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Spotify Has Secrets



A reminder to all our Spotify subscribers and heavy music fans out there in general that the widely raved about and critically acclaimed new album Secrets by A Breach Of Silence is now available on the streaming service for your listening enjoyment.

Several tracks off the new album have made it onto official Spotify playlists and the full album is very highly rated.  If you haven’t heard Secrets yet or want to rock out to it again, check it out on Spotify right now.

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Secrets Goes To Metal Temple



Another review off the press rounds for Brisbane based powercore outfit A Breach Of Silence as their album Secrets continues to get covered from the biggest to the smallest names in the underground heavy music scene.

This time, old school metal news and reviews website Metal Temple takes a sprawling and well intentioned look at the new album, in a piece put together by writer Devin C. Baker.

The article spends a lot of time dissecting the origin and wavering definition of “powercore”, as well as a peak into A Breach Of Silence’s past before moving on to their current new project.  Praising the band’s musicianship, songwriting and production values the reviewer tends to get hung up on whether the album fits the genre much more than how much he actually enjoyed it.

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Blair Returns To Fearcast



One of the best places to hear genuine interviews in the emerging music scene in Canadian based podcast Fearcast and recently A Breach Of Silence bassist and vocalist Blair Layt made his return to the program with another epic hour long interview.

Show host Fear Innes and Blair had a good long chat about heaps of crazy topics, as well as excellent insight into the new album Secrets and A Breach Of Silence in general.

Blair takes us into the writing process and inspiration behind much of the new A Breach Of Silence album, being stubborn when writing, covering the Weeknd and how to judge success as a band.

A good portion of the show is spent ripping on Canadians, Australians, Americans and New Zealanders, plus Dire Straits stories, Canadian hockey memes and bears hiding under toilet seats.

If you’re a fan of Blair, A Breach Of Silence or fun … more...