British metal dons Sylosis have had to withdraw from their current slot supporting Trivium and Devildriver throughout North America, after members were hospitalised following a motor accident involving their RV. The news broke via Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara’s Twitter account, where he confirmed that three band members were transported to hospital after the incident.
Several hours later, Sylosis members touched base with their fans, informing them that while the situation initially looked dire, all is now well. Few details have been unveiled about the crash, but what we do know is that members Josh Middleton, Rob Callard, Alex Bailey, Carl Parnell, and their driver were all taken to hospital. The band were treated for more than 10 hours with all but one, Parnell, being sent home. As per the Facebook post, Parnell will be allowed to leave “once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.”
The band explained that while the conditions of the band members are not serious, they didn’t fair well enough to continue with the tour:
“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.”
Sylosis were quick to thank paramedics and passersby who helped. The band were Down Under earlier this year as part of Soundwave 2013. Fans were treated exclusively to their festival performances, as their sideshows with Shadows Fall were scrapped.
You can read the full statement from the band below.
Here's what I know @Sylosis was in a RV accident last night . 3 are in the hospital still …. My thoughts go out to those guys
— Dez Fafara (@evilriver) September 25, 2013
Sylosis Car Crash Facebook Statement
“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.