British melodic metallers CODE OF SILENCE
, who are fronted by Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto
, LORD OF MUSHROOMS
), have signed with Mausoleum Records
and Rubicon Music
Produced by Paul Logue
) and mixed and mastered by Italian producer Alessandro Del Vecchio
) CODE OF SILENCE
's full-length debut, "Dark Skies Over Babylon"
, is described in a press release as "a grandiose thematic album based upon the tales of the legendary Knights Templar during the period of the Crusades." The CD is scheduled for release on January 23 in Japan, February 25 in Europe and April 9 in North America.CODE OF SILENCE
filmed a promotional video for their first single, "Sky Is Falling Down"
, in early December in Glasgow with Mycho Films
. The clip will make its online debut in the spring.
A two-minute audio sample of "Sky Is Falling Down"
can be streamed using the SoundCloud
Alongside the experienced Monsanto
, CODE OF SILENCE
features young virtuoso guitarist Ben Randall
) who turned heads when he won "The Most Promising Young Guitarist" award at the 2008 inaugural Guitar Idol
competition in London at just 17 years old. With a field of over 750 international entrants, Randall
wowed judges who praised "his level of technical virtuosity at such a young age, coupled with a level of phrasing beyond his years," a hallmark of his playing throughout the CODE OF SILENCE
debut. The rest of CODE OF SILENCE
consists of keyboardist Scott McLean
, CONCEPT OF TIME
), drummer John Clelland
, THE JACK
, THE TROUBLESHOOTERS
), and bassist and band leader James Murray
."Dark Skies Over Babylon"
02. Bitter Sweet Paradise
03. Sky Is Falling Down
04. Tame The Tempest
05. Dark Skies Over Babylon
06. Seventh Seal
07. Witches Of November
08. Black Abyss
09. Knights Of The Crimson Cross
10. Midnight Cathedral (Veritas)
11. Here To Heaven