Silver Talon to release full-length debut album “Decadence and Decay” on May 28th 2021

Silver Talon Decadence and Decay cover
US dark power metal group Silver Talon has unveiled the music video for “As the World Burns”, a new track from their forthcoming full-length debut album “Decadence and Decay”. The clip was directed by Brock Grossl (Visigoth, Unto Others).

Watch the video for “As the World Burns” below.

“Decadence and Decay” – the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed 2018 debut EP, “Becoming A Demon” – will be released on May 28th, 2021.

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Kardashian handing a Pepsi to a riot cop – forever”, says Guitarist Bryce VanHoosen. “Brock Grossl went the distance on this one. His vision fully captured the spirit of the song and reflects back a society that trivializes human tragedy in the name of consumption. Welcome to the Brave New World”.

“As The World Burns” showcases the thrilling combination of heavy metal hooks and guitar-driven virtuosity that has driven the band since their formation in 2017. The track is the second single from “Decadence and Decay” following last year’s unveiling of the album’s blistering leadoff track, “Deceiver, I Am”. The album – which features striking cover artwork from noted fantasy artist Gerald Brom (Doom, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft) – also features a guest appearance by guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Death) on the song “Resistance 2029”.

Pre-orders for digital, CD, cassette and limited-edition haze and smoke vinyl copies of the album are available here.

1. Deceiver, I Am
2. Resistance 2029 (feat. Andy La Rocque)
3. As the World Burns
4. Next to the Sun
5. Divine Fury
6. Kill All Kings
7. What Will Be
8. Touch the Void

With a virtuosic guitar attack, a rumbling rhythm section and powerful vocals, Silver Talon was birthed in 2017 after rising from the ashes of Spellcaster. Guitarist Bryce VanHoosen joined forces with fellow ex-Spellcaster member Sebastian Silva – who also plays in goth-rockers Unto Others (formerly Idle Hands) – in a shared mission to keep the heavy metal flame burning brightly. Bolstered by the soaring vocal attack of Wyatt Howell (Sanctifyre), Silver Talon began 2018 by unveiling two demo tracks, “Devil Machine” and “Warrior’s End”, which showcased the group’'s ability to create fist-clenching, head-banging heavy metal through a combination of masterful hooks, lush melody and technical dexterity.

Silver Talon subsequently built on this foundation in the second half of 2018 with the release of their self-released debut EP “Becoming A Demon”. The EP saw the band return to the studio to re-record their original demos with Zach Ohren (Exmortus, Fallujah, Machine Head) alongside three new originals and a cover of Sanctuary’s “Battle Angels” featuring that group’s former guitarist (and future Nevermore/Arch Enemy guitar hero) Jeff Loomis. The release was praised by Dead Rhetoric as “a solid salvo for those who love mid-80s U.S.-style power/heavy metal with occasional nods to Teutonic finesse” and “metal that has plenty of heaviness while being musically sharp, sophisticated and awe- inspiring”.

The group would further their reputation as masters of triumphant heavy metal with live performances alongside acts such as Exmortus, Unleash The Archers, Striker, The Absence, Powerglove and Hatchet, as well as a nationwide tour at the end of 2019 supporting Savage Master. VanHoosen’s guitar prowess is also displayed through his YouTube channel, which is regularly updated with play-through videos, guitar covers and product reviews.

More information about “Decadence and Decay” will be revealed in the weeks to come.

Wyatt Howell – Vocals
Bryce R. VanHoosen – Guitar
Sebastian Silva – Guitar
Devon Miller – Guitar
Walter Hartzell – Bass
Michael Thompson – Drums