It’s been a Tool amount of time since we’ve heard new music from SikTh. And with good reason. The legendary, technical metal band announced their end sometime back. But, as luck would have it, they recently reformed and wrote new music in the process! We now stand on the brink of hearing a brand new SikTh mini-album in little over a months time! The endeavor will be released on December 4th through Peaceville! The official album art and a brand new music teaser are also on the loose! You can find the official press release in regards to this down yonder:
Following their reformation at Download Festival in 2014, British progressive metal forefathers SikTh will release their first new music since 2006’s Death of a Dead Day’.
Mini-album ‘Opacities’ set for release on 4th December sees the band linking up with legendary UK metal label Peaceville.
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”.
Along with a new record, December will also see the band touring the UK following recent shows across the world in Germany, Japan, India and Nepal showing that while they were away their music and influence continued to spread.
These shows have brought a renewed energy to the band and a hunger to get out there again and play. The band state “touring with SikTh is much more fun than it used to be. Of course there can be friction. But compared to how things used to be, it’s been a better vibe and crowds are more energetic than ever too!”
Dan Carter is set to premiere the track ‘Philistine Philosophies’ exclusively on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show this Sunday (from 7pm – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wq4s ) and watch out for the full music video premiere next week.