Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal
Webster’s dictionary defines SILO as “an underground structure for housing a guided missile”. Considering the momentum and success that SILO, a rock band hailing from Calgary, Alberta, has achieved, they may want to consider a name change; because The SILO NATION has exploded into one of the most anticipated live show experiences currently taking over the Canadian indie music scene. Following their latest release Bad Luck, SILO has become well known for their high energy live performances. Referred to as “One of the best live performances I have ever seen,” by a Calgary music promoter, SILO’s music and stage presence has opened up some very notable opportunities for the band.
In November 2010, SILO opened for Juno nominated Econoline Crush at the Calgary stop of their reunion tour. The buzz created from that single show landed SILO a slot at the Boonstock 2011 Music Festival. The honor of playing Boonstock was one thing, but when SILO learned they would be opening for their idol’s Five Finger Death Punch on Canada Day, SILO didn’t hold back, rocking one of their best performances to date. Playing for a crowd of 20,000+ fans, and sharing the stage with other rock greats such as Three Days Grace, Seether, and My Darkest Days, the Boonstock Music Festival was added as one of the band’s favorite shows to date.
Following Boonstock, SILO headed out to Salmon Arm, B.C. in July 2011 to headline the fair-grounds stage at the first annual Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival. SILO was honored to share the stage with rock legends Nazareth, Helix, Prism, and Steppenwolf.
SILO’s current album, Bad Luck speaks to all musical genres. Blazing guitars and percussion can be heard on songs such as “Epic”, and “Rage”, to melodic and haunting musical stories from tracks such as their previous release “Paper Notes” and “Devil in Disguise”. “Bad Luck” considered to be a fan favorite, is currently SILO’s top grossing song on iTunes.
SILO will finish their current Bad Luck tour, appearing in venues across Canada, specifically Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. SILO also plans to travel to the North West Territories in October 2011, to attend BreakOut West 2011. A highlight for SILO will be their attendance at Canada Music Week 2012, held in Toronto, Ontario.