Deep in the Underground Atlanta, the city’s favorite entertainment district rests When you mention this venue’s name, most alternative artists will know exactly where you’re talking about. This iconic, massive building has three indoor venues that are cleverly called Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. The largest room, Heaven, opened its doors last Thursday for the mighty Children of Bodom. Finland’s Melodic Death Metal masters, CoB recently released their tenth studio album, Hexed. This run of North American shows is promoting this new record and the band brought some fantastic Finnish friends to play with them. Along with Swallow the Sun and Wolfheart, Hotlanta was in for a night of sweet, savage, Scandinavian Metal. Continue reading
In a sense, this review finds itself in an onerous position. Recorded in the wake of Finnish singer Aleah Stanbridge’s death, its subject marks the return to the music of her partner, Juha Raivio, and his Epic Goth Metal band, Swallow The Sun. In fact, the press release goes so far as to describe the new album, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (Century Media), as being “fuelled by personal loss and powered by the will to continue.”Continue reading
Swallow The Sun ended 2018 with a terrific new EP, and now has followed that up with a new single from their upcoming full-length. ‘Upon The Water’ is the first track from their new album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, which will be released on January 25th, 2019 via Century Media.Listen now!
As their legion of fans will attest to, Swallow The Sun is not your average Death-Doom band. The inventiveness and melancholy melodies lift the Finnish outfit to another plain and, after 2015’s lauded triple album Songs From the North, any release from the sextet is anticipated with a relish akin to hero-worship. Single Lumina Aurea, all fourteen minutes of it, is a precursor to next year’s album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (all Century Media) and, although not a track from that album, is an eerie, monumental aperitif – a gateway to the full product.Continue reading
Swallow The Sun is releasing an epic new EP today! ‘Lumina Aurea’ is the title track of the EP and is available to purchase and stream now. Painfully haunting, grandiose, and atmospheric, the band has reached a new level on this stepping stone release. The EP comes ahead of their new full-length album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, releasing on January 25th from Century Media. ‘Lumina Aurea’ also featured guest appearances from Einar Selvik of Wardruna and Marco I. Benevento and The Foreshadowing. Watch the video now!Continue reading
Finnish Death and Doom metal veterans Swallow The Sun have announced two new releases. They will release their new album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light on January 25th, 2019 via Century Media Records. Prior to that they will release a new single, a standalone 14-minute long epic single track called ‘Lumina Aurea’ December 21st, they will release, both digitally and as 12” EP vinyl version.Continue reading