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Artwork For The Darkest Road



With all the hype surrounding the latest project by A Breach Of Silence, we here at Mannequin Republic would like to point out a very important and often overlooked feature of any new album: the artwork.

The album cover for The Darkest Road was created by special request by Romanian artist Gabriel Serbanescu, who also created several concept pieces, including the final album cover for the band’s first album, Dead Or Alive.

A Breach Of Silence wanted to go with the vulture theme as it encapsulated the overall concept of the album, using the scavenger bird as a metaphor for life.  “The album represents dark parts of our lives and also fun parts” the band explains.  “To us, it gives us incentive for the vulture never to get hold of what we hold dearly and that is our dreams of being musicians.”

The Darkest Road is available on Eclipse … more...

Equilibrium Clip On Fire



On behalf of As Paradise Falls, Mannequin Republic would like to thank all you heavy music fanatics who viewed, shared and rated the brand new music video for “Equilibrium.”

Since dropping on August 14 on an eagerly expecting public, the video has steadily drawn in more and more viewers with outstanding positive feedback from fans and critics alike.  The video is currently well passed 25,000 views and counting.

The video has been shared across the internet by major media sources such as Sludge Factory and Kill Your Stereo as well as cable TV music network Channel V.

In case you have yet to see it you can catch it on YouTube right now at  You won’t be disappointed!… more...

Stix Steps Down



Long time A Breach Of Silence drummer Andrew “Stix” Cotterell has announced that he will be stepping away from the live music scene and his role in the band.

“Stix” has been drumming for A Breach Of Silence for 6 years, recorded and released 2 full albums, toured across Australia and New Zealand and established himself as an important part of the A Breach Of Silence sound.

At Mannequin Republic we would like to say thank you to “Stix” for all his hard work and wish him the best of luck with his new life and other opportunities.

Fans of A Breach Of Silence need not fear as a new drummer will soon step in to the role left by “Stix” and some pretty exciting performances are coming up soon for the kings of powercore.  Don’t forget to grab their brand new album, The Darkest Road available now.… more...