An introduction to...Silent Descent
posted on Friday, 25 June 2010 @ 12:17 | permalink
Welcome to a brand new section of the blog, where I catch up with the best unsigned and up and coming bands and recommend them to you, dear readers! For the very first feature, I managed to catch up with Silent Descent, an up and coming metal outfit hailing from Dartford, Kent, a band who Metal Hammer magazine praised as 'the trance metal juggernaught the world has been waiting for'. After impressing the crowd at the Download Festival Boardie Takeover for the second year running with their innovative and exciting sound, I managed to ask a few questions!
Looking back, how did your Boardie Takeover performance feel?
After coming off stage in '09 we all felt that it would be a long time before we ever got to experience something like that again, but this year was bigger and better - it really felt like headlining one of the stages at Download.
How did the crowd respond to your set?The crowd were amazing - looking out and seeing people sing along to your songs in such mass is an unreal feeling and seeing them all jump in unity as the songs climaxed was un-frikin-believable.
How was you overall weekend at the festival? What were your highlights - musical or otherwise?!
We all stuck it to the man whilst watching Rage and our vocalist managed to get back stage for Stone Sour, being Corey Taylor's number 1 fan (and he definitely is) he was ridiculously stoked.
How did the band come together?
We've been together a good few years now, but all started back in 2004 with our vocalist and guitarist in a shed with paint pots for drums and an Argos Yamaha Pacifica - surely how all good bands start out? Over the years I think we've gone through 40-odd members, so when you say 'band come together' it's been a long old search to find the right people.
And what plans do you have for the future?
With any luck get signed to a major label and get on tour? In failing that we'll try and win Britain's Got Talent.
Finally, is there anything else you'd like to say to the readers of the website and those who attended the takeover?
Thanks to everyone that came and saw us and supported us at the Boardie Takeover! It was the maddest gig we've ever played and will hopefully see you all soon if we get touring later this year.
To hear more from Silent Descent (and I reccomend you do!), check out the band's Myspace!
If you'd like your band featured in this new section, get in contact!