Silverstein announce new album ‘Misery Made Me’


Filled with moments of relentless energy throwing back to their punk and hardcore roots to visionary moments of modern heavy, Silverstein‘s upcoming new album Misery Made Me (out May 6 via UNFD) fastens the group’s status as torchbearers of the scene on all fronts.

It’s both intriguing and inspiring that a band – who could have merely rested on the impressive legacy they’ve  already cemented – would continue to dig deep and find the inspiration to reach people in meaningful new ways. On Misery Made Me – and their 22nd lap around the scene – Silverstein ultimately find themselves spring-boarding off the heights they’ve reached over the past handful of years.

“For the first time in our career, we truly put it all out there. We went into this with no rules and no preconceived notions of what Silverstein is or what it could be.  The results are bold.  We somehow wrote the heaviest, saddest, catchiest, and most emotional songs in 22 years of being a band … all on the same album,” reveals vocalist Shane Told.

Out today, the album’s lead single ‘Ultraviolet‘ is about feeling powerless and under the control of the chemicals in your brain. Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau explains, “Ultraviolet being invisible felt like the right way to describe it – to get lost in this unseeable thing. Ultraviolet light also causes physical damage to our skin, so it serves as a sort of ‘proof’ that something invisible like anxiety can hurt us.”

Alongside the single release comes a striking new music video directed by Wyatt Clough.

Misery Made Me was produced by Sam Guaiana (A Beautiful Place To Drown and both Redux) at Jukasa Studios in rural Ontario, Canada and features guests including Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid, singer/songwriter Trevor Daniel, Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica and nothing,nowhere.

Silverstein hit the road in support of the record next month, tackling a US run of dates with Beartooth, a UK/EU leg and performances at WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Festival and the Emo’s Not Dead Cruise.



Silverstein - Misery Made Me