WATCH: Sylosis’ ‘Dormant Heart’ track-by-track trailer

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Despite the name, SYLOSIS’ forthcoming release Dormant Heart is 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. Watch frontman Josh Middleton explain how the tracks “Servitude,” “Indoctrinated,” “Harm,” “Mercy,” “Callous Souls” and “Quiescent” came about, in their second track-by-track trailer, below:

Dormant Heart was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney. 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 than something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will.”

Dormant Heart will be released on January 12th (UK), 13th (N. America) and 16th (Rest of Europe) via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order your copy today here.