2020 finds Silverstein celebrating their 20th anniversary.
A rare milestone for any band but even more impressive for one that’s been as consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing as the Ontario-based post-hardcore legends.
To mark the 20th anniversary the band has announced their upcoming ninth studio album, A Beautiful Place To Drown. The album is due out for release on 6 March 2020 from UNFD. Silverstein’s latest studio recording fittingly encapsulates the best of Silverstein while pushing their sound into daring new territory. The lead single, Infinite, which features Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie in one of the album’s several guest spots has been released as a taster. The song is a blistering cut of aggression and melody that demonstrates Silverstein’s ability to seamlessly blend modern sonics with the evergreen energy of their punk roots.
Silverstein may be proud torchbearers of the emo and post-hardcore scenes. The appearances from Gillespie, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, and perhaps most surprisingly, hip hop firebrand Princess Nokia. Are indicative of the band’s wide-reaching impact and their ability to reach fans of a wide range of genres.
A Beautiful Place To Drown captures this appeal in its dynamic range of sounds and styles. Made cohesive by the performances of vocalist Shane Told, guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler. Silverstein pushed themselves lyrically as well. Exploring the mental duress that seems to be inextricable from the personal and societal challenges of modern life. The band often focusing on external perspectives and even political elements without losing the band’s trademark intimacy. A Beautiful Place To Drown is sure to please old fans and new ones alike.
Silverstein will be touring heavily throughout 2020 with extensive dates in the UK, EU and North America. The band will be pulling out all the stops to honor their entire catalog in the live setting for their 20th anniversary. Performing three sets at each show including their seminal 2005 album, Discovering The Waterfront, in full. A stripped-down acoustic section, and a careering-spanning batch of fan favorites. Find all the dates detailed on the tour poster below.