Black Sigma released debut album
Belgian Atmospheric Dark Metal band Black Sigma released their debut album «Lost». The album was mixed and mastered by Swedish MO Metal Productions. The artwork was being taken care of by Project C Productions, legendary Kris Verwimp for the cover and Christophe Szpajdel (Lord of the Logos) for the Black Sigma logo
Black Sigma was formed in 2020 as a one-man band by J.V.G as a result of a failed reunion of the 90’s Belgian Atmospheric Black Metal band, “AVATAR”. In February 2021 the band released their first single “Dying Sun”.
We rehearsed a few times and even made some really nice stuff, but it was fast clear to me that our noble intention would not last…. Having 5 people in their 40’s on the same track with the same motivation, differs a lot from when you’re 16 (the time I started Avatar)
Needless to say, that our fresh still unnamed child, died a premature death.
But after 20 years, picking up a guitar again, something had awakened me. I rediscovered the satisfaction of creation…to tell a story which can’t be told with words.
A story I have chosen to continue as a one-man band called BLACK SIGMA.
Categorizing music under a certain genre is not rocket science so let’s say BLACK SIGMA is some kind of Atmospheric Dark Metal. Actually, I just create what I like, influenced by different styles of metal without limiting myself to a specific genre.
Creating music alone gives me the opportunity to write something that fits 100% me…no deals, no compromises, just me.
While I was the main songwriter of Avatar, the songs always ended up different then I had in mind while writing them. This was a positive thing for sure, but because of that and being a jerk that I seemed to be, the rehearsals got a but rough from time to time. I even remember our band almost splitting due to overheated musical discussions lol.
Let’s say as a one-man band I’m spared now from this drama so I can completely focus on myself…
Music is a way to write off my feelings and my vision on life.
No other music then metal is able to reflect that. Darkness, pain, depression, suffering, violence, sorrow…topics all sung widely about by many metal bands, aren’t just “cool” subjects…we live with them day by day…
On top of that, the current state of the world is as such a great way to get inspired