Anyone who knows the history of both Sylosis and Architects won’t be surprised by (some) of this announcement. Members of the two bands have always been good friends and in the last few minutes Sylosis have posted a statement on their social media announcing that their guitarist / frontman Josh Middleton will be hitting the road with Architects as their live guitarist for the foreseeable future as the band fulfil their touring commitments for All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us. Josh filling in for Architects since the death of their co-founder Tom Searle will make perfect sense to a lot of people, including Rock Sins’ own James Halstead who suggested this might happen some weeks ago. The full statement can be read below:
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!
Architects are embarking on a huge headline tour in the UK next month, being joined by Bury Tomorrow and Stick To Your Guns. The dates are as follows:
11/11/16 – Birmingham 02 Institute
12/11/16 – Manchester Academy
13/11/16 – Glasgow 02 ABC
15/11/16 – Nottingham Rock City
17/11/16 – Bristol 02 Academy
18/11/16 – London Academy Brixton
VERY limited tickets remain with some shows having sold out (please check your regular ticket providing websites for further ticket availability).
We wish Josh well on the road with Architects and hope to see Sylosis at some point again in the not too distant future!