Costa Rica’s SIGHT OF EMPTINESS Nominated for ACAM Awards: ‘Artist of the Year’

Costa Rica-based melodic metallers SIGHT OF EMPTINESS have been nominated at this year’s ACAM Awards, which will be held on May 30th, at the Teatro Melíco Salazar in San José, Costa Rica.

ACAM (Asociacion de Compositores y Autores Musicales de Costa Rica) is the equivalent of ASCAP in the USA.

SIGHT OF EMPTINESS‘ nomination comes as a big surprise: the band is nominated in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category alongside four of the biggest Costa Rican mainstream bands (Percance, Malpaís, Balerom Escats). This is the first time ever for this category at the ACAM Awards and obviously a huge step for an extreme metal band to be nominated in this category.

Commented the band: “We are extremely honored, we been working really hard for the past five and a half years in order to overtake our goals and dreams. This nomination really helps to remind us that we are stronger than ever as a group of people who really enjoys what they’re doing and ready to accomplish more achievements and good times together; we are a band to watch out for…”

“Burning Silence”, the new video from SIGHT OF EMPTINESS, can be viewed in the link below. The clip was filmed on May 9, 2010 when SIGHT OF EMPTINESS supported MEGADETH in front of 15,000 metalheads at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica.

“Burning Silence” comes off SIGHT OF EMPTINESS‘ latest album, “Absolution of Humanity”, which was mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, SOILWORK, BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X) at Örebro, Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios.

“Absolution of Humanity” track listing:

01. Predictable Tragedy

02. Infected

03. Faceless Dream

04. Witness of your Murder

05. Funeral March

06. The Art of Suffering

07. Judge me today…Die Tomorrow

08. Absolution of Humanity

09. Burning Silence

The cover artwork was created by Costa Rican artist Pablo Vargas and it’s attached to this email.

Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at

VIDEO – Burning Silence: