Following the release on Peaceville of SikTh’s mini album ‘Opacities’, the first new music from the forefathers of British progressive metal, since their acclaimed 2006 sophomore album ‘Death Of A Dead Day’, Peaceville are proud to be re-releasing the album on the 10th anniversary of its original release on 30th September 2016.
‘Death Of A Dead Day’, most arguably the bands most popular record, was recorded over a 6 week period in Miami in 2005, self produced with mixing & engineering duties handled by Mike LaPlant (Skindred, Nonpoint, Soil, Dashboard Confessional). Opening track ‘Bland Street Bloom’ was a brutal progressive thrash song with vocalist Mikee W Goodman penning lyrics inspired by the gentrification of the UK high street. The song also spawned an animated video (directed by Tim Fox) which featured regularly on MTV’s Headbangers ball in the US and was heavily played in the UK
SikTh played their largest headline tour to date in support of ‘DOADD’ with ‘Bland Street Bloom’ becoming the bands opening live track for years to come. Their appearance at 2006’s Download Festival became legendary – the second stage tent was closed due to over capacity and they put on a show that to this day defines their live reputation. It was in late 2007 the band decided to close the book on SikTh and they played their final show to an emotional crowd in London.
In the years that followed SikTh’s name and influence was kept alive by bands like Protest The Hero, Periphery, TesseracT and Animals As Leaders. The genre known as ‘djent’ flourished with many stalwarts of the scene, including Meshuggah, claiming SikTh gave birth to the movement.
The 2016 10th Anniversary edition of ‘Death Of A Dead Day’ will be released on CD with 3 exclusive bonus tracks – demo versions of ‘Flogging The Horses’, ‘Part Of The Friction’ and ‘Where Do We Fall’; heavyweight double LP with MP3 download code and digitally.
- Bland Street Bloom [05:40]
- Flogging The Horses [03:32]
- Way Beyond The Fond Old River [05:02]
- Summer Rain [03:35]
- In This Light [04:24]
- Sanguine Seas Of Bigotry [04:17]
- Mermaid Slur [00:47]
- When The Moment`s Gone [05:59]
- Part Of The Friction [05:13]
- Where Do We Fall? [04:40]
- Another Sinking Ship [04:02]
- As The Earth Spins Round [06:36] CD Bonus Tracks
- Flogging The Horses (Demo) [04:56]
- Part Of The Friction (Demo) [05:14]
- Where Do We Fall? (Demo) [05:11]
Pre-orders available on Friday 9th September
This summer saw SikTh embarking on their first ever North American tour with Periphery following on from recent headline shows and festivals across the world including Japan, India, Nepal as well as gaining the coveted support to Slipknot on their last UK arena tour.