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”. Due on December 4 via Peaceville, the group’s new mini-album, “Opacities”, was recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios with producers Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell; KARNIVOOL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS).
The song “Behind The Doors”, taken from “Opacities”, can be streamed below.
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. Guitarist Dan Weller commented:”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 U.K. 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 states: “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!”