It’s the dichotomy of Gulf Coast quartet Silent Trust‘s larger-than-life stage presence backed by lyrical transparency about offstage struggles that connects so powerfully with fans, making their hard rock all the more commanding.
That, and the fact that band-Vocalist Andrew Cospelich, guitarist Mike Yorks, drummer Dustin Mclean and bassist Corey Mccollough-draw from a handful of influences ranging from epic ’80s anthems to grunge, to heavy metal and modern contemporaries like Breaking Benjamin to create a sound they’ve heard compared more often to a moment than to any music the listener has heard before-a je ne sais quoi mixture of thunderous drums and bass and captivating guitar imbued with the spirit of survival and resilience to keep the music flowing through unimaginable circumstances including depression, homelessness, being repeatedly ravaged by tropical storms and even cancer.
With a new round of singles produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank), the band start from square-one, making a firm sonic declaration positioning them to spread their message to the largest audiences they’ve seen yet. It’s clear these humble Mississippi rockers belong on massive stages with their heartfelt rock blasted through towering stacks to thousands of people who may find just what they need to escape in their music.
“I’m hoping that when people hear the songs, they release all the emotions there at the concert,” explains Cospelich. “I want them to go home happy instead of going back to the depressed state. To have that feeling of possibly saving someone’s life-that’s a big game-changer. I feel like I’m returning a favor.”
Upcoming tour with kingdom collapse and VRSTY
It is called the unbreakable 2 US tour 2021
“Silent Trust writes great songs with honest lyrics, played and sung to perfection.”
Interview by Tim Brown
When and why did you start playing? Silent Trust started in 2008 after the split if a former local band we all kind of got together and started jamming
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why? We admire so many from journey to queen to genesis to iron maiden to modern contemporaries Breaking Benjamin. The music just has substance and feeling
Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones? We were anything from the grunge era Nirvana nevermind to Van Halen
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s? We all share a live for the band tool they’re quite incredible
Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes? We done a few battle of the bands when we first started out. Exposure and a chance to play a festival was the prize
Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV.
We perform as many places as possible. We’ve played arenas and big music halls to dive bars. Always try to have the same energy for every show
What makes this kind of music “good” to you? For us the music is raw and full of meaning it tells a truth
Why did you choose to play this kind of music? It’s a release from life and all the stuff that comes with it
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work… Our music is an honest truth to how many people feel at this day in age. 7 days is our latest release we recorded with Jim Wirt in Cleveland Ohio
How do you feel about the internet in the music business? The internet is a good way to market but as far as streaming it’s okay not like the glory days of getting a physical copy in hand
What are the plans for the future? We are going to tour in support of our album and hit new markets
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music? We have evolved into our own unique sound that’s recognized by many
Could you briefly describe the music-making process? When we have an idea we all tend to get together and just jam it out and build up everything