In late 2010 an idea was born
between Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and James Murray to put together a
Melodic Metal band of talented musicians that were predominately
Logue turned to seasoned Edinburgh based Drummer John Clelland
(The Jack), whom he had been working alongside on another musical
project, and young Renfrewshire based Keyboard player Scott
McLean (Falloch / ex-Concept Of Time), who had auditioned for
Eden's Curse previously and shown promise. With Murray taking up the
Bassist position, the search proved fruitless in recruiting a
Scottish based Vocalist and Guitarist with a certain je ne sais quoi
that would separate the band from the herd.
Logue, further utilising his contacts, turned to young guitar
virtuoso Ben Randall (ex-Power Quest) whom he had previously
managed and rated extremely highly. Randall had been gaining a
reputation as one of the rising guitar stars of his generation and
won the “Most Promising Young Guitarist” title at the 2008 London
Guitar Idol contest at just 17 years of age against some 750
"It was all about finding the right musical vehicle for Ben" stated
Logue. "This kid is technically one of the most astute guitarists I
have ever come across, yet his ability to produce stunning melodies
will embarrass the most seasoned of players. Ben is a massive part
of the way this band sounds" he went onto add.
The final piece of the jigsaw was the addition of a top drawer
vocalist. Enter experienced Brazilian singer Gus Monsanto
(ex-Adagio / Timo Tolkki's Revolution Renaissance / Takara) who
completed the line up and Code of Silence was born.
"I met Gus at MelodicRockFest 2 in Elgin, Illinois when Eden's Curse
performed there. I was very familiar with his work, with Timo Tolkki
(Stratovarius) and especially due to my close links with David
Readman (Pink Cream 69 / Voodoo Circle / ex-Adagio), whom Gus
replaced in Adagio. In fact, I think Gus was surprised I knew who he
was ha ha" commented Logue. "He is a very personable guy and a
fantastic vocalist. I immediately thought of him and made my
approach and he jumped at the chance. I think we both had a good
feeling about working with each other, and we were both proved
right" added Logue.
With Logue overseeing the writing and production of the album, which
begun in earnest, with the group producing a two track demo
featuring "Here To Heaven" and "Witches Of November" to test the
water. Produced at Masquerade Ball Studios in Bishopton by Logue and
mixed by American mixing engineer Fred Slackery, the demo convinced
the band that this was more than workable. In fact it exceeded their
Murray added "The sound of the band was exceptional, the
musicianship inspirational and the songs were first rate on every
level. This was a band with something to say".
It was unanimous, an album had to happen, and at haste.
Over the following months Logue wrote all of the album tracks, along
with his main co-writer Murray, who provided the basis for the
majority of the lyrical concepts, based upon the Knights Templar,
alongside a couple of musical contributions by McLean and Randall.
Logue turned to Eden's Curse colleagues, Pete Newdeck and Alessandro
Del Vecchio, for backing vocals and mixing/mastering respectively,
with both turning in outstanding contributions.
In November 2012 the band signed to Rubicon Music in Japan and the
Belgian based label Mausoleum Records, who will release the debut
album in January and February 2013 respectively.
In December 2012 the band filmed their first promotional video for
their debut single "Sky Is Falling Down" which will be premiered in
late January 2013.
Some two years after hatching the initial plan, Code Of Silence now
stand proud beside a stunning debut album that packs melody and
power, wrapped in a gloriously punchy and modern sounding metal
production. The Melodic Metal world needs to move aside and make
room ... there is a new kid in town and this one is silent and