With the band’s 3rd full-length record Where The End Began dropping in November via Solid State Records, metalcore band Silent Planet’s thought-provoking lyrics and out-of-the-box musicianship are really turning heads in the music scene. Much like fellow cohorts in Fit For A King, their years of constantly touring and playing shows are finally resulting in the wider fanbases they deserve.
However, it’s been somewhat well-known for a while that Silent Planet isn’t your typical band. Constantly reaching out to their fans for unique experiences (like playing Mario Kart 64 with their fans on tour) and tackling subjects that most other bands wouldn’t touch at all (like nuclear war, spirituality, and much more), few bands are quite like Silent Planet. Are they a Christian band, though? That label has always come with some sort of stigma, but clearly they’re a band that doesn’t believe in selling Jesus as a commodity. Vocalist Garrett Russell recently took to Twitter to discuss whether they’re a Christian band, and the end result is really quite telling and thought-provoking.
Yo I saw that Mario Kart is currently a trending topic and I was like shoot I know I’m good but I didn’t know I was that good. So anyways here’s this very timely drawing of my band come lose a race against us pic.twitter.com/Yx6L3RzlWd
— Garrett Russell (@SilentGarrett) September 18, 2018
We’re not a Christian band and our label is not a Christian label.
We write songs about topics we care about. Things that affect us/you
We never claimed to be a Christian band, and we don’t make music for any singular audience
Personally, I try (and often fail) to follow Jesus
— Garrett Russell (@SilentGarrett) October 7, 2018