Why release a double album when you can release a triple album? Swallow The Sun are being ambitious and have announced a massive release today, namely a triple album entitled Songs From The North I, II & III. The Finnish sextet's last album, Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, was released in winter 2012 and come November 2015, the long wait between recordings will finally be over.
Swallow The Sun have announced that drummer Kai Hahto is stepping down from the band. While neither the Finnish band nor Kai Hahto say he is leaving the band, Juuso Raatikainen has been announced as the band's new official drummer. You might remember that Kai Hahto is working with Nightwishon their upcoming album as Jukka Nevalainen will take a break due to health issues. The music for the new Swallow The Sun album is ready and they promise something big for their next release.
As you probably remember, Finnish melodic death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut opus The Morning Never Came with an European tour where they will play the album in its entirety. If you are not going to be able to make it to any of the shows fear not because the band will be live streaming the Tampere (Finland) show on September 26th.
The Finns Swallow The Sun will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album The Morning Never Came this October/November in Europe but Kai Hahto will not be able to participate in these shows even though the band didn't really explain why. Juuso Raatikainen will fill in for Kai for these shows where they will be playing the whole album.
The Finns Swallow The Sun unleashed their first melancholic death doom metal album The Morning Never Came in 2003. This debut opus is an absolute fan favorite and the band will be doing an anniversary tour exactly ten years after its release. Swallow The Sun will play The Morning Never Came entirely on all dates plus a whole bunch of other classic tracks. Supporting Swallow The Sun on this tour will be British group Antimatter and Italian goth doomers The Foreshadowing. Check out the dates below, maybe you will have the opportunity to see the band performing the whole album live.
Finnish melodic death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun have announced an European tour with British gothic metallers Paradise Lost for May. The band issued the following statement on their website: "For years we have thought that us and Paradise Lost would be a perfect line-up for a tour, and now it's coming to reality: we're happy and proud to join them on their European tour as their direct support! It's been a while since our last tour back in 2010, and we're excited to be back - see you on the road!"
Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, the upcoming new album from Finnish death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun is now streaming online for one week at Inferno Magazine's website. It also includes quotes from Twin Peaks for each song, chosen by Juha Raivio, the band's guitarist. The album will be released on February 1st via Spinefarm Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"Cathedral Walls" (feat. Anette Olzon), a new video from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun can now be seen below. The song for the video is taken from the band's upcoming album Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, which is scheduled for release on February 1st. The video was directed by Tage Rönnqvist. More album details here.
Finnish melodic death/doom metal band Swallow The Sun are currently in the studio recording their next album, the follow-up to the 2009 release New Moon.
The band has issued the following statement on their official website: "During the well deserved break we took from shows this year we've been preparing new music, and now we are happy to announce that we have entered Drumforest Studios at Viitasaari to record our fifth full length album, which will be released February 1st 2012 by Spinefarm Records."
Sons Of Aeon has uploaded three brand-new songs online. The tracks are called "Weakness," "Seeds of Destruction," and "Burden" and are available for streaming/free download at the band's website.
The drums were recorded at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland by Arttu Sarvanne, while guitars and bass were recorded at Sons Of Aeon's home studio and the vocals were handled by Teemu Liekkala. The mixing and mastering was taken care of by Antti Malinen.
The Finnish-based metal band features ex-Swallow The Sun drummer Pasi Pasanen, Ghost Brigade guitarist Wille Naukkarinen and Ghost Brigade guitarist Tommi Kiviniemi on bass. The line-up is completed with Code For Silence vocalist Tony Kaikkonen and Tapio Vartiainen on guitars.
Trees Of Eternity came into being when Juha Raivio (Swallow The Sun) and Sweden based singer Aleah got together in the latter part of 2008 to work on a song for the upcoming Swallow The Sun album New Moon. The plan was to to feature Aleah's vocals on part of a song already prepared by Juha, but when they instead began to experiment with a vocal line Aleah had written for the occasion the session quickly headed off in a new direction and the project took on a life on its own.
During summer and autumn 2009 the band worked on completing the demo productions for a four song promo, now available for listening on the band's MySpace page.
01. My Requiem
02. Black Ocean
03. A Million Tears