Italian metal outfit syk today unleash their new video for The Hollow Mother. Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the track comes from the band’s latest full-length, Pyramiden, out now.
syk features founding guitarist and principal songwriter Stefano Ferrian (ex-Psychofagist), vocalist Dalila Kayros, rhythm/lead guitarist Marcello Cravini, and new recruit, drummer Mauro Maraldo (ex-Onirik). Led by the nihilistic vocal assault of Kayros, syk is at once grim and complex; relentless and alluring, fusing tight, technical rhythms with chilling melodies, and a dark sonic ambiance.
Notes Ferrian of the band’s latest single: “The Hollow Mother is about social apathy and how this human behaviour affects society and nature. We should find a new way that does not include violence in the game because no one will ever evolve through violence, except global extermination.”
Pyramiden is out now via CD and digitally, with a vinyl addition to follow at a later date.
syk have been scorching ears for nearly a decade. Following their debut LP Atoma (2014), the band released I-Optikon on Housecore Records (2016). Produced by Philip H. Anselmo, I-Optikon reaped critical accolades from fans and critics in the know. Lauded New Noise Magazine, “We just haven’t heard anything even remotely like this before – and I don’t think we’re going to forget it anytime soon.” Echoing Magazine championed, “Female vocals that carry a yell like Exene Cervenka, as done with the same power as Henry Rollins,” while Skulls ‘N’ Bones likened the listen to, “… a trip through the empty, shattered halls of someone’s emotional insane asylum,” adding, “it’s music to swallow glass by.”
And with 2022 comes the band’s third full-length Pyramiden. Composed and recorded over the course of three years, the seven-track offering was mixed in the winter of 2020/2021 at Inverno Studios under the supervision of Fabrizio Gesuato, while mastering took place at Anselmo‘s own Nodferatu’s Lair with Stephen Berrigan at the helm. The record features artwork by Elena Romenkova.
Dalila Kayros – vocals/synths
Stefano Ferrian – guitar
Marcello Cravini – guitar
Mauro Maraldo – drums
Marco Mastrobuono – guest bass