Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS will support MEGADETH on May 9 at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Commented SIGHT OF EMPTINESS guitarist Rafa Castro: "Playing with MEGADETH in our home country is obviously a dream come true for us, their legacy and great music has been a huge inspiration for us as a band over the years. Personally, I'd dare to say the reason I picked up my guitar in the first place was because of [MEGADETH mainman] Dave Mustaine. This will definitely be one of the highlights of my life."
This will not be the first time SIGHT OF EMPTINESS was chosen to be the opening act for an international act in Costa Rica. They were previously handpicked by both DARK TRANQUILLITY and AMON AMARTH to open their shows in the country. In addition, they shared stages with such bands as LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, FIREWIND and SABBAT (featuring Andy Sneap, producer of the latest MEGADETH album, "Endgame").
"MEGADETH's concert in Costa Rica will be our biggest show to date for sure," SIGHT OF EMPTINESS said. "We have such a great following here in Costa Rica and the word is spreading internationally as well. We just released locally our second album, mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X) at Fascination Street Studios, which was self-funded, as we are still unsigned. Well, we'll see for how long we will stay unsigned after this show…."
SIGHT OF EMPTINESS is (pictured below, from left to right)
Rafa Castro (Lead Guitar)
Rod Chaverri (Drums)
Eduardo Chacón (Vocals)
Gabriel Arias (Guitar)
Steban Monestel (Bass, Backing Vocals)
"Absolution of Humanity" track listing:
01. Predictable Tragedy
03. Faceless Dream
04. Witness of your Murder
05. Funeral March
06. The Art of Suffering
07. Judge me today...Die Tomorrow
08. Absolution of Humanity
09. Burning Silence
The cover artwork was created by Costa Rican artist Pablo Vargas and can be viewed below.
Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at [email protected]
The "Faceless Dream" video can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Sergio Gutierrez and produced by Fernando Fonseca.
"Absolution of Humanity" EPK:
"Faceless Dream" video: