"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."
Sylosis Release New Single "Mercy" & Dormant Heart Album Artwork
It's no secret that here at Scribes Of Metal we like Sylosis, quite a lot. So the fact that late last week the Reading metal quartet their first bit of new music in over eighteen months was cause for celebration. Having recently made the initial announcement of their fourth studio album Dormant Heart, we've now got a solid taste of music from the album.
The first single from Dormant Heart is called "Mercy", and Sylosis have also put out a music video to go along with the song. For those who'd like to hear it for themselves, you can hear and watch the Mercy video at the bottom of this post.
On the subject of Mercy, Josh Middleton, Sylosis' frontman gives an overview:
A second piece of news from the Sylosis camp is that Bristol based artist Bonfire has created the album artwork for Dormant Heart. Bonfire has previously worked with such metal luminaries as Katatonia and Opeth so Sylosis are in good company with their new artist. See his work on the Dormant Heart cover below:
Sylosis' fourth full length album Dormant Heart will be released on Nuclear Blast Records on the 12th of January 2015 and is the follow up to 2012's Monolith, also released via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order information for Dormant Heart is available now at Sylosis' official website www.sylosis.com.