Bad news from the Swallow The Sun camp. Their longtime and original keyboardist, Aleksi Munter, decided to depart after one last show on their North America tour. The information was given by Aleksi himself, on the band's official Facebook page. The statement can be read below. The band informed that they will continue with their live shows.
The Finns Amorphis are joining forces with fellow countrymen Swallow The Sun for a trek in North America next year. The masters of melancholic progressive metal Amorphis will return to North America next March/April for a long overdue headlining tour. Support will come from melodic doom/death merchants Swallow The Sun. The band will also appear on select dates with thrash legends Overkill and Egyptian themed technical death metal champions Nile.
News just in: Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun were revoked from playing at their upcoming Dubai concert (February 12th) by the local authorities, says label Metal East Records. This comes after the band were accused that their concert in Dubai would be "promoting devil-worshiping". Just last year, Aborted's show in Dubai was also shut down.
Melodic doom masters Swallow The Sun have just released their eagerly awaited new triple full-length album, Songs From The North I, II & III. To celebrate the album's release, the Finnish band also launched a brand-new video for the song "Rooms And Shadows", taken from part 1 of the record. The video was directed and produced by ex-Sentenced and The Man-Eating Tree drummer Vesa Ranta. Have you listened to the new album already? Check out the video here.
"Abandoned By The Light" is the new lyric video from Swallow The Sun. The track is taken from the upcoming three-parts album, Songs From The North I, II & III. The 9-minute song is part of the third part of the album described as funeral doom metal as opposed to the melodic doom of the first one and the acoustic second one. The album is due to be released on 13th of November on Century Media Records. Be sure to check this one out!
How about some more Swallow The Sun music? Here you go! The band has released a video for the second song they share from the impending ambitious triple album Songs From The North I, II & III, due for release on November 13th, 2015 via Century Media Records. Taken from the album II, the more acoustic of the three, this 5-minute track is called "Pray For The Winds To Come". Enjoy it fully below.
The wait is over and the long journey begin as Swallow The Sun premiere their first song, taken from the triple album Songs from the North I, II & III, to be released on November 13th, 2015 via Century Media Records. "Heartstrings Shattering" is the new track, available for streaming as a lyric video down below, taken from the first album and also features guest vocals from Aleah Stanbridge (Trees Of Eternity). Check out the new song via YouTube player now.
Recently, we found out that Swallow The Sun's new album would be in fact a triple album. The Finnish melancholy death/doom masters will release Songs From The North I, II & III on November 13th, 2015 via Century Media Records. But now we know more about each individual part of this ambitious album. Discover the first pieces of the puzzle below while you wait to hear the music.
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.