The Letter Black, formerly known as Breaking the Silence, is a Christian rock band that was formed in 2006 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The band consists of lead vocalist Sarah Anthony; her husband, lead guitarist and vocalist Mark Anthony; bassist Matt Beal; and drummer Mat Slagle. The Letter Black started out as a praise team at their local church with Sarah and her husband Mark as a duo on vocals under the name "Breaking the Silence". Later when they were signed to Tooth and Nail Records they changed the name of the band to "The Letter Black". The band often does 150 shows or more a year and has shared the stage with bands such as Skillet, Decyfer Down, RED, and Hawk Nelson. They performed as the opening act in the 2010 Awake and Alive tour. They will also be the opening act for Thousand Foot Krutch's "Welcome to the Masquerade Tour.