(vocals, keyboards) and Dr. Mikannibal
(saxophone, vocals) of Japan's SIGH
are expecting their first child. The couple got engaged last October.SIGH
released its ninth album, "In Somniphobia"
, in March 2012 via Candlelight Records
Founded in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, SIGH
is known for its 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.
: "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."
The cover artwork for "In Somniphobia"
was created by Eliran Kantor
, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT
, among others.