-Interview- Silence The Saboteur (8/28/15)

Canterbury, CT punk/metal band Silence The Saboteur gets interviewed and talks about their "Kings And Thieves" EP, the current state of metal and much more.


From: Canterbury, CT
Sounds like: Punk/Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Silence The Saboteur” and is there any meaning behind it?

How does anyone get started with music? You grow up looking up to these people who make art based on their past/current experiences, and you find a connection to them with your own. We in Silence The Saboteur all share the same passion to create emotions that can be shared with the ones who look up to us just as we looked up to our favorite musicians. Our name, thought up by our lead vocalist, is meant to symbolize the blocking out, or removal of a negative entity from a goal that is trying to be accomplished.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

We want listeners to be able to relate and connect to our music the same way we could with the band's we were inspired by. Whether it helps get them through a tough time, or if they just listen to our music to feel a certain way, it's cool to have someone experience an emotion from something you created.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

Live shows are meant to express all of the energy and excitement that can't be felt through a studio recording of a song, so we like to bring all of that extra stuff to the stage.

4. How has the response been to the "Kings And Thieves" EP thus far? What's your favorite track to play live?

We've gotten a lot of positive feedback. People really seem to like the fusion between classic and current metal, which we're of course thrilled to see. As for our favorite song to play live, the responses are always different.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Ghost, Tool, and Avenged Sevenfold.

6. Any crazy show stories?

Not a lot of crazy things happen to us at shows other than the occasional head stock to the face when things are a little too cramped on stage, but we make the best of every situation and give it our all.

7. What’s your take on the current state of metal?

Not just in the metal scene, but across all genres, we feel the music scene is starting to lack the genuine devotion to the words they sing and the notes they play. Too many people look at the fame and the money and forget the meaning behind classic rock and roll.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Connecticut both locally and state wide?

There is not really a big scene in our part of Connecticut. Most shows we play are out of state, or hours away.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Personally we would just be happy that somebody loved our music so much that they'd go out of their way to illegally download it. However, we can fully understand the concerns about money, as it is very expensive to professionally produce music.

10. What’s next for Silence The Saboteur?

We are going to work on our first full length album and play as many shows as possible.

11. Any shoutouts?

Thank you to the people who have supported us along our journey. We would never have been able to make it this far without the support of our fans. Also the many great bands we have met on our travels making every second a truly an unforgettable experience.