40 Below Summer, Silent Season

40 Below Summer

The morning after. We've all had them. Waking up bleary-eyed, wondering where you are, how you got there, and who the hell is sleeping next to you. The good news is that it's a new day -- you can get up, get out, and get on with your life. For 40 Below Summer, The Mourning After is the perfect title for their second full-length album, coming on the heels of a two-year rollercoaster ride that found the band plumbing their lowest depths and reaching their highest highs, and somehow pouring it all into what is sure to be one of the most distinctive and powerful heavy rock releases of 2003.

"We went through a two-year personal, emotional holocaust," says singer Max Illidge. "Not just as a band, but individually too. Looking around at some of the things people in this band went through, both personally and professionally, I can say it was a tough year or two."

The seeds of 40 Below Summer were sown in 1998, when drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar started jamming with singer Illidge. Joe D'Amico came into the fold next, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. A self-released EP called Sideshow Freaks and constant gigging in New Jersey and New York helped foster a buzz about the band, and after numerous showcases on both coasts, a deal was signed with London/Sire Records. Their major label debut, Invitation To The Dance, was rele ased in October of 2001, produced by the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Kittie).

Following one label-supported run on the Jagermeister Music Tour, with Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, and Ill Nino, making things work on their own is exactly what 40 Below Summer did -- with the help of an incredibly devoted and growing fan base. "It's pretty uplifting, especially when we're just out in a van playing smaller clubs, and the kids are crazy," continues Plingos. "They follow us, they're just so psyched for you to be there, they want to talk to you and tell you what they thought about the show. It's just nuts to see what five guys in a van can do.

Introducing SILENT SEASON - a band whose emotional melodic rock, forthright message and unrelenting determination is anything but quiet.

It’s no secret that the world of rock music has gone through some big changes, and Boston, being one of the greatest hubs of hard rock & metal, was hit as hard as any. SILENT SEASON came together during this time, selecting a name that reflects the end of favorite venues, radio stations and record stores. “We selected a band name which has depth to it, an emotional play.” says drummer Dave Pappalardo. “There is not exactly a wildfire of new music happening right now, and as musicians we have to stay positive. Silent Season is starting a movement – holding the torch for bands which influenced us, with a sound uniquely ours.”

Citing influences ranging from Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace to Metallica and The Beatles, SILENT SEASON incubated for a year with lead singer & lyricist Jeremy Rae and drummer Dave Pappalardo writing and rehearsing to define the band before coalescing with guitarists Brendan Sheehan and Josh Thompson and bassist Andrew DeCicco.

The band worked with producers Alex “The Greek” Hatziyannis at Old Folks Studios, Brad Young who has platinum LFO albums to his credit, and former Creed bassist and Dark New Day singer Brett Hestla. Twelve tracks were recorded for SILENT SEASON’s debut album, Breaking Me Down, due summer 2012. The album was mastered at M-Works Studios in Cambridge, MA by Grammy-nominated producer Jonathan Wyner, whose credits include Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Aerosmith.

SILENT SEASON developed the concept for their premiere video and single “Chance” as a platform to give a voice to the struggling artist who deals with the pressures of life and the lure of drugs. “We want to make a statement with this video.” says David. “Life is short – don’t get side-tracked, stay true!!”

With raw, powerful songs you can really hold on to, PLANK creates a heavy downbeat musical world with catchy hooks and melody. A band that would rather start the trend than follow it, these five guys found their way to each other to create a buzz sound, pure and gimmick free. Now the objective is to get the music and the name to as many people as possible.

“Bring it, and leave everything you’ve got on the stage.” PLANK has truly lived up to their motto on every stage they have played. Boston-based with a blue-collar edge, heavy yet precise volume and anthem-like choruses, their style is molded from the very roots of 1970’s hard rock combined with a modern, heavy edge and sound that is rapidly exploding across the nation. PLANK is currently working with legendary super rock producer Beau Hill for their upcoming cd release. The first single “STANDING AT THE EDGE” is exploding into mainstream rock radio across the nation, being added to several clear channel stations as well as other commercial, internet, independent and college stations nationwide.

Scarecrow Hill is an 'AGGRESIVE ROCK' band from Plymouth Mass. Mixing a blend of Hip hop, Heavy metal, and even southern rock influence, the band has created a sound all their own. With four studio albums, and over 500 shows under their belt...this 5 piece band is out to prove that in america's home town....revolution is still alive and well!!!!

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40 Below Summer, Silent Season with Plank, Scarecrow Hill

Saturday, August 17 · Doors 7:00 PM at South Shore Music Hall

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