Having teased an announcement on their Facebook and other social media over the last couple of days, Reading metal quartet Sylosis have today given us the first taste of new music from their new album Dormant Heart which is coming in early 2015. Josh, Bailey, Carl and Ali have unveiled the music video for the first song to surface from the album titled Mercy. You can check out the video for Mercy below:
Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton has had this to say about their new song Mercy and it’s accompanying video:
“Mercy is the first single off the new album. It’s got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it’s one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time. It’s got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that’s going to rumble some guts live.
For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It’s got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustrated as well which came together really well.”
In addition to giving fans the first look at what Dormant Heart is going to sound like with Mercy, Sylosis have also unveiled the album artwork for Dormant Heart. Bristol based artist Bonfire, who has also worked with Opeth and Katatonia amongst many others has designed the artwork for Dormant Heart, which you can check out below:
Dormant Heart will be released on Sylosis’ long time record label home Nuclear Blast Records on the 12th of January 2015. In the meantime, check out this interview Rock Sins did with Sylosis’ frontman Josh Middleton when the band was on tour with Bleed From Within and Devildriver earlier this year, and also keep your eyes open for further announcements. You may wish to follow the band on Twitter, in which case they can be found at @sylosis.