SIKTH's forthcoming tour in July under the "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" banner will be the last with singers Mikee Goodman and Justin Hill.
The decision for the frontmen to part company with the North London troupe is an entirely amicable one, with Goodman leaving to pursue other musical activities, including his longstanding SAD SEASON project, another brand new outfit (based in Brighton) plus work on the production side. Hill, meanwhile, is going to focus on the production work that is becoming increasingly successful for him.
The remaining four members — guitarists Dan Weller and Pin, drummer Dan "Loord" Foord and bassist James Leach, are now well underway with the writing of the third SIKTH album; already they've amassed a great deal of fresh material guaranteed to further extend the boundaries of progressive metal music.
Needless to say, SIKTH is now on the look-out for a new singer or singers, and applicants should contact the four musicians at [email protected]
The lineup for all of the dates is as follows, with a second-stage bill due to be announced shortly for the London show:
* ARCHITECTS (chosen by SIKTH bassist James Leach)
* CRY FOR SILENCE (chosen by SIKTH guitarist Dan Weller, who – along with Hill – has produced the debut CFS album)
* BIOMECHANICAL (chosen by SIKTH guitarist Pin)
* TED MAUL (chosen by SIKTH drummer Dan "Loord" Foord)
* MALEFICE (chosen by Justin Hill)
* BARRABUS (chosen by Mikee Goodman)
The full list of dates is as follows, with all shows taking place at weekends:
Jul. 07 - London, Islington Academy (including second-stage acts, TBA)
Jul. 08 - Brighton, Concorde 2
Jul. 14 - Glasgow, Garage
Jul. 15 - Manchester, Academy 2
Jul. 21 - Exeter, Lemon Grove
Jul. 22 - Sheffield, Corporation
Jul. 28 - Newport, TJ's
Jul. 29 - Yeovil, Ski Lodge