Weeping Silence - Biography



Weeping Silence plays a blend of male and female fronted gothic-doom metal.

Weeping Silence was formed in 1998 as an atmospheric doom metal act, producing an EP and a demo, which the band followed up with the first full-length album 'End of an Era' released with Sleaszy Rider Recs. It was well received across the world as a unique in memoriam album.

In the period 2006-2008 Weeping Silence recorded the second album 'Theater of Life', with a re-direction in style, having a faster pace and the introduction of a choir accompanied with grandeur orchestrations. The album, regarded more of a gothic release than doom, was released via Ravenheart Music Recs in 2011. The band was rewarded with good press and several plays on metal radio stations. The track 'Dark Waters' off this album was also voted first in the EKR A-List People's Choice Poll in July 2011.

Weeping Silence entered the studio again in 2011 to record 'For the Unsung'. This third album, released in deluxe digipack edition in 2012, features male backing vocals. It is more aggressive and with a clear gothic-doom metal orientation. Anders Jacobsson of internationally-renown act Draconian features as guest vocalist. The album was produced at Tower Studios (France). 'For the Unsung' propelled the band to a new level following positive reviews and interviews in international music websites and mags.

Towards the end of 2012 Weeping Silence made a change in the vocal line-up. The band and Rachel and Joe Grech parted ways after a long and productive collaboration. Diane Camenzuli and Dario Pace Taliana joined ranks and the line-up for shows and the Benelux tour in 2013 was once again complete.

Over the years Weeping Silence appeared on-stage at several festivals and concerts. In 2010 the band played a UK tour with To-Mera amongst others, and 2013 played the Malta Doom Metal Festival and a tour in Benelux also playing the Respect for Metal show alongside Therion. In 2014 the band played several shows and festivals including Metal Days Festival in Slovenia. Already 2015 includes Metal over Malta with Draconian, and the Dames of Darkness Festival (UK).

In 2013 Weeping Silence was nominated for the 'Best Heavy Metal Band' award in the national Malta Music Awards (MMAs), and also won the 'Best Band of the Year 2012' in the Female Metal Webzine awards.

Live bookings are managed by Hydra Management & Booking Agency, and Limelight Agency.

Weeping Silence is currently writing the fourth album 'Opus IV Oblivion'. The band is extremely pleased with the composition and looking forward to releasing this new album!

The band also organises & hosts the Metal over Malta Festival (www.facebook.com/metalovermalta)