Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the first seven Silent Hill video games, Shadows Of The Damned, Lollipop Chainsaw, and more, has formed a live band that will be playing several of his compositions live. Footage of the first live event of what fans are calling The Silent Hill Band was taken at the Sept. 1st show in Glendale, AZ. You can watch the entire concert (minus the first four minutes) below and photos can be seen here.
The remaining line-up of the band features vocalist Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, a longtime regular on Silent Hill soundtracks, bassist/back up vocalist Troy Baker (who voiced Silent Hill 2′s James Sunderland in the Silent Hill HD collection), and drummer Joe Romersa, who has played on several Silent Hill soundtracks as well as laid down vocals.
I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to hear this. I’m such a Silent Hill music obsessed little fanboy. This is basically like finding out that all eight of my Hanukkah gifts are EXACTLY what I wanted. Now I just have to hope that this band will embark on a US tour and come near me. It would kinda make my dreams come true (hint hint Mr. Yamaoka).