SikTh are back! The Watford mathcore sextet that stumbled upon a sound unexplored, who devised their own morse code of metal – one that mushroomed into labyrinthine detours and tangents, that ultimately lead to the birth of the djent metal, the band’s whose legacy gave the inspiration for bands like Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Animals As Leaders and Periphery after their hiatus in 2007, are back, with what will be one of the finest albums of 2017 – ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’
Out now on Millennium Night, the newly created label imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope. SikTh, one of the Great British pioneers that have shaped heavy music over the years reveal their first full-length studio album since 2006’s classic Death Of A Dead Day.
Dan Weller, SikTh’s guitarist and producer proudly state of the band’s recent album; “Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we’ve tried to self-improve as musicians and as songwriters. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we’ve always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard – sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but ‘The Future…’ is our statement – I want this album to define us. I don’t care how over-ambitious it sounds – we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet.”
Having performed on the main stage at this year’s Download Festival, SikTh have been wowing critics with their intense live show and will no doubt be bringing a truck-load of heavy to Dublin’s Bowery for one night only on Thursday, December 14th making this, their first show in the Irish Republic since 2006! Check out a short video below of the guy’s highlights from their tour with Slipknot and Suicidal Tendencies.
Also appearing will be the mighty 7.5 Tones of Beard, who specialise in crafting a sonic mudslide of heavy sludge/doom metal from the heart of Belfast. Featuring members of ASIWYFA, Diet Pills, Residual Effect, Stand-up Guy and Gacy’s Threads, 7.5 Tones of Beard will waste no times in cracking open the earth’s core with their whale-like riffs!
Having racked up an impressive list of achievements, Celbridge based metal crew, Dead Label are no strangers to destroying stages wherever they may roam! Having toured with the likes of Machine Head, Fear Factory, Gojira and graced the stages of major festivals such as Bloodstock (UK), Download Festival (UK), Metal Days, (Slovenia) the Irish 3 piece have risen to the top of the Irish metal scene in recent years attracting attention from Metal hammer, Andy Copping of Live Nation and a vast amount of fans across the globe.
Their recent video ‘Pure Chaos’ (see below) saw the band rack up close to 100k views in just under 8 months and was featured on Scuzz TV leading to the band being booked for 2018’s Hammerfest in the UK.
Tickets for SikTh with special guests 7.5 Tones of Beard and Dead Label are on sale NOW via tickets.ie priced €22.50 (inc booking fee). Click here for official event listing.
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