Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: Power Metal
Last update/review: February 12, 2004


One of several late-nineties American bands who aimed to keep alive the glory of eighties metal, Chicago's Syris played classic power metal with slight progressive touches. Formed by guitarist Scott Payne, the band managed to release a self-titled debut album in 1995, but on the eve of a tour for that album, Payne fell ill, and eventually tragically passed away. Syris disbanded at that time, with drummer Sean Brown eventually deciding to recruit a new lineup, a lineup which eventually recorded Unseen Forces. After that, Brown himself left, along with guitarist Paul Speredes, and with no original members left, the Syris name was laid to rest once again. Several of the members are still active in the Chicago metal scene, with Spirit Web and Twelfth Gate.

Last Lineup

Scott Huffman

vocals (Mindwarp Chamber, ex-Spirit Web, Twelfth Gate)

Paul Speredes

guitars (ex-Spirit Web)

Rob Such

bass (ex-Ion Vein, Twelfth Gate)

Sean Brown

drums/backing vocals

Former Members/Guests

Nick Bucci


Jason Schultz

lead guitar

Scott Payne

rhythm guitar

Marty Malcolm



1995 Shark
  1. Millenium
  2. Aftermath
  3. Blind Fate
  4. Eternity
  5. Witch Of Eden
  6. Victim Of Innocence
  7. Armageddon/Is Anyone Listening?
  8. Technologies Calling
  9. Carpedium
  10. Keepers Of The Gate
  • Nick Bucci
  • Jason Schultz
  • Scott Payne
  • Marty Malcolm
  • Sean Brown

Unseen Forces  
1999 Probe
  1. Spreading The Lead
  2. Angry At The World
  3. Broken Soul
  4. Captured
  5. Head Rush
  6. Tonic Sounds
  7. Last Reign
  8. Unseen Forces
  9. Intruder
  10. Solitary War
  11. Beatiful Lies And The Ugly Truth
  • Scott Huffman
  • Paul Speredes
  • Rob Such
  • Sean Brown

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