Original news, posted on 12.06.2009

Finnish death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun have revealed some new details about their upcoming album "New Moon":

"We are entering Fascination Street studios in Sweden, Orebro on June 15th to record our fifth album which will be called "New Moon". The album will be produced and mixed by Jens Bogren, who has worked with such names as Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lost and Amon Amarth, just to name a few. And as we announced earlier, Kai Hahto (Wintersun, ex-Rotten Sound) will be playing drums on the album. We are thrilled and looking forward to working with such professionals.

Here is the initial track listing for the album (although we reserve the right to change it if we feel like it):

01. These Woods Breathe Evil
02. Falling World
03. Sleepless Swans
04. And Heavens Cried Blood
05. New Moon
06. Lights On The Lake (Horror Pt. III)
07. Servant Of Sorrow
08. Weight Of The Dead

The album will be released in early November 2009 around the world; we'll let you know the exact dates as soon as possible."


UPDATE (thanks to Aeox)

Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun have issued the following update on their official website:

"So, here's some info on "New Moon" you have been waiting for!

We have put online a mini site promoting "New Moon" at this location! Check it out for audio samples, cover artwork and info on pre-ordering the album!


The final tracklist of the album is:

01. These Woods Breathe Evil
02. Falling World
03. Sleepless Swans
04. And Heavens Cried Blood
05. Lights On The Lake (Horror Pt. III)
06. New Moon
07. Servant Of Sorrow
08. Weight Of The Dead


"New Moon" will be released November 4th in Finland, November 9th in UK and November 10th in the US! You can pre-order it from our webshop at this location, there will be CD and exclusive T-shirt bundle available!"


Source: swallowthesun.net
Band profile: Swallow The Sun
 
Posted: 21.09.2009 by Abattoir



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Graveheart - 12.06.2009 at 21:51  
I'm a little torn between wanting to hear this and avoiding it. Only their latest album Hope managed to get close to the hype this band is getting and I'm glad I still gave them that chance. They finally seemed to gather their ideas together in a coherent package in 2007 so it's quite probable my optimism allows me to try New Moon as well. Also there's a part of me that wants to feel proud of this successful local band so that's an extra urge for me to keep an ear on what they're doing for the world to hear.
Black Conundrum - 12.06.2009 at 22:38  
I'm looking forward to this. I can't wait to see what the album cover looks like. It seems like a great album.
Vitriolic Hate - 13.06.2009 at 01:52  
''New Moon'' sounds great title & with Kai Hahto it will be awesome at least on drums
ROMIL - 13.06.2009 at 02:46  
Interesting that the album is titled the same as the big Hollywood movie that just happens to be coming out in Nov 2009. Maybe they are hoping that people will be searching online for "New Moon" merchandise and accidentally buy this album as a result.
Entropy - 13.06.2009 at 16:10  
I Realy realy hope its better than the EP X)) and the Drummer is awsome so there is a big chance of making it to the TOP
STING2LIVE - 13.06.2009 at 18:57  
I think it 'll be so amazing ... " New Moon " is a great name too
rly can't wait
Elio - 14.06.2009 at 11:43  
Isn't New Moon also one of the Twilight saga chapters? LOL
TheOwl - 14.06.2009 at 19:44  
Looking forward to this too!!! Great band!!
BestMetalstormer - 15.06.2009 at 07:29  
Wow, awesome, cant wait
Array - 15.06.2009 at 11:54  
Yea, StS sponsors teenvampires
Rocco - 15.06.2009 at 13:16  
I'm probably pretty close to being a fanboy for STS, so I'm excited. The Morning Never Came is a great album I far as I'm concerned.
MrSpaceman |BR| - 16.06.2009 at 21:26  
Can't wait to listen to it.....
Vitriolic Hate - 21.09.2009 at 17:27  
Written by BestMetalstormer on 15.06.2009 at 07:29

Wow, awesome, cant wait

MetalSpider - 21.09.2009 at 17:44  
Sounds pretty promising...like a continuation of Hope.
Jon - 21.09.2009 at 19:47  
Written by ROMIL on 13.06.2009 at 02:46

Interesting that the album is titled the same as the big Hollywood movie that just happens to be coming out in Nov 2009. Maybe they are hoping that people will be searching online for "New Moon" merchandise and accidentally buy this album as a result.


They might benefit from it! But they settled on the title a while back, and to be honest its a pretty common phrase. Hard to get the perfectly Google-able album title these days!

The album cover is seriously good, I do like these etching-styled things everyone has been doing since Haggard did it! The music sounds like a slower Insomnium with vocals more like Tiamat, so developing their style a bit. Thats a good thing as Hope was a bit lacklustre in the creativity dept. Look forward to hearing it muchly.
Super_Greg - 21.09.2009 at 22:37  
Hope Swallow The Sun isn't "going Vamp" LOL.
Opethian - 22.09.2009 at 08:33  
This looks awesome ! something new for me ! which STS album should i pick up ?
LeChron James - 22.09.2009 at 09:31  
Written by Elio on 14.06.2009 at 11:43

Isn't New Moon also one of the Twilight saga chapters? LOL

yup, the newest one, the one thats already selling out tickets for the premiere.

DISGUSTING.
Jon - 22.09.2009 at 10:25  
Written by LeChron James on 22.09.2009 at 09:31

Written by Elio on 14.06.2009 at 11:43

Isn't New Moon also one of the Twilight saga chapters? LOL

yup, the newest one, the one thats already selling out tickets for the premiere.

DISGUSTING.


"Vampire films used to be about vampires. Now they're just about fags." Can't remember who said that but couldn't agree more.
Forsaker - 22.09.2009 at 11:22  
Can't wait to listen to the album !!!! really great band !!!!!
Black Conundrum - 23.09.2009 at 02:19  
Oh, the album cover reminds me of something from the Medieval era. I love it. I hope this album is an awesome one.
Black Conundrum - 23.09.2009 at 02:20  
Written by Jon on 22.09.2009 at 10:25

Written by LeChron James on 22.09.2009 at 09:31

Written by Elio on 14.06.2009 at 11:43

Isn't New Moon also one of the Twilight saga chapters? LOL

yup, the newest one, the one thats already selling out tickets for the premiere.

DISGUSTING.


"Vampire films used to be about vampires. Now they're just about fags." Can't remember who said that but couldn't agree more.


Whoever said that has certainly gained my respect.
Biddle127 - 24.09.2009 at 16:53  
Written by Black Conundrum on 23.09.2009 at 02:20

Written by Jon on 22.09.2009 at 10:25

Written by LeChron James on 22.09.2009 at 09:31

Written by Elio on 14.06.2009 at 11:43

Isn't New Moon also one of the Twilight saga chapters? LOL

yup, the newest one, the one thats already selling out tickets for the premiere.

DISGUSTING.


"Vampire films used to be about vampires. Now they're just about fags." Can't remember who said that but couldn't agree more.


Whoever said that has certainly gained my respect.


I second that
What fag ever thought about creating veggie vampires!!

Anyway back to Swallow The Sun album I hope new moon has some elements of Plague of butterflies, i really loved that EP.
SyBReeD - 30.09.2009 at 15:58  
Good news .. but dont make it boring as the 2008 Ep Plague of Butterflies
it was a very bad trip

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