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A Breach of Silence

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Below is our complete A Breach of 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.

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A Breach Of Silence Announces Tour Dates

Australia’s A Breach Of Silence just announced tour dates in support of new album "Secrets." The tour starts on March 25 in hometown of Brisbane, at The Brightside, and will conclude on April 22nd in Mackay, at McGuires CBD Hotel.

Full details are available below, and stay tuned for North American dates to be announced in the near future. New album "Secrets" was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom, mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman in Sweden, and will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on February 24th, 2017.

March 25 – Brisbane @ The Brightside
April 1 – Melbourne @ Bang!
April 2 – Melbourne @ Wrangler Studio
April 14 – Sydney @ The Bald Faced Stag
April 15 – Central Coast @ Born to Rock Studios
April 16 – Wollongong @ Rad Bar
April 21 – Rockhampton @ Flamingos On Quay
April 22 – Mackay @ McGuires CBD Hotel More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts "Broken" Video

Australian act A Breach Of Silence just premiered a music video for "Broken." This is the second video clip from upcoming studio album "Secrets" - check it out below.

“'Broken' was written about depression, what it feels like at your lowest” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “While we were writing this album, our bassist Blair broke up with his girlfriend and it really tore him apart.”

Bassist Blair Layt continues, "it reflects a time in my life when I was the most depressed I've ever been. I just broke off an emotionally abusive relationship and my thick skin had been worn thin over its duration. I was suicidal, depressed and defeated. For a short time, I turned to drugs to numb the pain. I shut people out, and I almost forgot what it was like to be happy. Luckily, through the amazing support of friends and family, I managed to pull myself together, and take steps to better my state of mind, and return to the positive place I like to revel in. Looking back now, this song is a reminder for me of how far I've come since then. I hope that any of our fans feel those vibes when listening, and hopefully they may learn through my experience... that no matter how low you are, life can always get better if you allow it to... even if you think it can't.”

New album "Secrets" was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) and mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. It will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on February 24th, 2017. More...

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Heavy Metal In Video Games Part 5

Heavy metal and video games are such an obvious combination that its baffling the collision doesn't happen more often. Despite four decades of games to work through, the number of titles that specifically revolve around metal themes or use heavy metal soundtracks is just abysmally low.

Today we're going to take another look at the limited options available, covering some old and some new entries that should be sitting on your shelf or taking up space in your Steam library.

For those who missed our previous three articles discussing various games with heavy metal soundtracks, be sure to go back and check 'em out (and let us know if you end up playing or re-playing any of these gems!):

Part 1: the amazing Brutal Legend, Saints Row III, Killing Floor 2, Pain Killer, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload

Part 2: Splatterhouse, Twisted Metal 2, The Witcher's bonus music disc, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And The Damned.

Part 3 (the retro edition!): Rock And Roll Racing, Beavis And Butthead, F-Zero X, Earthbound, and Heavy Metal Geomatrix

Part 4: the return of music games with Rock Band in addition to Carmageddon, NeverDead, and NeverGone. More...

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A Breach Of Silence Releasing "Secrets"

A Breach Of Silence's new album "Secrets" was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) and mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. It will be released worldwide on February 24th, 2017. The first single entitled "Falling Away" is out now and can be seen via the video below.

The band was thrown into the spotlight when after winning Australia’s prestigious Q Music Award (2012) in the Best Heavy Song category. Shortly thereafter, A Breach Of Silence signed with Eclipse Records, released "Dead or Alive" is 2013 and toured with bands such as Born of Osiris, Adept, The Amity Affliction, and Upon a Burning Body.

Upon releasing "The Darkest Road" in late 2014, the band toured North America for almost eight weeks with Drowning Pool and Like A Storm. That album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Metal chart in Australia, and at #20 on the Australian Independent Record Label Association’s 100% Independent chart. More...

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"Metal Tales" Playthrough Video Posted Online

You might recall we posted a teaser trailer for the heavy metal-themed Steam game "Metal Tales: Fury Of The Guitar Gods" a few weeks back.

Now Youtuber TheGamerMaldito has released an hour and 16 minute playthrough clip showcasing several different areas of the game. The text and voiceover are set to Spanish, but the gameplay is pretty self-explanatory.

"Metal Tales" features musical contributions from Diego Teksuo, Despite, Persefone, A Breach of Silence, Striker, Hyperion, Hyde Abbey, Legacy of Brutality, and Nameless Day Ritual. You can also check out our review of the game here. More...

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A Breach Of Silence Tackles Ad Services With Video

Australia’s award winning powercore-metal group A Breach Of Silence just premiered a new music video for "Falling Away." This is the first video from upcoming third studio album "Secrets."

"Falling Away" takes on the controversial perception of a value gap occurring within the music industry while tackling the issue head-on and stressing the importance of subscription-based business models over ad-based streaming, for all creators of music… regardless of genre.

“We did this clip because there is a huge value gap for artists and labels in the music industry right now and it needs to be fixed,” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “Best-case scenario, a 12-song album needs to be streamed about 125 times (1,500 total streams) on a subscription-based plan to equal the sale of an album. Our label is fully transparent with us, we see every transaction pertaining to our catalog and we get paid. The problem is that the revenue generated by free, advertising-based business models is fractions of that received from subscription models. If musicians aren’t fairly compensated for their music, then they eventually stop being musicians and are forced to choose other professions that are more profitable.” More...

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New Heavy Metal Game Coming To Steam

Didn't you always dream of saving the world with the help of your guitar, giving some bad ass guitar gods the low-down and fighting fierce riff battles alongside your brothers and sisters in metal?

Well, "Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods" is everything you’ve ever asked for… a game by metalheads for metalheads, delivering the ultimate 3D rogue-like shooter.

Fight against the curse that affects your metal mates and free them from an ancient evil with a soundtrack featuring original music from Diego Teksuo, Despite, Persefone, A Breach of Silence, Striker, Hyperion, Hyde Abbey, Legacy of Brutality, and Nameless Day Ritual.

The latest project by Spanish game developers Nuberu Games in cooperation with Kiss Ltd. will be available worldwide on November 18, 2016 via Steam here. More...

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A Breach Of Silence Reveals Album Details

Powercore metal group A Breach Of Silence has revealed the cover artwork, track listing, and details for third studio album, "Secrets."

The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) and mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. It will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on February 24th, 2017.

“This album was approached differently than the last two albums Freddy and Henrik did for us,” says guitarist Cossie. “They flew down here to meet up with us the day after Christmas of 2015, and over the next twenty days we tracked the entire album here in Australia. Afterwards, they brought the stems back to Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over the next three months, they were consistently sending us various mixes of the album for us to check out. Once the album was done, the staff at Eclipse Records began getting familiar with the material and we started talking about possible singles for the album. By June of 2016, we all had a game plan in place and began shooting videos for the first three singles.”

Confirmed song titles are as follows: "Falling Away," "Ride or Die," "Undefeated," "Secrets," "Nightcrawler," "Fair Weather Friends," "Buzz Killington," "The Revelator," "A Better Place," "Broken," "Shameless" (cover of The Weeknd), "Dethroned," and "Sugar and Spice." More...

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A Breach Of Silence Finishes New Album

Australian powercore-metal pioneers A Breach Of Silence just completed tracking a third full-length album with legendary music producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Opeth).

“We approached this album differently than the last two albums Freddy and Henrik did for us” says guitarist Cossie. “They flew down here to meet up with us the day after Christmas, and over the next twenty days we tracked the album. Drums were done at Core Studios in Gold Coast, guitars were tracked on a farm in Roma, and vocals were done at Cosgrove Manor in Brisbane. Afterwards, they brought the stems back to Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden where they have been sending us various mixes of the album on a consistent basis.”

Vocalist Rhys Flannery continues, “We’re really proud of what we’ve created here. It’s different than our previous album The Darkest Road. Blair and I are doing lots of vocal harmonies, there’s a lot more stuff people can sing along with. It’s still heavy as hell, just much more diverse than our previous album. We did well on our last album, and set the bar for success pretty high, so we’ve got to top that this time around. The support and encouragement from our fans was a great source of inspiration throughout the song-writing process. In return, we knew we would have to give them something that connects with their hearts and souls, not just their ears. I think we’ve done that here – although we still have to come up with a name for it!”

The unnamed new album will contain thirteen songs, and Eclipse Records plans to release it before the end of 2016, with more info coming soon. More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts Acoustic Video

Australia's A Breach Of Silence has turned off the distortion to premiere a new music video for an acoustic rendition of the song "Vultures." The video features footage shot while on tour, and memorable moments of the band hanging out with fans before and after shows.

“The acoustic version of 'Vultures' is something we have been wanting to record for quite some time now. We really wanted to do something special for our fans to show what they mean to us,” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “We believe the feel and emotion of this acoustic version really brings that to the table.”

Lead vocalist Rhys Flannery continues, “As musicians, we want people to see that we’re not just another metal band. This acoustic version of Vultures shows people that we can do things differently, think out of the box, and show another side of the band which people didn’t previously know existed.” More...

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A Breach Of Silence To Support A Skylit Drive

Brisbane-based metal band A Breach Of Silence will support A Skylit Drive on an upcoming Australian tour.

The trek will kick off on August 25th in Brisbane, and is scheduled to wrap up in Adelaide on August 29th. Also supporting will be Sydney up and comers, Polaris. See below for tour dates.

This will be A Breach Of Silence's third tour in support of latest album, "The Darkest Road" which was released by Eclipse Records.

August 25 – Brisbane @ Brightside (18+)
August 26 – Newcastle @ Cambridge Hotel (18+)
August 27 – Sydney @ The Factory (18+)
August 28 – Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel (18+)
August 29 – Adelaide @ Fowlers (AA/Lic) More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts New Music Video

Australian act A Breach of Silence released a new music video for the track "Vultures (Is There Anybody Out There)." The song appears on the latest album "The Darkest Road," which is available via Eclipse Records.

“Vultures is a song about the struggles in life, and fighting through them”, states lead vocalist Rhys Flannery. “Whenever you feel like you are alone, regardless of how great the pressure, there’s always someone out there that’s willing to help. As hard as it may be, you’ve just got to search for them… there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.” Guitarist Mat Cosgrove continues, “We talked about one of us having a real bad day, and someone worse off had helped us out of this situation and it really put things into perspective… So we came up with the story line of a homeless person who could easily take the wallet out of necessity to survive, instead goes out of his way to find the owner, and then saves his life.”

The band enlisted Col Cadell to direct, who had also done their previous music video for the title track, The Darkest Road. “Something I wanted to do with Vultures, was take the band in a much darker direction artistically, using color palette’s that evoke a cold intimacy while still painting a realistic world. Our shoot location was Fortitude Valley located in Brisbane, Australia. We used low shot angles, with the sky as a background to evoke a feeling of openness, and used high angle shots at the end when the homeless man rescues the businessman” states Col. More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts Documentary Clip

A Breach Of Silence just released a new documentary video filmed during the recording sessions for latest album "The Darkest Road," which was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth).

The documentary features candid interviews with members of the band about recording with the infamous production team, as well as thoughts about the new album. Check it out below.

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A Breach Of Silence Touring With Drowning Pool

Australian outfit A Breach Of Silence is pleased to announce the band will be joining Drowning Pool as support on the Unlucky 13th Anniversary Sinner tour.

The tour will kick off on October 22nd in New Orleans, and is scheduled to wrap up November 26th in Joplin, MO. Other support acts are Like a Storm and Red Tide Rising. See below for tour dates.

“Drowning Pool has always been one of my favorite bands, and the 'Sinner' album was a big influence for me,” states A Breach Of Silence guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “We’re really honored that they’ve allowed us to be a support act, and we can’t wait to come to the states and tear it up alongside them each & every night!”

A Breach Of Silence also just premiered a new track entitled "T.P.N.E." from upcoming sophomore album "The Darkest Road," which will be released on October 7th through Eclipse Records. Give it a listen (thanks to Pure Grain Audio) here: More...

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A Breach Of Silence Details New Album

Australian powercore-metal pioneers, A Breach of Silence have revealed the cover art and track listing for the upcoming sophomore album "The Darkest Road." The album is set for an October 7th release date via Eclipse Records. The cover art (shown below) was designed by Gabriel Serbanescu, who also designed art for the band’s 2013 debut album "Dead or Alive."

The album was produced by legendary Swedish producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) flying them down under to record at Acolyte Studios in Brisbane, Australia. The masters were later mixed at Studio Fredman in Sweden.

Additionally, a mix of four song snippets from the album has been posted online and can be heard in the player below.

The track listing for "The Darkest Road" is as follows:

1. T.P.N.E
2. The Darkest Road
3. Vultures
4. Silhouette
5. Hang ‘em High
6. In Reality We Trust
7. Lost at Sea
8. This is the End
9. Immortal
10. Hannibal
11. A Place I Know
12. Dead and Destroyed
13. Krazy B!tch
14. Time Still Remains More...

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A Breach Of Silence Releases "Blind" Video

A Breach Of Silence has released a new video clip for the song "Blind," which is taken from the band's 2013 debut album "Dead or Alive."

The video consists of live footage and still photos taken while A Breach Of Silence was on recent Australian tours with Adept and Born of Osiris. Check out the clip below.

A Breach Of Silence is currently wrapping up final mixes and mastering for a sophomore album titled "The Darkest Road."

The band recorded this new release at Acolyte Studios in Brisbane, Australia and once again brought veteran Swedish producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, Opeth) to sit at the helm. The album is currently being mastered at Studio Fredman in Sweden and will be released sometime this Fall. More...

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ArmyOfOneTV Posts A Breach Of Silence Interview

The members of the Australian metalcore band A Breach Of Silence recently talked to Ignacio Orellana at ArmyOfOneTV. On this video you can see Blair Layt and Mat "Cossie" Cosgrove discussing their newest video and album among the other things. Watch the interview below.

A Breach of Silence has effectively created its own type of sound, which fans have dubbed "power core". The five piece recorded its debut album with world-renowned producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (In Flames, Bring me the Horizon, At the Gates, I Killed the Prom Queen).

The debut album "Dead or Alive" is an album that challenges many metal genres and brings something new and exciting to the world. "The album never gets old," explains guitarist Mat Cosgrove, "each time you listen to it you pick up on something different." The biggest difference though is saved for songs like "There Will Be Blood" and "Dawn to Rise" where high-pitched falsettos are heard that even Rob Halford would be proud of.

"People are initially totally dumb-founded when they see us live for the first time," Bass player and vocalist Blair Layt describes. "The faces on everyone are priceless, which might I add is a look of 'HOLY F$*K did you just hear that?!' with massive smiles."


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A Breach Of Silence Posts New Music Video

A Breach of Silence has released a new music video for the band’s latest single "Night Rider," which can be seen below via Bloody-Disgusting.com.

The music video puts the viewer “in the boots” of the green-faced undead lead character, and into the action of western-style shootouts, fist fights, and a dramatic showdown. Join our heroic vigilante Night Rider as he shows a group of outlaws terrorizing a peaceful town who’s boss.

"Night Rider" pays homage to two of the band’s favorite pastimes - 1960’s classic westerns and first person shooter video games. It was directed by Steven Caldwell of Caldwell Entertainment.

"For the Night Rider video, we wanted to do a really cool story line about a character we created called Night Rider” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. "He’s an undead cowboy whose mission is to take anyone bad or evil back to the deep dark fiery pit where he came from. We as a band use this character as a medium to tell our stories, experiences, and learning’s of life. The true meaning of the song is that, you can make mistakes, and fail at things, but it’s the mistakes and failings that make you who you are. The Night Rider is a vigilante of sorts, he is initially arrested by the law, but when some local bad guys shoot up the town and gun down the sheriff and his deputies, he’s released from prison to carry out justice and uphold the law." More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts Making-Of Footage

A Breach Of Silence has released a making-of video clip for the soon to be released "Night Rider" music video. Check it out below.

The music video pays homage to the 1966 classic western "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," and the popular western-themed videogame "Red Dead Redemption" – two of the band’s favorite pastimes. It was directed by Steven Caldwell of Caldwell Entertainment, features gun slinging bandits, a cast of more than sixty actors, and an undead outlaw known as The Night Rider.

“For the Night Rider video, we wanted to do a really cool story line about a character we created called The Night Rider” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “He’s an undead cowboy whose mission is to take anyone bad or evil back to the deep dark fiery pit where he came from. We as a band use this character as a medium to tell our stories, experiences, and learning’s of life. The true meaning of the song is that, you can make mistakes, and fail at things, but it’s the mistakes and failings that make you who you are. The Night Rider is a vigilante of sorts, he is initially arrested by the law, but when some local bad guys shoot up the town and gun down the sheriff and his deputies, he’s released from prison to take care of them and uphold the law.”

“Every so often as a filmmaker you get an opportunity to work with an amazing team and create something really special” says director Steven Caldwell. “… and I knew this was one of those rare opportunities straight away. The band wanted something very ambitious; a western movie/videogame style with a large number of extras (all in costume), along with an old-looking town and great effects. What I did was guide the ship and give the video that epic feel. With about 60 people all in period costume, real guns (many of them), an incredible 1st Assistant Director in Darwin Brooks (The Great Gatsby, Australia, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), and beautiful looking shots thanks to Dave Wayland (Director of Photography), I think we achieved that!” More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts Lyric Video

A Breach of Silence and Eclipse Records have released a brand new lyric video for the song "Circles." The video was directed by Caldwell Entertainment and can be viewed below.

"When writing the chorus for Circles, I wanted it to be a clear message that you have control over your own life, and have the power over the choices you make," states vocalist/bassist Blair Layt. "The song itself is toned down, compared to most of the others songs on the album, but I think this helps to separate it and stand out - a lot like the message that it's trying to get across."

A Breach of Silence just wrapped up shooting another music video for the song "Night Rider" (to be released in September), and previously released a clip for "There Will Be Blood," which can be found right here.

The band is gearing up for more touring in October, as direct support for Swedish metalcore masters Adept. All dates are listed below.

A Breach of Silence recently wrapped up production of debut full-length "Dead or Alive," which will be released on October 1st by Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Opeth, In Flames, Arch Enemy). More...

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