Sacramento California-based quartet IN THE SILENCE this week proudly officially releases their debut full-length, A Fair Dream Gone Mad, the ominous but epic release out now worldwide via Sensory Records. With incredibly moving riffs and otherworldly atmospheres, boasting a huge mid-tone clean vocal performance atop a thunderous display of technical metal percussion, A Fair Dream Gone Mad’s forty-five minute lifespan possesses massive, pristine production, further magnifying the band’s skilled approach.
To commemorate its release, A Fair Dream Gone Mad is now playing in its entirety via This Is Not A Scene RIGHT HERE.
IN THE SILENCE also confirms the addition of keyboard player Brandon Guadagnolo of Earache Records artists With Passion to their ranks. The robust upgraded lineup will perform at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, Georgia early this September — set to share the stage with Circle II Circle, Rhapsody, Wolverine, Soilwork, Shadow Gallery, Wolf, Circus Maximus, Armored Saint and more — the East Coast trek setting up to include an additional bout of live performances to be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned for more live updates.
IN THE SILENCE Live:
6/08/2013 Marilyn’s on K – Sacramento, CA w/ Zeroclient, Once An Empire
9/04-07/2013 Progpower USA – Atlanta, GA [info]
“…a promising start for In The Silence, and an album any progressive metal fan needs to hear. 4.5/5” – About.com
“…a new album stopped me dead in my tracks. It felt like an interpretation of the polished gothic metal of Katatonia through the eyes of a progressive rock fan, a marvelous blend of brooding atmosphere and adventurous yet disciplined songwriting.” – MSN Entertainment
“…In The Silence should soon be making their name known in the dark progressive subgenre with some really great songwriting and an impressively seasoned sound for such a new band. CD of the month.” – The Right To Rock
“While some references to Katatonia, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Anathema, and Green Carnation at times do pop up on A Fair Dream Gone Mad, In the Silence seem to be striving really hard for their own sound and style… – Sea Of Tranquility
“…if you like Opeth’s later releases, this is an essential release that touches all the same places.” – Blogcritics
“While certainly in the progressive camp, In The Silence seems more interested in creating a ‘wall of sound’ from large layers of guitar than developing overtly technical arrangements.” – Dangerdog Music Reviews
“Simple and gentle psychedelic guitar work contrasts the frenetic and uncontrollable drum work, wildly performing in the background even at the slowest of times, enhancing the sense of chaos without detracting from the melancholy provided by the rest of the instrumentation.” – Axis of Metal