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Watford, England (2001 – 2008)

SikTh is a six member progressive/technical metal band, originating from Watford, England. They formed in March 2001, with their music being under the scope of many music magazines such as Kerrang! and Metal Hammer and a favourite of BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs. The band were signed to independent record label Bieler Bros. Records at the time of their disbandment.

SikTh’s style of music is hard to categorize and as they incorporate many different elements of technical metal, metalcore, death metal, groove metal, rock and hardcore. They are commonly categorized as progressive metal due to their unorthodox approach, as well as technical metal and mathcore due to the complex nature of their instrumental playing abilities.

Their debut EP Let the Transmitting Begin was first released in the UK in 2002, featuring songs that all appeared on their debut album, The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out… Wait for Something Wild, which was released August 18, 2003 on Gut Records. Two singles were released from the album, namely Scent Of The Obscene and Peep Show.

SikTh’s second album Death of a Dead Day was released in the UK June 26, 2006 after the band performed at Download Festival 2006. Later that year the band headlined the Collision Course festival in Bridgend and Yeovil and performed across the UK for their own headline tour.

The band announced their split in May 2008 after a hiatus of a few months, stating that ‘if it were viable for us to carry on - we would’.

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  • stana

    Confirmed for Brutal Assault XX http://www.last.fm/festival/3933575+Brutal+Assault+XX

    4 Mar 9:50am Reply
  • Cheremenin

    Wait, so they're actually coming back w/ the original lineup? Last time they did something it was 2006, right? Amazing nevertheless

    5 Feb 6:03pm Reply
  • FatalFormulas

    Because of my unconditional love for Sikth? The plane tickets were very cheap and it´s still cool to be in London. I guess I´ll take my chances at the gates, thanks!

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • NaiveAmoeba

    Why would you fly from Sweden for a gig without a ticket...? :/ Hope you're successful!

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • FatalFormulas

    Desperately looking for a ticket for London people! I´m flying from Sweden for this gig, can´t miss it! Anybody got a spare? :D

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • NaiveAmoeba

    Seeing them for the first time in three days! High fiving my fifteen year old self right now.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dawnclover

    They were AMAZING in Tokyo last night! I ended up hanging out with them afterwards, what a great bunch of guys!

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Smooooooth

    Part of the Friction

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SiikTh

    feels good to live in cologne

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    Respect to @glsjawtomatica for doing crazy things! \\m/

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • PinkM0nster

    So fucking psyched for tomorrow!! Hoping this is just the beginning..

    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Can't believe they're actually coming back. this is more than amazing. [2]

    8 Jun 2014 Reply
  • glsjawtomatica

    I'm flying 4,000 miles to see these guys at Euroblast, probably the craziest thing I've ever done; I better start brushing up on my German...

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • DrinkTillWeDrop

    Hope they be welcome on Download Fest as they deserve, get stoked and decide to make another album, for satan's sake <3

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • FatalFormulas

    Sikth headlining Euroblast!!

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • finkk

    I was so surprised to see the name SikTh on download lineups. I'm dying to see them live...

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    hmm, may have to save up for download this year. Just to see sikth. although i wish they would do a proper reunion tour, rather than a shitty festival.

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • timothybarnes

    Sikth is a classic band with an original sound that left a huge mark on the modern extreme music scene. Their recordings are testament to the ambition and drive which led them to create such stunning works as their albums and EPs. Take a closer listen; it's all there.

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • HeadlongFlight

    Death of a Dead Day is great. but it seem people love to bitch over "latest releases" even though it was eight years ago...

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • garydavidson83

    I still can't listen to the whole of the second album. Far weaker than the début.

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
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