Silentium is a Finnish Gothic metal band. The story of Silentium goes back to December 1995 into the ashes of a death/gothic metal band called Funeral. From the remains of Funeral, keyboardist Sami Boman and original vocalist Matti Aikio created Silentium by adding violin player Jani Laaksonen, guitar players Toni Lahtinen & Juha Lehtioksa and drummer Jari Ojala into the line-up. The band was formed in 1995 and it originates from Jämsänkoski, Finland. Silentium's first demos and EPs have been released in tape format, and their albums have only been released in Europe and some Asian countries, although Silentium's last single Dead Silent has been uploaded to some Finnish music legal sites to download worldwide.