SYK Stream Full Album Ahead of Release

In a relentless pursuit of sonic evolution and intensity, the avant-garde metal warriors SYK are set to release their groundbreaking new album, eartHFlesh this Friday, May 10th. Since their explosive formation in 2013, the band has consistently delivered sounds that are as innovative as they are intense. With eartHFleshSYK is not just pushing the envelope; they are tearing it apart.

eartHFlesh showcases the expertise of frontman and guitarist Stefano Ferrian, alongside stellar performances by Marcello Cravini (guitars), Alan La Roca (bass), and Federico Leone (drums). The album features eight tracks of meticulously crafted metal that plunge listeners into the depths of SYK‘s darkest and most ambitious imaginings yet. The track listing alone, featuring hard-hitters such as I am the beast and the Cross, promises a tumultuous journey through themes of despair and destruction, fitting perfectly within the album’s overarching narrative of societal decay and internal strife.

Ahead of its Friday release, Season of Mist is streaming the full album over on YouTube right now:

The band’s collaborative history, including unexpected stage performances with metal icons like Phil H. Anselmo and connections with influential labels such as Housecore Records, underpins this release’s significance in their illustrious career.

Pre-order & pre-save eartHFlesh

Praise for eartHFlesh:

“The eight tracks offer an intensely enthralling listening experience that will keep fans of the genre engaged for a long time.” – Musika (90/100)

This has to be a contender for “album of the year.” – Metal Temple (10/10)

SYK is an interesting discovery, blending oppression and heaviness with a mysterious, suffocating touch and jerky quasi-permanent rhythms.” – Acta Infernalis (85/100)

The Italian quartet is well attuned to each other and therefore manages to maintain the most pounding rhythms very tightly, somewhat like the extreme version of Gojira or Meshuggah.” – Rock Tribune (8/10)

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1. I am the beast (6:02) [LISTEN]
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) [WATCH]
5. The Sermon (5:06)
6. the Cross (3:50) [WATCH]
7. For To Themselves I Left Them (4:20)
8. The Passing (8:14)
Total runtime: 45:17

Style: Progressive Black/Death Metal
FFO: Rivers of Nihil, Gaerea, Gorguts, Gojira

Photo by © Filippo De Dionigi

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.

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

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