More about The Silencer:
The Silencer is the brainchild of former Julius Seizure frontman and Will Killmore drummer, Charlie Corletta. Forming in Nyack, NY, Corletta initially thought up The Silencer as a side project with the original aim to incorporate other musicians in the underground heavy metal community.
The goal was to release original music in his spare time in between his other active bands. In 2012, the debut single “Discovery of The Lost Cause” unleashed with guest appearances by Grimus and Allegaeon session drummer JP Andrade, Bass and Vocals by Torch The Throne member, Darryl Cherry, and Corletta’s former Pinion guitarist Dave Dougherty. The single became the number 1 requested song on WSOU’s station, 89.5 mounting them to local success and further establish themselves as a staple in the underground east coast metal scene.
With Corletta joining New Jersey melodic deathcore outfit, Julius Seizure, as the frontman, The Silencer went on hiatus for over two years. However, in the summer of 2014, Corletta felt this urge to re-ignite the project, this time strictly as a solo project where he would write, record, and perform all vocals and instruments on record. He utilized recording and engineering talent, Steve Toth and Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan) to help record and release “In Waiting.”
In 2016, Corletta returned with “Solitarius Lupus” with Toth and Antreassian, however with a different approach in writing, to include spoken word and a blues section which quickly became a fan favorite. Following the release, Corletta unleashed “Atonement,” a new chapter in The Silencer’s history. He partnered with emerging artist Joel Monet (Circuitry) to mix and master the single. The goal was to bridge the solo project to a full-fledged live band. He quickly enlisted the help of bassist Dave Goyette (ex. Another Day’s Armor/Norastone), guitarist Steve Toth (Juiliu Seizure/Will Killmore) and drummer Zaki Ali (Etherius/Sinaro). Later, Corletta would add long time friend and former The Sequel bandmate, Greg Giler to play rhythm guitar. In October 2017, The Silencer played their first live show as direct support for Spinefarm and took the remainder of the year to tour the New York and Southern New Jersey regions.
Fast forward to early 2018, Corletta and bandmates entered the studio to record, “Within” which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by drummer Zaki Ali. For the first time, the single offers a deeper understanding of the multifaceted sound and direction that Corletta always envisioned. He was able to focus on the guitars, arrangement and vocals where he was able to develop a more mature vocal styling. The video was shot and completed by Eric Dicarlo and SquareUp Studios. This time Corletta wrote and produced an intricate storyline regarding the resounding interpersonal and positive nature of the lyrical content. He wanted to dive into the issues that he feels are plaguing today’s youth, including suicide, bullying, mental health, social media exploitation, and sexual harassment, which are all examined in the music video. The single and video premiere exclusively with Metal Assault in July 2018.
Fans can be on the lookout for new music coming soon.