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SIGH: Album Title And Track Listing Unveiled

February 14th, 2012

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 Track Listing:
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


In Somniphobia will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on March 13, 2012. Pre-order info available HERE.


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Damnation Festival 2008 – Leeds University, UK

December 18th, 2008



22nd November 2008

Leeds University, UK

All live pics and review by HannTu

The Damnation Festival has a proud history of serving up quality metal to metalheads in the British Isles for quite a few years now. It has come from humble beginnings to currently span three indoor stages, and attracting big names in metal as well as breaking newer independent bands is its aim. Mille Petrozza of Kreator called it right, he said that “this isn’t a festival for scenes and trends”. Indeed, and with this year’s varied line-up, ranging from Carcass to My Dying Bride to Berserker to Sigh, there was something in it for everyone.

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Sigh – Mirai Kawashima

May 19th, 2007

Sigh – Mirai Kawashima
Interviewed By Hanntu

Japanese metal band (I can’t tell you what category they fit in, because honestly, there’s no genre name that’s wide enough for them.) Sigh are set to release their 7th full length studio album, HANGMAN’S HYMN, which should be released this summer. I caught up with Sigh’s frontman, keyboardist and founding member, Mirai Kawashima, who gave his eloquent and deep thoughts on the new album, crappy record labels, religion and tomato sauce.

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