SYLOSIS: Band Releases New Track 'Mercy' + "Dormant Heart" Artwork Revealed

SYLOSIS recently announced "Dormant Heart" as the title of their fourth studio album but despite […]
October 11, 2014

SYLOSIS recently announced "Dormant Heart" as the title of their fourth studio album but despite the name, it's not a peaceful album:

It's about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them.

Today we have the first taster from the forthcoming release - watch the official video for new track 'Mercy'

Commenting on the track front man Josh states: "Mercy is the first single off the new album. It's got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it's one ofthe 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."

The band have also revealed the artwork for "Dormant Heart", which can be seen below. The artwork was created by Bristol based artist BONFIRE (Opeth, Satyricon, Kataonia),who has previously designed some t-shirts for the band. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol thansomething to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."

Pre-orders for the new album are now live:

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