Band Photo: Sylosis (?)
From: Cemetery Junction, Reading, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
Sylosis Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Sylosis.
Britain's latest and finest metal exports Sylosis have hordes of fans to gain on their maiden American tour, and - being real men - are not letting injuries or other such bollocks get in their way. In support of their recent sophomore effort "Edge Of The Earth," Sylosis have hit these shores in the coveted opening slot on As I Lay Dying's widespread "Decade Of Destruction" tour. While still gaining their true footing, the band are sure to win a loyal audience with their towering progressive death/thrash formula, which blends the old school with the modern without apparent effort.
In a cramped dressing room at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts (with the bloody racket of support act The Ghost Inside piercing the walls), I checked in with Sylosis' rhythm section, consisting of bassist Carl Parnell and drummer Rob Callard. Young touring guitarist Brandon Ellis - previously seen on stage with Arsis - was also silently present, having filled in for injured axeman Alex Bailey. More...
U.K. death/thrash act Sylosis has gotten back into the ring and is ready for another fight with sophomore full-length album "Edge of the Earth." With loads of technical guitar work, aggressive death vocals, and even a few surprise right-hooks of melodic singing, Sylosis is going for a total knock-out in round two.
Talking on avoiding some of the pitfalls that befall metal bands as their sound progresses, vocalist/guitarist Josh Middleton stated "We definitely didn't feel the 'sophomore slump.' We were really excited and proud when we entered the studio and knew that we'd written a much better album. It's heavier, more thrash and old school yet at the same time bringing in some more mature progressive elements."
Josh also discusses playing the Sonisphere festival, hitting the road with Cavalera Conspiracy, and the album's concept of isolation and aging in the interview below. More...