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.
UK Tour dates with Hacktivist & Feed The Rhino supporting:
5th December – The Classic Grand, Glasgow
6th December – Academy 2, Manchester
10th December – Motion, Bristol
11th December – 02 Academy, Birmingham
12th December – The Forum, London
Pre-order - www.peaceville.com/store
Pin - guitar
Dan Weller - guitar
Dan Foord - drums
James Leach - bass
Mikee W Goodman - vocals
Justin Hill – vocals