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Formed: 1990
From: Tokyo, Japan
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sigh News

Below is our complete Sigh news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Mayhem Announce More Tour Dates

For the first time in six years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM will "Deconsecrate the States"! July 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record as the ferocious fires of hell blaze across the U.S. under the cloven-hooves of Norway's MAYHEM. The premiere, the true, the feared, the world's most powerful black metal band will appear in select cities nationwide.

MAYHEM "Deconsecrate the States" tour dates:

July 16 - DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
July 17 - Galaxy Club - Santa Ana, CA
July 18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
July 20 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
July 22 - Joe's - Chicago, IL
July 23 - BB Kings - New York, NY
July 24 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
July 25 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA


Advanced tickets are available from EnterTheVault.com. More...

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Sigh, Melechesh Announce North American Tour Dates

Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH has announced a few North American tour dates with Mespotamian masters MELECHESH.

SIGH is touring in support of its upcoming album, "Hangman’s Hymn", due on June 12 via The End Records. This is the first North American tour for MELECHESH, who released its critically acclaimed album "Emisarries" in January. Also on the touring bill is Atlanta's sludge/doom outfit ZOROASTER.

Confirmed dates so far:

Jul. 06 - Europa - Brooklyn, NY
Jul. 13 - Opera House - Toronto, CA
Jul. 14 - Sapphire Club - Montreal, QC More...

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Sigh Begin Recording New Album

Japanese act SIGH have entered the studio today (August 24th) in Japan to commence work on their seventh album, titled Hangman’s Hymn, due out in 2007 via The End Records. The band will be working with engineer Takamichi Osada at Studio Moopies and will produce the album themselves. About the new album, Sigh frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima says, “It’ll definitely be by far the best album by us. The album is going to be the fastest, the most violent and the most symphonic ever recorded by Sigh!”

He describes the sound as, “thrash-metal-meets-German-symphonies! Fast, heavy, bombastic and majestic!’

The final tracklisting for Hangman's Hymn - Musikalische Exequien is as follows:

Act1 - 'Introitus/Kyrie', 'Inked in Blood', 'Me-Devil'.
Act2 - 'Dies Irae/The Master Malice', 'The Memories as a Sinner', 'Death with Dishonor', 'In Devil's Arms'.
Act3 - 'Overture/Rex Tremendae/I saw the World's End', 'Salvation in Flame/Confutatis', 'Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende'.

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Enforsaken Vocalist Guests On New Sigh Album

ENFORSAKEN vocalist Steven Sagala has just finished tracking guest vocals for the cult Japanese band SIGH at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, SOIL, FLESHGRIND, etc.). Sagala will appear on three songs for SIGH's upcoming album, "Hangman's Hymn", due out later this year via The End Records.

As previously reported, ENFORSAKEN is disbanding after eight years of existence and will play its last concert in Chicago at the legendary Metro venue on Saturday, August 19 with DEAD TO FALL. More details and updates regarding ENFORSAKEN's final show can be found at www.myspace.com/Enforsaken.

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Sigh Announce Album Tracklisting

Japanese metal band Sigh have released the tracklisting for their upcoming debut album for The End Records. Sigh's upcoming album is entitled "Hangman's Hym." The tracklisting is as follows:

1 Introitus/Kyrie
2 Inked in Blood
3 Me-Devil

4 Dies Irae/The Master Malice
5 The Memories as a Sinner
6 Death with Dishonor
7 In Devil's Arms

8 Overture/Rex Tremendae/I saw the World's End
9 Salvation in Flame/Confutatis
10 Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende

You can check out a medley of pre-production material here.

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The Meads of Asphodel To Release New Mini-CD

U.K. black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will release a mini-CD, entitled "In the name of God, Welcome to Planet Genocide", in July 2006 on Firestorm Records. Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "My Beautiful Genocide", "Baptized in the Warm Piss of Slaughtered Children", "The Man Who Killed for God", and two as-yet-undisclosed DISCHARGE covers. The release will once again feature Alan Davey (HAWKWIND) on bass and Mirai (SIGH) on keyboards.

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Japan's Sigh Sign With The End Records

Japanese metal act SIGH have signed a worldwide deal with The End Records. The band will release their seventh album, "Hangman's Hymn", sometime later this year.

The Japanese outfit has become one of the most respected and creative entities in the metal music scene thanks to the versatile and unique albums they have released, most notably 1997's black metal opus "Hail Horror Hail" and the psychedelic-tinged sounds of 2001's "Imaginary Sonicscape".

On the sound and direction of the new album, SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima said that "Hangman's Hymn" is "thrash metal meets German symphonies! Fast, heavy, bombastic and majestic!"

You can preview a pre-production quality medley of material from the forthcoming album here.

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