Welsh doom rockers Sigiriya have signed with Candlelight Records! First song from the band’s upcoming, second album Darkness Died Today has been made public.


Sigiriya rose from the ashes of psychedelic doom metallers Acrimony and their name is taken from the mystic ‘throat of the lion’ rock in Sri Lanka. The band is comprised of members from Iron Monkey, Dukes Of Nothing, Black Eye Riot, Suns Of Thunder and Tabularasa,


 Sigiriya’s second full-length  was recorded live onto analogue tape at Sonic One studio with Tim Hamill. Andrew Schneider (Shrinebuilder, Scissorfight, Big Business, among others) took care of the mixing in New York and Richard Whittaker mastered the album in London. Darkness Died Today sees the addition of new vocalist Matt ‘Pipes’ Williams, bringing a new roar to the songs.


You can hear the song Tribe Of The Old Oak here:



On signing with Candlelight, Sigiriya commented: “Our intention has always been to spread the riff as far and wide as possible, and we’re honoured to be teaming up with Candlelight for the new album. The diversity of great bands on the label and the good relationship we have with the people there make it a natural home for us.”


Darren Toms, head of A&R for Candlelight Records had this to add: “I have known the guys in the band for nearly 20 years and watched them grow in the different bands they have been associated with, Acrimony being one of my favourite and underrated bands of all time, who carved something special into the UK doom scene in the early to late ‘90s. I am thrilled to welcome them to the label.”

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