January 8, 2019 — What a glorious year in metal we just experienced. After the sheer amount of quality albums that were released in 2018, there is no question that the genre is as healthy and full of life as ever.
February 5, 2014 — After releasing his latest full length solo album Incomprehensible on The End Records in January 2013, ANDY WINTER (WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE, SCULPTURED) now returns with his first ever music video; an artistic collaboration by various talents in the realm of music, film and fashion.
January 1, 2013 — As another great year for heavy music comes to a close, APESHIT takes a look back at our favorite pieces of music of 2012. This year had some great comebacks in CRYPTOPSY and STRIFE.
March 2, 2012 — Tokyo’s SIGH make a triumphant return to form with their latest, In Somniphobia. In many ways, the album is a return to the band’s bread and butter of off the wall genre blending, atmosphere, and unique creativity that characterized what could be described the band’s middle era.
December 1, 2011 — A demo version of the SIGH track, “Somniphobia,” which appears on the split Swine of Hades EP, has been posted online. The song signals a return to the band’s Imaginary Sonicscape-era style.
August 31, 2011 — Before SIGH decided to become an avant-garde and unorthodox extreme metal band, they were an excellent up and coming black metal band from the Far East – a unique band from Asia who drew the interest of MAYHEM’s Euronymous and his label Deathlike Silence Productions.
January 27, 2010 — Embarking on the latest “S” album, SIGH has given up the Japanese occult themes from the early albums and instead offers up a three-part orchestration of horror within Scenes from Hell.
November 18, 2009 — Japanese quintet, SIGH, are excited to announce the release of their eighth studio album, Scenes From Hell, out January 19, 2010 in the U.S, available on CD and LP.
March 23, 2009 — Not too many bands define the term, “cult band,” like Japan’s SIGH. Born in April of 1990, the band started off playing traditional black metal and then blossomed into a true musical force with classic cult albums such as Hail Horror Hail and Scenario IV: Dread Dreams.
July 9, 2008 — Japan’s SIGH will be releasing their limited edition A Tribute to Venom album (cover art) on September 2nd via The End Records. Limited to one pressing, the album will released in a special collectible packaging (LP w/ etching + CD).
March 21, 2008 — Japanese black metal act SIGH have recorded a six-song tribute to legendary black metal band VENOM, titled . In an update from the band, singer Mirai Kawashima says: “We’ve just completed the recording of six songs for our tribute to VENOM at Earth Studios.
February 14, 2008 — Groundbreaking Japanese black metal act SIGH will embark on a two and a half week headlining tour North America this fall. Support for the tour will come from Vancouver’s ZIMMERS HOLE and Montreal’s UNEXPECT.
November 11, 2007 — Hangman’s Hymn is the sound of the band revitalized and hungry to write their best work to date. There’s a considerable shift in approach this time around as the band’s trademark genre bending and blending has taken a back seat to a more straight ahead approach.
September 28, 2007 — The End Records have announced plans to reissue SIGH’s 2005 album Gallows Gallery on November 27th, 2007. The reissue, remastered by James Murphy, also features revamped artwork and several bonus tracks.
May 15, 2007 — For the first time in 6 years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM”™s Deconsecrate the States Tour 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record.
May 10, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have announced a few tour dates from their upcoming North American tour with Mesopotamian masters MELECHESH. The band is touring North America in support of their upcoming album, Hangman’s Hymn, out June 12th, 2007 on The End Records.
April 6, 2007 — Los Angeles’ CREMATORIUM and INTRONAUT have signed on to support Norway’s MAYHEM and Japan’s SIGH for their two Los Angeles area shows this summer.Â Dates are as follows:
April 3, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have been added to the two live California dates as direct support for Norway’s MAYHEM this July. The live dates are: July 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
February 9, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have revealed the artwork for their 7th studio album, entitled Hangman’s Hymn, due out later this year on The End Records. You can to view it here.
September 14, 2006 — Japan’s SIGH have completed recording their seventh studio album titled Hangman’s Hymn - Musikalische Exequien at Studio Moopies with engineer Takamichi Osada.Â The album is currently in the mixing stages, and is set for a 2007 release through The End Records.
August 26, 2006 — Groundbreaking Japanese act, SIGH, have entered the studio today in Japan to commence work on their 7th album, titled Hangman’s Hymn, due out in 2007 on The End Records.