Is your calendar marked yet? October 16th (that’s next Friday!) is our CMJ Listening Party at the Acheron in Brooklyn. If you’re anywhere near there, “attend Metal Insider CMJ happy hour listening party” should be on it. If you’re not in the area, “mourn the fact that you’re not in the area for it” should be on it. Members of Swallow the Sun and Broken Hope will be at the party, which will also be a chance to hear some new Swallow the Sun, as they have a triple-album coming out, Songs from the North I, II & III will be released on November 13th, and we’ll be spinning some of it, along with Broken Hope’s just-releasedDVD Live Disease. It’ll be the best way to kick off your weekend and a great appetizer to the Metal Sucks and Metal Injection showcase afterwards.
At any rate, Swallow the Sun have released a lyric video for “Heartstrings Shattering,” and it’s lush, gothic and doomy. Check it out above, and if you want to hear more music from the album, you know where to go next Friday. The band’s Aleksi Munter will be on hand to hang out, and we’ll have a free drink if you’re one of the first 50 in the door at 6: