Whilst at Download we had the opportunity to chat to quite a few bands, including the mighty Sikth after their dominating main stage performance. Following on from their new release The Future In Whose Eyes, we had the chance to chat with Dan about not only how the band started, but also how difficult it can be to develop such an intricate and left field sound like Sikth.
After a tiresome yet utterly awesome first day at Download, it’s time to kick into the second day’s affairs, and to the naked eye this appears to be the weaker of the three days, but there are in fact some deep and very interesting offerings.
For the fans of progressive and technical metal, SikTh have released a new video for the track ‘Golden Cufflinks‘ which is taken from their upcoming album ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?’ out on 2nd June.
Check it out below!
Bringing the technical metal from the UK, SikTh are looking to make a big impression this June with their upcoming album release ‘The Future In Whose Eyes?‘. They have released a new song as well as pre-order details which can all be seen below!
The Future In Whose Eyes will be released on the following formats and will be available to pre-order here:
Deluxe 12” hardbook featuring:
- 44 page artwork book, with additional, exclusive artwork from Meats Meier, handwritten lyrics from Mikee Goodman
- CD The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks
- CD The Future In Whose Eyes? 5 re-imagined albums tracks by Dan Weller – “Ride The Illusion”, “Golden Cufflinks”, “Cracks Of Light”, “Century Of The Narcissist” & “Vivid”
- CD The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 instrumental version of the album tracks
- 10 copies of the deluxe edition, randomly picked, will contain a song lyric sheet handwritten & signed by Mikee W Goodman
- The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks
Gatefold 180g heavy weight LP featuring:
- The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks on black vinyl (with MP3 download code)
- Also available as Limited Edition Purple Splatter vinyl and Orange Splatter vinyl (with MP3 download code)
Digital download featuring:
- The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks with the tracks “Vivid” and “No Wishbones” available as instant downloads with pre-orders
Saturday night was a great night in Nottingham for the local metalheads – Trivium were back and headlining the stage at Rock City. Supported by the recently popular Shvpes and Sikth, who were unfortunately missing a guitarist, it was with mixed feelings the crowd entered the venue.
Shvpes had a very energetic front man, who engaged the crowd extremely well and got them pumped. Their 7 song set was short, but the crowd were singing along by the time they played Skin & Bones. The vocalist was constantly calling for a circle pit, and repeatedly spoke to the crowd and tried to get them as hyped as he could for the following acts.
Up next were Sikth, and although they were down a guitarist, it didn’t stop them from giving the performance 110%. The prog metallers have two lead vocalists, and although it seemed like this might be overwhelming, they both incorporate different styles into their performances and blend them together really well. The crowd gave Sikth positive reactions, singing along and giving them a circle pit. Shoeless guitarist Dan managed to fill the empty guitar space with some insane prog metal riffs that the crowd went crazy for.
Finally, out came Trivium. The crowd knew what was coming with a stage set up of a huge stone throne for drums. The trademark Trivium skulls were also present. The entire performance was planned, but it felt like the group were just going through the motions, all the way from Rain to Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr. However, that didn’t stop the crowd from getting into the performance and vocalist Matt Heafy frequently asked the crowd for help on the vocals.
Just before their upcoming EU/UK tour with the giants in Trivium, UK technical metallers SikTh have released a new song that they will no doubt be smashing academy shows live. You can check out ‘No Wishbones‘
Bringing more riffs and chaos to ArcTanGent festival, they have announced a bunch more artists to the festival, including the mighty djent act TesseracT and UK technical riffers SikTh.
You can check out the new additions above whilst listening to one of our favourite add ons, tricot, below!
It’s time for some tour support news! Two UK acts will be touring with the mighty Trivium this coming March and those names are Sikth and Shvpes. Showing off some of what the best of UK has to offer, its an exciting time for both bands careers. Check out the main support band Sikth below as well as tour dates too.
11/02/2017 – Ireland – Dublin / Academy
12/02/2017- N. Ireland – Belfast / Limelight
14/02/2017 – UK – Birmingham / Institute
15/02/2017 – UK – Manchester / Academy
16/02/2017 – UK – Glasgow / Barrowlands
17/02/2017 – UK – London / Roundhouse
18/02/2017 – UK – Nottingham /Rock City
20/02/2017 – LUX – Luxembourg / Den Atlier
21/02/2017 – Holland – Amsterdam / Melkweg
22/02/2017 – Germany – Berlin / Huxleys
24/02/2017 – Norway – Oslo / Rockefella
25/02/2017 – Sweden – Stockholm / Klubben
27/02/2017 – Finland – Helsinki / The Circus
01/03/2017 – Sweden – Gothenburg / Pustervik
02/03/2017 – Sweden – Malmo / Kb
03/03/2017 – Denmark – Copenhagen / Vega Main Hall
04/03/2017 – Denmark – Arhus / Train
06/03/2017 – Germany – Hannover / Capitol
07/03/2017 – Germany – Leipzig / Taubchenthal
08/03/2017 – Austria – Vienna / Arena
10/03/2017 – Switzerland – Pratteln / Z7
11/03/2017 – Germany – Munich / Theaterfabrik
12/03/2017 – Germany – Stuttgart / Longhorn
13/03/2017 – Italy – Milan / Magazzini Generali
15/03/2017 – Switzerland – Lausanne / Les Docks
16/03/2017 – France – Marseille / Espace Julien
17/03/2017 – Spain – Barcelona / Apollo
18/03/2017 – Spain – Madrid / Sala But
19/03/2017 – Spain – Antiago De Compostela/ Capitol
21/03/2017 – France – Cognac / West Rock
22/03/2017 – France – Paris / Caberet -Sauvage
24/03/2017 – Germany – Koln / Live Music Hall
25/03/2017 – Belgium – Antwerp / Trix