Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update:
"We are glad to announce that Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) will be playing drums on our forthcoming album and live shows next summer.
"We have known Kai for years, and we have worked with him earlier when he played with us on our North American tour back in 2007. Knowing what he's capable of behind the drum set, we are really excited about working with him again. We are confident that he can deliver drum parts that will not only perfectly fit the trademark SWALLOW THE SUN sound, but take it even further. We'll start rehearsing with him at the end of this month, and we'll keep you posted on how the album is coming up!"
SWALLOW THE SUN recently parted ways with longtime drummer Pasi Pasanen. He explained in a statement, "Lately, I've been having a lack of motivation towards this kind of music and touring. The guys have felt it too and there's no point for me to deny it. It just affects the chemistry in the band too much, so it is time for me to step aside."
An e-card for SWALLOW THE SUN's "Plague of Butterflies" mini-album can be accessed at this location. The CD was released in September 2008 via Spinefarm Records.
Fan-filmed video footage of SWALLOW THE SUN's February 16, 2009 concert at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be viewed below (courtesy of "AnteChristumNatum").