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Past Shows

Sat. August 25th 2012
Joe's Apartment (No Minors)
TARL, Silent State, Dabb
Fri. May 25th 2012
Tunnel Nightclub (No Minors)
Fridays Rock @ Tunnel Silent State, Blackburn, Erik Gman, Chloe Anne Lloyd, & Guest
Fri. April 13th 2012
Tunnel Nightclub (No Minors)
Fridays Rock @ Tunnel Cupl , The Deadwax Collective, Fen, Silent State
Sat. January 29th 2011
@  Joe's Apartment (No Minors)
Azimyth (as-a-myth), The Furniture, Silent State
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Silent State

Grunge from Delta BC
Broken Up - Confirmed: Feb. 7, 2017 (Archived)

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Jonathan Birch
“Rock isn’t about getting loaded and acting like a jerk” – Jack Black, School of Rock

For these three, Rock ‘N’ Roll isn’t about drugs, booze or loose women, it’s the love of music and the desire to get up on stage and play the best damn rock show out there and never stop.

This is Silent State; a unique, straight edge, hard rock band. They don’t believe in being classified in any of the sub genres of rock music; they love to play rock, and they love to play it all. With influences ranging from 54 40 and Peter Gabriel to Nirvana, Alice in Chains, KoRn, Tool, Trivium, and Avenged Sevenfold; the guys in Silent State takes something from everything. Whether it’s a hard rock song with screaming vocals, a mainstream upbeat song, a straight up rock song or even a soft ballad they play it all.

Silent State consists of Rael Linford handling, what is rarely seen in bands, both lead vocals and drums; Jonathan Birch, who uses a distinctive guitar style and occasionally sings back up; and Crispin McKinnon, a recent addition to the band who adds a fuller sound on bass to a band who, for the past 2 years, had been playing with only two members.

Silent State was formed over three years ago when Rael and Jonathan met in another band, Cult Valley. After some creative differences Cult Valley parted ways. After trying fit other members into the band, Rael and Jonathan decided to go on their own; as it seemed there just wasn’t anybody dedicated enough to stay with the band. Coming up with a band name came as a compromise between Rael wanting Silence of Faith, and Jonathan wanting A Blessed State; thus they became Silent State. Crispin came along as a long time friend of Jonathan who was interested in playing music. When offered a spot in the band he picked up a bass and within two weeks had already learned most of Silent States set list. Now they’re ready to unleash their music on the world.

For Silent State music isn’t a hobby, it isn’t a job, and it’s not just a way of life… Music is life.
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Last Lineup

Ray LinfordVocals / Drums
Jonny BirchGuitar / Vocals
Cris McKinnonBass
Status: Broken Up
Always looking for shows to play! - Last confirmed Feb. 7, 2017