Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH has finished the recording of its seventh studio album, titled "Hangman's Hymn", at Studio Moopies with engineer Takamichi Osada. The CD, still in the mixing stages, is due out in 2007 on The End Records.
Commented SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima: "SIGH have finished recording the new album 'Hangman's Hymn' and have started the mixing process. Hopefully it will be done in a month or so. The album has 10 tracks, but all the songs are connected to each other so closely that this can be taken as one track that lasts for 45 minutes.
He added, "It is turning out to be a very heavy, fast and symphonic album. It is a fusion of sophisticated theories of classical music and the primitive power of heavy metal rhythms!"
The album features various guest appearances as well. They are:
Aurielle Gregory (GIANT SQUID) - Female vocals on the track "The Master Malice"
Tim Conroy (ex-GIANT SQUID) – Trumpet used/manipulated on various tracks
Steven Sagala (ENFORSAKEN) – Vocals used/manipulated on various tracks
A few more guest appearances are being planned for the album. The final track listing for the album is:
02. Inked in Blood
04. Dies Irae/The Master Malice
05. The Memories as a Sinner
06. Death with Dishonor
07. In Devil's Arms
08. Overture/Rex Tremendae/I saw the World's End
09. Salvation in Flame/Confutatis
10. Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende
Click here to preview a pre-production quality medley of material from the forthcoming album.