The Letter Black Biography
This Alternative-Rock band started in 2006 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania USA, formally known as Breaking The Silence and fronted by female vocalist Sarah Anthony, followed by her husband Mark Anthony on guitar + background vocals, Terry 'TJ' Johnson on guitar, Matt Beal on bass and Mat Slagle on drums.
After forming, the band entered the studio independently to cut a demo,
followed by an impressive streak of 150 shows a year that would lead to
a deal with Tooth & Nail Records.
Upon making it to the major label ranks, the group stumbled upon a similarly named mainstream band and soon shifted from Breaking The Silence to The Letter Black after a suggestion that stemmed from a joke between Helmet frontman Page Hamilton and manager Danny Hill. Outside of having a curious ring to it, the new moniker better encapsulates the band's aggressive instrumental onslaught and literate lyrical disposition.
At this point the band operated as a four-piece, sans Terry Johnson; after debuting in the fall of 2009 with the aptly titled "Breaking The Silence" 6-track EP, The Letter Black issued a full album, "Hanging On By A Thread", in May 2010. The CD's title-track nearly cracked the Active Rock top 40 while the album hit #10 on the Top Christian chart and reached #183 on The Billboard 200.
The Letter Black issued their sophomore album, "Rebuild", in November 2013. The disc, the first to feature new drummer Justin Brown, included the single "Pain Killer".