Pitchfork today is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Purgatorium” from legendary extreme metal enigmas Sigh. The track comes off the band’s ninth new studio offering entitled In ‘Somniphobia’, set for North America release this Tuesday, March 13th via Candlelight Records. The 11-track work of maniacal genius features guest appearances from Massacre’s Kam Lee and Meads Of Asphodel’s Metatron as well as cover illustration by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament). Check out “Purgatorium” HERE.
Founded in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, SIGH is known for their nontraditional approach to metal and music in general and such is the case with their latest endeavor. Their most musically varied and plainly enthralling recording to date ‘In Somniphobia’ incorporates everything from heavy metal, classical, jazz, traditional Indian music, Stockhausen, and Xenakis. It’s a pure, sonic nightmare that lasts more than an hour and an album long time fans are sure to embrace.
‘In Somniphobia’ Track Listing:
02. The Transfiguration Fear Lucid Nightmares
03. Lucid Nightmare
05. L’excommunication a Minuit
07. Far Beneath the In-Between
08. Amongst the Phantoms of Abandoned Tumbrils
09. Ending Theme: Continuum
10. Fall to the Thrall
11. Equale (a. Prelude, b. Fugato, c. Coda)
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