Sigh Posts New Music Video “Homo Homini Lupus” Online

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has posted a new animated music video online for the song, “Homo Homini Lupus.” You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Down/Superjoint/Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and comes from the band’s new album, “Heir To Despair,” which will be released through Candlelight Records on November 16th.

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Sigh Posts New Music Video “Homo Homini Lupus” Online

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has posted a new animated music video online for the song, “Homo Homini Lupus.” You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Down/Superjoint/Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and comes from the band’s new album, “Heir To Despair,” which will be released through Candlelight Records on November 16th.

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Sigh Posts New Music Video “Homo Homini Lupus” Online

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has posted a new animated music video online for the song, “Homo Homini Lupus.” You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Down/Superjoint/Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and comes from the band’s new album, “Heir To Despair,” which will be released through Candlelight Records on November 16th.

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Sigh Reveals New Album, “Heir To Despair” Release Date, Premieres Track With Phil Anselmo

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has revealed that their latest album, “Heir To Dispair” will be released on November 16th through Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. The band has also premiered a new song, “Homo Homini Lupus” featuring Down/Superjoint/ex Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, which can be heard when pre-ordering the album here.

While the previous album “Graveward” (2015) was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, “Heir to Despair” is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like Brainticket, Embryo, Agitation Free, Between, Gentle Giant, Os Mutantes, Modulo 1000, Black Widow, etc.,”Heir to Despair” turned out to be a heavy, psychedelic and exotic album filled with vintage keyboards and flute.

“Homo Homini Lupus” is the first track to be shared from the record featuring guest vocals from Phil Anselmo. Vocalist Mirai Kawashima comments,

“Homo Homini Lupus” is one of the fastest and the simplest tracks on “Heir to Despair”. Don’t expect other songs to sound like this. “Homo Homini Lupus” means “Man is wolf to man” in Latin. Thomas Hobbes referred to this verb to describe how men would act in the state of nature before we were civilized. The world shown in “The Walking Dead” series should be the best example of what we truly are. Men become wolves, or should I say men are wolves in their real nature. Look what our ancestors did during the wartime! Look what our ancestors did during famine! We have own wolves inside.”

Mirai met Phil 20 years ago when they were both in US death metal band, Necrophagia adding, “it is a great honor for us to finally have him on our album! He added a great atmosphere to the song with his very deep voices! It should be VERY easy for you to tell which parts were sung by Phil”.

What the band describes with this album is the world through the eyes of madness. Yes, the album is about insanity. Music on the album is varied as a mad man’s thoughts. It starts with psychedelic and exotic “Aletheia” but the following “Homo Homini Lupus” is rather a straightforward thrashy song with the typical Sigh twist. “In Memories Delusional” is a brutal tune with heavy Asian touches, which must be an new experience for everybody, while “Heresy Trilogy” is the representation of pure madness and insanity with lots of crazy stuff going on, which has nothing to do with metal at all. The album ends with the title track, which is a 10 minutes long progressive epic song.

It should be nothing surprising for Sigh fans, but the album got everything from extreme metal, 60’s / 70’s rock, jazz, classical, world music, dub, and noise. The music styles it covers are as wide as the world through the eyes of madness.

Also “Heir to Despair” can be taken as Sigh’s first attempt to intentionally take in Japanese / Asian musical feel. Mirai used some Japanese traditional singing techniques and the ex-Estradasphere Shamisen (the Japanese traditional instrument) master, Kevin Kmetz is featured on several songs. Moreover, 90% of the lyrics are in Japanese, which never happened on the past Sigh albums.

The album was mixed by a Canadian engineer, Phil Anderson, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with a lot of great artists such as Faith No More, Yes and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few. Phil and Maor have a perfect combination and they have worked together on many projects. Thanks to them, “Heir to Despair” turned out the heaviest Sigh album.

The cover artwork, which exactly fits the concept of the album, was again drawn by Eliran Kantor. Eliran did the artworks for the past Sigh albums such as “Scenes from Hell” (2010) and “In Somniphobia” (2012).

Mirai adds, “I just suggested to Eliran that the album is about insanity and gave him some Japanese psychotropic drug advertisement from the 60s / 70s, which I love, to show him what kind of artwork I wanted. The result was perfect. The woman on the artwork looks ostensibly happy but the plant she’s watering is withering, and her room looks like a mess. This is what true insanity is about. This is what true horror is about. These days people are trying to pretend to be as happy as possible on SNS, but what kind of darkness do they have in their mind? You cannot draw the line between sanity and insanity any more.”

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Fórn Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Rites of Despair”

Fórn premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Rites of Despair”, which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Rites of Despair” in its entirety below.

Rites of Despair by Fórn

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Mutilated By Zombies Premiere New Song “Crippling Despair” From Upcoming New Album “Scripts of Anguish”

Mutilated By Zombies premiere a new song entitled “Crippling Despair”, taken from their upcoming new album “Scripts of Anguish”, which will be out in stores October 5th on CD and as a digital download via Redefining Darkness Records.

Check out now “Crippling Despair” below.

Mutilated by Zombies – Scripts of Anguish by Mutilated By Zombies

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Fórn Premiere New Song “Cosmic Desolation” From Upcoming New Album “Rites of Despair”

Boston’s doom/black emissaries Fórn are streaming another new track off their upcoming new album, “Rites of Despair”. The new track, is titled “Cosmic Desolation” is streaming now below:

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Witherfall Reveals New Album Details, Posts New Video “Ode To Despair” Online

US dark melodic metal masters Witherfall will release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes And Requiems” on November 2nd. Now, the band is proud to reveal the first song from “A Prelude To Sorrow.”

“‘Ode To Despair” was the first composition that was completed for A Prelude To Sorrow so it only seems fitting to start off with this track. Its origin traces back to around 2016 when we were figuring out what to do with Sagan being sick and unable to perform. Fueled by red wine and only a glimmer of the sorrow that was to come ‘Ode’ took only one writing session to complete. The video was shot over the two month span that we were in the studio tracking A Prelude To Sorrow and watching the video brings you into the world we inhabited for what seems like an eternity… Special thanks to Don Adams and his masochistic tendencies and keen editor’s eye. Stay tuned for more…,'” comments the band.

On “A Prelude To Sorrow,” main songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, Sanctuary – live) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) succeeded in perfectly combining the group’s technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin’s majestic cover painting. For mix and mastering, Witherfall again worked with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth) and “Ode To Despair” is just a mere glimpse at the depth and quality, the album holds within.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Prelude To Sorrow
2. We Are Nothing
3. Moment Of Silence
4. Communion Of The Wicked
5. Maridian’s Visitation
6. Shadows
7. Ode To Despair
8. The Call
9. Vintage
10. Epilogue

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Monolith Cult Premiere New Video For “Disconnection Syndrome” From New Album “Gospel of Despair”

West Yorkshire’s epic doom metal outfit Monolith Cult premiere a new video for “Disconnection Syndrome”, taken from their new album “Gospel of Despair”, out in stores now via Transcending Records.

Check out now “Disconnection Syndrome” below.

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Amanita Virosa Premiere New Song & Video “Despair Is For The Living” From Upcoming New Album “Original Plague”

Hailing from Mikkeli, Finland Amanita Virosa released a new single ‘Despair Is For The Living’ from their upcoming second album ‘Original Plague’. Watch the video for Despair Is For The Living’ below:

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