There are three recorded bands with this name.
1. The Silencers from Scotland have existed since the late 1980s. They were formed from the ashes of the 1980s band Fingerprintz.
The Silencers began their career with the 1987 album A Letter from St Paul. Although they had a couple of hits in their early career, the band were not rewarded with commercial success until the Scottish Tourist Board featured their version of the traditional "Wild Mountain Thyme", a hit which surprised everyone concerned.
2. The Silencers is a 1980s band from the United States, which produced just one album.
3. A side project with members of Rancid, The Slackers, Bad Religion, and The Vandals. Besides demos, the only officially released track was "Policeman" on the first Give 'Em The Boot compilation.
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