Posts Tagged ‘Sigh’

SIGH: New Track Premiere Brought To You By Pitchfork

Pitchfork today is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Purgatorium” from legendary extreme metal enigmas Sigh. The track comes off the band’s ninth new studio offering entitled In Somniphobia, set for North America release this Tuesday, March 13 via Candlelight Records. The 11-track work of maniacal genius features guest appearances from Massacre’s Kam Lee and Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron as well as cover illustration by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament).

Check out “Purgatorium” now at THIS LOCATION.

Founded in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, Sigh is known for their wildly unorthodox approach to music and continue to raise eyebrows with their latest output. Their most musically varied and plainly enthralling recording to date, In Somniphobia incorporates everything from heavy metal, classical, jazz, traditional Indian music, Stockhausen, and Xenakis into a enticing concoction of terror. In a 4/5 review, About.com comments “Every SIGH record has been its own creative discovery for the metal community, and In Somniphobia is another obtuse record that should find a following from people who like their music weirder than usual.” Revolver gave the record a 4.5/5 rating noting: “There is nothing wrong with cracking metal’s mold if the progression is done well, and SIGH have done that, creating a vivid nightmare beyond simple conception,” while Metal Review shared the sentiment with an 8.5/10 score: “In Somniphobia is a vast cornucopia of peculiarity, a rich tapestry of things going slightly wrong, and it makes for a captivating and unforgettable listen.”

And in case you missed it, you can check out the band’s video for “Far Beneath The In-Between,” hosted by Decibel Magazine last month at THIS LOCATION.

SIGH Lineup:
Mirai Kawashima – vocals, keyboards
Shinichi Ishikawa – guitar
Satoshi Fujinami – bass
Junichi Harashima – drums
Dr. Mikannibal – saxophone, vocals

** In Somniphobia is available directly from Candlelight Records USA. Order HERE.

 

SIGH: Album Title And Track Listing Unveiled; New Video at Decibel Magazine

Legendary extreme metal exhibitionists Sigh are set to unleash their ninth studio album this March. Entitled In Somniphobia, the 11 track opus features guest appearances from Massacre’s Kam Lee and Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron as well as cover illustration by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament) viewable HERE.

Founded in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, Sigh is known for their nontraditional approach to metal and music in general and such is the case with their latest endeavor. Their most musically varied and plainly enthralling recording to date In Somniphobia incorporates everything from heavy metal, classical, jazz, traditional Indian music, Stockhausen, and Xenakis. It’s a pure, sonic nightmare that lasts more than an hour and an album long time fans are sure to embrace.

Commented vocalist/keyboardist Mirai Kawashima: “This is your sonic nightmare. This is the music that lies somewhere between your reality and imagination. This is the heaviest, scariest, craziest and by
far the best album by Sigh in every aspect. Be sure to smoke first then listen to this with headphones.
Bad trip guaranteed.”

In celebration of the record’s upcoming release, today Decibel Magazine premieres the band’s video for seventh track “Far Beneath The In-Between.” Roll your peepers on over to THIS LOCATION to check it out.

In Somniphobia tracklisting:
1. Purgatorium
2. The Transfiguration Fear Lucid Nightmares
3. Lucid Nightmare
4. Somniphobia
5. L’excommunication a Minuit
6. Amnesia
7. Far Beneath the In-Between
8. Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils
9. Ending Theme: Continuum
10. Fall to the Thrall
11. Equale (a. Prelude, b. Fugato, c. Coda)

SIGH Lineup:
Mirai Kawashima – vocals, keyboards
Shinichi Ishikawa – guitar
Satoshi Fujinami – bass
Junichi Harashima – drums
Dr. Mikannibal – saxophone, vocals

** PRE-ORDER Sigh’s In Somniphobia directly from Candlelight USA by clicking HERE.