New album "Heir To Despair" out in November!
"Heir to Despair" is the 11th studio album by SIGH set for release on November 16 on Candlelight Records.
While previous album "Graveward" (2015) was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir to Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old progressive bands like Brainticket, Embryo, Agitation Free, Between, Gentle Giant, Os Mutantes, Modulo 1000, Black Widow, etc., "Heir to Despair" turned out to be a heavy, psychedelic and exotic album filled with vintage keyboards and flute.
"Homo Homini Lupus" features guest vocals from Phil Anselmo. Mirai from Sigh met Phil 20 years ago when they were both in US death metal band Necrophagia.
The album was mixed by Canadian engineer Phil Anderson and mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with a lot of great artists such as Faith No More, Yes and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few.
"Heir to Despair" can be taken as Sigh's first attempt to intentionally take in Japanese / Asian musical feel. Mirai used some Japanese traditional singing techniques and the ex-Estradasphere Shamisen (the Japanese traditional instrument) master, Kevin Kmetz is featured on several songs. Moreover, 90% of the lyrics are in Japanese, which never happened on the past Sigh albums.