In News, Sigh

Following the announcement of ‘SHIKI’, their new studio album, on 26th August, cult Japanese black metal legends Sigh have released a new digital single ‘Satsui – Geshi No Ato’ and a video for ‘Satsui’

Sigh mainman Mirai Kawashima explains the track “The album ‘Shiki’ is mostly about my personal fear of getting old and my fear of death, but some of the songs are a bit off topic and ‘Satsui’ is one of them. ‘Satsui’ means ‘Intent to Kill’ and it is my personal view on the death penalty. You often hear people say ‘The criminal penalty is not meant to be for revenge’ or ‘we all live in a country governed by law’, but I do not think things are that simple; but of course everybody has the right to have their own opinions though. I guess the song is one of the most straightforward ones on the album.

He goes on to explain the full album version of the song – “Satsui – Geshi No Ato” which is available now through streaming platforms – “On the other hand, ‘Geshi no Ato’ is a completely different song. I composed that as an outro to ‘Satsui’, and the lyrical concept followedThe title means ‘After Summer Solstice’’, which is a metaphor saying that your heyday is gone. I played all the guitars on this and Mike Heller banged chairs, pieces of wood, boxes, water bottles, etc to create the beat!”

Video credits:
Killian Monson – Video Editor/Colour Grader/VFX artist
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