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).
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:
2. The Transfiguration Fear Lucid Nightmares
3. Lucid Nightmare
5. L’excommunication a Minuit
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)
Mirai Kawashima – vocals, keyboards
Shinichi Ishikawa – guitar
Satoshi Fujinami – bass
Junichi Harashima – drums
Dr. Mikannibal – saxophone, vocals
In Somniphobia will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on March 13, 2012.
“…one of the coolest and most interesting bands coming out of Japan.” – Metal Army America