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
Finnish metal band Swallow The Sun has posted a new song, ''These Woods Breathe Evil'', at their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/swallowthesundoom. This track comes off the bands upcoming album ''New Moon'', which will be released in early November via Spinefarm Records.
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):
Swallow the Sun's new drummer was announced today on the band's website:
"Kai Hahto to play with Swallow the Sun
We are glad to announce that Kai Hahto (Wintersun, ex-Rotten Sound) will be playing drums on our forthcoming album and live shows next summer.
We have known Kai for years, and we have worked with him earlier when he played with us on our North American tour back in 2007. Knowing what he's capable of behind the drum set we are really excited about working with him again. We are confident that he can deliver drum parts that will not only perfectly fit the trademark Swallow the Sun -sound, but take it even further. We'll start rehearsing with him at the end of this month, and we'll keep you posted on how the album is coming up!"
Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun have issued the following update:
"There is no easy way to phrase this, so let's get straight to the point: due to a mutual decision Pasi Pasanen will no longer be playing with Swallow The Sun.
Pasi, as one of the founding members, has been an integral part of the development of the band and it's sound since the beginning back in 2000. We have had good times, recorded 4 excellent albums and done unbelievable amounts of touring together, but now it's time for us to go on our separate ways.
Here's Pasi's comments on the situation: "Lately, I've been having a lack of motivation towards this kind of music and touring. The guys have felt it too and there's no point for me to deny it. It just affects the chemistry in the band too much, so it is time for me to step aside. I've gotten many good friends and some of the best experiences ever touring with StS. About 200 shows in 21 countries is something I never thought I'd get to do, so I want to thank & hail all the great people, friends, bands we've toured with and especially Juha, Jämy, Martti, Aleksi and Mikko for these years. And I'm sure you fans wont be disappointed with the future Swallow The Sun. Me and Juha will continue working together in Plutonium Orange, and you never know what other things the future brings, so: cheers everyone, see you somewhere!"
Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun have posted the following update on their official MySpace:
"Hi all! We want to thank all of the new and old fans for making last year another successful chapter for us, thank you all!!
We released the "Plague of Butterflies" -mini album and reached our first no.1 position on Finnish single charts with it. We toured England for the first time supporting Apocalyptica on their UK tour and played big festivals in England and Czech Republic. We also signed new merchandise, booking agency and management deals worldwide, so it didn't turn out to be a quiet, resting year as we planned it to be!
And about 2009... New Album!
Yes, we are currently touring with a massive North American tour, and after coming back to Finland we will do some select festivals before entering the studio next summer. So, all you who survived the hands of the plague last year will be harvested by the new gloom of Swallow the Sun next fall 2009.
"So, we will return to North America early 2009! We'll be doing an extensive 49 show tour with Soilwork, Darkane and Warbringer. Tickets will be sold by exclusively by EnterTheVault.com until September 27th, after which they will be available through all normal ticketing services. The tour dates are:
30.1. Penny Arcade, Rochester, NY, US
31.1. Harpo's, Detroit, MI, US
02.2. The Muse, Nashville, TN, US
03.2. Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL, US
04.2. The Garage, St. Petersburg, FL, US
05.2. Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
06.2. The Backbooth, Orlando, FL, US
07.2. Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US
08.2. Music Farm, Charleston, SC, US
09.2. Amos Southend, Charlotte, NC, US