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Reading based technical thrash quartet SYLOSIS released a new track entitled ‘Different Masks On The Same Face’ yesterday and today and Overdrive have the video right here!

Sylosis single artwork

Frontman Josh Middleton commented: “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!”

Have a look at the video below!

If you want to purchase ‘Different Masks On The Same Face’ from iTunes, then just click on this link.

The UK will soon be treated to an onslaught of heavy metal technical prowess as two of the genre’s finest bands; Sylosis and Decapitated embark on a co-headline tour of blasting drum beats, complex bass lines, shredding riffs and drilling death metal vocals.

Sylosic _ Decapitated tour

Widely hailed as ‘one of the UK’s finest modern metal bands’, Sylosis released their fourth album ‘Dormant Heart’ via Nuclear Blast back in January 2015. The album was widely applauded for meshing fast-paced thrash and death metal sounds with a more doom-driven sludge, creating melodic metal songs that garnered them an opening spot on an arena tour with Lamb Of God and Megadeth (see review here), as well as playing to a packed out crowd at Download Festival last summer.

Speaking about the forthcoming live dates, frontman Josh explains: “We’re extremely excited about this tour. It’s great to finally be playing a full length set for our very patient UK fans. With this package I think it’s really worth the wait. We’ve been huge Decapitated fans since the time ‘Nihility’ came out, so just getting to watch them every night is going to be awesome.”

decapitated band

Formed in 1996, Polish tech death metal masters Decapitated have built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, the band has released six studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. They are widely respected as one of the finest exponents of technical death metal and an innovating act in the modern death metal genre. Their latest studio album ‘Blood Mantra’ was released in 2014 to wide spread critical acclaim. The record cross-bred various styles, mixing death metal with grindcore, a black metal atmosphere with more groove laden beats and stoner rock vibes.


Vocalist Rafał is looking forward to the tour stating: “We are very pleased to announce our return to the United Kingdom in a co-headlining act with Sylosis! After some great and unforgettable memories from last time, we simply can’t wait to see our UK fans again!!!”

Guitarist Vogg adds:”’I’ve said it many times before and I must say it again, WE LOVE TO PLAY IN THE UK. After the last two tours with Lamb of God and Behemoth, it’s now time to finally play a full set for you guys. We’re visiting 10 cities across the country. Also we feel really pleased to share the stage with Sylosis who are a wicked band. Check out the dates and we will see you on the road!”

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka shredding the shit out of Bloodstock 2014.

Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka shredding the shit out of Bloodstock 2014.

The forthcoming tour dates rack up as follows:

2nd March: Bristol Marble Factory

3rd March: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse

4th March: Glasgow Garage

5th March: Manchester Academy 3

7th March: London Electric Ballroom

8th March: Colchester Arts Centre

9th March: Plymouth The Hub

10th March: Nottingham Rescue Rooms

11th March: Brighton Concorde 2

12th March: Norwich The Waterfront

Buy tickets on this link.

“Dormant Heart” is out now via Nuclear Blast Records and can be purchased by clicking on the graphic below.

Sylosis Dormant HeartPost – Oran O’Beirne