Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes.
Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" pays homage to Italian zombie and Hammer horror classics. The CD features guest performances from TRIVIUM's Matthew Heafy, DRAGONFORCE's Fred Leclercq, SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth, ROTTING CHRIST's Sakis Tolis, THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL's Metatron and others with fittingly twisted, grave-robbing cover art by Costin Chioreanu (IHSAHN, AT THE GATES, DEICIDE, ULVER).
Already devouring the hordes in Europe, "Graveward" will be released in North America via Candlelight on May 4.
In the meantime, check out the official video for "Out Of The Grave" below.
"Graveward" track listing:
01. Kaedit Nos Pestis
03. The Tombfiller
04. The Forlorn
05. The Molesters Of My Soul
06. Out Of the Grave
07. The Trial By The Dead
08. The Casketburner
09. A Messenger From Tomorrow
10. Dwellers In Dream
For over two decades, SIGH has been transcending the confines of extreme metal. Forged in 1989 in Tokyo, Japan, the band was initially signed by Euronymous' infamous Deathlike Silence Records on which they released their debut full-length, "Scorn Defeat", in 1993. SIGH would go on to release records via various imprints including Cacophonous, Century Media, Baphomet and The End before making Candlelight their label home with the release of 2012's crushing, critically adored "In Somniphobia" and this year's "Graveward".
Mirai Kawashima - vocals, keyboards, orchestrations etc.
Dr. Mikannibal - alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, vocals
Satoshi Fujinami - bass, drums
You Oshima - guitar
Junichi Harashima - drums