Silence the Ocean is a metalcore band that started in August of 2011. The band is based in Ohio. Silence the Ocean strives to keep a positive & uplifting message through their music.
Starting in the small local scene of Southern Ohio in 2011, Silence the Ocean has dug their roots in deep with intentions to climb the ladder of the music industry. Known for their active live show and catchy and heavy material, STO continues to be a “tide on the rise”.
Originating from their rural roots of Galliapolis, Ohio, Silence the Ocean has put much time and effort into breaking out and reaching further territories. Breaching from out of a small rural scene takes a lot of work and time, but it is exactly what this 5 piece metalcore outfit has accomplished. Gaining fans all over the midwest, STO is building momentum, and fast.
In 2013, STO released their debut EP, “Changes”. The EP was the snow flake that started the avalanche, and quickly picked up followers and raised awareness about this upcoming presence in the Southern Ohio scene. Songs like “Candlelights” and “Changes” (title track), had melodies that got stuck in listeners heads, and still were heavy enough to entertain the common metal head. A very standout quality of Silence the Ocean, are the dueling clean vocals that give the songs a unique flavor, and the “Changes” EP is a very strong representation of that character trait.
Losing two founding members along the way, Silence the Ocean continued to carry on strong with their 2014 follow up release of their first full length, “Broken Vessels”. Vocalist and guitarist, Nick Pryor, took the creative reign on the full length release, and brought and more guitar riff-driven side of STO. Newly attained drummer, Cody Greer, also brought and fresh feel to Silence the Oceans expanding sound in “Broken Vessels”. Tracks like “Machines” and “Frayed Paths”, revealed a darker, more in-your-face version of the once “melodic” band, once again expanding their sound. STO didn’t completely abandon their melodic tone, however. Songs like “Fragile” and “Structures” solidify where the band has been, and how they evolved in a very tangible way. Gaining national radio-play and a whole new batch of followers, “Broken Vessels” did a lot of good for Silence the Ocean.