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Sigh set to release new album

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:30 PM PT

Official press release:

Legendary extreme metal exhibitionists Sigh are set to unleash their ninth studio album on March 13th through Candelight Records. 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 track listing:

01. Purgatorium
02. The Transfiguration Fear Lucid Nightmares
03. Lucid Nightmare
04. Somniphobia
05. L'excommunication a Minuit
06. Amnesia
07. Far Beneath the In-Between
08. Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils
09. Ending Theme: Continuum
10. Fall to the Thrall
11. Equale (a. Prelude, b. Fugato, c. Coda)


2/16/2012 1:33:44 AM
nobody is stoked

2/16/2012 5:15:47 AM
i just sighed.

2/16/2012 6:53:01 AM
bands with "different" and original names are stoked

2/16/2012 7:09:40 AM
decibel premieres a video that was uploaded in september. awesome.

2/16/2012 12:13:04 PM
ive heard a bunch of songs and they sound great. production sounds much better(at least through my computer it is) than the past few.

2/16/2012 12:14:00 PM
and that video was unlisted on youtube until yesterday. i dont really understand why they had it on there for so long.

2/17/2012 8:48:29 AM
fck off you stupid loser Japanese gooks

2/18/2012 8:16:00 AM
The songs they've posted sound great. Looking forward to this.