Libricide is a multi-faceted modern rock band based out of New York, USA, fusing styles to create an original sonic experience that broadens your mind and gets stuck in your head. Holding down multiple roles at the forefront of Libricide is Producer/Songwriter/Frontman Harun Gadol, who originally formed the band as a solo project, releasing the first EP Barriers To Entry. Lead Guitarist Dylan Stark joined shortly after, leading the group to Libricide’s self-titled, full-length debut album in 2015. The band was soon on the rise amidst their local tri-state area live circuit, finding Bassist Paul Paldino and drummer James Knoerl along the way to round out the current lineup.
Together, Libricide has released their latest single, “Silence”, the second single in the rollout of their new album Consilience, out April 8th. “Silence” depicts the world of a concerned and increasingly exasperated citizen in an over-reaching surveillance state. The song jumps in parts between the subject and their issues with modern society, and a falsely placating, propagandizing, “sentient” governmental technology. “When we were working on this song, we had no idea what the end result was going to be,” explains lead guitarist Dylan Stark. “When you write a tune and flesh it out in either the rehearsal room or the studio, it takes on a life of its own and doesn’t always turn out the way you had originally envisioned. This was one of those tunes. Once we started to work on it and put all of our ideas together, it indeed took on a life of its own & began to write itself out.”
“Silence” was engineered & mixed by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios, and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. The song is currently available on all streaming platforms. Listen to it now on Spotify or YouTube.
Various artists and musical aesthetics inform the sound of Libricide, as the band nods to classic rock inspiration, while broadening their horizons to encompass a wide sphere of influence. Libricide’s collective influences range from the core classics of the rock world to 90’s/2000’s alternative and grunge, funk, metal, and hip-hop. Their diverse musical tastes are well-applied in their songwriting, representing a wide breadth of styles while still providing memorable, catchy, and radio-ready tracks.
True to their name, Libricide burns the book of rules and expectations of musical trends, creating a unity of genre that aligns with the message of their current full-length work, Consilience. Meaning “unity of knowledge”, Consilience represents the alliance formed in the making of the record, as the band’s internal team of songwriting and arrangement aligns with external collaboration alongside such artisans of production as Ted Jensen (The Eagles, Green Day, Norah Jones) and John Ferrara (Cro-Mags, Trophy Scars, Young Thieves). If the first album endeavored to captivate the local scene, Consilience represents the band’s new emergence to cross the threshold into reaching audiences across the nation, and the world.
Libricide Studios is the band’s HQ, a production house that expands their following to an extensive reach through covers, viral content, comedy, and film production, including international collaborations. This creative outlet has gained them attention outside of the scope of their music, while still drawing newcomers in to discover the sounds of Libricide.
The band’s production-focused lifestyle naturally translates to the live experience, as Libricide always aims to craft the perfect sound and stage for each performance, tailoring the ideal set for any audience. Their adaptability has led Libricide everywhere from singer/songwriter bills to the heaviest of metal lineups, and to sharing stages with the likes of Ace Frehley, Puddle of Mudd, Angel Vivaldi, Smile Empty Soul, and Yngwie Malmsteen, just to name a few.
As they reside in their unity of genre, Libricide also expands into the unity of sound and visuals, with cinematic animated and live videos accompanying their latest full-length work, as the band continues to grow and enrich their musical explorations now and into the future.
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