A Breach of Silence

A Breach of Silence is an Australian metalcore[1] band from Brisbane, formed in 2010.[2] They consist of Mat Cosgrove (guitar), Kerrod Dabelstein (guitar), Blair Layt (bass, vocals), Rhys Flannery (lead vocals), and Daniel Trickett (drums). Since formation they have released two album and toured internationally.

A Breach of Silence
OriginBrisbane, Australia
Years active2010 present
LabelsEclipse Records
MembersMat Cosgrove
Blair Layt
Rhys Flannery
Kerrod Dabelstein
Daniel Trickett
Past membersCorey Staples
Andrew Cotterell


Dead or Alive (2013)

The band's debut album Dead or Alive was released independently in Australia in 2012, and was produced by Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman who has also produced bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Arch Enemy, and In Flames.[3] Later that year, the band won a Q Music Award for the song Dawn To Rise in the Best Heavy Song category.[4] Vocalist Corey Staples was replaced by Rhys Flannery in mid 2013.[5] On 9 July 2013 the band was signed to U.S.A. record label Eclipse Records,[6] who released the album on a worldwide basis on 1 October 2013.[7] In the same month, the band toured Australia with Adept (band).

The Darkest Road (2014)

In December 2013, the band enlisted Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd of Studio Fredman to produce their sophomore album, The Darkest Road.[8] It was released worldwide via Eclipse Records on 7 October 2014.[9] The album debuted at #20 on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association 100% Independent Chart.[10] On 8 August 2014 the band announced that Andrew "Stix" Cotterell would be departing the band.[11] To support the album's release, the band toured the USA, performing at 26 shows, starting 22 October through 29 November as support for Drowning Pool.[12]


Studio albums

Date of release Title Label
12 July 2012 Dead or Alive self-released
7 October 2014 The Darkest Road Eclipse Records
24 February 2017 Secrets Eclipse Records

Music videos

  • The Darkest Road
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Circles
  • Night Rider
  • Blind
  • Vultures

Band members

Current members

  • Mat Cosgrove - Guitars (2010–present)
  • Kerrod Dabelstein - Guitars (2010–present)
  • Blair Layt - Bass, Clean Vocals (2010–present)
  • Rhys Flannery - Unclean Vocals (2012–present), Clean Vocals (2014–present)
  • Daniel Trickett - Drums (2014–present)

Former members

  • Corey Staples - Vocals (2010-2012)
  • Andrew Corterell - Drums (2010-2014)



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  3. "Clients". Studio Fredman. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. "Q Music Awards - 2012". Q Music Awards. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  5. "Lineup Change". Facebook - A Breach of Silence. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  6. "A Breach of Silence signs with Eclipse Records". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  7. "Dead or Alive". iTunes.
  8. Frometa, RJ (12 August 2014). "Interview: A Breach of Silence". Vent Magazine. Archived from the original on 19 November 2014.
  9. "A Breach of Silence reveal cover art and track listing". AltSounds. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  10. "100% Independent Albums Chart (week of Oct 13, 2014)". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  11. "A Breach of Silence (verified page)". Facebook. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  12. "A Breach Of Silence To Join Drowning Pool On Tour In The USA". Top 40 Charts. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
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