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Montreal, QC – March 15, 2019
For fans of Tokyo Blade, Leatherwolf, Haunt, Omen, Witchkiller, Obsession, Warrior
SYLENT STORM Unleash NWOTHM Music Video “Patriots of Metal”
Debut Self-Titled EP Out Now!
L-R – Rich Psonak (drums), Jack Costa (guitar), Jym Harris (lead vocals), Michael Ian Brisbane (lead guitar & backing vocals, Mike Pugh (bass & backing vocals)
Photo Credit: Shaun Barrentine Photography
Sylent Storm, ripping traditional heavy metal from Medford, USA will be premiering their video single ‘Patriots of Metal’ taken from self titled EP (2018); exclusively on the NWOTHM FULL ALBUMS YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/fbYFt0GX3Q4.
Following in the footsteps of bands such as Cauldron, Enforcer and Night Demon, Sylent Storm goes back to the sound of classic heavy metal that is reminiscent of the early New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They released their melodic and catchy self-titled debut in December of 2018.
The video for ‘Patriots of Metal’ aims to give watchers a sense of nostalgia, an urge to pound their fist, bang their head and have fun with catchy, exciting-sounding metal again.
“[It’s] exactly how I feel. Heavy metal is timeless and placeless, to me. We are all in a worldwide family brought together by the love of this one thing that’s important to us. I am patriotic toward heavy metal the way a person can be patriotic to their country. They will bravely fight for it and stand up proudly to those who oppose it. It’s our call to arms, sort of rallying the troops.” – Jym Harris (vocals)
Sylent Storm has confirmed several live dates where fans can expect an engaging performance, but for those unable to make to see them live, a tour edition cassette will be released, which includes ‘Patriots of Metal’ and bonus live tracks. A full-length album has been confirmed with a planned release late in 2019.
NWOTHM fans, especially those with an interest in Toyko Blade, Enforcer, Leatherwolf, Haunt and Omen can catch Sylent Storm performing live on the following dates:
March 22 – Midway Music – Salem, OR w/ Perseverance & Morbid Fascination
March 23 – Empire Music Hall – Yreka, CA w/ HellaMetal & Insanity’s Reign
March 29 – Johnny B’s – Medford, OR w/ Hardway Bend & Chains Of Belmont
April 26 – Heavy Metal Brewing Co. – Vancouver, WA w/ Arcana & Soul Grinder
April 27 – Eastside Bar & Grill – Portland, OR w/Anatoray & AxeCrack
May 3 – The Bamboo Room – Medford, OR w/ Back Alley Authority, Dead Leslie & Hyper Sloth
May 18 – Sound Lounge – Grants Pass, OR w/ Somewhere Between, Felony Flats & Insanity’s Reign
May 24 – Boatnik – Grants Pass, OR w/ Dokken
June 7 – Josephine County Fairgrounds Grants Pass, OR w/ Lita Ford & Kip Winger
August 30 – Sound lounge – Grants Pass, OR w/ Gravewitch & Attic
1. Eye of The Storm (4:30)
2. Patriots of Metal (4:08)
3. Witches’ Blood (4:30)
4. The Axeman (4:26)
5. Betrayal (6:01)
6. Gaelic Storm (4:30)
EP Length: 28:08
For more info:
Official Website: www.sylentstorm.com
Formed by lead vocalist (and then drummer) Jym Harris, along with guitarist James Lind, and bassist Matt Foster, Sylent Storm was born in Medford Oregon on March 2013. Over the next few years, the trio played dozens of shows around Southern Oregon with notable acts like Raven, Unleash the Archer, Spellcaster and Night Demon.
The band recorded their self-titled EP in early 2015, but as members parted ways, the project was left unmixed until 2018. With the growing popularity of the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal, Doug Hill at Medford’s 60 Psycho Hum Studios mixed and mastered the six-track release. A physical CD was released by Stormspell Records in December of ’18 and shortly thereafter, the self-titled EP made several “Best Of 2018” lists.
As favorable reviews/mentions appeared in music publications, interest in the band began to grow. With Foster retiring from music and Lind focusing primarily on vocals in a new project, a different lineup moved forward. As of early 2019, the critically acclaimed EP has gained a moderate following in the NWOTHM community, and a video for the song “Patriots Of Metal” will be released in March. With tour dates announced, new songs are being fine-tuned for a full-length release later in the year.
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