
Ashes of Ares (US) (8:00 to 9:00)
Soilwork (co-headliner) (Sweden) (9:30 to 10:45)
*** PPUSAXV Video - 10:45 to 11:15
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner) (US) (11:30 to close)

September 7, 2013 (PPUSA Day 2):

Divinity Compromised (USA) (2:00 to 3:00)
Heaven's Cry (Canada) (3:30 to 4:30)
*** KICKOFF 2014 Video - 4:30 to 5:00
Wolf (Sweden) (5:00 to 6:00)
Circus Maximus (co-headliner) (Norway) (6:30 to 7:45)
Armored Saint (co-headliner) (USA) (8:15 to 9:30)
Sabaton (co-headliner) (Sweden) 10:15 to close

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Helloween Bassist To Do Hard Rock Album

Frontiers Records will release the debut album from Markus Grosskopf's (HELLOWEEN) BASSINVADERS, entitled "Hellbassbeaters", on January 25, 2008.

BASSINVADERS was a creation of Markus' while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. It was there that he got inspired to produce a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept in early 2007 to Frontiers Records, which was intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.

According to a press release, "Hellbassbeaters" contains all the basic elements of a heavy rock record "and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass and twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100% genuine heavy rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all." To guarantee a great variety of different influences, Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German metal scene to join the band, including DESTRUCTION's Schmier, SODOM's frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE's Peavy. He also managed to get a few of his bass heroes to lay down solos on some of the tracks, including Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo and DD Verni.

Guest musicians include:

Bass:

Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH)
Rudy Sarzo (DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT)
Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
DD Verni (OVERKILL)
Wyzard (MOTHER'S FINEST)
Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY)
Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX)
Stig Pedersen (D.A.D)
Nibbs (SAXON)
Tobias Exxel (EDGUY)
Jens Becker (GRAVE DIGGER, RUNNING WILD)
Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69)
Peter Baltes (ACCEPT)
Jan S. Eckert (MASTERPLAN)
Michael Müller (JADED HEART)

Vocals:

Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, TIME REQUIEM, EVIL MASQUERADE, MAJESTIC)
Jesper Binzer (D-A-D)

Drums:

André Hilgers (RAGE, AXXIS, SILENT FORCE)
Stefan Arnold (GRAVE DIGGER)

01. Awakening the Bass Machine
02. We Live
03. Armageddon
04. Romance In Black
05. Godless Gods
06. Empty Memories (Breaking Free)
07. Boiling Blood
08. Far Too Late
09. The Asshole Song
10. Dead From the Eyes Down
11. Razorblade Romance
12. Voices
13. Eagles Fly Free (HELLOWEEN cover)
14. To Hell And Back (bonus track for Europe)

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Silent Force Sign With AFM Records

SILENT FORCE, the power metal band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have inked new deals with Germany's AFM Records and Japan's King Records. The band will enter House of Music studio in Winterbach, Germany in the next couple of weeks with producer Dennis Ward to begin recording the drums for their new album, tentatively due in early 2006. Guitars, bass and keyboards will be laid down at Guitars from Hell studio in Krefeld, Germany, while the vocal recordings will be done at Dennis Ward's new studio in Bruchsal, Germany. "The song material is in the same direction like the last album, 'Worlds Apart'," according to a posting on the group's web site.

SILENT FORCE's third full-length album, "Worlds Apart" was released in the U.S. in October 2004 via Noise Records.

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Download Silent Force's Online Single

Silent Force is releasing their Noise debut "Worlds Apart" on the 20th of Septermber. You can now download the mp3 of the song "No One Lives Forever", which is being released as an "online single". You can also download an exclusive cover, tray card and Inlay for this new "Online Single".

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Silent Force Post Sample MP3 Online

An MP3 sample of a brand-new Silent Force track, entitled "Ride the Storm," has been posted online at this location.

"Ride the Storm" comes off the group's third album, "Worlds Apart," due September 20 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Pink Cream 69) at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany.

Silent Force, who feature in their ranks former Royal Hunt singer D.C. Cooper, parted ways with InsideOut Music last summer after they were deemed to be "not the right fit" for the label's roster. The band will support Cans (the solo project of Hammerfall singer Joacim Cans) on Friday, August 13 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany.

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