SIGH announces North American headlining tour!

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Jun 25, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28th, 2008

SIGH announces North American headlining tour with ZIMMERS HOLE and UNEXPECT

Groundbreaking Japanese black metal act SIGH will embark on a two and a half week headlining tour North America this fall.

Support for the tour will come from Vancouver's ZIMMERS HOLE and Montreal's UNEXPECT.

The tour will start on September 6th, 2008 at the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, CA and cross the United States and into Canada
for some shows before ending September 22nd, 2008 at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN. This is the band's first headlining tour of North America.

Tickets for the tour are onsale now through exclusively untill March 3rd, 2008
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The band recently reissued 2005's Gallows Gallery in November 2007 on THE END RECORDS, remastered by James Murphy (Testament/Death),
and featured revamped artwork and several bonus tracks. Their last album 'Hangman's Hymn' was released last summer to rave reviews.

SIGH on tour:

09/06/08 Sat @ Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
09/07/08 Sun @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
09/08/08 Mon @ Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
09/09/08 Tue @ The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
09/10/08 Wed @ Launch Pad - Alburquerque, NM
09/11/08 Thu @ Ridglea Theater - FT. Worth, TX
09/12/08 Fri @ White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
09/13/08 Sat @ Meridian - Houston, TX
09/14/08 Sun @ The Muse - Nashville, TN
09/15/08 Mon @ Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
09/16/08 Tue @ B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
09/17/08 Wed @ FouFounes - Montreal, QC
09/18/08 Thu @ Jubilee Centre - Sudbury, ON
09/19/08 Fri @ Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
09/20/08 Sat @ Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
09/21/08 Sun @ The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
09/22/08 Mon @ Station 4 - St. Paul, MN

SIGH biography:
Since their inception in 1990, Japanese metal act SIGH have continued to push boundaries with each and every release. Often labeled as a black metal band, SIGH’s music has been and continues to be inspired by varied styles such as black metal, 80s thrash heavy metal, classical, jazz, 60s/70s rock and so on.

Following the release of a few demos and the Wild Rags’ 7” Ep Requiem For Fools in the early 90s, the band released their debut album,Scorn Defeat, on Voices of Wonder in 1993. SIGH then signed with England’s Cacophonous Records in 1995, releasing several albums,most notably 1997’s brilliant Hail Horror Hail. As SIGH headed into the new millennium they signed to Century Media Records and released 2001’s Imaginary Sonicscape, a dynamic meshing of black metal, thrashing riffs and a monster psychedelic atmosphere

In 2005 the band released Gallows Gallery (Baphomet/Season of Mist Records), a spirited and sonically unique barrage of mesmerizing melodies and creative passages. This past summer the band released their seventh album titled Hangman's Hymn (on THE END RECORDS worldwide), an album that leader Mirai Kawashima describes as “thrash-metal-meets-German-symphonies! Fast, heavy, bombastic and majestic!’

Now just two years after the initial release of Gallows Gallery, an album that Kawashima has said many times in interviews showcased a poor, muffled production that was beyond their control, the album is being reissued on THE END RECORDS with a newly remastered production (by James Murphyof Death/Testment fame), different artwork and numerous bonus tracks. Kawashima is pleased with the results, excited that Gallows Gallery finally sounds like the record they has originally intended to release. Hail Gallows Gallery!

What critics say about Sigh's 'Gallows Gallery'...

"For those of you who enjoy the Post-Black movement and like a bit of imagination mixed in with your Metal, this album and this band are for you." - METAL OBSERVER

"A pleasant effort from musicians refusing to stop their development!" - PROG-ARCHIVES

"SIGH play boundless music...a fantastically groovy record...the music is very epic and rousing in feeling." - METAL INVADER

"...The music is fantastically energetic, psychedelic and exotic." - CHRONICLES OF CHAOS

"...The group's sixth album streamlines its influences into catchy, driving, progressive-tinged hard rock tunes
...high quality metal from a band that moves ever forward." - HIGHBIAS.COM

Scorn Defeat (1993, Voices of Wonder)
Infidel Art (1995, Cacophonous)
Ghastly Funeral Theatre (1996, Cacophonous)
Hail Horror Hail (1997, Cacophonous)
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams (1999, Cacophonous)
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001, Century Media)
Gallows Gallery (2005, Baphomet)
Hangman’s Hymn (2006, The End)
Gallows Gallery (2007, The End) reissue

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