Posted by Imperator on 11th August, 2022 @ 17:43 UTCBy Imperator on 11-08-2022 @ 17:43 UTC

"Satsui" is the fifth track from their upcoming "Shiki" album, expected to release on the 26th of August through Peaceville Records.

New song from Sigh
New song from Sigh

Japanese Black Metal experimentalists Japan Sigh have just revealed another song from the next album. The new song is titled "Satsui", and is the fifth track from their upcoming "Shiki" album, due for release on the 26th of August through Peaceville Records. Check it out:


Back in June the band premiered the track "Mayonaka No Kaii" with an equally artsy video:


"Shiki" will mark Sigh's first album since signing to Peaceville Records, and their 12th studio album overall.

The label elaborated on what listeners can expect from "Shiki":

With a journey through the strange and the psychedelic, incorporating a whole eclectic mix of genre styles & experimentation throughout their career, Sigh has remained a vital creative force in the avantgarde field whilst maintaining their old school roots. ‘Shiki’ marks the latest chapter in the Sigh legacy and includes some of the band’s heaviest and darkest material for some years; a fine hybrid of at times primitive black metal akin to early influences such as Celtic Frost amid more epic melodic heavy metal riffing and solos.

The album also utilises a whole host of instruments to give further texture and dynamics to the compositions and eerie atmosphere, incorporating traditional oriental instruments such as the Shakuhachi & Sinobue flutes.

The word "Shiki" itself has various meanings in Japanese such as four seasons, time to die, conducting an orchestra, ceremony, motivation, colour. The two primary themes for the album are "four seasons" and "time to die".

The concept and artwork is based around a traditional Japanese poem, and on ‘Shiki’ Mirai explores how at this stage of life he himself is going through Autumn, with Winter coming soon, and so empathises with the contrasting sentimental feelings from watching cherry blossoms (a symbol of spring) in full bloom.

The album features a total of 10 new tracks:

  1. Kuroi Inori
  2. Kuroi Kage
  3. Shoujahitsumetsu
  4. Shikabane
  5. Satsui - Geshi No Ato
  6. Fuyu Ga Kuru
  7. Shouku
  8. Kuroi Kagami
  9. Mayonaka No Kaii
  10. Touji No Asa

Here is the artwork for "Shiki" up close:

Sigh Shiki

"Shiki" will be available in digital, CD, black vinyl LP and limited green vinyl LP formats, with pre-orders already live through the Peaceville Records store:

Sigh Shiki Green Lp

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