Song premiere: Silent Planet, firstwake

Posted by on October 30, 2014


Los Angeles Christian metalcore band Silent Planet are set to release their Solid State debut, The Night God Slept, on November 10th. Today, Metal Insider is premiering a song from the band, “firstwake.” If you’re unfamiliar with Silent Planet and are a fan of Underoath or The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll want to pay special attention to these guys. Vocalist Garrett Russell, who holds a masters degree in clinical psychology, describes the song’s lyrics:

“The song discusses the disconnect between the revolutionary nature of the Gospel (hope for marginalized people, God’s closeness to humanity, power structures having no eternal authority) and the global perception of Christianity in America (politically co-opted, bigoted, intellectually blind).   This theme, which is carried throughout the album, is most explicitly displayed here in a dialogue between Jesus and his mother, Mary, atop mount Golgotha.”

The Night God Slept will be out on Solid State Records on November 10th, and can be preordered here. The band will be undertaking a tour starting tomorrow. Dates are as follows:

10/31 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/01 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
11/04 Clovis, NM @ The Matador
11/05 Amarillo, TX @ Wreck Room
11/06 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/07 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
11/08 Barrington, IL (Chicago) @ Penny Road Pub
11/09 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
11/10 Detroit, MI @ Higher Ground (at Hatchy’s)
11/11 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
11/12 Long Island, NY @ Vibe Lounge
11/13 Washington DC @ The Electric Maid
11/14 Jamestown, NY @ The Gateway Center
11/15 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
11/16 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Pizza
11/17 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11/18 Marietta GA @ Swayze’s
11/19 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater
11/20 Odessa, FL @ The Goat House
11/21 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
11/22 Houma, LA (New Orleans) @ Spanky’s Music Hall
11/24 Houston, TX @ Harrisburg Studios
11/25 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
11/26 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
11/28 Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
11/29 Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
11/30 San Diego, CA @ Woddy’s


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