Six years since their last ever gig, the UK’s godfathers of prog, SikYh, are set to reform to headline on the Red Bull Stage at next year’s Download Festival. The reunion set will see all six original members Mikee W Goodman, Justin Hill, Dan Foord, James Leach, Pin and Dan Weller back together on stage for the headlining set at the same festival that the band played in 2003 and 2006.
SikTh, who released debut album The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild in 2003 and follow up Death Of Death Day in 2006, parted ways to pursue other projects in 2008. They have since become widely acknowledged as forefathers of British progressive metal, cited as an influence by many of today’s most respected metal bands. Guitarist Dan Weller said:
Some of our greatest memories were playing at Download, so it was the natural place for us to make our return. The truth is we’ve all been dying to play those songs again. Hopefully we can put on an awesome show for the fans.
Mikee W Goodman adds:
So excited with the prospect of singing SikTh songs onstage again! I have missed that wild intensity the music and fans create together. Download Festival is the perfect place to do a comeback show.
SikTh will headline the Red Bull stage at Download on Saturday 14th June 2014.
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