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 are also set to release their new album ‘Monolith’ on October 8, 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.”
“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.”
Sylosis are set to play two UK dates in 2012:
7 – Reading, Sub 89
27 – Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
The band will return in January 2013:
23 – Bristol, The Fleece
25 – Birmingham, Academy 2
26 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
27 – Manchester Academy 3