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Hailing from the aptly named town of Cemetery Junction, near Reading, England, Sylosis began taking shape in the year 2000, when lead guitarist Josh Middleton and bassist Carl Parnell first joined forces with an assortment of school mates and began tinkering with several different extreme metal sub-styles. In due time, the band developed a complex sound meshing death, thrash, and hardcore ingredients with a keen appreciation for melody, which they proceeded to test-drive on a pair of EPs (2006's Casting the Shadows and 2007's The Supreme Oppressor) while waiting to grow old enough to play in local pubs. These independent releases also generated enough buzz to attract influential metal label Nuclear Blast, which signed Sylosis — now featuring vocalist Jamie Graham, rhythm guitarist Alex Bailey, and drummer Rob Callard, alongside mainstays Middleton and Parnell — and released their debut full-length, Conclusion of an Age, in late 2008.