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Ireland (1997 – 2003, 2010 – present)

One Minute Silence were a four-piece band based in Ireland that combined influences from metal, hardcore punk and rap (and, later, elements from stoner and progressive rock). The band consisted of vocalist Brian ‘Yap’ Barry, guitarist Massimo Fiocco, drummer Eddie Stratton and bassist Glen Diani, started in 1997. The band announced its split after eight years in a press release dated October 21, 2003. Yap went on to record two albums with his own project Pink Punk.

In September 2010 the band reunited with new drummer Martin Davies and are currently writing material for a new album and live shows in 2011. An EP entitled “Fragmented Armageddon” will be released in June 2013.

Although they claimed not to be a “political band” — they are simply “political people” who are also musicians, they say the group’s lyrics have a political message which can be interpreted as generally anti-capitalist and anarchist.


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  • micky67

    'The first two albums by One Minute Silence are classic rap metal albums.'. To be honest, I just thought they were a poor RATM clone when this album came out. Saw them live too, they we're ok, but pretty superficial.

    22 Apr 9:59pm Reply
  • SavaSavov

    Kranked 4 brought me here

    6 Feb 2:05pm Reply
  • Pang664

    Давно их искал.

    3 Feb 12:25pm Reply
  • FactoryConnor

    I wear my skin like it's not a problem!

    1 Feb 6:06am Reply
  • Gravy95

    Pretty damn good in actual fact

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MrReaper182

    The first two albums by One Minute Silence are classic rap metal albums.

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PP667


    10 Jul 2013 Reply

    New EP out in June, with a full album in the works.

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |REMAIN CALM| niiiiiice ༼✷ɷ✷༽

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • lyooonya


    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • stevepwn

    listened to them back in 1999 on twisted metal 4 soundtrack i used to play that shit everyday and this band and rob zombie got meinto metal

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • 1337Chris

    luckily enough they came back to record a new album...covers of their own songs :S

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Hail-Santa

    Found these guys completely by chance, had Last.FM Recommendations Radio on and they came up. Thought they were awesome, decided to check them out.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • CosmicAnomoly


    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Stern_J

    sad news they pulled out a week before soni so i was sad about that

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • 1337Chris

    to anyone that went; how were they at sonisphere?

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Fearthyevil9

    Twisted Metal 4 is how I found this band lol.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • GooalaShooola

    Really looking forward for seeing these lot again whenever they venture up to the north-east. Used to love all the albums back when I was younger, it's pretty nostalgic seeing they've reformed but looking forward to seeing what the 2011 OMS are going to sound like as well.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • spikeyben

    these guys were never original. they awlays had the very heavy ghost of RATM hanging very heavy over their heads. they were great at the time, but not particularly original.

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • lyooonya

    the best guys \m/

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
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