Swedish melodic death metal combo SILENT VERDICT have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut album “Condemned”, out on the 30th of April, 2021 on all digital platforms worldwide.
“Silent Verdict are a melodic death metal band from Sweden. After releasing our first EP “Azrael” and playing some gigs we felt the next step was to start writing materials for our debut full-length album. Just at the very beginning of this writing process we were lucky to be discovered by producer Jonathan Mazzeo who connected us with record label WormholeDeath. After having done approximately five songs both parts felt it was the right time to sign a record deal. We proceeded to record the album with Jonathan Mazzeo (The Grid Europe) in Pistoia, Italy and the final product is the album “Condemned”.
The final release date is 30 04 2021 and soon two singles will be released.”
“Condemned” Cover & Tracklist
3.I Am Forsaken
4.Before You Were Hated
7.Kings of Heresy
8.The Living Are Truly Dead
10. Unholy Arrival
The band from Nässjö had its start back in 2011 when later that year they also proceeded to record their debut EP “A Taste of Insanity”. They performed live at a couple gigs with the EP until early 2013, where the band came to a halt due to some members leaving.
Fast forward to 2017, two of the original members Ricky Magnusson and Johan Schill felt it was time to reboot the band to find an outlet for their Death Metal ideas – based on influences from bands like Arch Enemy, Lamb of God and Kreator to name a few.
As early as spring 2017, they found their new addition to bass guitar; Mattias Gunnarsson. Ricky and Mattias were at this point already well acquainted with each other since they had been playing together in another band. During this period, they had developed a good chemistry in their playing and writing. For this reason, Mattias became a most welcome addition to Silent Verdict.
While the band continued working on the musical parts to the upcoming EP “Azrael”, they now needed a vocalist to fill in the ranks. After checking out a handful of applicants for the spot as a vocalist, the band eventually found Mattias Kulas, who fit in perfectly with the kind of vocalist the band had in mind. Mattias Kulas has a background as a vocalist in the Swedish metal band Eroded.
With the new constellation now being complete and the new songs being thoroughly polished and pre-produced, the band decided it was time to hit the studio. They proceeded to book an appointment with HoboRec in Lund, Sweden, to record the EP “Azrael”. At the end of September 2017 and recorded it which was released in November that same year.
During the summer of 2018, the band was contacted by the record label Wormholedeath and was presented with a record deal, which they later signed in March 2019. They proceeded record their first full length album ”Condemned” with Jonathan Mazzeo (The Grid Europe) as producer in Pistoia, Italy. The album is scheduled to release in spring 2021.
A Taste of Insanity (EP, 2011)
Azrael (EP, 2017)
Condemned – Wormholedeath (CD, 2021)
Silent Verdict are:
Drums: Ricky Magnusson,
Guitar: Johan Schill
Bass: Mattias Gunnarsson
Vocals: Mattias Kulas