Soundwave (Australian music festival)
Soundwave was an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007, it features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock and punk. The festival has been headlined by Deftones, The Offspring, Alice in Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Jimmy Eat World, Jane's Addiction, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Smashing Pumpkins, System of a Down, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Blink-182 and Metallica; the festival was run and promoted by Soundwave Touring, who run Harvest Festival and promote tours for bands and musicians each year. On 17 December 2015, the Soundwave founder, music promoter AJ Maddah, announced that the 2016 Soundwave festival was cancelled due to poor ticket sales; this was announced two days after the announcement. The Soundwave festival originated in Perth, as a smaller festival known as Gravity Soundwave within the Gravity Games.
The Gravity Games were held in South Perth along the Swan River, being based on water-based and action sports. The event was sponsored by Vodafone in its first year, with the company committing one million dollars to the event. Gravity Soundwave provided the music side of the festival, which took place at McCallum Park alongside the Swan River. Gravity Soundwave was first introduced in the festival's first year, held on 14 and 15 October 2004. American pop punk band Good Charlotte became the first headline act of Soundwave, when they performed in the festival's first night along with Gyroscope and One Dollar Short; the following night featured Regurgitator, MxPx, Lagwagon and Last Year's Hero. The 2005 festival was again presented by Vodafone. Gravity Soundwave was headlined by Grinspoon, with it featuring American acts Unwritten Law, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger; the third and final year of the Gravity Games festival in Perth was moved to December 2006, instead of October. Gravity Soundwave featured American act Aiden, local Australian bands Gyroscope, Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan and New Zealanders Goodnight Nurse.
In 2007 the festival expanded to include Sydney and Brisbane, increased the number of bands performing. A number of the artists featured in the 2007 Festival had played at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, including Unwritten Law, MxPx and Parkway Drive. Locations Riverstage, Brisbane, 24 February 2007 Sydney Park, Sydney, 25 February 2007 Robinson Pavilion, Perth, 3 March 2007Lineup Local acts Notes The 2008 Soundwave festival was headlined by The Offspring, along with Incubus and Killswitch Engage and was expanded to include dates in Melbourne and Adelaide, increasing the number of dates from three to five; the expanded Festival featured five stages compared to three the previous year. Locations Riverstage and Parklands, Brisbane, 23 February 2008 Sydney Park, Sydney, 24 February 2008 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, 29 February 2008 Bonython Park, Adelaide, 1 March 2008 Steel Blue Oval, Perth, 3 March 2008Lineup Local acts Notes The lineup for the 2009 festival was announced on 24 September 2008, the headliners were Nine Inch Nails and sub-headliners were Alice in Chains and Bloodhound Gang.
Presenters of British reality stunt TV show Dirty Sanchez and Finnish stuntmen The Dudesons were masters of ceremonies at Soundwave 2009. This festival featured 55 acts across six stages. Locations RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 21 February 2009 Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney, 22 February 2009 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, 27 February 2009 Bonython Park, Adelaide, 28 February 2009 Steel Blue Oval, Perth, 2 March 2009Lineup Local acts Notes The first lineup announcement for the 2010 festival was made on 13 August 2009, the headliners were Faith No More, Jane's Addiction and Placebo, the lineup featured Paramore, AFI, Jimmy Eat World and HIM; this festival featured 46 acts across six stages. Locations RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 20 February 2010 Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney, 21 February 2010 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, 26 February 2010 Bonython Park, Adelaide, 27 February 2010 Steel Blue Oval, Perth, 1 March 2010Lineup Local acts Notes The first lineup announcement for the 2011 festival was made on 5 August 2010, the headliners were Iron Maiden and Queens Of The Stone Age.
The lineup included The Starting Line, who reunited for the festival. This festival featured 71 acts across eight stages. Locations RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 26 February 2011 Olympic Park, Sydney, 27 February 2011 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, 4 March 2011 Bonython Park, Adelaide, 5 March 2011 Claremont Showground, Perth, 7 March 2011Lineup Local acts Notes The lineup for the 2012 festival was first announced on 7 October 2011; the 2012 Soundwave lineup featured System of a Down, Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson. This was the first time, their previous tour was the 2001 Big Day Out festival, marred by the death of 16-year-old Jessica Michalik during their performance at the Sydney show. Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst paid tribute to Michalik at each Soundwave date and criticised Big Day Out organisers; the festival featured a reunited Coal Chamber, who played their first shows since 2003, marked the final shows of emo group Thursday. This festival featured 95 acts across eleven stages. Locations RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 25 February 2012, Olympic Park, Sydney, 26 February 2012 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, 2 March 2012, Bonython Park, Adelaide, 3 March 2012, Claremont Showground, Perth, 5 March 2012,Lineup Local a
Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, musician, record producer, film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016, his first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums, he left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012. Reznor was associated with the bands Option 30, The Urge, The Innocent, Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as Marilyn Manson and Saul Williams, he and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, are members of the post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels, with Atticus Ross and long-time Nine Inch Nails graphic designer Rob Sheridan.
Reznor and Ross scored the David Fincher films The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They scored the 2018 film Bird Box. In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time's list of the year's most influential people, Spin magazine described him as "the most vital artist in music". Michael Trent Reznor was born on May 17, 1965, in New Castle, the son of Nancy Lou and Michael Reznor, he has German and Irish ancestry and is a descendant of businessman George Reznor, who founded the heating and air conditioning manufacturer The Reznor Company in 1888. Reznor grew up in Pennsylvania. After his parents divorced, he lived with his maternal grandparents from the age of six, while his sister Tera lived with their mother, he showed an early aptitude for music. His grandfather, Bill Clark, told People magazine in February 1995 that Reznor was "a good kid... a Boy Scout who loved to skateboard, build model planes, play the piano".
He stated, "Music was his life, from the time. He was so gifted."Reznor has acknowledged that his sheltered life left him feeling isolated from the outside world. In a September 1994 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he referred to his choices in the music industry: However, in April 1995, Reznor told Details magazine that he did not "want to give the impression it was a miserable childhood". At Mercer Area Junior/Senior High School, he learned to play the tenor saxophone and tuba, was a member of both the jazz and marching band; the school's former band director remembered him as "very upbeat and friendly". Reznor became involved in theater while in high school, was voted "Best in Drama" by classmates for his roles as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, he graduated in 1983 and enrolled at Allegheny College in Meadville, where he studied computer engineering. While he was a student at Mercer Area Junior/Senior High School, Reznor joined local band Option 30 and played three shows a week with them.
After a year of college, Reznor dropped out and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to pursue a career in music. His first band in Cleveland was a cover band. In 1985, he joined The Innocent as a keyboardist. In 1986, he joined local band Exotic Birds and appeared with them as a fictional band called The Problems in the 1987 film Light of Day. Reznor contributed on keyboards to the band Slam Bamboo during this time. Reznor got a job at Cleveland's Right Track Studio as janitor. Studio owner Bart Koster commented: "He was so focused in everything he did; when that guy waxed the floor, it looked great." Reznor asked Koster for permission to record demos of his own songs for free during unused studio time. Koster agreed, remarking that it cost him "just a little wear on his tape heads". While assembling the earliest Nine Inch Nails recordings, Reznor was unable to find a band that could articulate his songs as he wanted. Instead, inspired by Prince, he played all the instruments. Reznor has continued in this role on most of the band's studio recordings, though he has involved other musicians, assistants and rhythm experts.
Several labels responded favorably to the demo material and Reznor signed with TVT Records. Nine selections from the Right Track demos were unofficially released in 1988 as Purest Feeling and many of these songs appeared in revised form on Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor's first official release under the Nine Inch Nails name. Most of Reznor's work as a musician has been as founding and primary member of Nine Inch Nails. Pretty Hate Machine was released in 1989 and was a moderate commercial success, certified Gold in 1992. Amid pressure from his record label to produce a follow-up to Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor secretly began recording under various pseudonyms to avoid record company interference, resulting in an EP called Broken. Nine Inch Nails was included in the Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991, won a Grammy Award in 1993 under "Best Heavy Metal Performance" for the song "Wish". Nine Inch Nails' second full-length album, The Downward Spiral, entered the Billboard 200 chart in 1994 at number two, remains the highest-selling Nine Inch Nails release in America.
To record the album, Reznor rented and moved into the 10050 Cielo Drive mansion, where the 1969 Manson Family murders took place. He built a studio space in the house, whic
Closure is the first video album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on November 25, 1997. The double VHS set consists of one tape of live concert and behind-the-scenes footage from their Self-Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and one tape of music videos; the first cassette's footage highlights the backstage antics by Nine Inch Nails and their tour guests: Marilyn Manson, Jim Rose Circus and David Bowie. One segment, in particular, is dedicated to Reznor's penchant at the time for violently destroying keyboards and other tour equipment each show; the music videos on the second cassette are interspersed with snippets from educational films, as well as exclusive footage shot by Peter Christopherson, reminiscent of the video for "Closer". Closure contains snippets of the non-commercially released Broken film. Footage from the Edison Manufacturing Company film Electrocuting an Elephant is shown before "March of the Pigs". According to Russell Mills, who created the artwork, a live album was planned as a companion to Closure and artwork was made for it, but the idea was scrapped.
The unused paintings can be seen here. "Terrible Lie" "Piggy" "Down in It" "March of the Pigs" "The Only Time" "Wish" "Hurt" "Something I Can Never Have" "Head Like a Hole" – 4:31 "Sin" – 2:11 "Down in It" – 3:50 "Pinion" – 1:16 "Wish" – 3:42 "Help Me, I Am in Hell" – 2:03 "Happiness in Slavery" – 4:48 "Gave Up" – 4:27 "March of the Pigs" – 3:03 "Eraser" – 4:23 "Hurt" – 5:10 "Wish" – 3:49 "Closer" – 4:36 "The Perfect Drug" – 4:13 In August 2004, Trent Reznor announced a DVD version of Closure, long requested and anticipated by fans, to be released in late 2004. It contains over 90 minutes of additional footage compared to the prior VHS release; the deluxe two-disc DVD set, though finished and ready for authoring and release, has been indefinitely postponed by Interscope Records. A teaser trailer shown on the NIN website included new footage from the 1989 tour, Woodstock'94, clips from the making of the "Closer" and "The Perfect Drug" videos, the unreleased, original versions of the "March of the Pigs" and "Hurt" videos.
"Now I'm Nothing/Terrible Lie" "Sin" "Sanctified" "Down In It" "Big Man With A Gun" "Pinion" "March of the Pigs" "Get Down Make Love" "Hurt" original video "Reptile" "March of the Pigs" original video "Mr. Self Destruct" "Closer" "Wish" "Big Man with a Gun" "The Perfect Drug" "Something I Can Never Have" "Sex Dwarf" In 2006, Disc 1 of a so-called "prototype" edition of the DVD set appeared on the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, including the aforementioned bonus content and a still image gallery; the torrent contains the artwork from the promotional poster, rendered for the DVD, containing more detail than the original VHS cover. Disc 2 appeared, including behind-the-scenes footage of the "Closer" video with commentary by Mark Romanek. Both of these discs were submitted to The Pirate Bay by a user known only as seed0. Fans speculate that Reznor may have been the source of this leak, based on a post on his official blog: "12/21/06: Happy Holidays! This one is a guilt-free download.. If you know what I'm talking about, cool."
This was alluded to by Reznor, tongue-in cheek, during an interview: "A couple of years ago around this time of year, somebody must have broken into my personal files and uploaded onto a torrent site the entire DVD of Closure So that means that it doesn't need to come out on DVD anymore."In March 2013, Nine Inch Nails made the tour documentary portion of Closure available for streaming via Vimeo. Nothing Records / Interscope Records INTV2-90157 - VHS Nothing Records / Interscope Records VM-6734 - VHS re-release Closure at Discogs
Conjuration is the fourth EP by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. The first three tracks were recorded between June and September, 2002; the live songs were recorded at the Mystic Festival on 13 October 2001. The tracks were mastered at the High End Studio in June, 2003. In 2011, the EP was bundled with Slaves Shall Serve and released as part of the compilation album Abyssus Abyssum Invocat
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan was an American mathcore band formed in Morris Plains, New Jersey, in 1997. Developed from an earlier, defunct project called Arcane, the band consisted of bassist Adam Doll, lead singer Dimitri Minakakis, drummer Chris Pennie and guitarist Ben Weinman. During the course of their existence, they underwent various line-up changes; the bands final lineup consisted of Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato, drummer Billy Rymer, rhythm guitarist Kevin Antreassian. The band achieved critical success, their debut album Calculating Infinity has been noted by critics as a landmark release in hardcore punk and heavy metal music. They continued to have success with subsequent albums, each of which appeared on various album charts around the world. In 2017, the band won an AIM Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Music"; the Dillinger Escape Plan disbanded at the end of 2017. They played a series of final shows that took place at Terminal 5 in New York City December 27–29, 2017.
During these final performances, the band was joined by past members. The Dillinger Escape Plan evolved from the hardcore punk band Arcane. Arcane was an aggressive, political-oriented act formed in 1996 by vocalists Dimitri Minakakis and Brad McMann, guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Bruce Fulton and drummer Chris Pennie. Arcane played for a few months but disbanded because they "were kinda sick of trying to become part of a clique and to write music that would fit into a theme", according to Weinman. Encouraged by him, they turned around their sound and aesthetic, with bassist Adam Doll, a Pennie's bandmate in the bands Samsara and Malfactor, becoming interested in their new direction and hence joining the band. Guitarist Derek Brantley joined the band following the departure of McMann and Fulton, their first live performance, which they considered the last of Arcane, was as a support act for Overcast and organized by long time friend Matt Backerman. Backerman had just decided to form Now or Never records and asked the band to record what would be their self titled six-track EP.
Their second show was supporting Earth Crisis in Pennsylvania. They were nameless for many months until, without much thought, friend Matt Makowski suggested the name “The Dillinger Escape Plan” while watching a documentary on John Dillinger, a 1930s bank robber notorious for his multiple escapes from jail. Weinman telephoned Steve Evetts to produce their album because he was a big fan of his work on the Deadguy records. After their first two shows, Brantley lost contact with the band and did not show up when they were recording the six song self-titled effort, causing them to record as a quartet; the six-track EP was released in April 1997, set them off on a small club tour around northeast America. Shortly before their first tour as The Dillinger Escape Plan, the group was joined by guitarist John Fulton, who played in the bands Samsara and Malfactor with Pennie and Doll. In 1998 the band recorded their second EP titled Under the Running Board. During this time period, The Dillinger Escape Plan gained notoriety in the hardcore punk scene for the intensity of their performances which were wild, violent.
These features, as well as the creative, technical approach of their music led a record executive of Relapse Records to offer the band a multi-record contract. Shortly before signing, the Under the Running Board demo was shown to some friends, one of whom was Jesuit bassist Nate Newton, impressed with their musical proficiency and invited The Dillinger Escape Plan to an American and Canadian tour with them and Botch. Shortly after their second EP, John Fulton left the band to focus on his computer programming studies. Before the recording of Calculating Infinity, bassist Adam Doll was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down; the accident was a minor fender bender, but because Doll had leaned over to pick up a CD beneath the stereo, the accident caused a small fracture in his spine, inducing paralysis. Guitarist Weinman played both guitar and bass on the album, though liner notes credited Doll as providing a great deal of help. Calculating Infinity was released on September 28, 1999, through Relapse and was met with critical acclaim.
Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton, one of the first people to hear the album, asked the Dillinger Escape Plan to tour for two months with his band Mr. Bungle. Shortly before touring began for the new album, former Jesuit guitarist Brian Benoit auditioned for the band, taking the place of the departed Fulton in November 1998 and Jeff Wood, former M. O. D. Bassist and a childhood friend of Weinman, took the place of the injured bassist Doll. After several months of touring, including appearances on the Warped Tour and March Metal Meltdown, the band and Wood parted ways, with Wood moving on to his own project and Liam Wilson took his place; that same year, the band parted ways with Minakakis. Minakakis credited his departure from the band to the rigorous touring schedule; the band remains in contact with him. Without a vocalist, The Dillinger Escape Plan began a nationwide search for a replacement via their website, releasing an instrumental version of "43 % Burnt" from Calculating Infinity and inviting prospective vocalists to record and send their own vocal tracks.
They received many submissions, including one with rapping and one with death growls. While the search was underway, the band had composed some songs and decided to record an instrumental EP, therefore asking Mike Patton to release it on Ipecac Records; the singer offered to help them and they asked him to sing on it. In the meantime, they played some shows
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Silverstein is a Canadian rock band from Burlington, Ontario that formed in 2000. Their band name is a reference to the famous children's author Shel Silverstein, whom the band had admired and read the stories of as children, they have released a total of eight studio albums, three EPs, a compilation album and a live DVD/CD. Their lineup had remained unchanged for eleven years since December 2001, consisting of lead vocalist Shane Told, lead guitarist Neil Boshart, rhythm guitarist Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, drummer Paul Koehler. In September 2012, the band had announced that Neil Boshart had been fired and would be replaced by Paul Marc Rousseau, who joined Billy Hamilton on backing vocals; the band achieved moderate success with their second studio album, Discovering the Waterfront, nominated for a Juno Award and reached No. 34 on the Billboard 200 charts, with the following two albums charting at similar positions. Silverstein has sold over 1,000,000 albums worldwide; the band left long-time record label, Victory Records, in 2010.
They released their 9th studio album, Dead Reflection, in July 2017. Silverstein formed in February 2000, they self-released Summer's Stellar Gaze, in August that year. After several lineup changes, the band acquired Billy Hamilton, a local fan who learned of the band's need for a bassist on the Internet message board "The 905 Board". In December 2000, he joined the band. Following a rehearsal on Boxing Day in 2000, he debuted with Silverstein; the next spring, original guitarist Richard McWalter left the band to move to Victoria, British Columbia to study engineering. He was replaced by Neil Boshart, childhood friend of Shane Told; the new lineup recorded a second EP, When the Shadows Beam, in preparation for their first tour in Eastern Canada. The band signed to Victory Records in October 2002 with a complete lineup as Hamilton attempted to complete his secondary education one semester early; the following January the band went into the studio to record their first full-length debut album, When Broken Is Easily Fixed.
It was recorded at Unity Gain and Mount Fairview studios, with producer Justin Koop and was released on 20 May 2003 through Victory Records. Six songs were re-recorded versions from Silverstein's previous EP's; when Broken Is Easily Fixed sold over 200,000 copies, surpassing the expectations of the band. Silverstein's Victory debut is a jarring mixture of emo's earnest determination, elements of hardcore, the heaviest of heavy metal. While vocalist Shane Told delivers lines like "How can I say I love you back, you never made me happy" in a cracked, soaring singing voice, When Broken Is Easily Fixed begins with a ragged scream that's as arresting as his singing is plaintive. Musically, the LP is dominated by driving melodies of emo, but Silverstein's membership was derived from existing hardcore and punk squads, these fragiles are never far from view. "Last Days of Summer" begins as a June day ends, with shuffling percussion and strummed guitars. But just as the fragile strains of a violin drift in, Told's growling, scarred alter ego appears behind his singing self.
In August 2005 the band's second studio album, Discovering the Waterfront, was released through Victory Records. It was the first album to be produced by Cameron Webb, marked the beginning of a long relationship between the band and the American producer, it marked a shift in sound from When Broken Is Easily Fixed, with faster paced and more energetic songs, with the band incorporating more punk rock aspects into their music. Told's clean and unclean vocals had matured since their previous effort. Discovering The Waterfront opened the band up to a wider audience, with the music video for the first single "Smile in Your Sleep" receiving airplay on stations such as FUSE and IMF; the album sold 26,229 copies in its first week. In 2005, the band performed on the Never Sleep Again Tour with bands such as Aiden, Hawthorne Heights and Bayside—a tour during which Bayside's drummer John "Beatz" Holohan was killed in a road accident; the song, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, on their following album and Departures, was written about Holohan's death, his relationship with the band.
In January–February 2006, they toured with fellow Canadians Simple Plan in Europe. They toured Canada with the Taste of Chaos Tour, toured Europe and Australia, they performed at the Give It A Name festival at Earls Court & MEN Arena in Britain, opening the main stage. The band toured on the 2006 Vans Warped Tour, debuting on the main stage in support of Discovering the Waterfront and a compilation album, 18 Candles: The Early Years; the Early Years compiles the band's first two self-financed EPs along with various alternate versions of songs from their first two studio albums, including a dance remix of "Smile In Your Sleep" and an acoustic version of "My Heroine". Discovering the Waterfront was re-released in September 2006 with an extra song, the band's cover of Lifetime's "Rodeo Clown" and a DVD including music videos, a making of featurette and a live set from the Never Sleep Again Tour, in Chicago. In 2006, Silverstein was nominated for a Juno Award in the "Best New Band" category, but lost to Bedouin Soundclash.
In Fall 2006, they headlined the Never Shave Again Tour, along with Aiden, It Dies Today, He Is Legend. The band's third full-length album, Arrivals And Departures, was released on 3 July 2007, was designated by AP Magazine as one of the most eagerl