UK modern thrashers SYLOSIS have released a teaser clip in anticipation of their new album “Dormant Heart”. The clip includes music, lyrics, studio footage and more info about the recording of the new album. Watch the teaser over on the band’s official Facebook page.
SYLOSIS will release their fourth studio album “Dormant Heart” on the January 12th (UK), 13th (N. America) and 16th (Rest of Europe) via Nuclear Blast. The album was produced by vocalist and guitarist Josh Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney. The artwork was created by Bristol based artist BONFIRE (Opeth, Satyricon, Kataonia). On the theme of the artwork Josh comments: “The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will.”
Despite the name, “Dormant Heart” is not a peaceful album; it’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them.
In regards to the record Josh states: “It’s the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we’ve done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we’re also known for. It’s a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We’ve been through a lot as a band and individuals and we’ve made our darkest album to date.
“The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it’s ‘tradition’ as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”
SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle House by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS’ Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.
Fans can pre-order “Dormant Heart” here: http://smarturl.it/SYLOSISDormantHeart
“Dormant Heart” track list:
1. Where The Wolves Come To Die
2. Victims And Pawns
3. Dormant Heart
4. To Build A Tomb
11. Callous Souls
12. Pillars Erode
13. Zero (Smashin’ Pumpkins cover)
The Dormant Heart Sessions – Live in the studio
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