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

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Below is our complete Sylosis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Sylosis Issues Tour Recap

Sylosis has issued the following recap of their recent tour alongside Dragonforce:

"So our 20 date run supporting Dragonforce finished last night in Liverpool. It was an amazing tour, made easy by all the bands being fucking safe and welcoming. Extra shout out to Glamour Of The Kill for being splendid chaps as well as Fred, Sam, Herman and Dave of DF and all the bands crew for helping us out along the way.

"Huge thanks to everyone we met along the way, especially those of you who put us up with such late notice! We will be uploading a tour blog video and pictures over the next week or so. If you have any pictures or videos then feel free to send them over to sylosis@hotmail.com and we'll put them up. See everyone at the Relentless London Garage this Wednesday for our headline and final gig of the year. Cheers!"

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Evile Covers Pantera, Last Recording w/ Bassist

British thrashers EVILE recently recorded a PANTERA track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.

Alongside various other well-known bands such as MACHINE HEAD, EVILE were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. EVILE recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates," and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.

A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of EVILE recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be viewed below.

EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.

"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to 'Cemetary Gates' anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely 'appropriate' tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.

"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas comments:

"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.

"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."

The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:

01. ZAKK WYLDE - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. MACHINE HEAD - "Fucking Hostile"
03. MALEFICE - "I'm Broken"
04. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Walk"
05. EVILE - "Cemetery Gates"
06. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "A New Level"
07. BIOHAZARD - "Mouth For War"
08. SYLOSIS - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. CHIMAIRA - "Slaughtered"
10. UNEARTH - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. THROWDOWN - "Becoming"
12. KIUAS - "This Love"
13. THIS IS HELL - "Rise"

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Sylosis Posts Festival Footage Online

Sylosis has posted a series of summer festival appearance videos, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the videos:

"We thought we'd put all of our summer festival tour diaries into this one place so you can see what stupid shit we got up to over the summer. It's been our best summer as a band and we hope next years is just as busy and fuckin funny..."
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Sylosis Added To DragonForce Tour Dates

U.K. metallers Sylosis have announced that they will be supporting DragonForce on their upcoming tour along with Sabaton. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

11/19 Leas Cliff Hall w/ Dragonforce Folkstone
11/20 Hexagon w/ Dragonforce Reading
11/21 Cliffs Pavillion w/ Dragonforce Southend
11/23 Guildhall w/ Dragonforce Southampton
11/24 Truro Hall for Cornwall w/ Dragonforce Cornwall
11/25 Anson Rooms w/ Dragonforce Bristol
11/26 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall w/ Dragonforce Wolverhampton
11/28 Preston 53 Degrees w/ Dragonforce Preston
11/29 St Georges Hall w/ Dragonforce Bradford
11/30 02 Academy w/ Dragonforce Sheffield
12/1 Victoria Hall w/ Dragonforce Hanley
12/3 Barrowlands w/ Dragonforce Glasgow
12/4 Iron Works w/ Dragonforce Inverness
12/5 Fat Sam’s Live w/ Dragonforce Dundee
12/7 Middlesborough Empire w/ Dragonforce Middlesborough
12/8 Corn Exchange w/ Dragonforce Cambridge
12/10 Engine Shed w/ Dragonforce Lincoln
12/11 Manchester Academy w/ Dragonforce Manchester
12/12 02 Academy w/ Dragonforce Liverpool

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Sylosis Cancels October U.K. Tour Dates

Sylosis has issued the following announcement about canceling their upcoming U.K. tour dates in October:

"Hi Everyone,

"As some of you may already know, we have had to cancel our October tour as we have been confirmed to support Dragonforce on their upcoming dates. We are gutted that we won’t be able to play the shows and appreciate that some of you will have already bought your tickets. If so, these will be fully refundable at the point of purchase. Hopefully we will still see some of you on the Dragonforce dates.

"Thanks for all your support!"

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Five More Bands Added To Hellfire II Festival

The organizers of Britain's Hellfire festival has announced that Evile, Sylosis, Xerath, The Plight and Blakfish have all been added to the lineup. The event will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC from August 6-8.

The lineup is as follows:

Saxon
Anvil
Fields of Nephilim
Benediction
Bury Tomorrow
Cinders Fall
Malefice
My Dying Bride
Evile
Sylosis
No Made Sense
Trigger The Bloodshed
Tesseract
Viking Skull
Rise To Remain
Spit Like This
Sacred Mother Tongue
October File
Xerath
The Plight
Blakfish

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Sylosis Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Young British thrash metal outfit Sylosis has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom later this year. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We have had an amazing year with The Black Dahlia Murder tour, Download and now Sonisphere. As soon as we did Download we started to get tons of requests for the band to play headline shows, and it seemed like the right time, so we decided to get out and play a few places we have not been to before.”

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Sylosis Posts Live Download Festival Video Online

U.K. thrashers Sylosis have posted a video clip online of their performance at the 2009 Download Festival. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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Several More Bands Added To Download Festival 2009

The organizers of Britains Download Festival has announced a string of new confirmations for this years event. The festival will now also see performances from the likes of Hatebreed, Voivod, God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Therapy?, Tim "Ripper" Owens, In This Moment, We Are The Ocean, Turbo Wolf, A Day To Remember, Backyard Babies, Hostile, Esoterica, Man Raze, Middle Class Rut and No Americana.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Therapy?
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Sevendust
Voivod
Papa Roach
Static-X
In This Moment
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Suicide Silence
Shinedown
Anvil
Sylosis
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Backyard Babies
A Day To Remember
Volbeat
We Are The Ocean
Auger Bane
Hostile
Man Raze
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio
Middle Class Rut
Turbo Wolf
No Americana

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces U.K. Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder will be heading to the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland next February for a tour alongside Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic and Sylosis.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 13th - London Islington Academy February
February 15th - Peterborough Park
February 16th - Sheffield Corporation
February 17th - Dublin Button Factory
February 18th - Glasgow Ivory Blacks
February 19th - Newport TJ's

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Sylosis Posts "Teras" Video Online

British metallers Sylosis has posted a new music video online for the song "Teras." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands debut album, "Conclusion Of An Age" which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Stigma Announces UK Tour

Italian deathcore metallers, STIGMA, have announced a slew of UK Tour Dates:

10/24 - The Park, Peterborough (Your Demise, The Elijah, Silent Screams and Immorality)
10/25 - Westcoast Bar, Margate (Viatrophy & local support)
10/26 - Conflict Fest, Reading (Your Demise, The Scarlet Hourglass + others)
10/27 - TBA in London
10/29 - TBA
10/30 - Rios, Leeds (The Eyes Of Traitor, Many Things Untold + others)
10/31 - Barfly, Bormingham (Halloween Havok w/The Banner, The Red Shore, Sylosis, The Warriors + others)

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Sylosis Posts Another New Album Trailer Online

British thrashers Sylosis has uploaded a third video trailer for their forthcoming debut album, "Conclusion Of An Age" online. You can check it out below.

The album is expected to be released on October 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced a headlining run of Europe with support from Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic and Sylosis.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 23 - Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
January 24 - Essen, GER @ Turock
January 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Uebel And Gefahrlich
January 26 - Aarhus, DEN @ Voxhall
January 27 - Berlin, GER @ Kato
January 28 - Wroclaw, POL @ Firlej
January 29 - Schweinfurt, GER @ Alter Stattbahnhof
January 30 - Leipzig, GER @ Conne island
January 31 - Prague, CZE @ Chmelnice
February 1 - Budapest, HUN @ A38
February 2 - Wein, AUT @ Arena
February 3 - Ljubljana, SLO @ Gala Hala
February 4 - Munchen, GER @ Feierwerk
February 5 - Bologna, ITA @ Estragon
February 6 - San Girgio, ITA @ La Gabbia
February 7 - Erstfeld, SWI @ Transilvania Live Club
February 9 - Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto
February 10 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol
February 11 - Bilbao, SPA @ Plateruena
February 12 - Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
February 13 - Newport, UK @ TJ’s
February 15 - Peterborough, UK @ The Park
February 16 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
February 17 - Dublin, IRE @ The Button Factory
February 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
February 19 - London, UK @ Carling Academy
February 20 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
February 21 - Enschede, NET @ Atak
February 22 - Esch-Alzette, LUX @ Kulturfabrik

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Sylosis Posts New Song Online

U.K. based metallers Sylosis have posted the title track from their forthcoming album, "Conclusion Of An Age" online at their official Myspace page. You can check it out at this location. The album is set to be released on October 24th.

The tracklisting for "Conclusion Of An Age" is as follows: "Desolate Seas," "After Lifeless Years," "Blackest Skyline," "Transcendence," "Reflections Through Fire," "Conclusion Of An Age," "Swallow The World," "Teras," "Withered," "Last Remaining Light," "Stained Humanity," "Oath Of Silence"

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Sylosis Issues Studio Updates

UK metallers SYLOSIS have issued the following studio update:

"Finally, all of the rhythm guitars are finished! We've been very thorough, getting tight takes and re-writing riffs as we go etc but it's all been worthwhile. I've done like a song a day (thirteen songs in total - one of which wont make the album as we've got some long tracks).

This was going to be something we were guna keep as a secret to see if people even realised but this album is all in E standard - everything - and it sounds just as heavy! We've also only been using a 4 string bass tuned to E as well.?There are so many reasons for this - it sounds tight, clearer, more old school, you can afford to scoop a bit more midrange and you can really let the drums and bass provide more low end instead of everything sounding clicky and competing for the same frequency range.

There's something that feels inspiring and classic playing in E. Most of our biggest influences use standard tuning and it's really helped focus our sound and give us the tone we're after. We spend ages writing these riffs and now people can hear every single note we're playing. The definition is there and it's forcing us to tighten up our playing even more.
The riffage has been really tough in places. Tons of speedy alternate picking, down picking, string skipping etc. Not only that bit we're quad tracking the guitars (two tracks of guitars either side of the mix) which meant we had had to go for maximum tightness.

Anyways, we had enough of the caravan. It sucked so much that after about three weeks in there we couldn't bare it anymore so we upgraded ourselves into a Travelodge!"

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Sylosis Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

UK metal band SYLOSIS has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. According to a press release, "It's seldom the best bands accrue the most attention, so you can fully expect SYLOSIS to be ignored by the UK metal hype machine, despite the obvious fact that they're phenomenally talented and have pockets bulging with fantastic songs. This is brutal, technical and deceptively melodic modern metal that favours invention over cliche and never shies away from nimble shifts in style, tempo or mood. The quintet manage to bring an epic, technical and melodic feel to the old school thrash sound, combining incredible guitar solos and bloodlust vocals. The outcome, a sound that is both devastatingly feral and blisteringly precise."

Commented the group in a statement: "We are really happy and excited to be a part of the Nuclear Blast family. The label is home to some of our favourite bands and biggest influences. We look forward to working with such a highly respected label and taking our career to the next level!

"As for future plans, we'll be entering the studio in a few months to start recording our debut album with Scott Atkins (ADIM, UNCERTA, MADMEN). We've got about 97% of the material ready to, just a bit of arranging left to do. It's going to be way more epic, faster and generally a bit more diverse than anything we've done before."

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/sylosis.

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