UK’s modern thrashers SYLOSIS have posted online a tutorial for the new album track “Mercy” hosted by guitarist & frontman Josh Middleton on the official Josh Sylosis YouTube channel, below:
“Mercy” comes off SYLOSIS’ upcoming fourth studio release Dormant Heart due out in North America on Nuclear Blast in early 2015.
Check out the official “Mercy” music video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
“[I]t’s one of the most melodic tracks on the album,” Middleton has previously shared. “It’s got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that’s going to rumble some guts live.”
Dormant Heart was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney. The artwork was designed by Bristol-based artist Bonfire (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATATONIA), who previously created artwork for SYLOSIS t-shirts.
Speaking to the theme of the artwork, Middleton has shared: “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.”
Working away secretly alongside touring commitments, SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios 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.
• Josh Middleton – Vocals & Guitars
• Alex Bailey – Guitars
• Carl Parnell – Bass
• Ali Richardson – Drums
Visit SYLOSIS online at SYLOSIS.com.