Playlist: SikTh and their songs that psyche them up

SikTh open up about their forthcoming Trivium support, and share the songs that psyche them up for tour.

Trivium are preparing to take their show on the road, kicking off a headline tour at Belfast’s Limelight on the 12 February 2017. The Florida metal outfit will be joined by two British bands; the up-and-coming Shvpes and the iconic underground technical masters, SiKth.

Forming back in 1999, the London based band released the widely respected The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild and Death of a Dead Day in 2003 and 2006 respectively. Having announced their indefinite hiatus in 2008, they returned in 2014 for an exhilarating appearance at Download Festival, and dropped their most recent Opacities mini album towards the end of 2015.

They have recently celebrated some high-profile support slots, to which they can soon add Trivium. Ahead of the tour, we caught up with vocalist and founding member Mikee Goodman and asked him to share some tracks that get him ready for taking to the stage.

What preparations are you putting in place ahead of the Trivium tour?
We are rehearsing our set. We want high energy songs for this one.

What can fans expect from your performance?
A lot of energy and we like to bring them into the show as much as possible. Crowd participation in a positive way is a great thing. Metal fans are the best at that without doubt. We will be playing Trees, DOADD and Opacities songs.

You’ve been playing a number of high profile tours since reforming. Is it easy to adapt to that environment?
It takes a show and then it’s like OK, now we are here. I am pretty far from them, it is a different crowd to conduct as it were, in the sense of participation. Also a lot of people do not know who you are, so you have to adjust slightly in that way. People aren’t always going to be singing the words back with passion. They may mostly be stood open mouthed and confused. It’s alright. Just give it your all and do your best. That is all you can do.

And here are those songs that get SikTh fired up ahead of their live shows:

Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says [High Quality]

The Doors - Not To Touch The Earth

David Bowie - It's No Game (Part 1)

Sepultura - Arise [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver

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