Japan's SIGH will release its ninth album, "In Somniphobia", in March 2012 via Candlelight Records. According to a press release, the CD is "by far more musically varied" compared to the [band's] last two albums. Put heavy metal, classical music, jazz, Indian traditional music, Stockhausen, and Xenakis into a cauldron of hell and stir it, you'll get 'In Somniphobia'. It is a pure sonic nightmare that lasts more than an hour. . . It is not easy to describe its direction, but probably one can say that it is something between 'Imaginary Sonicscape', 'Hail Horror Hail' and 'Gallows Gallery', or rather, simply a nightmarish version of 'Imaginary Sonicscape'."
"In Somniphobia" track listing:
02. The Transfiguration Fear
03 i) Opening Theme: Lucid Nightmare
04 ii) Somniphobia
05 iii) L'excommunication a Minuit
06 iv) Amnesia
07 v) Far Beneath the In-Between
08 vi) Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils
09 vii) Ending Theme: Continuum
10. Fall to the Thrall
The cover artwork for "In Somniphobia" (see below) was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others.
SIGH's eighth studio album, "Scenes From Hell", was released in January 2010 via The End Records.