Having performed at Bloodstock Open Air festival 2010, and received airplay on Bruce Dickinson’s Friday night Rock Show, Silas are fast rising in London and Kent. Their sound is a fusion of genres; you will hear infectious hard rock grooves and adrenaline fuelled metal carnage suddenly explode into funk or flow into a jazz progression and an other-worldly guitar solo - they draw their influences from all the music they hear, whether it be blues, reggae, soul or metal.
Armed with a ferocious live show unlike any other on the underground circuit, Silas are not to be missed; twin brothers Tom and Mike Ross switch roles effortlessly between drums and guitar, sharing a unique chemistry with the rhythm section's thundering back bone, bassist Matt Drumm. Combined with front man Dave Runham's highly diverse vocal style, relentless energy and honest, open armed charisma, each performance is different to the last, attracting spectators both old and new at every venue the band play.
Brand new mini-album 'World of Colour', released on 28th September 2012, brings a whole new depth to the already eclectic sound that can be heard on previous release 'To the Ground' (2009). World of Colour has been receiving outstanding reviews, and following the highly successful launch show at the Fox and Firkin, Lewisham (28/09/2012), expect to see Silas performing up and down the UK in the coming months.
'World of colour is an apt metaphor for the music that lies within this six-track mini-album. There is so much going on... Silas have cleverly worked their music in such a way that the compositions maintain their essential cohesion despite the unusual paths they frequently tread.'
- Sonic Abuse, World of Colour review 2012
'Silas prove just how good UK unsigned bands are'
- Bloodstock Festival via Twitter
'By experiencing the whole record you notice how daring the guys in Silas really are as songwriters and musicians, handling all the styles with technical ability and conviction'
- Metal Talk, World of Colour review 2012
'Heavy rock and metal... as an example of how it’s done properly, Silas are near the head of the pack.'
- Vinzenz Benjamin, Online sessions/Go West
‘The songs stick themselves inside the head, each intricate melody clinging to a brain cell, causing a musical surge to the brain.’
-Alan Hicks, Komodo Rock