In October of 1997, five close friends joined hand and heart to breathe life into a newborn entity of melody and emotion. The musical creation was dubbed musica silentis doloris (roughly translated from Latin, music for the silent suffering), and became the embodiment of their combined passion and inspiration. With haunting melodies, heartfelt aggression, and their powerful stage performance, MSD rapidly obtained one of Kentucky\'s largest and most devoted followings which would continue to expand each time they claimed the stage. The name of MSD spread like fire as they stole every opportunity to gain experience and recognition. In 1999, they won the Bellarmine College Battle of The Bands. A string of hit songs placed the band in the position of most requested unsigned band on Louisville Kentucky\'s largest rock station, WTFX 100.5, for three solid years. Early 2002, MSD was titled \'The most requested unsigned band in Louisville history\' on the station\'s weekly local music show, a title which they continue to hold to this day. In 2005, WLRS 105.1 awarded MSD with the title of \'Best underground band of the year\' and \'Best Song of the Year\' for the single Face The Grey. Their music sings deeply of beauty, horror, life, death and overcoming the trials of existence through self empowerment. Compelling lyrics create powerful and cryptic imagery with poetic depth, while guitars ring with melodies that balance between tranquility and ferocity. Unafraid of change, MSD is in constant exploration and experimentation of the artistic outlet, testing every end of the musical spectrum. Today, MSD remains a brotherhood of artistry and expression, unbreakable, unwavering, and pushing ever forward in an endless endeavor to share their opus with the world.