When it comes to extreme metal Japan's SIGH are basically sick freaks. Yeah I like em and they're set to release their ninth studio album in March called In Somniphobia. This 11 track release features guest appearances from Massacre’s Kam Lee and Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron as well as cover illustration by renowned artist Eliran Kantor which you've already seen above, cool ain't it.
SIGH has been around since Black Metal's Second Wave, starting out in 1990 and known for their nontraditional (aka: experimental) approach to extreme metal / music. Supposedly such is going to be the case with their latest endeavor. The band promises that this new one will be their most musically varied and plainly enthralling recording to date In Somniphobia will incorporate everything from heavy metal, classical, jazz, traditional Indian music, Stockhausen, and Xenakis. Yeah I'm clueless about those last two as well. This one will be 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 Scumfeast Metal 666 premieres the band’s video for seventh track “Far Beneath The In-Between.” Prepare for a freak out.
In Somniphobia will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on March 13, 2012.