SikTh begin work on third studio album

British progressive metal forefathers SIKTH have revealed that they have started recording for a brand new studio album, their first since 2006.

The currently untitled third studio album will be the band’s first since Death Of A Dead Day, which was released just over a decade ago, and follows on from last year’s acclaimed Opacities EP, recorded after their reunion at Download Festival.

SIKTH‘s new album is scheduled for release in May this year, with the first single and video, No Wishbones, receiving a release date of February 10th.

Vocalist Mikee Goodman reveals how the recording sessions are progressing: 

“We’ve started recording and it is sounding really vibey so far. This album should be a lot more aggressive than our Opacities EP on the whole. A lot of slamming grooves there, also lots of intricacy and dynamics as always”. 

Mikee Goodman goes on to explain the creative process within the band:

“There is a formula in SIKTH which works well. I always take the lead in the early stages and also I write all lyrics. But of course I am open to Joe Rosser, our new vocalist’s melodic input later on. We have not entered that stage yet. These initial steps are me laying my ideas in, since I have a great studio set up, if I do something awesome now, it goes straight on the record. That’s a great thing because as most vocalists will tell you, it’s all about the vibe and feeling. It’s all about the moment.”

The new album is to be released via Millennium Night, the newly created imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope. The label imprint name, chosen by SIKTH, comes from the track taken from their debut 2003 album The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild.

For more information on SIKTH like their official page on Facebook.