Cry for Silence

Cry for Silence were a British heavy metal band. They influenced and toured with a number of other bands.

Cry for Silence
Cry for Silence, Download Festival, 15 June 2008
Cry for Silence, Download Festival, 15 June 2008
Background information
Also known asCFS
OriginWatford, United Kingdom
Years active1999–2008
Associated acts


Cry for Silence was formed in 1999 by guitarist Alessandro Venturella.[1] He later recruited Steve Sears (guitar), Ali Gordon (drums), Andy C Saxton (bass) and Adam Pettit (vocals).[2]

In their 8 years together,[3] Cry For Silence have been cited as influences by many bands including Enter Shikari, Gallows and Your Demise.[4] They have toured with bands including The Black Dahlia Murder, The Bled, Caliban, The Distillers, From Autumn to Ashes, Funeral For A Friend, The Haunted, The Hope Conspiracy, Hopesfall, My Chemical Romance, Nora, Poison the Well, Shai Hulud, Sepultura, Sikth, and Strung Out.[5]

Cry For Silence have played festivals including Give it a Name 2007 at Earls Court[6][circular reference] and Download Festival 2008.[7][circular reference] They also performed live radio sessions for BBC Radio One.[2]

After releasing two EPs, Cry For Silence released their debut album in 2008, entitled The Glorious Dead, with album artwork by Dan Mumford.[8]

Following the breakup of Cry For Silence, Alessandro Venturella went on to join Slipknot.[9]



  1. ^ Carter, Emily (12 September 2014). "New Slipknot Bassist Identity Discovered". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "CRY FOR SILENCE RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 10th MARCH". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Cry For Silence - The Glorious Dead -". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ CRY FOR SILENCE - Enter Shikari's main influence in Hardcore Genre. YouTube. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Cry For Silence : Corporation". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. ^ Give it a Name
  7. ^ Download Festival
  8. ^ "Cry For Silence". Big Tattoo Planet. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  9. ^ Michaels, Sean (5 December 2014). "Angry ex-Slipknot crew member unmasks identity of new lineup". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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  11. ^ "Cry For Silence – The Longest Day E.P - Punktastic". Retrieved 5 October 2015.