NewsFebruary 15, 2012 9:30 PM ET1,770 views

Sigh set to release new album

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)

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