Sylosis will be releasing new album “Dormant Heart” at the beginning of next year, with front man Josh Middleton commenting the record is Sylosis’ strongest work to date. He 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 band began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by Tesseract guitarist Acle Kahney.
Josh says of the recording process: “It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We’ve got a good working relationship and he’s really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”
Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band’s hometown of Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with Sylosis in September due to time restraints. Bleed From Within’s Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.
Despite the title, “Dormant Heart,” is not a peaceful album, it’s a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: “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…”
Further details are forthcoming, and for now check out the “Fear The World” video taken from previous album “Monolith” below.