Sigh


Sigh
Junichi Harashima (Drums [since 2004] Hellchild, Gonin-Ish, Aiaibunch), Dr Mikannibal (Vocals, Saxophone [since 2007] Providence, 29Jaguar, Self Spiller), Mirai Kawashima (Vocals, Keyboard, Programming [since 1990] Necrophagia, ex-Cut Throat (JAP), ex-Enoch (USA), ex-Amduscias (JAP), Gorelord, ex-Blood From The Soul, ex-Hidden (USA)), Satoshi Fujinami (Guitar, Bass [since 1990]), You Oshima (Guitar [since 2014] Kadenzza, ex-Black Maria), Hideyuki Okahara (Guitar [1990] live member, Beyond Description), Shinichi Ishikawa (Guitar [1992-2014] Abigail (JAP), Cut Throat (JAP)), Yasuyuki Suzuki (Bass Barbatos (JAP), Cut Throat (JAP), Tiger Junkies, Abigail (JAP)), Kazuki Ozeki (Drums [1990])

The current line-up: Mirai Kawashima - Vocals, Keyboards Dr.

Mikannibal ? Alto Saxphone, Vocals Satoshi Fujinami - Bass You Oshima - Guitar Junichi Harashima - Drums History: Sigh were formed in April of 1990 and did two demos before the 'Requiem for Fools' 7"EP on Wild Rags, which led us to sign to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions. The debut album 'Scorn Defeat' was recorded in 1993, but Euronoymous was murdered before its release, and Voices of Wonder Records took over DSP and released the 'Scorn Defeat.' Sigh then moved to Cacophonous Records and released: Infidel Art (1995) Ghastly Funeral Theatre (1996 mini album) Hail Horror Hail (1997) Scenario IV: Dread Dreams (1999) 'Hail Horror Hail' was chosen as one of the most important 100 heavy metal albums of the nineties in Terrorizer Magazine. Sigh signed to Century Media Records and then released 'Imaginary Sonicscape' in 2001. The album was again well received worldwide. The sixth album 'Gallows Gallery', the debut album for the newly recruited Junichi Harashima, was released in 2005 by Baphomet/Season of Mist Records (US) and Candlelight Records (Europe).

It was chosen as No.14 album of 2005 in UK's Terrorizer Magazine. The seventh album 'Hangman’s Hymn' , which is the fastest and the most symphonic album by Sigh, was released in 2007 on The End Records (US) and Osmose Prodcutions (Europe). “Me-Devil” from this album was featured on the Canadian heavy metal documentary movie “Global Metal” directed by Sam Dunn. ‘A Tribute to Venom’ was released in September 2008 on The End Records to coincide Sigh’s first US tour with Canada’s Unexpect.

This is the first stuff to feature Dr. Mikannibal who joined the band in the end of 2007. The eighth album “Scene from Hell” was worldwidely released in January 2010 on The End Records again. In 2011 Sigh signed a worldwide deal to Candlelight Records and released the ninth album entitled “In Somniphobia” in March of 2012. Sigh have experienced lots of the US/ Europe tour including the festival appearances such as Hellfest (France), Brutal Assault Open Air (Czech Republic), Roadburn Festival (Holland), Hammer Open Air Festival (Finland), Damnation Festival (UK), Inferno Festival (Norway), Under the Black Sun (Germany, headliner) Maryland Deathfest (USA) and many more.

Their show is truly theatrical and spectacular with lots of fire and blood. Now Sigh are working on the tenth album “Graveward”, which will be recorded and released in 2014 via Candlelight Records..

<<Official Merch Store>> Worldwide: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SIGH-official-page/227550909275?sk=app_138996027389 Japan only: https://sigh.thebase.in <<Tour Dates>> -------------------------------------------------- Mar. 17, 2013 Asakusa Extreme vol. 24 「SIGH Scorn Defeat 20周年記念」 @ 浅草Kurawood, Tokyo, Japan http://kurawood.jp/ -------------------------------------------------- Apr. 19, 2013 Durbuy Rock Festival 2013 @ Hall le sassin, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium http://www.durbuyrock.be -------------------------------------------------- Apr. 21, 2013 Roadburn Afterburner 2013 @ Midi Theatre, Tilburg, Netherland http://www.roadburn.com/roadburn-2013/ -------------------------------------------------- Jul. 5, 2013 Under the Black Sun 2013 @ in the woods outside, Berlin, Germany http://www.utbs-festival.de -------------------------------------------------- Jul. 20, 2013 Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 2013 @ Mannin Navetta, Lieto, Finland http://www.hammeropenair.net --------------------------------------------------

Japanese extreme metal act Sigh's official page. E-mail: sighjpn@gmail.com


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