Sigh unveil first single ‘Mayonaka No Kaii’ taken from ‘Live: Eastern Forces Of Evil 2022’


Following the announcement of the band’s new live album, ‘Live: Eastern Forces of Evil 2022‘, Sigh now give us the first experience what fans can expect in the form of the performance of ‘Mayonaka no Kaii‘.

Taken from 2022’s ‘Shiki’ album, ‘Mayonaka no Kaii’ brings with it a spectral atmosphere which is no coincidence considering Mirai’s frightful experience that informed the song.

At exactly 00:00am Mirai was woken up and after a quick trip to the bathroom, quickly returned to his slumber. Yet, despite what felt like a few hours, he woke up and was faced once more with the clock face at exactly 00:00am. Thinking the battery in his clock was dead, he looked at his phone and to his surprise there it was, 00:00am as well… A truly otherworldly and inexplicable experience.

Mirai elaborates:”Mayonaka no Kaii”, which is based on my eerie experience, is my favourite track off the latest album “Shiki” released last year, and it’s been always on the setlist since it was out. It got all the elements Sigh have from hammond solo, shakuhachi solo, flute solo, vocoder and so on. Also it definitely is a fun-to-play song. The adrenalin starts to flow towards the ending!

He continues:  “I’m not a person, who easily confuses dreams and reality. I clearly remember going to the toilet at the first alarm, and I took the watch out of the room after the second one, so neither of these was a dream.  This was the first experience in my life which I cannot logically explain at all. It was SO scary.If you have a similar story, let me know.”

The video, taken from their live performance, matches the eclecticism of the band’s sound to deliver a theatrical clip that gives ‘Mayonaka no Kaii’ a blood-drenched new lease of life.

With a title referencing the band’s original underground live release ‘The Eastern Force of Evil’ released back in 1997, this new performance captured recently in Japan features the line-up of founder & mainman Mirai Kawashima on bass/vocals, Dr. Mikannibal on vocals/saxophone, Nozomu Wakai on guitar, and Takeo Shimoda on drums.

The CD/DVD edition of includes both audio and visual presentations of the show, and also features 2 extra tracks, including a cover of the Death classic, ‘Evil Dead’. The DVD also includes 3 additional promo video tracks in the shape of ‘Mayonaka No Kaii’, ‘Satsui’, and ‘Shoujahitsumetsu’.

‘Live: The Eastern Forces of Evil 2022’ will be released on a 2 disc CD/DVD set / LP / Digitally:



Sigh - Live: The Eastern Forces of Evil 2022