At Vans Warped Tour this past summer, the Full Sail stage (also known as the small stage) housed some of the fastest up-and-coming bands in our scene. One of these bands is California hardcore outfit Silent Planet.
The band is currently signed to Solid State Records (home to artists such as August Burns Red, Norma Jean and Underoath). Silent Plant’s sophomore release on the label, Everything Was Sound, dealt with profound topics such as PTSD, suicide, eating disorders and how Americans view other cultures.
Besides the intense topics the band covers in their lyrics, the thing that sets them apart is their age. While most bands are working crazy hours to have their band take off in their late teens or early twenties, Silent Planet’s members focused on school and are now putting all their time and effort into music.
As frontman Garrett Russel explained on Shane Told’s (Silverstein) podcast, Lead Singer Syndrome, he has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology while drummer Alex Camarena taught himself Russian at 16.
You can check out Silent Planet on tour with August Burns Red, Erra and Make Them Suffer right now. Dates below:
9/16 – Kitchener, Ontario @ Elements
9/17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
9/18 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
9/19 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
9/20 – Columbus, Ohio @ Park Street Saloon
9/22 – Madison, Wis. @ Orpheum
9/23 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol
9/24 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep
9/26 – Reno, Nev. @ Cargo
9/27 – Chico, Calif. @ Senator Theatre
9/28 – Fresno, Calif. @ Strummers
9/29 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Nile Theatre
9/30 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theatre
10/1 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake’s
10/2 – Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog
10/4 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Metroplex
10/5 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International
10/6 – Ashville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
10/7 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos
10/8 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theatre