Exclusive: SLYDE Launch Video for “Divide”


After a 2-year hiatus, Canadian melodic technical proggers Slyde returned in February with their new EP Back Again (February 17). Four tracks of virtuosic contrapuntal songwriting exploring the relationship between environmentalism and sci-fi, Back Again is a fantastically entertaining listen. For fans of Haken, Coheed and Cambria, Rush, Dream Theater, etc, Slyde‘s music is driven by the clean vocals of frontman Nathan Da Silva and the powering keyboards of Sarah Westbrook; a beguiling fourpiece with an impressive return to form.

The band teamed up with Prog Sphere for an exclusive premiere of a music video for the song “Divide” taken from the EP. You can watch the video below. Slyde commented: “We are pleased to announce and release the music video for ‘Divide,’ our second single from our latest EP ‘Back Again.’ This tune has some Eurometal influences in the arrangements, and discusses the power struggle and discrimination within divisive ideologies. It’s a personal favourite for us off the new EP, and we’re stoked to unleash it.

Before their hiatus, Slyde played over 150 shows on the Eastern Canadian circuit, including shows with Protest the Hero and at Canadian Music Week (2013), IndieWeek (2011-2013), and Wacken Metal Battle (2013).

Back Again is out now and is available from Bandcamp here. Follow Slyde on Facebook, Twitter, subscribe to their YouTube channel, or visit their website for more info.

Slyde - Back Again

Cover photo by Chrissy Fair

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