SILENT CIVILIAN, the band led by SPINESHANK vocalist Jonny Santos, has completed work on its sophomore album for an early 2010 release via Mediaskare/Century Media. The group recorded a total of 15 songs for the CD, but only between 10 and 12 tracks will make the final record. In addition, SILENT CIVILIAN filmed a video for the song "The Last One Standing" with director Scott Hansen, and it turned out "fucking amazing," according to the band.Santos previously stated about the upcoming CD, "Musically, this record is very different from the last, but evolution is the key to longevity, in my eyes. I believe we are making a record that will retain what is the main essence of SILENT CIVILIAN, but maturing greatly pushing forward. "Having another guitar player contribute more to this record as opposed to the last, in which I wrote 90% of the music, is a plus. This record is also much more violent than the last and will be less produced in the sense that I am really trying to capture the elements of a 'live' thrash metal band on tape. There is not much room to breathe with this one, and I want to sonically beat the shit out of the listener without losing their interest. Dynamically, it will be a roller coaster of beatings and abuse! Don't get me wrong, we will still have very melodic moments as well, because melody has always been a strong part of metal. I am going with a lot of very traditional thrash metal riffs, because I don't really listen to very many newer bands out of fear that I will be influenced into sounding like the band of the week. I would rather be influenced by the bands that pioneered this genre of music (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, KREATOR, DEATH ANGEL [my favorite], FORBIDDEN, etc.)." SILENT CIVILIAN will embark on the "In The Dead Of Wintour" later this month with BLIND WITNESS. For a list of upcoming shows, go to this location. SILENT CIVILIAN's video for the track "The Song Remains Unnamed" can be viewed below. The clip was the directorial debut of renowned photographer Kevin Estrada. The song was included on the band's debut album, "Rebirth of the Temple", which was released in May 2006. The CD was recorded at Undercity Recordings with former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader producing and mixing.
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