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Sylosis’ Heart is Dormant

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Following several weeks of not-so-subtle hints, the UK’s Sylosis have announced that they’ll release a new album, Dormant Heart, via Nuclear Blast on January 12 (of 2015, in case you couldn’t infer as much). The album was produced by guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton, with an assist from engineer Scott Adkins.

The news came via a press release, which included this band pic of bassist Carl Parnell being a total bad-ass rebel and ignoring the photographer’s specific instructions not to look into the camera…

ad8ee9b2-b3a1-44ff-8a67-fb9a34609c76…as well as these quotes from Middleton:

“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.”

And:

“It was great doing some of the recording with Scott [Adkins] 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.”

And also:

“The title [of the album] 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…”

And also also:

“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.”

That last one is a little odd, but I appreciate Middleton’s efforts to share as much info as possible in lieu of a single.

So: January 12! Mark it in your calendar! I expect this album to kick major tush. And hopefully we’ll actually get to hear some much soonish!!!

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