Silverstein: “We are still very much a heavy guitar band, but we love seeing what other creative things we can do that don't fit inside the original box”

[L-R] Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford of Silverstein
(Image credit: Wyatt Clough)

Silverstein’s new album Misery Made Me has only been out for a couple of days when Guitar World catches up with guitarists Josh Bradford and Paul Marc Rousseau over Zoom, but by all accounts, the Canadian quintet’s ambitiously pop-and-crust-twisting 10th full-length is a total smash. And in the case of a recent, immersive fan experience in Los Angeles, we mean that quite literally.

“Our label set up a really cool pop-up exhibit where they had all these different rooms themed after songs on the new album,” founding guitarist Bradford explains, having just returned to Canada from a quick bit of promo in the Golden State. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.