Sylosis have unveiled a brand new track titled ‘Different Masks On The Same Face’.
The song is the first new material since 2015’s acclaimed album ‘Dormant Heart’ it’s also the first recording to feature new drummer Ali Richardson and it sounds intense.
Comments vocalist and guitarist Josh Middleton: “The track was sort of leftover from the Dormant Heart writing period. It’s a little bit different for us and isn’t necessarily a new direction we’re heading in by any means. We figured instead of that track going to waste that we would release it as a kind of one-off single. For me it’s one of the heaviest songs we’ve done. It’s got a sort of punky black metal vibe to it. Really dark and aggressive sounding. It’s really straight to the point and ended up being the shortest song we’ve ever released but it’s still a riff fest. The title of the track came from watching hours of David Icke lectures last summer!”
The UK will soon be treated to an onslaught of heavy metal technical prowess as two of the genre’s finest bands; Sylosis and Decapitated embark on a co-headline tour of blasting drum beats, complex bass lines, shredding riffs and drilling death metal vocals.
Widely hailed as “One of the UK’s finest modern metal bands” Reading’s Sylosis released their fourth album “Dormant Heart” via Nuclear Blast back in January 2015, which was widely applauded for meshing fast-paced thrash and death metal sounds with a more doom-driven sludge creating melodic metal songs that garnered them an opening spot on an arena tour with Lamb Of God and Megadeth and a packed out crowd at Download Festival that summer.
Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton comments on the upcoming tour: “We’re extremely excited about this tour. It’s great to finally be playing a full length set for our very patient UK fans! With this package I think it’s really worth the wait. We’ve been huge Decapitated fans since the time Nihility came out so just getting to watch them every night is going to be awesome.”
Formed in 1996, Polish tech death masters Decapitated have built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated have released six studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. They are widely respected as one of the finest exponents of technical death metal and an innovating act in the modern death metal genre – with emphasis on inventive songwriting and technical prowess.
Their latest studio album ‘Blood Mantra’ was released in 2014 to wide spread critical acclaim. The record cross-bred various styles, mixing death metal with grindcore, a black metal atmosphere with more groove laden beats and stoner rock vibes.
Vocalist Rasta states of the upcoming tour with label mates Sylosis:
“We are very pleased to announce our return to the United Kingdom in a co-headlining act with Sylosis! After some great and unforgettable memories from last time, we simply can’t wait to see our UK fans again!!!”
Guitarist Vogg adds:“’I’ve said it many times before and I must say it again, WE LOVE TO PLAY IN THE UK. After the last two tours with Lamb of God and Behemoth, it’s now time to finally play a full set for you guys. We’re visiting 10 cities across the country. Also we feel really pleased to share the stage with Sylosis who are a wicked band. Check out the dates and we will see you on the road!”.
Ticket links and full tour dates below:
Tourdates rack up as follows :
2nd March: Bristol Marble Factory
3rd March: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse
4th March: Glasgow Garage
5th March: Manchester Academy 3
7th March: London Electric Ballroom
8th March: Colchester Arts Centre
9th March: Plymouth The Hub
10th March: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
11th March: Brighton Concorde 2
12th March: Norwich The Waterfront