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Silent Planet Invite Us Into The World Of ‘SUPERBLOOM’

[Photo by Aaron Marsh]

There are few bands pushing the limits of what is possible in heavy music quite like Silent Planet. With every album they have created, they have expanded and excelled. From metalcore to arena rock, progressive to hardcore, there are little splatters of everything coursing through their sporadic soundscapes. And their latest album comes off the back of one of the most challenging periods in their story so far. That record is called SUPERBLOOM and will be released on November 3 via Solid State Records. That release date is a year on from the band’s horrific bus crash.

Vocalist Garrett Russell had this to say about the accident and what he remembers from what it did to him:

“The majority of us were awake when we felt the van start to slide. We had some time to come to grips with the fact we were about to go down and have a close brush with death. Afterwards, we talked about what to do with the band. We went back into the record with an increased willingness to take risks. It bolstered our confidence to try new things. When the accident happened, it did something to my head, and it fed into the album.”

He also offered up an explanation for what SUPERBLOOM represents within the context of what the band have been through:

“A SUPERBLOOM is this strange moment where brilliant fauna spring forth unexpectedly and bring forth such an array of colors, it almost feels alien in origin. It only lasts for a couple of weeks before it’s gone. While we were recording, the SUPERBLOOM was happening. For me, the record is getting in touch with the other side and watching the strange and paranormal emerge from the mundane and profane, hence the title.”

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The album will feature 12 brand-new tracks. There are the already-released “Antimatter” and “:signal:” that sit at the center of the record, alongside soon-to-be-shared epics like “Euphoria” and “The Overgrowth”. There is also the new unleashed “Collider“, which combines both the devastation and density of the band’s sound magnificently.

A crushing, corrosive, emotionally captivating piece of craftsmanship that weaves a sonic tapestry right before your eyes, it’s a stunning addition to the band’s discography. Garrett had this to add about the track:

“Take all the darkness. All the vitriol, the greed and the vanity; lay it again as dust. Everything can be alchemized. This song is called ‘Collider. It’s about what comes out of our lives when the people we trust and hold closest are the ones who can hurt or betray us the worst. We don’t have to run from the pain or be afraid. The dark gives us the energy to make something beautiful. The song is about alchemizing the darkness and transforming its negative properties.”

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