Today, English progressive metal heroes SIKTH drop a psychedelic video for their song ‘Behind The Doors’. Inspired by vocalist Mikee Goodman’s experience with depression, the video depicts a search for light through the darkness.
You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN6WRuURb_M
The track – which originally featured on 2015 EP Opacities – will be played live for the first time during the band’s reunion shows in November where SIKTH will perform at the following venues:
Saturday 26th November: London, Electric Ballroom
Friday 25th November: Manchester, Academy 2
** Palm Reader supporting both dates **
Speaking about the track, SIKTH Mikee says “‘Behind The Doors’ goes between a medically induced world into a world of darkness and depression, a feeling of hopelessness and longing. I personally feel while we can we should always try to find the colour through the grey, the light through darkness, although, some days it can be easier said than done. We keep trying. Positive thinking is so important in our lives.”
He then adds: “I am really happy with the video which Davie from 12 Inch Media created. I called him up and explained what the song was about, then a few days later I received this. Going between bright coloured psychedelic themes to the grey and mundane, on a journey through doors into different realms of the mind, it’s metaphorically somewhat of a visual portrayal of how powerful our minds are and how vicious the struggle between light and dark thoughts can be as they play out in our heads.”
20 years after the release of their first EP Let The Transmitting Begin, legendary British Prog-Metallers SIKTH will reunite the original line up for two exclusive shows. Dual vocalists Mikee Goodman and Justin Hill, guitarists Dan Weller and Graham Pinney, bassist James Leach and drummer/percussionist Dan Foord will come together.
SikTh’s debut album The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild was released on August 18, 2003 through Gut Records.
In support of the album, they appeared at Download Festival at Donington Park in 2003 and quickly became one of the most exciting and well-known rising stars of the UK metal scene.
Over the course of three albums, four EPs and a host of international touring, SikTh have established themselves as one of the most influential bands to come from the UK, adored by fans and other artists alike. The reunification of the original line up will be enthusiastically welcomed, and the shows promise to be unmissable celebrations of the band’s 20+ years.