Sylosis Release Extended Version Of Recent In-Studio Performance

Sylosis have released an extended version of their recent in-studio live performance. Those that pay to watch the set at this location will also receive live audio of the performance. As a preview, you can watch a video for “I Sever” below. Josh Middleton commented:

“I’m excited to share the full set we recorded ahead of our support slot on Trivium‘s ‘A Light Or A Distant Mirror‘ stream event from a couple of weeks ago. Our set for their show was limited due to the slot, so we decided we’d like to release our own extended cut for our fans. This is brand-new territory for us all and was a great project to work on. We hope you all enjoy the show!”

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
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Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

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Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Sylosis Premiere “I Sever” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Cycle Of Suffering”

Sylosis have premiered a new video for their new song “I Sever.” This track is from the band’s new album “Cycle Of Suffering,“ which will be released on February 7.

“Cycle Of Suffering” Track Listing:

01. “Empty Prophets”
02. “I Sever”
03. “Cycle Of Suffering”
04. “Shield”
05. “Calcified”
06. “Invidia”
07. “Idle Hands”
08. “Apex Of Disdain”
09. “Arms Like A Noose”
10. “Devils In Their Eyes”
11. “Disintegrate”
12. “Abandon”

In other news, the group have also announced that they will be playing their first show in four years at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, England on February 13.

Josh Middleton commented:

“After three long years, Sylosis are back! I want to thank all of our fans for their patience and support over these last few years. ‘Cycle Of Suffering’ is dedicated to them.

With this new chapter, we close another; I’d like to thank Carl Parnell for his time in Sylosis. Many great memories made with him and I wish him the best in his career. Now we welcome Conor Marshall to Sylosis! Another man in another band (Conjurer) — Conor is an amazing player and complements what we do really well. A warm welcome planned for 13th February where we play our first show in over four years! We’re excited and focused. See you in 2020!”

Josh Middleton (Sylosis) Becomes A Full-Time Member Of Architects

Guitarist Josh Middleton has officially become a full-time member of Architects. His role in the band will not affect his role in Sylosis.

Sylosis Go On “Temporary Hiatus” While Josh Middleton Tours With Architects

Sylosis have gone on a “temporary hiatus” while guitarist Josh Middleton tours with Architects. Middleton is filling in for the late Tom Searle, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

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Sylosis said the following:

“We wish to inform our fans that Sylosis will be taking a temporary hiatus. Most will know that Josh is close friends with Architects and he will be helping out with guitar duties for their upcoming tours on the ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us‘ cycle.

With respect to Sylosis fans, the band has decided to take some time off to allow Josh to focus on these commitments.

Rest assured, Sylosis will be back with a new record in the future but for now we hope we have your understanding and we’ll see you all soon!

–Sylosis“

Sylosis Premiere New Song “Different Masks On The Same Face”

Sylosis have premiered a new song titled “Different Masks On The Same Face.“ Check it out below:

Josh Middleton said the following about the song:

“The track was sort of leftover from the Dormant Heart writing period. It’s a little bit different for us and isn’t necessarily a new direction we’re heading in by any means. We figured instead of that track going to waste that we would release it as a kind of one-off single. For me it’s one of the heaviest songs we’ve done. It’s got a sort of punky black metal vibe to it. Really dark and aggressive sounding. It’s really straight to the point and ended up being the shortest song we’ve ever released but it’s still a riff fest. The title of the track came from watching hours of David Icke lectures last summer!”

Randy Blythe Comments On Lamb Of God’s European Tour Cancellation

Randy Blythe issued a lengthy statement regarding Lamb Of God dropping off their European tour with Children Of Bodom and Sylosis. You can read that below.

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“At the request of management, I have agreed to write a post concerning our recently cancelled tour of Europe. I wouldn’t have bothered to do this on my own, since a rather self-explanatory general statement has already been made explaining our reasons for leaving and that seems more than sufficient to me- the basic gist of the post was that something specific occurred that made some of us in the band feel that it was unwise to continue on with the tour, potentially putting ourselves, our crew, and large numbers of defenseless people in harm’s way. Simple enough.

And I won’t elaborate on the details of that occurrence here, since I have no wish to add to the atmosphere of speculation and fear that currently surrounds terrorist activities in Europe- there are way too many ill-informed running mouths across the globe making an already tense, highly complex, and extremely fluid situation on that continent even worse. I feel pretty ridiculous even writing this (who knew deciding to cancel a tour after venues you have played start getting blown up would require any sort of explanation to anyone?), but since I have been asked nicely to do so by the people I employ to manage my band, I will.

And as one of the band members who said “I am done here,” I will speak solely for myself, not my band as a whole. I have no problem with this because, well, because frankly I don’t give a rat’s ass what most people think of me in general- historically, other people’s opinions of what I should or shouldn’t do or say hasn’t made much of an impact on my decision making process, and it’s not about to start now. Besides, I’m already more than used to being the bad guy, so I won’t lose any sleep over the inevitable pissy internet comments.

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Lamb Of God Cancel European Appearances Due To Security Concerns/Children Of Bodom & Sylosis To Finish The Tour

Lamb Of God have apparently decided to drop off their tour with Children Of Bodum, and Sylosis, due security concerns related to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which resulted in the death of 129 people, including over 80 at Eagles Of Death Metal‘s concert at the Bataclan. Despite this, Children Of Bodom, and Sylosis will finish the trek.

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Lamb Of God issued the following statement:

“Due to concerns brought to our attention by the venue security team yesterday in Tilburg – and continued general concerns across Europe – we have decided against putting our fans, our crew and ourselves in this position night after night and will be canceling the remainder of our performances in Europe. This is a decision we are making on behalf of the fans, our crew, and our band, as well as the well-being of everyone’s family, friends and loved ones at home. Stay safe, and we will see you very soon”

Children Of Bodom also commented on the situation:

Lamb of God has chosen to leave the European tour due to security concerns in Europe. Our team has been working very hard to make all of the remaining shows happen. WE WANT TO, AND HAVE DECIDED TO, CONTINUE ON THE ROAD AND PLAY THE REST OF THE TOUR. Sylosis also will be joining us on their scheduled appearances. Here is what we know so far.
Unfortunately the promoter has decided to move forward and cancel tonight’s show in Oberhausen, Germany, and the additional shows in Germany.

At this time, the remaining schedule will move forward as this (we ARE looking to add more shows FYI). We WILL keep you updated as we have changes, and we are doing our best to keep you informed as quickly as possible on everything:

22 Nov – Pratteln- Z7 Konzertfabrik
23 Nov – Lausanne- Les Docks
24 Nov – Milan- Alcatraz
25 – 28 Nov- TBD – PLEASE STAY TUNED
29 Nov Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
01 Dec – Copenhagen- Amager Bio
03 Dec – Helsinki- Old Ice Hall
05 Dec Stockholm – Klubben
06 Dec Oslo – Rockefeller Music Hall
09 Dec- Tampere- Tähtiareena
10 Dec- Seinajoki- Rytmikorjaamo
11 Dec- Jyvaskyla- PAVILJONKI
12 Dec- Oulu- SuperPark Areena