SIKTH, the U.K.'s progressive metal forefathers, will release their brand new studio album on May 26.
To coincide with the start of their European tour with TRIVIUM, SIKTH has premiered their first new single and lyric video for "No Wishbones".
SIKTH vocalist Mikee Goodman said: "I think SIKTH fans old and new will love this new tune, it has a lot of intricacy instrumentally and vocally, with a nice blend of extremes and melody."
"No Wishbones" is the first track SIKTH has revealed from its new disc, which will be their first full-length since 2006's "Death Of A Dead Day" and follows on from last year's acclaimed "Opacities" EP, recorded after their reunion performance at the U.K.'s legendary Download festival. The digital single will be available to buy and stream from Saturday, February 11.
Mikee continued, explaining this thought-provoking song: "'No Wishbones' was inspired by travelling to many places around the world and seeing the extremes of poverty and how some people have to live their lives; whilst also observing the financial wealth of others in those very places. It affected me deeply. Anyway, the song is just a reflection, I say in the lyrics I am just a commentator observing, like many of us."
The vocals for SIKTH's new album are primarily being recorded at Mikee's own studio and at Adrian Smith's (IRON MAIDEN) R&R Studios; Mikee and Adrian Smith worked together previously on the PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION project. The guitars and drums were recorded at the renowned Monkey Puzzle House studios. Dan Weller is producing, alongside Adam "Nolly" Getgood (PERIPHERY), handling mixing duties.
The new album is to be released via Millennium Night, the newly created imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records and Kscope. The label imprint name, chosen by SIKTH, comes from the track taken from their debut 2003 album, "The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild".
Mikee explains: "We have signed to Millennium Night, which is a new division of Snapper Music; they decided they would invent a new label just for us, we don't fit in and we never felt the need to."