Syk craft musical alchemy on eartHFlesh.

Crafting a sonic universe that defies traditional conventions, Syk transcends mere genre labels, forging a path that is distinctly their own. The Italian collective, known for its intricate compositions and relentless innovation, stands at the frontier of the extreme metal scene, challenging perceptions and pushing the limits of musical expression.

eartHFlesh, the eponymous first single from Syk’s upcoming album, emerges as a relentless force, a tumultuous journey through realms of existential despair and raw, unbridled power. It’s a manifesto of scorn, rooted deeply within the Earth, a scathing critique of a world mired in deception and decay. The track serves as a colossal monument, embodying the spirit of revolt and the inexorable decay of the natural and spiritual world.

Drawing inspiration from the desolate reality of our existence, eartHFlesh mirrors the decline of society, the environment, and the very fabric of what it means to be human. It’s not just music; it’s a wake-up call, a stark reminder of the consequences of our collective apathy. “Scorn, rooted above and fallen on Earth,” Stefano echoes, a chilling prophecy of our own making.

“eartHFlesh is about all of us and how decadence permeates our world, often manifested through brutal violence.” Says Stefano. “We’re in a time of transition where evil is mostly manifested through power. The same power that promoting ignorance degraded our planet killing the importance of being an individual instead of a passive citizen.”

The accompanying video, a visual masterpiece that complements the single’s haunting melodies and crushing intensity, can be seen here:

It’s a glimpse into the heart of darkness, an invitation to confront the truths we’ve long ignored.

“Things will never change as long as we’ll not feel the urgency of our responsibility as humans of what we’re creating around us.”

eartHFlesh comes out May 10 on Season of Mist / Pre-order: / Pre-save:

Tracklist: 1. I Am The Beast (6:02) 2. Where I Am Going There Is No Light (5:54) 3. I’ll Haunt You In Your Dreams (6:08) 4. eartHFlesh (5:42) 5. The Sermon (5:06) 6. The Cross (3:50) 7. For To Themselves I Left Them (4:20) 8. The Passing (8:14) // Total runtime: 45:17

FFO: Rivers of Nihil, Gaerea, Gorguts, Gojira

Syk is a metal band that came into existence in 2013 when Stefano Ferrian and Federico De Bernardi di Valserra decided to embark on a new musical venture following the disbandment of their previous project, .psychofagist. They were soon joined by the immensely talented vocalist Dalila Kayros, whose vocal skills left a deep impression on the band during live performances.

In May 2014, Syk released their debut album titled Atoma through L’Inphantile Collective. The album caught the attention of Philip H Anselmo from Housecore Records, who not only expressed his appreciation for the band’s work but also offered them a deal for their second album. This second album, titled I-Optikon, was released on December 2, 2016, and was produced by Philip H Anselmo himself. The album was notable for its technical compositions that offered a unique and unparalleled listening experience, as Metal Trenches aptly described it.

Following the release of their second album, the band welcomed their long-time friend Marcello Cravini as a permanent member, taking on the role of the second guitarist. Syk subsequently embarked on extensive tours across Europe in 2017 and 2018 and had the honour of being the official support act for GODFLESH during their Italian/Slovenian run in May 2018. Additionally, they also participated in the prestigious Roadburn Festival in the same year, further cementing their reputation as a promising metal act.

In 2019, Federico made the difficult decision to leave the band due to personal reasons, and shortly after, the global pandemic hit, disrupting the band’s search for a new drummer. However, towards the end of 2020, Mauro Maraldo joined Syk as their new drummer, and with their lineup complete, they wasted no time in entering the studio to record their third album. This album, titled Pyramiden, was released on March 11th, 2022, through Housecore Records/Nuclear Blast. The album’s distinct and powerful character earned syk high praise, with MetalheadCommunity recognizing them as one of the most promising metal acts of the time.

Pyramiden received further acclaim when it was included in the ProgSpace Awards 2022 under the category of ‘Album of the Year 2022/Extreme Prog Category’, alongside esteemed acts like Fallujah, Allegaeon, Cult of Luna, and Conjurer. Unfortunately, soon after the album’s release, both Mauro and Dalila had to depart from the band due to personal reasons.

However, Syk, known for their sonic evolution, decided to press on. Founding members Stefano and Marcello continued working on their fourth album while actively searching for new members. Alan La Roca joined the band as the bass player, solidifying the lineup, but the search for a drummer remained a challenge. It wasn’t until Federico Leone answered their call that the band found their new drummer. With the lineup in place consisting of Stefano Ferrian as the new frontman, guitarist, and main songwriter, Marcello Cravini on guitars, Alan La Roca on bass, and Federico Leone on drums, Syk took on a new form.

In early 2023, Syk caught the attention of Season Of Mist, who signed them for the release of their fourth album, eartHFlesh. This album not only marks the band’s latest offering but also signifies their first decade as a band. With a reinvigorated sound and an intensified sonic progression, Syk continues to captivate listeners and solidify their place in the metal scene.

Recording Line-up: Stefano Ferrian – Guitars, Vocals / Marcello Cravini – Guitars, Ambient FX / Alan La Roca – Bass / Federico Leone – Drums

Guest Musicians: Dalila Kayros – Guest Vocals (On ‘I Am The Beast’, ‘I’ll Haunt You In Your Dreams’, For To Themselves I Left Them’ & ‘The Passing’) / Recording Studio

Fiery Water Recording Studio (Alessandria, Italy) / Producer, Sound, Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Fabrizio Gesuato / Cover Art: Nihil & Leoncio Harmr / Video Production: Directed and Edited by Stefano Ferrian / Filmed by Ancellotti Silvano & Vittorio Bottini at MF Old School Production / Performer: StellaDiPlastica. / “Black Angel Wing” & “Demon’s Face” artistic installations by Paola Monfrinotti.

Available Formats: -Digital Download / -CD Digipak / -12″ Vinyl Jacket – Black / -12″ Coloured Vinyl Jacket – Silver / -12″ Coloured Vinyl Jacket – Crystal Clear & Red Marbled