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 EP's and debut album. They base themselves on 1980's thrash metal crossed with modern styles of music like metalcore. 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.
They have released Two EP's on In at the Deep End records, entitled “Casting Shadows”, And “The Supreme Oppressor”. The band has been around since 2001, founding member and lead guitarist Josh and bassist Carl are the only surviving members from the original lineup.
In November, 2007 Sylosis got an email from Nuclear Blast saying they'd love to work with the band and signed to them a month later, in which their debut album was released on October 24 2008. Their debut album Conclusion of an Age has a lot of themes, but is generally not a concept album. Lyrically, the album deals with the end of the human race, in how nature reclaims the earth again. The artwork shows a world living with the human race. There are no religious beliefs behind the writings however. After recording their debut album, guitarist Gurneet Ahluwalia quit the band to rejoin his old band Viatrophy, also from Reading. In his place ex-guitarist Alex Bailey of Viatrophy joined Sylosis, ready for the early 2009 European tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage and Psycroptic.
The band has had many members over the years, many of which have played, or gone on to play with other Reading bands such as Exit Ten and Viatrophy.
SYLOSIS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
Posted Sat 27th August 2011
Reading metal mob SYLOSIS have announced a UK headline tour in support of latest album “Edge Of The Earth”, with MALEFICE, ANTERIOR and CHAPTERS providing the supporting cast.
High Voltage Festival Preview
Posted Wed 20th July 2011
High Voltage is now in its second year and already it seems like “one of those established festivals” maybe it’s because of the genre it serves – after all the headliners Judas Priest & Dream Theater are pretty big established acts. Billed as the Classic Rock festival of the year this is one not to be missed, with a Prog stage and the Metal Hammer stage there will be something for everyone.
4 Bands Added to High Voltage Metal Hammer Stage
Posted Wed 4th May 2011
Four new bands on the Metal Hammer stage! Joining the line up are:
Posted Mon 11th April 2011
28 ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR SONISPHERE
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