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British thrash metallers Sylosis involved in vehicular accident, but thankfully all are okay

Sylosis bus crash

You may have caught our Facebook post yesterday regarding British thrash band Sylosis being involved in a fairly scary automotive accident in Canada. They have been on tour with Trivium, Devildriver and After The Burial for a couple of weeks now, but that looks to be over now as the guys will be physically unable to perform the rest of the tour.

Posted after most of the guys had been released from hospital, this update from frontman Josh Middleton explains how they’re doing:

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Hey everyone, Josh here. Myself, Rob and Bailey have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl is being kept in overnight as he’s in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.

All four of us and our driver were hospitalised but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn’t get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace he wasn’t treated as urgently. He’s just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people’s clothes and some personal items – hero.

We’re all very lucky. We’ve mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl’s legs and Bailey’s back), badly bruised and what feels like full body whiplash. In car accident terms we’re alright but in general terms we’re not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends asap to recover.

We want to thank the paramedics, the passers by who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us.

Stay safe,

It was only just over a year ago that we nearly lost Baroness to a horrific road accident, and with numerous bands being involved in some sort of collision every year, it just goes to show: be careful everyone! This is obviously an increased risk for bands on tour, who are driving almost constantly for week at a time.

We’re not yet sure what exactly happened to Sylosis yet, but the main thing is that everyone is alive, and should recover. Best wishes to bassist Carl Parnell in particular; hope you’re well enough to be released soon.