MUSIC NEWS: Swallow The Sun Release New Single ‘Upon The Water’

Photo Credit: Jussi Ratilainen

Finnish melancholic death-doom metallers Swallow The Sun have released their new single Upon The Water, the first taste of their forthcoming album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light.

“Every word and note I wrote, I wrote for Aleah,” says guitarist/keyboardist Juha Raivio of the new record. “And about my own battle since she passed. The album title, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, comes from Aleah’s own words, ‘When a shadow is forced into the light.’ That was exactly what I needed to do. To push myself out from the shadows. I’ve been pretty much a hermit in the woods for two and a half years. Gathering my life to write this album. That’s also why the subject is very personal and therefore hard for me to talk about. I’d rather leave it all to the music and words on When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light to tell the story. It’s all there.”

Check out Upon The Water below.

When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light is due for release on 25th January via Century Media Records, available to pre-order HERE.

See Swallow The Sun live at one of the following dates with The Man-Eating Tree:


Thu 7th – HELSINKI, FI – Nosturi
Fri 8th – TURKU, FI – Apollo
Sat 9th – JYVÄSKYLÄ, FI – Lutakko
Thu 14th – TAMPERE, FI – Klubi
Fri 15th – OULU, FI – Teatria
Sat 16th – KUOPIO, FI – Henry’s Pub

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