Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN shot a video for the song "Don't Fall Asleep" last weekend. It was produced by Medialouhos and directed by Antti Hyyrynen. The track comes off the group's forthcoming third album, "Hope", due on February 7, 2007 via Spinefarm Records. Audio samples of three songs from the CD — "Hope", "These Hours of Despair" and "Too Cold for Tears" — are available at this location.
In other news, SWALLOW THE SUN has posted the following message on its official web site:
"On November 30, the Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany will play host to members of MOONSORROW and SWALLOW THE SUN, who will preview their new albums for the fans. MOONSORROW's Ville Sorvali [vocalist/bassist] and Marko Tarvonen [drummer] will be in attendance to present their new album, 'V - Hävitetty', while M. Kotamäki [vocalist] and J. Raivio [guitarist] from SWALLOW THE SUN will present their new album, 'Hope'. There will be an autograph session and giveaways on the night as well. Doors open at 9:00 p.m."
The follow-up to 2005's "Ghosts of Loss", "Hope" was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki and was mastered on Oct. 16 at Finnvox studios with Minerva Pappi.
"Hope" track listing:
02. These Hours of Despair
03. The Justice of Suffering
04. Don't Fall Asleep
05. Too Cold For Tears
06. The Empty Skies
07. No Light, No Hope
08. Doomed to Walk the Earth
According to the band, "The album will feature vocal appearance by Jonas Renkse of KATATONIA on 'The Justice of Suffering'. A single of 'Don't Fall Asleep' will be released prior to the album release, and it will include a cover of TIMO RAUTIAINEN AND TRIO NISKALAUKAUS song 'Alavilla mailla', with AMORPHIS singer Tomi Joutsen on vocals."
"Ghosts of Loss" entered the official Finnish album chart at position No. 8.