Silent Planet Release Instrumental Version Of “The Night God Slept”

Silent Planet have released an instrumental version of their debut album “The Night God Slept.“ You can purchase that HERE. The band commented:

“TNGS (Instrumental) is now live on bandcamp. You can pay whatever you want for it – and 100% of the donations will go directly to the band for the next 48 hours! We hope you enjoy hearing these songs from a different angle – there’s probably some details that you may have missed the first time around. Link is in our bio. Thanks for supporting us in this tricky time. Love you.”

Silent Planet Announce North American Tour With Currents, Invent, Animate & Greyhaven

Silent Planet have announced a headlining North American tour. Currents, Invent, Animate and Greyhaven will open.

Tour Dates:

02/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Spokane, WA – The Pin
02/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/23 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/26 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/27 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
02/28 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar
02/29 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03/01 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
03/03 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
03/04 Worcester, MA – Palladium
03/05 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz
03/06 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/07 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
03/08 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03/11 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/12 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/13 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
03/14 Nashville, TN – The End
03/15 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
03/17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar And Grill
03/18 Houston, TX – Studio
03/19 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
03/20 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
03/22 Pomona, CA – Glass House

Silent Planet Re-Record “The Night God Slept”

Silent Planet have announced that they will be releasing a re-recorded version of “The Night God Slept,” titled “The Night God Slept Redux,” on January 24. You can pre-order the effort HERE and stream new versions of “Wasteland” and “XX (City Grave)” below:

Silent Planet’s Garrett Russell: “I’m Not Allowing Anxiety To Take Over”

As previously reported, Silent Planet’s Garrett Russell recently entered a psychological rehabilitation clinic to get help for mental health issues. Now, the vocalist has offered an update on his condition, saying that he is “not allowing anxiety to take over.”

Russell said the following:

“Merry Christmas from all of us. My bandmates are enjoying the day with family, and I’m so glad that’s the case. They deserve it. We love touring, of course, but it’s caused us to miss so many holidays and ceremonies.

For me this Christmas looks a little different than I could have expected. I suppose no one really plans to spend Christmas in a mental institution. And I’d be lying if I pretended that today hasn’t been difficult so far. After all, being here is the result of the greatest failure of my personal life – one that has shaken me to the core or my being, and put the entire band in a difficult financial position.

But I’m not allowing anxiety to take over. Not anymore. I am praying and fighting. I wish to be resilient – something that many of you have shown me with the stories you’ve shared at shows. Life is a gift and it’s worth fighting for – even if it’s not what you expect. Even if it hurts like hell. So here I am: Thankful to be alive and thankful for the many folks who have encouraged me while I’m in here. Especially my bandmates and our manager Cory – dudes who still haven’t given up on me.

So Merry Christmas. Whether this day finds you mourning, celebrating, or simply dizzy from the eggnog – don’t ever give up. After all, this day is a celebration that marks the beginning of the greatest revolution this earth hasn’t ever seen (in my humble opinion).

Also… Happy Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or
whatever else some of you might call this day!

P.S. We have something very special to show you 30 hours from now. Love you.”

Silent Planet’s Garrett Russell To Seek Treatment For Mental Health Issues

As previously reported, Silent Planet have dropped off their European tour with Northlane, Void Of Vision, and Polaris. Now, vocalist Garrett Russell has addressed the situation further, saying the band left the trek so he can enter a psychological rehabilitation clinic to get help for mental health issues.

Russell said the following:

“I’ve written and re-written this post a dozen times. But either way, the conclusion is the same. So I’ll just tell you what’s going on.

My name is Garrett and I struggle with mental illness. If you’ve followed our band closely, you might already be aware of this. I’ve done my best to be open about my experience, as I tried to set a positive example for others who struggle.

You are not defined by your disorder. You are not your disorder. I believe you are a human, made in the sacred image of God. Whether or not you believe that, I hope you at least realize how mathematically unlikely your existence is in this universe.

However, it’s one thing to talk about mental health… and it’s another thing to take care of it. I have been neglecting my own mental health, and unfortunately, I was given a harsh reminder over this last week.

I had a series of episodes while in Europe, and I became a danger to myself. My bandmates, who love me very much, decided that we should all go home together. The care they’ve shown me has been the clearest depiction of grace I’ve ever seen in my life.

This was not an easy decision because we have never cancelled a show in our 10 years of existence and thousands of shows. We’ve had shows cancelled by weather, police, venues, promoters, etc. But it’s never been us. We don’t take our opportunities for granted – we have been grinding since day 1, and we’ve never been okay with taking the easy way out.

So as you can imagine, this hurts like hell. Every morning I wake up and think of every person I’ve disappointed. So this is why I will be doing everything in my power to never let this happen again. I’m going to try to get healthy. I’m checking myself into a psychological rehabilitation clinic, where I’ll be treated by a team of mental health professionals.

Now, I’m going to level with you. We aren’t trust fund babies, so the financial road ahead looks difficult for us. We’ve been planning some Black Friday/Cyber Monday merch sales for weeks, and we will continue with those to hopefully help us pay off the many bills we now owe. I’ll post these items later, and if you wanna grab one or give one as a Christmas gift, that would be rad.

But most importantly, I want to thank you for reading this. In my current mental state, it’s difficult to see what’s ahead, but someone once said that “faith is being certain of what you do not see” – so I’m trying to have faith.

Love you all. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sticking with us. See you soon.

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving or whatever today means to you. Find something to be thankful for, even if it’s just being alive.”

Silent Planet Drop Off European Tour With Northlane, Void Of Vision, & Polaris

Silent Planet have been forced to drop off their European tour with Northlane, Void Of Vision, and Polaris. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to circumstances that are beyond our control, we will be dropping off the European leg of Northlane’s Alien world tour with Polaris and Void of Vision. This was not a decision that was made easily and we are deeply sorry to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us at one of these shows. Your continued support over the years means the world to us, as does your understanding in this current situation. We will see you soon. Thank you.”

Silent Planet Announce Summer Headlining Dates

Silent Planet have booked some headlining shows around their tour with August Burns Red and Silverstein. Here’s the dates:

06/14 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
06/15 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
06/17 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
06/18 Columbus, OH – Age Of Cups
08/13 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/14 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
08/15 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
08/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

Concert Review: The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, Silent Planet, & Belmont In Santa Cruz, CA

On February 8, I attended The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, Silent Planet, and Belmont concert at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA and it was a great show.

The event began with a fun performance from pop punk act Belmont. The band were energetic and had great songs that really helped warm everyone up early on in the evening. A highlight from their set was “Pushing Daisies.”

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Silent Planet took the stage next with their unique brand of metalcore. The group take heavy music and mix it with poetic and atmospheric elements, while maintaining a clear and powerful message. It’s definitely an interesting experience to see them live, especially if you don’t know what to expect beforehand. Some highlights from their set included “Native Blood,” “Panic Room,” and “Depths II.”

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After Silent Planet, it was time for the first of the two co-headliners, Senses Fail. The post-hardcore act blasted onstage with “Can’t Be Saved” and just kept rocking from there. Buddy Nielsen may have been the most energetic frontman of the night with crazy dance moves, mic tricks, cartwheels, and more. He was definitely entertaining and the crowd couldn’t get enough. Some highlights from their set included “Lady In A Blue Dress,” “Buried A Lie,” “Elevator To The Gallows,” and their covers medley, which featured System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey.” Drowning Pool’s “Bodies,” Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade.”

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Senses Fail finished up and then it was time for the second of the two co-headliners, Australian metalcore act The Amity Affliction. The band stormed the stage with “Drag The Lake” off their latest album “Misery” as the audience screamed with excitement. From there, the group played a balanced set of new and old tracks with each song being executed flawlessly. Ahren Stringer and Joel Birch’s vocals were especially on point. If you have yet to see The Amity Affliction live, it would be worth your while to catch them on their next tour. Highlights from their set included “This Could Be Heartbreak,” “D.I.E.,” “Don’t Lean On Me,” and their encore “All Fucked Up.”

Silent Planet Added To The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, & Belmont Tour

Silent Planet have been added to The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, and Belmont’s upcoming tour. The band are replacing Bad Omens, who dropped off the trek following some controversy.

Tour Dates:

01/04 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
01/05 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
01/06 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
01/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
01/09 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
01/11 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
01/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues Orlando
01/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
01/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
01/16 Charlotte NC – The Underground
01/18 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
01/19 Worcester MA – The Palladium
01/20 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
01/22 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
01/24 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
01/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
01/26 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
01/27 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
01/29 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
01/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
02/01 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (Grand Room)
02/04 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
02/05 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
02/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/08 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent