Infest 2023 – Silent Weapon added to the lineup

Unfortunately Ventenner have been forced to postpone their Infest appearance, due to medical reasons. We wish them a speedy recovery, and we look forward to welcoming them to a future edition.

Taking their place is the UK’s own magnificent SILENT WEAPON!

Silent Weapon

Silent Weapon is the solo industrial/electronic/noise project of Umair Chaudhry.

Umair grew up in Oxfordshire, UK and started making music at the age of 8, and has been involved in various bands/projects over the years, including Xmas Lights, Gift of Blindness, Abandon, Future Proof and Walls of Freedom. Currently he is based in Didcot, near Oxford.

Silent Weapon started releasing music and performing in 2022. Known for intense live shows, SW has played in various venues in the South and is looking to play nationally at gigs and festivals in 2023.

Style wise the music is beat driven, with intense sub-bass, dense layers of synths/noise and distorted vocals.

Influences include Killing Joke, Techno Animal, Scorn, Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy and Author & Punisher.

Releases to date include the EP “Eggshells”, and full length album “Purge” (both on Blindsight Records).

Silent Weapon has received favorable reviews from Nightshift Magazine Oxford and various blogs. Airplay on BBC Introducing Oxford, The Melting Pot Radio show (Get Radio, Oxford), Dark Tunnel Radio and Wigwam.

Album no. 2 is in progress to be released later in the year, featuring guest Dave Barbarossa (Adam & The Ants, Bow Wow Wow) and others.

“Sounds like sirens from a future war-ravaged city howl ominously as synth sounds are bent out of shape, yet continue to pile on the pressure with each track and by the end we feel both sandblasted and cleansed. Magnificent.”
– Nightshift Magazine (Live review)

“This is beautifully bleak music for end times.”
– Nightshift Magazine (Album review)

Find Silent Weapon online

Website // Bandcamp // Soundcloud // YouTube // Instagram // Twitter // Facebook