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Sigh

46 Music style :
Metal

80 Country :
Japan

City :
Tokyo

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Biography :

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.

 

LINE UP

Mirai Kawashima – Vocals, Keyboards, Orchestrations etc.
Dr. Mikannibal – Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones, Vocals
Satoshi Fujinami – Bass, Drums
You Oshima – Guitar
Junichi Harashima – Drums

Discography :

Albums studio

1990- Desolation (Demo)

1990- Tragedies (Demo)

1992- Requiem for Fools (EP)

1993- Scorn Defeat

1994- Sigh / Kawir (split avec Kawir)

1995- To Hell and Back – Sigh’s Tribute to Venom (compilation)

1995- Infidel Art

1997- Ghastly Funeral Theatre

1997- Ghastly Funeral Theatre (EP)

1997- The Eastern Force of Evil; Live ’92–’96

1997- Hail Horror Hail

1999 – Scenario IV : Dread Dreams

2001- Imaginar y Sonicscape

2003-Kindred of a Dying Kind / Young Burial (split avec Necrophagia, Red Stream Records)

2004-Evilized Japan (split-EP avec Abigail)

2005- Gallows Gallery

2007- Hangman’s Hymn

2008-A Tribute to Venom (EP)

2010-The Curse of Izanagi (EP)

2010- Scene From Hell

2012- In Somniphobia

2015- Graveyard

 

 

 

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