Sylosis will be returning to the UK in January 2013 for a headline tour after spending the last few months of 2012 on tour with Lamb of God in the US.
The band's new album 'Monolith' was released today, October 8th 2012. The eagerly anticipated new material is a concept album inspired by aspects of Greek Mythology.
Guitarist/Vocalist Josh Middleton says: "Monolith is the best representation of us as a band in terms of our diverse influences, and stylistically it's what we've always been aiming for. A mixture of thrash, big doomy riffs and dark atmospherics and ambience."
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"The idea for the concept was very loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice," continued Middleton. "It's quite far-fetched but it's about this guy who loses his wife and tries to bring her back from underworld. This giant monolith starts to grow out of her tomb. The most prevalent theme beneath it all is sort of accepting that you might not be as nice a person as you once thought. It sounds really cheesy but everyone has a darker side to their personality in terms of being selfish, manipulative or dishonest."
In 2008, an unknown quartet from Reading, England released their debut album 'Conclusion Of An Age' via Nuclear Blast Records, and made an instant impact on the European Metal Scene. Sylosis blend modern thrash and traditional prog elements to create their own unique brutal sound. The band took this on the road with such bands as In Flames, As I Lay Dying, Lamb Of God and Fear Factory and festival appearances at the likes of Download, Wacken and Sonisphere.
High expectations were looming for the eagerly anticipated new material, and it kicked off to a great start when they entered the legendary Monnow Valley Studios (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rush) in Monmouth, Wales. Also this time teaming up with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend).
The outcome of those sessions produced the album 'Monolith' which is an outstanding piece of work. 2012 looks to be an exciting year for Sylosis.
Sylosis are: Josh Middleton (Vocals, guitars), Alex Bailey (Guitars), Carl Parnell (Bass) and Rob Callard (Drums).
Sylosis are set to play two UK dates in 2012:
Sunday 7th Oct 2012 Reading, Sub 89
Saturday 27th Oct 2012 Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
The band will return in January 2013 for a Headline tour:
Wednesday 23rd Jan Bristol, The Fleece
Thursday 24th Jan London, O2 Islington Academy
Friday 25th Jan Birmingham, Academy 2
Saturday 26th Jan Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
Sunday 27th Jan Manchester Academy 3
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