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Billy Talent Announce Details on Fourth Album!
July 12 2012

For immediate release

Warner Music Canada recording artists Billy Talent today revealed details about the upcoming release of their fourth full length album. In a posting on the band’s website,, the group announced that the title of the album is Dead Silence and that it is scheduled to be released in Canada September 11, 2012 (fans should check local retailers for release dates in their own country). The band also posted a copy of the new album cover designed by Ken Taylor.

Dead Silence was recorded at The Armoury Studios (Vancouver), Noble Street Studios (Toronto) and at Billy Talent Headquarters in Toronto. The album was produced by Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa who has, over the years built up his production chops working with the likes of Die Mannequin, One Second 2 Late and The Mahones as well as co-producing Billy Talent II with Gavin Brown.

In late June, fans got an early taste of the album with the release of the track “Viking Death March.” The track was released as a thank you to fans for being patient while the band finished up work on Dead Silence. Radio stations hungry for new music from the band picked up the track and propelled it into the Top Ten of airplay at Canadian Rock radio.

While putting the final touches on Dead Silence, the band got a respite from the studio and headed over to Europe for a number of major festival shows including a return to Germany to play the infamous Rock Am Ring festival in front of over 115,000 fans (see “Viking Death March” footage here ). The official video for “Viking Death March” will premiere on on Friday, July 13, 2012. The clip was filmed by award-winning directors Michael Maxxis and David Logan during the band’s recent European tour and captures all of the live excitement and energy the band has become renown for.

The band will be headlining Edgefest in Toronto this weekend (Saturday July 14) before going in to the mastering studio to put the final sonic touches on the new record. Early August finds Billy Talent on tour in Australia before returning to Europe for a series of dates including the famed Reading Festival in England.