SYLOSIS confirmed as main support on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE UK tour Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:48

SylosisMonolithAlbumCoverAfter a great end of 2012 on tour with Lamb of God and In Flames in the USA, and a headline tour of the UK in January 2013, Sylosis will be returning to support the mighty Killswitch Engage in May 2013!


The band released their album 'Monolith' in October 2012. The critically acclaimed release was 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. 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."


In 2008, an unknown quartet from Reading, England released their debut album 'Conclusion Of An Age' via Nuclear Blast Records, and made an instant impact on the European metal Scene. Sylosis’ blend modern thrash and traditional prog elements to create their own unique brutal sound.


The band recently released the single, 'Fear The World', taken from the 'Monolith album'. See the stunning video here:


Killswitch Engage/Sylosis UK dates:


May 2nd – Manchester, HMV Ritz
May 3rd – Glasgow, O2 ABC
May 4th – Birmingham, HMV Institute
May 5th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
May 6th – Cardiff Solus