We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Rotate the Mirror

by Silent Era

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    ~~NIR010, SILENT ERA: "ROTATE THE MIRROR" is a 300-press 12", black vinyl with blue/white semi-gloss printed cover, white inner sleeves with poly bags and full-size printed insert. Preorder vinyl now and you will get a limited full-color bonus poster only for preorders (thru september 15), and you will also have the vinyl in your hands as soon as we get them in ours - before anyone else!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Rotate the Mirror via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 300 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $20 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more


Say It Again 01:42
Ecstatic Yes 02:19
The Hook 02:36


"[Silent Era] play a distinct, high-energy take on moody, but melodic classic hardcore punk with occasional guitar elements that recall the new wave of British heavy metal and ominously dark post-punk aesthetics" --Jen Dan, BIG TAKEOVER

"Oakland band Silent Era's sound is a killer mix of classic hardcore and NWOBHM. On their new LP "Rotate the Mirror", they're especially urgent and anthemic" --BANDCAMP 'New and Notable', 9/1/20

***Full album premiere on BIG TAKEOVER

***Second single premiere on NO ECHO -

***First single premiere on THE FIRE NOTE - thefirenote.com/2020/07/24/track-premiere-silent-era-rotate-the-mirror/

One of the Oakland/San Francisco scene’s most beloved current bands (and long a part of the Nervous Intent Records family), SILENT ERA plays a distinct, high energy take on moody, darkly-melodic hardcore punk with a tasteful nod to the best of NWOBHM in the guitar work. Since 2014, they have played up and down the west coast a handful of times, as well as a six-week European tour in 2018. Building strongly on their prior tape, EP and LP, the title track from their new album Rotate The Mirror continues Silent Era's tradition of ‘80s Norweigan hardcore-inspired stories and soulfully sung vocals. The band doesn’t fit neatly into the hashtag subgenres of the DIY punk scene, but their variety of classic hardcore and punk influences both fit in and stand out on any bill or playlist.

The name Silent Era came from vocalist Michelle (ex-BRILLIANT COLORS, THE SLITS) having never sung in a band before, she was always holding a guitar or bass, so the “silent” era ended for her upon becoming a frontperson – a role in which she excelled, and provided a powerful presence that brought the band to a new level. Silent Era’s lyrics address political situations from mental health care, anti-racism, community, and consent, to anti-war feminism and standing up for oneself.


"Upbeat, fast and moody political punk from the Bay Area...Silent Era's music heavily reminds us of the late eighties sound we really dig and that is the melodic side of UK hardcore and greats such as HDQ, Sofa Head and Instigators, as well as bands like Poland's Post Regiment."--Doomtown

"Their approach for writing songs is definitely too fast to be called post-punk, but the chorus-aden guitars and dark, melodic vocals could appeal to fans of that particular genre, whilst it's also too melodic to be filed under straight up hardcore punk." --Teenage Lobotomies

FFO: Gorilla Angreb, Zounds!, Post-Regiment, La Faction, early Terrible Feelings


released September 15, 2020


all rights reserved



Nervous Intent Records Berkeley, California

Oakland/Berkeley-based punk label, home of the Truewave. More goodies available at nervousintent.com

contact / help

Contact Nervous Intent Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Rotate the Mirror, you may also like: