Hailing from Miami, Florida, SILENMARA often regarded as “the most Swedish-sounding band from America,” SILENMARA combines the best aspects of the two most iconic death metal schools in the world; the melodic flairs of Sweden’s Gothenburg-style and the brutal aggression found in the notorious Florida-style of American Death Metal.
Founded in the summer of 2008 by guitarist Jason Gato and drummer Adrian Perez, SILENMARA has established themselves as one of the most energetic and crushing live bands in the whole state of Florida. The band’s formula, built on fusing elements of some of their favorite bands, while never compromising their ability to deliver it live, has worked quite well for the band. The addition of Reggie Miller on vocals, Paul Casas on guitar and Alex Rivero on bass only solidified their plans of becoming a staple in the genre. The release of their first full length record came in 2011. The quintet joined producer Santiago Dobles, known for his work with legends such as DEATH, CYNIC and AGHORA and Tony Choy (ATHEIST, PESTILENCE, CYNIC) at Area 305 Studio and recorded “Collection of Conscience”, which generated outstanding reviews and helped put the band on the map. Dobles also registered his own guest appearance on the album, in the crushing opener “Delerium Tremens,” one of the most explosive tracks of the whole album. “Collection of Conscience” features seven of the finest melodic death metal anthems ever registered by an American melodic-death metal band.
“We’ve always strived to find the perfect balance between brutality and melody,” says founder Jason Gato. Our influences are vast and that reflects in our music. I can’t wait for people to hear our next record. It’s certainly going to turn some heads and get SILENMARA’s name out there.”
2015 finds SILENMARA approaching the next phase in their career. The band has enrolled the talents of Boris Gomez on the bass guitar. And after sharing the stage with renowned bands such as ATHEIST, THE ASBENCE, SOULFLY, SKELENTONWITCH, FEAR FACTORY, AMARANTHE and NONPOINT, the band is ready to release its sophomore album, “By Methods.” Produced again by Santiago Dobles, and featuring none other than SOILWORK’s vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid as a guest vocalist, the album shows a re-energized band, ready to take the metal scene by a storm.
Fans of melodic death metal, beware. SILENMARA are here to stay.