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Formed: 2000
From: Cemetery Junction, Reading, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Sylosis Posts New Song "Mercy"

British progressive thrash metal outfit Sylosis premieres an in-studio playthrough of the new song "Mercy". Sylosis' new album "Dormant Heart" will be released worldwide in January 2015, via Nuclear Blast Records (12th in UK, 13th in US and 16th in EU).

Check out the in-studio playthrough of "Mercy" below.

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Second Track-By-Track Video Available From Sylosis

U.K.'s Sylosis released the second in a series of track-by-track video series for the upcoming new album "Dormant Heart." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on January 12th (UK), January 13th (EU) and January 16th (USA).

The video series features vocalist/guitarist Josh Middleton discussing each track on the release. The track listing for the album is:

1. Where the Wolves Come to Die
2. Victims and Pawns
3. Dormant Heart
4. To Build a Bomb
5. Overthrown
6. Leech
7. Servitude
8. Indoctrinated
9. Harm
10. Mercy
11. Callous Souls
12. Quiescent

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Sylosis Releases "Dormant Heart" Track-By-Track #1

U.K.'s Sylosis released the first installment in a track-by-track video series, which features vocalist/guitarist Josh Middleton discussing each track on the band's upcoming new release "Dormant Heart." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on January 12th (UK), January 13th (EU) and January 16th (USA).

The track listing for the album is:

1. Where the Wolves Come to Die
2. Victims and Pawns
3. Dormant Heart
4. To Build a Bomb
5. Overthrown
6. Leech
7. Servitude
8. Indoctrinated
9. Harm
10. Mercy
11. Callous Souls
12. Quiescent

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Sylosis Releases Animated Music Video

Despite the name, Sylosis' forthcoming release "Dormant Heart" is not a peaceful album: it’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them, which is highlighted by the band's graphic new video for the track "Leech."

Although the video is animated, the content is not for the faint hearted. Due to the nature of the video, it won't be available on YouTube - fans can however watch it at Kerrang here.

The video was animated by Oliver Jones of Better Feeling Films in the U.K. It took five hours to film the band and story footage and roughly 60 days to animate. Oliver was the only person working on the project, from shooting the live action footage to animating the entire video. The process he used is called "rotoscoping," which involves tracing over footage, frame by frame.

Sylosis frontman Josh commented: "Leech is the second single off the new album. I would say the album is probably our heaviest to date but this song showcases a more melodic and stripped back side to what we do. It's a really dark, sinister doomy sounding song and we thought it would be cool to try something a bit different for the video and have it reflect the vibe of the music. We've always wanted to have an animated music video and it allows for a bit more creativity and makes it stand out."

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Sylosis Posts Second Album Trailer

Sylosis is set to release fourth studio album "Dormant Heart" on the 16th of January, 2015.

Nuclear Blast recorded a series of video clips of Josh Middleton discussing the album, and today the second trailer is available online.

Check out part 2 below (featuring Josh explaining the new album's artwork), or catch the previously posted part 1 at this location.

The artwork was created by Bristol based artist Bonfire. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will." More...

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Sylosis Discusses New Album

Sylosis is set to release fourth studio album "Dormant Heart" on the 16th of January 2015 and in anticipation of the release, Nuclear Blast recorded a series of official album interviews with front man Josh Middleton.

The first trailer is now online and sees Josh discussing the title of the new album, where it was recorded, and who was involved. Check it out below.

Despite the name, "Dormant Heart," is not a peaceful album: it’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them.

The artwork was created by Bristol based artist Bonfire (Opeth, Satyricon, Kataonia), who has previously designed t-shirts for the band. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."

Speaking about the album, Josh states: “It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.

“The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.” More...

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Sylosis Unveils New Album Artwork

Sylosis today has revealed the artwork for "Dormant Heart," which was created by Bristol based artist Bonfire.

On the theme of the artwork, the band comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."

Pre-orders for the new album are now live at this location. Sylosis also had this to say about the impending release:

“It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date. The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”

"Dormant Heart" is set to be released January 16th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. A play through video for the new song "Mercy" can also be found at this location. More...

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Sylosis Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Sylosis recently dropped a music video for "Mercy" (available here), taken off the upcoming "Dormant Heart" album.

The band has recorded a guitar tutorial for the track, which can be seen below.

Commenting on the track front man Josh states: "Mercy is the first single off the new album. It's got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it's one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time. It's got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that's going to rumble some guts live. For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It's got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustrated as well which came together really well."

The new album "Dormant Heart" is set to be released January 16th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Sylosis Premieres "Mercy" Music Video

U.K.'s Sylosis recently announced "Dormant Heart" as the title of the fourth studio album, but despite the name, it’s not a peaceful album: It’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Today, the band dropped the new single and music video for the track "Mercy," which can be seen in the player below.

Commenting on the track, frontman Josh states: "Mercy is the first single off the new album. It's got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it's one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time. It's got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that's going to rumble some guts live.

"For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It's got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustrated as well which came together really well."

The band have also revealed the artwork for Dormant Heart, which can be seen below. The artwork was created by Bristol based artist Bonfire (Opeth, Satyricon, Kataonia), who has previously designed some t-shirts for the band. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."

The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.

Sylosis began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during Sylosis’ Spring 2014 tour, Bleed From Within’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.

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Sylosis To Release New Album

Sylosis will be releasing new album "Dormant Heart" at the beginning of next year, with front man Josh Middleton commenting the record is Sylosis' strongest work to date. He states:

“It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.”

The band began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by Tesseract guitarist Acle Kahney.

Josh says of the recording process: “It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”

Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band’s hometown of Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with Sylosis in September due to time restraints. Bleed From Within's Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.

Despite the title, "Dormant Heart," is not a peaceful album, it’s a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: “The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness…” More...

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Sylosis Posts Guitar Playthrough

Josh Middleton of Sylosis shows you the riffs and some sweep picking from the track "Fear The World," which can be seen in the video below.

You can also catch the band on tour in Europe with Devildriver throughout March and April 2014. The tour will kick off on March 27th in Cologne, Germany and will have its big finale at the Dutch Paaspop festival on April 19th, with full venue details coming shortly.

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Devildriver Announces 2014 Tour

Californian grove metal act Devildriver will be returning to Europe in the Spring of 2014 for a headline tour.

Along for the ride on support will be Sylosis and Bleed From Within. The tour will kick off on March 27th in Cologne, Germany and will have its big finale at the Dutch Paaspop festival on April 19th, with full venue details coming shortly.

This tour will be the only chance to catch Devildriver on stage in Europe in 2014. The band's sixth studio album "Winter Kills" was released in late August 2013 via Napalm Records and DevilDriver is currently supporting the release on a U.S. tour with After the Burial.

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Sylosis Seeking Fan Support After Accident

After being in a car accident while on tour, Sylosis has now posted the following message online about seeking fan support for the costs of the damage:

"Hey guys. Josh here again and again wanting to thank everyone for their support these past few days. It's been overwhelming.

"We're really feeling it pretty hard today and are looking like a bunch of slow, old men when we walk. Aside from the physical issues that prevent us from continuing on with the tour it has also put us in thousands of pounds worth of debt due to losing the deposit (and now paying extra) on the RV, damaged trailer, booking new flights home, equipment damage and we're now incurring all kinds of transport/accommodation costs as we make our journey home.

"The last thing we want is for people to think we're now cashing in on the accident and taking advantage of people's sympathy, but we need some help right now so we've just released two exclusive tshirts where all the profits will go towards clearing our debts. Both of the shirts are available as a pre-order.

"One is the tour tshirt (now with the majority of the dates cancelled) and the other is a brand new design we were waiting to release when we launch all our new designs in the a few months time. We like the idea of you guys helping us and actually getting something for your money but we will also accept paypal donations of any kind to: sylosis@hotmail.com.

"I can't stress enough that we do not intend to exploit the situation. Thanks to all of you guys and the entire metal community right now for showing us so much support these past few days." More...

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Sylosis Issues Statement On Accident

Yesterday, Dez Fafara of Devildriver announced that tourmates Sylosis had been in a vehicle crash and would be dropping off the tour. Now Sylosis vocalist Josh Middleton has issued the following statement about the incident:

"Hey everyone, Josh here. Myself, Rob and Bailey have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl is being kept in overnight as he's in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.

"All four of us and our driver were hospitalized but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn't get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace he wasn't treated as urgently. He's just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people's clothes and some personal items - hero.

"We're all very lucky. We've mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl's legs and Bailey's back), badly bruised and what feels like full body whiplash. In car accident terms we're alright but in general terms we're not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends ASAP to recover.

"We want to thank the paramedics, the passers by who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us."

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Sylosis In Vehicle Accident

Update: Sylosis has now posted the following brief message online via Facebook: "We are all alive and well! We will keep everyone updated as we go!"

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver has posted on his Twitter account that Sylosis has been involved in a vehicle accident on tour and three people are now in the hospital.

Sylosis has apparently dropped off the rest of the tour, which features DevilDriver and Trivium. Further details will be announced as they are made available directly from the band. Dez's tweets can be viewed below:

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Sylosis Announces Tour Dates, Festival Appearances

After last year’s U.S. tour with Lamb of God, U.K. metallers Sylosis are happy to announce that they’ll team up with their American buddies again for a couple of shows – this time around in Europe.

Sylosis front man Josh Middleton comments: “We're very excited to be doing more shows and festivals with our friends in Lamb of God again. Those guys and their whole touring crew always treat us well and we it's always killer getting to share a stage with them. It's also a good opportunity for or any European fans jealous of those that got to see us and LoG tour in the US. Make sure you get your tickets for the shows as soon as possible!”

Moreover, Sylosis is confirmed for a bunch of upcoming festivals. Be sure to catch the band live on one of the following occasions:

* Supporting Lamb of God
01.08. E Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
04.08. D Cologne - Essigfabrik *
05.08. D Hamburg - Markthalle *
06.08. D Berlin - C-Club *
09.08. S Gavle - Getaway Festival
10.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival
13.08. UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall *
15.08. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg *
16.08. B Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival
18.08. F Paris - Bataclan *

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Devildriver To Tour With Trivium

In support of the new release "Winter Kills," California groove metallers DevilDriver will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.

Trivium will also be on the road in support of a new release, details on which will be announced soon. Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis. Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA

Devildriver Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America: "It's been almost a year since Devildriver have toured the US. I am Stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with 'The Groove Machine!' More...

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Sylosis Posts European Tour Trailer

UK-based modern thrash metallers Sylosis, whose latest album “Monolith” was released via Nuclear Blast in October 2012, recently announced that they’ll join Killswitch Engage on the upcoming “Disarm The Descent” European tour as special guests.

Killswitch Engage’s sixth studio album "Disarm The Descent" was released April 1st via Roadrunner Records. “Disarm The Descent” is the band’s first release since 2002 with original lead singer Jesse Leach.

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Sylosis Joining Killswitch Engage On Tour

U.K. based modern thrash metallers Sylosis, whose latest album “Monolith” was released via Nuclear Blast in October 2012, have just announced that they’ll join Killswitch Engage on the upcoming “Disarm The Descent” European tour as special guests. Catch the band live:

08.04. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
09.04. D Stuttgart - LKA
10.04. D Bochum - Matrix
11.04. D Hannover - Musik Zentrum
13.04. S Malmo - Kulturbolaget
14.04. NO Oslo - Rockefeller Music Hall
16.04. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
17.04. EST Tallinn - Rock Cade
19.04. S Goteborg - Brewhouse
20.04. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
21.04. D Berlin - C Club
23.04. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
24.04 AT Vienna - Arena
25.04. I Milan - Magazzini Gernali
26.04 CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
28.04. B Meerhout - Groezrock Festival
29.04. FR Paris - Le Trabbendo
30.04. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
02.05. UK Manchester - HMV Ritz
03.05. UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.05.UK Birmingham - The Institute
05.05. UK London - 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
06.05. UK Cardiff - Solus @ Cardiff University More...

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Sylosis Posts Tour Video

Sylosis has posted another tour video diary online covering the band's time on the road with Lamb Of God, In Flames, Hatebreed, and Hellyeah. Check out the video below, and Sylosis also comments: "Tour video #4. Josh occupying himself with Bane impressions and Rob soundchecking 'Ruin' with Lamb of God."

Sylosis has been touring in support of latest album "Monolith" (reviewed here). You can also check out the band's latest music video for "Fear the World" over at this location.

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