SylosisSYLOSIS are a forward thinking UK thrash metal band. Hailing from Reading, SYLOSIS set out to create a modern, epic new take on the old school thrash metal blueprint. The bands sound is comprised of fast, aggressive riffing, thunderous drumming, intricate guitar lines, shredding solos, fierce vocals and haunting ambience. Unashamedly, there is also an abundance of melody and dynamics. SYLOSIS pride themselves on not only their heaviness but the attention to detail of their song-writing. Every song is cleverly crafted into its own identity and structured to perfection.
SYLOSIS’ debut album “Conclusion Of An Age” - set for release October 24th via Nuclear Blast - is a mammoth display of how modern metal should be done. The album twists and turns in every direction, one moment brutally aggressive, then blissfully epic the next. Lyrically, the album deals with many subjects but although this is by no means a concept album, the most prevalent theme is the idea of a struggle between mankind more.... and the planet and how inevitably, nature will reclaim the earth. With climate change being a growing concern for all, the album really strikes a nerve.
Guitarist Josh Middleton says “This album took a long time to write and a lot of hard work in the studio but we feel it’s really paid off. We were fortunate to have more than enough material to run with before we entered the studio so we can honestly say we’re really proud of every track.” The band spent over three months at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins just tracking the album. “In retrospect, when we look back we think ‘did we really need to spend so long on this?’ but I think if we hadn’t had time to be creative and agonise over every little detail, we wouldn’t be as happy with it as we are now.”
With the release of the album imminent, the band are eager to show the world what they have to offer. “We’re definitely proud to be a metal band from the UK. We feel that the UK is kind of the birth-place of metal, seeing as bands such as LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST all really helped define the genre. In recent years – with the exception of a handful of bands - the UK hasn’t really been able to compete on the same level with the US or European metal bands, so hopefully we can help to try and change that.”
The band are determined to make an impact on the metal world and their live shows are really a force to be reckoned with. “We just want to get out there and tour! We’re itching to play all this new material live, these are really exciting times for us”.
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