Dead Silence

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  • Canadian rock band Billy Talent close their fifth album with its title track. "If there's anything that comes close to some sort of concept for this record, then it would be the underlying theme of this year being 2012, with a little bit like an end-of-the-world-mentality seeping in there," explained Vocalist Ben Kowalewicz, "and being aware that you only got one kick at the can, you only got one shot! Dead Silence is about following your dreams, standing up for yourself, realizing what's important and what's total bulls--t."
  • Australian poster artist, Ken Taylor, created the artwork for the album. "The underwater scenario, a city immersed under the ocean, reflects songs like 'Dead Silence' or 'Swallowed Up By The Ocean,'" explained Kowalewicz, "but it also points out that there's always an element of hope. There's the phone box, so when the world is destroyed and everything goes to s--t, there's still hope."
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