As reported earlier this week, British metallers SYLOSIS have dropped off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL, after the band were involved in a serious RV accident on their way to Quebec, on Tuesday night (September 24th).
Sylosis guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton issued the following update late last night: “Hey everyone, Josh here. Myself, Rob (Callard – Drums) and (Alex) Bailey (Guitar) have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl (Parnell – Bass) is being kept in overnight as he’s in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.
All four of us and our driver were hospitalised but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn’t get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace he wasn’t treated as urgently. He’s just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people’s clothes and some personal items – hero.
We’re all very lucky. We’ve mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl’s legs and Bailey’s back), badly bruised and what feels like full body whiplash. In car accident terms we’re alright but in general terms we’re not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends asap to recover.
We want to thank the paramedics, the passers by who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us.”
Updates to follow.