Sylosis are taking the fight to 2015 – they’ve got a new drummer, a new album in the shape of the quite frankly magnificent Dormant Heart, and they’ve got a renewed sense of purpose. We sat down with their guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter, Josh Middleton, to dissect what the Reading-based foursome are getting up to next.
Sylosis is a British melodic death metal band from Reading, Berkshire formed in 2000. They have used various genres in their music over the years with their first 2 EPs and debut album. They base themselves on 1980s thrash metal crossed with modern styles of music like melodic death metal. Sylosis was formed in late 2000 by original member Josh Middleton when they were back in school, as a bunch of kids who just wanted to play metal; mainly old school thrash and death metal. Read more on Last.fm
Sylosis on Thrash Hits
January 12th, 2015
Sylosis are one of the bands you don’t pay enough attention to. Shut up, you don’t, and you know it. If You Buy One Thing This Week is your chance to fix that – the band have just released Dormant Heart, which we reckon is their best album to date. It’s shorter than any of their other full-length releases, the band having boiled down their craft to the point that there’s not a shred of filler-flab in the 59 minutes that this record spends clattering you in your aural erogenous zones.
June 5th, 2013
Ronseal headline does what it says on the tin – it’s been confirmed today that Hevy 2013 won’t be festival in the camping-outside-stages-in-a-field way at all, but rather will take the form of a series of gigs taking place in and around London.
May 7th, 2013
It’s the first Killswitch Engage w/ Jesse Leach London show ever and their first gig over here since Download Festival last summer and it’s well and truly sold out. It’s more than just a homecoming. Is this the gig of 2013? At least until their appearance at Hevy Festival this summer…
Pre-gig meal: Wahaca. Pork pibil tacos, steak tacos, corn and a celebratory Cinco de Mayo margarita.
Top 6 things we learnt watching Jesse Leach & Killswitch Engage in London…
December 12th, 2012
September 6th, 2012
With Reading and Leeds Festivals over and done with, the UK summer festival season is officially over. Well, it’s over as far as we’re concerned. This week, Raz and Hugh look back on their highlughts and lowlights from Reading and Leeds respectively, as well as taking a look at this week’s top news stories: the new album announcement from Deftones, and Sylosis bunking off from a European tour with Devin Townsend and Fear Factory to go gallivanting around the USA supporting Lamb of God.
June 15th, 2012
Yep, it’s back – it’s time for episode 002 of the Thrash Hits podcast. We would’ve had it up yesterday, but iTunes was breaking our balls. This week Thrash Hits’ editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt, review the Download Festival 2012 line-up, discuss which bands fluffed it on the main stage, and sees Raz keep interrupting Hugh’s moaning with his bad James Hetfield impression.
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May 16th, 2012
Those not-nearly-as-praised-as-they-ought-to-be Reading metallers, Sylosis, finished their final UK tour before releasing their as-yet-untitled third studio album. Okay, so Sylosis do get a lot of praise, but that’s because they a) awesome, and b) they keep getting more awesome, which means c) that they deserve even more praise than they get already.
Anyway, we made sure our Liverpool snapper, Matt Thomas, was in place to snap the whole shebang when it rolled into his hometown.
February 29th, 2012
If you get up very early in the morning, you’ll have spotted that Download Festival‘s head promoter, Andy Copping, announced another 22 bands for this year’s festival via his Twitter account this morning. And as you’d expect from such a large announcement, it’s a mix of old and new, big and small, and awesome and just plain awful.
October 11th, 2011
Remember ten years ago when the British metal scene was alive and kicking with bands like Raging Speedhorn, Pitchshifter and Stampin’ Ground storming stages nationwide? It may not have lasted that long but you have to admit the UK scene has seen some drastic improvement over recent years. We thought we’d head down to Islington Academy and bang our heads to some homegrown talent.