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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

March 24, 2009


Silent Sanctuary has always been known for two things - releasing hit songs (remember “Ikaw Lamang”, “Ingat Ka”, “Kundiman”, and “Rebound”) and being unique for having a violinist and a cellist. Now, not only has the band released a new album that’s sure to contain more hits, they’ve also beefed up their string arrangements with help from Eraserheads' Buddy Zabala.

Composed of Sarkie Sarangay on vocals and guitars, Allen Calixto on drums, Chino David on violin, Anjo Inacay on cello, and latest addition Jason Rondero on bass, Silent Sanctuary has released their new CD called “Mistaken For Granted”. Made up of 11 songs, including their first single “Hay Naku”, the very catchy “Pauwi Na Ako” and the heartbreaking “Hiling”, the album is called so because “We’ve grown past "Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig". This album is our way of saying na we’re not all cute love songs,” Chino says.

Silent Sanctuary are one of the few local acts to have amassed quite a few achievements in a short span of time. They bagged an NU Rock Award as 'In the Raw' awardees (for being the best unsigned band of 2006), contributed songs to "Kami nAPO Muna Ulit" (Tuyo Na'ng Damdamin), "Super Inggo" fantasereye (Ikaw Lamang) and "Sana Maulit Muli" teleseye (Maalala Mo Sana) plus their single “Rebound” was played October 2006 and ended up in no. 16 of NU 107’s 107 best song of the year 2006 surpassing other songs that played later on the play list.

For more information, please visit http://www.silentsanctuary.com.


unnie chi perdigon said...

...your song"hiling" really related on me... more powers silent sanctuary,, hope you got concert in our province here in marinduque,,,

OPM Songs said...

I LOVE THIS BAND... More power to Silent Sanctuary and more power to OPM Songs.