Tag Archives: Swallow the Sun

A conversation with Mikko of Swallow the Sun

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Swallow the Sun’s overall seventh full-length album When a Shadow Is Forced Into the Light may appear soft and mellow (read our review here). However, it is one potent record surrounded by the loss of Juha Raivio’s life partner, Aleah Stanbridge (Trees of Eternity), who died in 2016. The strong emotion on this record alone […]

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Children of Bodom ‘Hexed’ NYC w/ Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart & Summoner’s Circle

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Living in New York City has its perks including seeing a show nearly every night. However, these advantages do have setbacks with the inevitable scheduling conflicts. On April 19th, 2019, you could say the metal community had a difficult decision to make. On the same evening, there was Hatebreed and Obituary at Playstation Theater, Veil […]

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Starkill release “The Real Enemy” in new music video

Posted by on February 28, 2019

In anticipation of the upcoming record Gravity, Starkill have unveiled a new music for “The Real Enemy“. Last week, the band started a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to help out with production and touring costs. The piano work on this track was provided by Coen Coen Janssen of Epica and violin duties were none-other than Olli Vänskä of Turisas. The album is said […]

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New death metal project Hedonihil ft. three Swallow the Sun members debut negative single “The Hedonist Anthem”

Posted by on February 21, 2019

While Swallow the Sun released what could be potentially one of the best and definitely one of the most beautifully depressing albums of 2019 with When A Shadow is Forced Into the Light, three members from the group have created a darker and angrier project with Hedonihil. Hedonihil is the new death metal anti-poetry group […]

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Starkill’s new album to feature members from Epica, Swallow the Sun, and Turisas; Indiegogo page launched

Posted by on February 15, 2019

Chicago metallers Starkill have continued to reinvent the wheel since their latest effort, 2016’s Shadow Sleep. Since then, the group has embarked on quite a few tours as well as introduced vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier as a full time member. However, aside from releasing a few singles such as covering the Foo Fighters, the animated […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/6: Bring Me The Horizon chart high, sell low

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience […]

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Top Ten tours we’re looking forward to in 2019

Posted by on February 1, 2019

With 2019 just underway, it’s time to start preparing for the year’s most anticipated touring cycles. Here are ten North American treks we’re looking forward to see so far. 10) Children of Bodom (w/ Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart) Finland’s Children of Bodom will be hitting the road this March in support of their tenth studio album, Hexed, […]

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Swallow the Sun’s latest record shines darkly

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Finland’s Swallow the Sun brings their cold, atmospheric brand of doomy, melodic extreme metal with a hefty dose of melancholy.  When A Shadow is Forced Into the Light is a masterful foray into Northern doom.  Dark and beautiful.  Majestic yet foreboding. This the band’s shortest record I can remember.  Eight tracks at under an hour.  […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 25th, 2019: New Releases for the Dead

Posted by on January 25, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The new music releases are starting to pick up for the year. This week brings new music from Swallow the Sun, Bring me the Horizon and more. You can check out the […]

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