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SIKTH RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THE FUTURE IN WHOSE EYES?

SikThThe Future in Whose Eyes? (Deluxe)(Digital)

+DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION FEATURING 6 BONUS TRACKS

+HEAD OUT ON A UK TOUR THIS DECEMBER

The kings have returned!

Sikth are back! The Watford mathcore sextet that stumbled upon a sound unexplored, who devised their own Morse code of metal – one that mushroomed into labyrinthine detours and tangents, that ultimately lead to the birth of the djent metal, the band’s whose legacy gave the inspiration for bands like Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Animals As Leaders and Periphery after their hiatus in 2007, are back, with what will be one of the finest albums of 2017 – The Future In Whose Eyes?

Out now on Millennium Night, the newly created label imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope. SikTh, one of the Great British pioneers that have shaped heavy music over the years reveal their first full length studio album since 2006’s classic Death Of A Dead Day. Dan Weller, SikTh’s guitarist and producer proudly states “Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we’ve tried to self improve as musicians and as song writers. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we’ve always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard – sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but ‘The Future…’ is our statement – I want this album to define us. I don’t care how over ambitious it sounds – we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet.”

SikTh vocalist & lyricist Mikee W Goodman adds “Personally I feel this is our best album yet. From my point I have written all vocals and lyrics. I have taken myself to some very dark places, commentated on this world as I see it. Also swimming into fictional worlds and dreamscapes. There are some beautiful moments. The band have made incredible music, brutal, technically warped mixed with some psychedelic moments.I think we’ve done something special here.”

The vocals were recorded at Mikee’s own studio and at Adrian Smith’s (Iron Maiden) R&R Studios and this is the first release featuring new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases Joe Rosser “Joe has done a great job singing on this album . He has a lot of scope to his voice, he’s very versatile indeed, we were really pleased how he sang the lines in” high praise indeed from vocalist Mikee. The guitars and drums at the renowned Monkey Puzzle House studios. Dan Weller has been producing, alongside Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery) on mixing duties.

The Future In Whose Eyes? Features the first ever guest vocalist on a SikTh album – Spencer Sotelo, singer in Periphery joins Mikee on the track “Cracks Of Light”.

In late summer 2016 SikTh made their first foray into the US live arena after being invited to join Periphery on tour “They’re really nice people, everyone on that US tour felt it was the best one they’d been on,” smiles Mikee, it was over those weeks that a plan was hatched “We actually got him down to R&R Studios in Uxbridge where we made the album. I really like Periphery and especially love Spencer’s voice, he’s not your usual djent singer, and he’s very much a spiritual man. He knows his and mind well and so we nailed the song really quicky”.

The spectacular artwork for The Future In Whose Eyes? has been created by 3D animator and artist Meats Meier – “Meats has been a friend for years and he came out to see the show in LA and loved it. We wanted something really special and we got it, he is an absolute genius, a visionary and a pioneer. We are all so proud to have him design our sleeve”. Meats Meier adds “This image represents the construction of the future and its ultimate demise. A perfected human race brought down by its own need to innovate and improve. A simple error breaks the machine and brings us back to the beginning.”

Prior to release, the band unveiled their music video for new track “Vivid”. Mikee explains more about this – “Lyrically it is inspired by traumatic dreaming. The verses talk from perspective of being in the actual dream, where the chorus’ are in despair from an awoken perspective. The song itself has a lot of elements of both tradition and new SikTh.”

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Peaceville release the 10th anniversary edition of SikTh’s Death of a Dead Day on double heavyweight LP and CD

Following the release on Peaceville of SikTh’s mini album Opacities, the first new music from the forefathers of British progressive metal, since their acclaimed 2006 sophomore album Death Of A Dead Day, Peaceville are proud to be re-releasing the album on the 10th anniversary of its original release on 30th September 2016.

Death Of A Dead Day, most arguably the bands most popular record, was recorded over a 6 week period in Miami in 2005, self produced with mixing & engineering duties handled by Mike LaPlant (Skindred, Nonpoint, Soil, Dashboard Confessional). Opening track ‘Bland Street Bloom’ was a brutal progressive thrash song with vocalist Mikee W Goodman penning lyrics inspired by the gentrification of the UK high street. The song also spawned an animated video (directed by Tim Fox) which featured regularly on MTV’s Headbangers ball in the US and was heavily played in the UK – watch it below.

SikTh played their largest headline tour to date in support of ‘DOADD’ with ‘Bland Street Bloom’ becoming the bands opening live track for years to come. Their appearance at 2006’s Download Festival became legendary – the second stage tent was closed due to over capacity and they put on a show that to this day defines their live reputation.

It was in late 2007 the band decided to close the book on SikTh and they played their final show to an emotional crowd in London. In the years that followed SikTh’s name and influence was kept alive by bands like Protest The Hero, Periphery, TesseracT and Animals As Leaders. The genre known as ‘djent’ flourished with many stalwarts of the scene, including Meshuggah, claiming SikTh gave birth to the movement.

The 2016 10th Anniversary edition of Death Of A Dead Day will be released on CD with 3 exclusive bonus tracks – demo versions of “Flogging The Horses”, “Part Of The Friction” and “Where Do We Fall”; heavyweight double LP with MP3 download code and digitally.

Pre-orders available on Friday 9th September

This summer saw SikTh embarking on their first ever North American tour with Periphery following on from recent headline shows and festivals across the world including Japan, India, Nepal as well as gaining the coveted support to Slipknot on their last UK arena tour.

VIDEO: Death of a Dead Day’s opening track – “Bland Street Bloom”

Following their reformation at Download Festival in 2014, SikTh released Opacities through Peaceville, their first new music since 2006’s Death of a Dead Day.

Recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios and produced by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell – Karnivool, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus) vocalist Mikee Goodman hails ‘Opacities’ as the best music the band have ever made, stating, “musically, vocally and lyrically it is our most complete work. We’ve pushed our sound to the next level.”

Following their hiatus in 2008 the band feel that their time away has allowed them to become a better band, with this version of SikTh and the new album being their best yet, with guitarist Dan Weller commenting, “it’s more thoughtful, heavier, more refined. A lot of heart and soul went into the making of it – this record is for our fans who’ve been so loyal”.

ORDER YOUR COPY FROM THE PEACEVILLE STORE

UK Tour dates with Hacktivist & DESTRAGE:

SikTh Tour Dates

Source: Peaceville Records

Sikth Peaceville

Peaceville release the 10th anniversary edition of SikTh’s Death of a Dead Day on double heavyweight LP and CD

Following the release on Peaceville of SikTh’s mini album Opacities, the first new music from the forefathers of British progressive metal, since their acclaimed 2006 sophomore album Death Of A Dead Day, Peaceville are proud to be re-releasing the album on the 10th anniversary of its original release on 30th September 2016.

Death Of A Dead Day, most arguably the bands most popular record, was recorded over a 6 week period in Miami in 2005, self produced with mixing & engineering duties handled by Mike LaPlant (Skindred, Nonpoint, Soil, Dashboard Confessional). Opening track ‘Bland Street Bloom’ was a brutal progressive thrash song with vocalist Mikee W Goodman penning lyrics inspired by the gentrification of the UK high street. The song also spawned an animated video (directed by Tim Fox) which featured regularly on MTV’s Headbangers ball in the US and was heavily played in the UK – watch it below.

SikTh played their largest headline tour to date in support of ‘DOADD’ with ‘Bland Street Bloom’ becoming the bands opening live track for years to come. Their appearance at 2006’s Download Festival became legendary – the second stage tent was closed due to over capacity and they put on a show that to this day defines their live reputation.

It was in late 2007 the band decided to close the book on SikTh and they played their final show to an emotional crowd in London. In the years that followed SikTh’s name and influence was kept alive by bands like Protest The Hero, Periphery, TesseracT and Animals As Leaders. The genre known as ‘djent’ flourished with many stalwarts of the scene, including Meshuggah, claiming SikTh gave birth to the movement.

The 2016 10th Anniversary edition of Death Of A Dead Day will be released on CD with 3 exclusive bonus tracks – demo versions of “Flogging The Horses”, “Part Of The Friction” and “Where Do We Fall”; heavyweight double LP with MP3 download code and digitally.

Pre-orders available on Friday 9th September

This summer saw SikTh embarking on their first ever North American tour with Periphery following on from recent headline shows and festivals across the world including Japan, India, Nepal as well as gaining the coveted support to Slipknot on their last UK arena tour.

VIDEO: Death of a Dead Day’s opening track – “Bland Street Bloom”

Following their reformation at Download Festival in 2014, SikTh released Opacities through Peaceville, their first new music since 2006’s Death of a Dead Day.

Recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios and produced by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell – Karnivool, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus) vocalist Mikee Goodman hails ‘Opacities’ as the best music the band have ever made, stating, “musically, vocally and lyrically it is our most complete work. We’ve pushed our sound to the next level.”

Following their hiatus in 2008 the band feel that their time away has allowed them to become a better band, with this version of SikTh and the new album being their best yet, with guitarist Dan Weller commenting, “it’s more thoughtful, heavier, more refined. A lot of heart and soul went into the making of it – this record is for our fans who’ve been so loyal”.

ORDER YOUR COPY FROM THE PEACEVILLE STORE

UK Tour dates with Hacktivist & DESTRAGE:

SikTh Tour Dates

Source: Peaceville Records