Melancholy death-doom metal group Swallow the Sun will release their eagerly awaited new triple album, Songs From the North I, II & III on November 11. The album is the band's first on Century Media Records, with whom they signed a record deal earlier this year.
Guitarist Juha Raivio comments on the album concept: ”Making a triple album in this godforsaken digital and modern day and age...Many will say it's madness. I say it is to bring worth, heart and respect back into the music and to the album format where it belongs. This should never turn into a shallow fast food industry where music is only downloaded one song at a time."
The three different albums are described as follows:
"Songs from the North I" continues in the vein of the albums before it - first-rate death-doom in the typical style of Swallow the Sun.
"Songs from the North II" is a beautiful, acoustic foray representing the group's ability to unplug and revel in the darkness.
"Songs from the North III" is the most extreme album, a complete ride into Swallow the Sun's most horrific abyss of finely-crafted, conscience-crushing funeral doom.
Following the album release Swallow the Sun embarks on a lengthy European tour with Wolfheart as the warm-up act.
26.11. Berlin, K17, DE
27.11. Hamburg, Headcrash, DE
28.11. Rotterdam, Baroeg, NL
29.11. Apeldoorn, TBC, NL
30.11. Paris, Glazart, FR
4.12. Valencia, Rock City, ES
5.12. Barcelona, Apolo 2, ES
6.12. Madrid, Caracol, ES
8.12. Montpellier, Secret Place, FR
9.12. Pratteln, Z7, CH
10.12. Brescia, Circolo Colony, IT
11.12. Ljbubljana, Orto Bar, SL
12.12. Budapest, Dürer Kert, HU
13.12. Kosice, Colosseum Club, SK
14.12. Krakau, Club Rotunda, PL
15.12. Vienna, Viper Room, AT
16.12. Munchen, Backstage, DE
17.12. Weinheim, Café Zentralbar, DE
18.12. Vosselaar, Biebob, BE
19.12. Bochum, Matrix, DE