“‘De La Muerte’ is pretty self-explanatory in my opinion,” vocalist/guitarist Jonny Santos said. “It’s a good ol’ fashioned revenge anthem. It was written about an unprovoked betrayal of trust and friendship, and the feelings that manifest after being robbed of that trust. It is essentially a song about what most people experience at some point in life, and the natural human reaction to want to seek vengeance out of hurt and, more importantly, anger. Something everyone can relate to. So yeah, it’s a revenge anthem with no apologies plain and simple.”
Silent Civilian features Santos (Spineshank), bassist Robbie Young, guitarist/vocalist Matt Bredemeier and drummer Alex Morgan.
The band is working on its long-awaited third album, “The Reckoning,” tentatively set for a spring 2023 release. The album will feature 16 songs, and it was produced, mixed and mastered by Santos and Kiel Bishoprick in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, over the past year. It’s also the first album from Santos and Kiel’s Black Horse Entertainment production company.
Santos recently appeared on the Life Is Peachy Mixtape Sessions podcast. Listen here.
Silent Civilian released its debut album, “Rebirth of the Temple,” in 2006, followed by “Ghost Stories” in 2010.