9/2/08 - News: [Silence] is a Weapon is nominated for 5 Native American Music Awards! Vote here: www.votenative.com
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
[Silence] is a Weapon is a double disk concept album that will take listeners on a journey of the past, present & future of Native American music.
Disk one features 12 new songs of Blackfire\'s unique brand of label defying high energy-social political music which has been called, \"Fireball Punk-Rock\" by the late godfather of punk Joey Ramone.
Disk two comprises a special selection of 12 traditional Dine\' (Navajo) songs.
Recorded in Durango, Colorado by producer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Living Color, Talking Heads), the album also features guest vocals by Cyril Neville & Jones Benally.
Blackfire is a Dine’ (Navajo) trio of siblings Jeneda, Klee & Clayson Benally. The have been awarded the Native American Music Awards “Group of the Year” for their 2003 “Woody Guthrie Singles” recording, and “Best Pop/Rock Album for their 2001 full length release, “One Nation Under.”
Since 1989 the group has been composing songs filled with passion and awareness of environmental & social justice issues.
Blackfire has toured the world sharing their music and traditional culture. This year’s [Silence] is a Weapon 2007 tour will take Blackfire to France, Germany, Italy, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland, Norway, Mexico, and throughout the U.S.