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Syphor
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Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

*** New Vocalist Required***
Syphor are on the hunt for a new vocalist.
If you're interested in coming in for a audition email us on Syphor.Band @ gmail .com

Formed in April 2007 in Dublin city, Ireland. Syphor continue to play their own brand of metal. Drawing from a mix of influences, including Black, Death, Thrash metal genres.

Syphor have been very well received by critics and audiences alike, all over the European metal scene. Playing festivals and clubs in Europe the band has gone from strength to strength gaining fans worldwide and appearing in many publications including Metal Hammer (Ger), Mexico's Mutilador Magazine, as well as many online reviews for their first album"Stained Glass Blasphemy" which the band release in February 2011.

Some review quotes include :
Melodic thrashy death metal isn’t the most rewarding style to play in anymore. Everything’s been done to… er, death. Dublin metalheads Syphor however have made an excellent stab at the genre with their new album. What’s so good about it? Well, only the fact that they know how to pen a riff. And in this day and age, that’s not to be sniffed at. You won’t find blastbeats and a polished production in here. Rather, you’ll get a bit of invention, lot’s of variety and a real metal feel. The way it was supposed to be!
(Earl Grey - Metal Ireland.com)

Freitag vormittags ging es endlich los und Syphor aus Irland heizten als erste Band die PA auf. ... Doch wer da war konnte sich an dem interessanten Stilmix des Quintetts erfreuen, das es schaffte, Black-Metal-Vocals mit deutschem Death/Thrash und virtuosen klassischen Gitarrensoli zu kombinieren und dadurch stets originell zu wirken. ... Eine überdurchschnittliche Spielfreude war gerade bei der Leadgitarrenarbeit zu spüren und dem undankbaren Slot ging der Fünfer entgegen als würde man im Abendprogramm spielen. Super Auftakt!
(Sheol Magazine)

Pünktlich auf den Uhrschlag beginnen die seit 2007 existenten SYPHOR mit einer gehörigen Portion Old School-Thrash plus einer Prise Death oben drauf den ersten Tag gebührend einzuleiten. Die gebürtigen Iren machten dabei keine Gefangenen und schlugen mit der Präsentation ihres bis dato einzigen, 2011 releaseden Erstlings „Stained Glass Blasphemy“ voll in die Fresse. Aktionstechnisch muss man den Jungs ebenfalls ein Lob aussprechen. Während Vokalist Dan Golding durch ausstrahlungsstarke Mimik den fräsenden Riffs à la Death, Slayer, Carcass und Massacre gebührenden Ausdruck verlieh, glänzten Gitarristen wie Bassist mit Synchronbanging und Instrumentenakrobatik.
(Diana Muschiol - MetalInfo - Deutsches Metal Online Magazin)

There are a few spots where the band just kills, There are more than a few moments. Definite Underground Collectible.
(Todd West - Underground Records Review)

Throughout the album the band displays their wide range of influences, from the thrashy riffs and face-ripping guitar solos that are unleashed upon the listeners ears, to death metal styled guitar playing. The melodic and harmonised twin lead guitar solos such as those on War also bring to mind the melodic death metal influences in the band's music. All Our Might might be one of the most aggressive track on the album, with the band going all out crushing all that dares to defy. The psychedelic first guitar solo also provides a trippy moment for the listener
(Hong Rui - Heavy Maetal Tribune)

A puzzling record that will grow on you! For Death Thrash Maniacs! And that’s exactly what’s so puzzling about this band. Music. Though labeled as a Death Thrash Metal band, Syphor clearly don’t fit in any one genre easily. You’d think Malevolent Creation, Possessed or the likes, but you’d still be far away. The surprise, if I may write so, comes from the leads. As previously mentioned, while fundamentally the riffing and the rhythmic section deal with that Death Thrash vortex of violence emphasized by Golding’s unconventional vocals, the leads add a big dose of melody which is a bit unsettling in the very first listens of the record. Unsettling because they’re more the kind of stuff you expect from virtuoso guitarists like Hammett or Skolnick and they heavily contrast with the cruder aspect developed by the rest of Syphor's musicians.Nonetheless a very solid effort for a debut and since it’s self-released, I can only encourage you guys to contact the band to get your copy.
(GhandiEgo - Soirit of Metal)

Musically I would say we're influenced by a lot of bands but your right especially by the likes of Death and also by thrash bands like Kreator, even though we never really noticed the Kreator reference but your not the first to mention Kreator so there must be a comparison somewhere. But other bands like Carcass and Massacre (Although you probably wouldn't hear it) are big influences on me personally and of course the classic bands like Slayer, Megadeth & Testament but really anything we're listening to. In the band we all listen to different genres within metal. Black metal, Thrash, Death metal and this has an effect on what we put into the band musically. That's why I think when you listen to Syphor you hear all different Styles in there because we all are different and bringing our own thing to the band
(Interview with Jay Healy from Syphor and The Legion of Chortzine webzine)

"Stained Glass Blasphemy" is a good first release. The talents of each member are showcased nicely and there are some great guitar riffs going on. Overall it's worth a few listens and should be given a fair chance in the metal community.
(Brutalism.com)

Screen name:
SyphorBand
Member since:
November 30 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
14
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
47 years

Influences

Death,Slayer, Testament, Nevermore, Carcass,Anthrax,Megadeth ,Cannibal Corpse,Control Denied,Celtic Frost, Judas Priest,Dimmu Borgir, Mayham, Dark Throne, Explosive Dickholes, Atheos, Sentenced, Shadows fall, Trivium, Obscura

Members of Band

Daragh Brennan - Guitar
Igor Travares - Guitar
Paul Piszewski - Bass
Jay Healy - Drums