British Melodic Metal band Code Of Silence, fronted by Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto (Timo Tolkki's
Revolution Renaissance / Adagio / Symbolica / Lord Of Mushrooms),
and young virtuoso guitar player Ben Randall (Power Quest), have
released their debut promo video for the track "Sky Is Falling
Written by Paul Logue (Eden's Curse) and bassist James
Murray, "Sky Is Falling Down" is the first single from the bands
full-length debut, "Dark Skies Over Babylon", which is described in
the label press release as "a grandiose thematic album based upon
the tales of the legendary Knights Templar during the period of the
The four minute composition about the legendary Knights
Templar focuses on the protagonists experiences and thoughts, in
particular, what it meant in regards to his personal sacrifice and
chosen life path.
Filmed in the derelict Lansdowne Parish Church in
Glasgow, Scotland, on a freezing cold December day, the video was
captured by Director MJ Dixon of Mycho Pictures.
Code Of Silence recently
signed with Mausoleum Records and Rubicon Music.
Produced by Paul
Logue (Eden's Curse) and mixed and mastered by Italian producer
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden's Curse, Hardline, Lionville) Code Of
Silence's full-length debut, "Dark Skies Over Babylon", is scheduled
for release on January 23 in Japan, February 25 in Europe and April
9 in North America.
Guitarist Ben Randall (ex-Power Quest) turned heads when he won "The
Most Promising Young Guitarist" award at the 2008 inaugural Guitar
Idol competition in London at just 17 years old. With a field of
over 750 international entrants, Randall wowed judges who praised
"his level of technical virtuosity at such a young age, coupled with
a level of phrasing beyond his years," a hallmark of his playing
throughout the Code Of Silence debut. The rest of Code Of Silence
consists of keyboardist Scott McLean (Falloch, ex-Concept Of Time)
and drummer John Clelland (The Crows, The Jack, Karma, The
14th January 2013
'INTRODUCING CODE OF SILENCE' VIDEO
Two years in the making, an epic debut
album with stunning musicianship, welcome to 2013 … Code Of Silence.
The brainchild of respected U.K. melodic rock producer/ musician /
songwriter Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and his friend and musical
journeyman James Murray, the album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ will
appeal to lovers of melodic hard rock and metal, with shades of prog.
In the introductory video, Paul and James discuss the origins and
formation of the band with behind the-scenes footage of their
forthcoming promotional video ‘Sky Is Falling Down’.
Paul explains how he enlisted the band members: James Murray (bass),
John Clelland (drums), Scott McLean (keys), Ben Randall (guitars)
and vocalist Gus Monsanto.
James, John and Scott are based in Scotland and have worked with
Paul on separate projects whilst he managed Ben for a time before
the guitarist joined Power Quest in 2009.
The Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto was already known to Paul Logue
via his work with Timo Tolkki’s Revolution Renaissance (ex-Stratovarius)
and the French band Adagio.
In the video, Monsanto articulates what attracted him to the music,
and what he thinks others will find: “strong songs, melodies, hard
rock, great guitar…a full package”. The visuals are reinforced by
the stunning artwork conceived by Belgium-based graphic artist
Code Of Silence is a fresh-sounding take on heavy but highly melodic
rock. Listeners will find many reference points but the band is
truly a sum of its parts: five guys who have fashioned a modern
masterpiece in a sometimes predictable and certainly overcrowded
The track ‘Sky Is Falling Down’ is a four-minute burst of pop metal
- catchy, re-playable, and engaging - the promo video was filmed on
location in Glasgow on a very cold December’s day last year. It is
due for premiere on Monday 21 January to coincide with the Japanese
album release via Rubicon Music.
The album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ is released in Europe on 25
February and in North America on 9 April via Mausoleum Records.