Feb. 7, 2013
-- VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. signed Mark and Sarah Anthony of the band The Letter Black for an autobiography. The Letter Black is a Christian rock band that was formed in 2006 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The band consists of lead vocalist Sarah Anthony; her husband, lead guitarist and vocalist Mark Anthony; bassist Matt Beal; and drummer Justin Brown.
The Letter Black started out as a praise team at their local church with Sarah and her husband Mark as a duo on vocals under the name "Breaking the Silence". Later when they were signed to Tooth & Nail Records, they changed the name of the band to "The Letter Black". In 2008, Sarah Anthony was featured on the Pillar album For the Love of the Game, singing on the track "I Fade Away". The band often does 150 shows or more a year and has shared the stage with bands such as Skillet, Decyfer Down, RED, and Hawk Nelson. They performed as the opening act for Skillet in the "2009 and 2010 Awake and Alive Tours". Hanging on by a Thread (2009–present)
Mark Anthony was also in the band “Hail” for a brief time. That line-up consisted of Ripper Owens, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, Mark Anthony of The Letter Black, Phil Demmel of Machine Head and David Ellefson of Megadeth.
The Letter Black’s second album “Rebuild,”
is produced by former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch (RED, Disciple, and Fireflight) and mixed by David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Paramore, Breaking Benjamin). The album is slated to be released by early 2013 on Tooth and Nail Records.
Mark and Sarah’s autobiography will cover the struggles they both have had to face and overcome as well as how their music has become a successful ministry. The book will be filled with never before seen photos and countless stories as to how God has used them to touch thousands of lives around the world.