Sylar have been dominating the music scene lately, not only with new tracks but also with their killer performances on stage. The band formed in 2011 and quickly started pumping out material. They released the EP ‘Cutting Ties’ in the same year as their formation, and followed it up with another EP in 2013 titled ‘Deadbeat’ produced by Caleb Shomo (of Attack Attack!). Sylar then released their debut album ‘To Whom It May Concern’ a year later via Razor & Tie. This is the album that truly got the bands feet firmly planted in the music world. With powerful and emotional tracks like “Prescription Meditation” the band put a little bit of themselves in each track. The New Yorkers went on to sign with Hopeless Records and one up themselves releasing ‘Help’ in August of 2016. This would give them one of their biggest hits thus far in “Assume”. The album charted as high as 8th in Heatseekers Albums in September of 2016 on Billboard. The band already had 4 releases under their belt and on October 5, 2018 the band released another full length studio album marking their 5 release titled ‘Seasons’. The album is their second release on Hopeless Records. The single “All or Nothing” was the first release from ‘Seasons’ and it helps get fans pumped for the release. ‘Seasons’ was produced by Erik Ron who has worked with bands like Motionless In White, Blessthefall, I See Stars, Attila, and Godsmack.
Sylar performed in front of a huge crowd at this years Rock Allegiance festival in Camden, New Jersey. The show just outside of their home state of New York helped the band anchor in new fans with their aggressive and groove filled nu metal style. We were able to catch their set and also speak with vocalist Jayden Panesso after their performance. This was the dat after ‘Seasons’ released so we talked about the new album, touring with your idols, Jayden’s admiration of Japan and its culture, as well as our mutual love of Avenged Sevenfold. Aside from being a tremendous frontman, Jayden is incredibly down to earth, genuine and a fun person to talk with. Sylar is making big moves right now and they deserve all of the success that has come their way. I hope you enjoy my chat with Jayden.