Eastern Darkness ( 2LP 140Gram Gatefold Sleeve )
EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF SIGH'S EARLY DEMOS, EPs AND RARITIES, PRESENTED ON DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL. INCLUDES NEW INTERVIEW & LINER NOTES COURTESY OF MAINMAN MIRAI KAWASHIMA ON THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE JAPANESE LEGENDS.
Cult Japanese black metal legends Sigh formed in 1989/90, featuring mainman Mirai Kawashima, Satoshi Fujinami & Kazuki Ozeki. Following initial demos, Shinichi Ishikawa was brought into the band, & Kazuki removed from the line-up. It was following this shift that the band set about recording the masterpiece debut Scorn Defeat for Euronymous Deathlike Silence Productions, going on to become one of the countrys greatest and most revered metal exports. With a journey through the strange and the psychedelic, incorporating a whole eclectic mix of genre styles & experimentation throughout their career, Sigh has remained a vital creative force in the avantgarde field. However, at its core, Sigh has always remained true to its roots of old school metal.
Eastern Darkness contains a comprehensive collection of Sighs early rare works showing their swift musical evolution as well as the strong utilisation of keyboards in their compositional process throughout. The collection includes the bands legendary demo tapes, Desolation, and Tragedies, plus their EPs and rarities, as well as contributions to various compilation releases in the mid 1990s.
Considering Sighs well-known regard for UK legends Venom throughout their career, Eastern Darkness also contains the bands own tribute to the 1980s black metal pioneers, in the form of tribute To Hell and Back, originally released on tape in 1995.
Eastern Darkness is presented on double gatefold vinyl and features an interview with Mirai Kawashima about the early years of the band, along with his recollections of the origins of each title contained within the release, three decades on from Sighs formation.
- Weakness Within ( Desolation Demo - June 1990 ) ( 03:02 )
- Desolation Of My Mind ( Desolation Demo - June 1990 ) ( 03:17 )
- Mentally Numb ( Desolation Demo - June 1990 ) ( 00:58 )
- Death Throes ( Tragedies Demo - 6th December 1990 ) ( 04:56 )
- Sigh ( Tragedies Demo - 6th December 1990 ) ( 02:07 )
- Mentally Numb ( Tragedies Demo - 6th December 1990 ) ( 01:06 )
- Desolation Of My Mind ( Tragedies Demo - 9th December 1990 ) ( 04:33 )
- The Knell ( Requiem For Fools EP 1992 ) ( 03:15 )
- Desolation ( Requiem For Fools EP 1992 ) ( 04:00 )
- Taste Defeat ( Requiem For Fools EP 1992 ) ( 07:20 )
- The Zombie Terror ( Far East Gate In Inferno Compilation ) ( 09:32 )
- Suicidogenic ( Split EP with Kawir 1994 ) ( 03:04 )
- Schizo ( Split EP with Kawir 1994 ) ( 03:15 )
- Carnge ( Vinyl Collectors LP ) ( 03:11 )
- The Seven Gates Of Hell ( Vinyl Collectors LP ) ( 04:33 )
- Black Metal ( Vinyl Collectors LP ) ( 02:37 )
- The Shadowking ( Vinyl Collectors LP ) ( 07:16 )
- Black Metal ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 02:31 )
- The Seven Gates Of Hell ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 04:28 )
- Schizo ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 02:58 )
- Welcome To Hell ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 02:47 )
- Poison ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 03:49 )
- Witching Hour ( Sigh's Tribute To Venom 1995 ) ( 02:24 )
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