SYLOSIS have revealed they’ll be temporarily going on hiatus.
Reading progressive thrash-metallers SYLOSIS have announced plans to take a temporary hiatus in order to allow vocalist/guitarist Josh Middleton to tour with Brighton metallers ARCHITECTS – filling in for Tom Searle after his tragic passing in August.
A statement posted on the band’s Facebook page this afternoon reads as follows:
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!
Middleton and Searle were close personal friends, and Middleton previously released this emotional statement on Facebook back in August, sharing memories of the guitarist:
“Tom was a huge inspiration to me in so many different ways. He had a monumental impact on my life. I would look forward to seeing him so much because I knew I would always come away having learned something or wanting to better myself in some way…or just simply having shared a common ground and talked about music etc. We first met back in 2005(?) and I remember instantly being drawn to Tom and Dan (Searle, drums) because of their humour, and just thinking “I have to hang out with these guys more”. It was an absolute privilege to know him and call him a friend. I have so many great/hilarious memories of our time together. One of my absolute favourite people. Love you so much Tom“.
ARCHITECTS will tour the UK and Europe from October-November with support coming from BURY TOMORROW and STICK TO YOUR GUNS.