Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will embark on the "New Moon Over Europe" tour in November/ December. The trek will see the sextet play its first-ever headline shows in the U.K., supported by INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM.
The U.K. dates are as follows:
Nov. 30 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Dec. 01 - Leeds, UK - Rios
Dec. 02 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Dec. 03 - Manchester, UK - The Star and Garter
Dec. 04 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Dec. 05 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Academy 2
Dec. 07 - London, UK - Underworld
SWALLOW THE SUN will release its fifth album, entitled "New Moon", on November 10 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) has been recruited to play drums on the album following the recent departure of longtime skinsman Pasi Pasanen.
"New Moon" tentative track listing.
01. These Woods Breathe Evil
02. Falling World
03. Sleepless Swans
04. And Heavens Cried Blood
05. New Moon
06. Lights on the Lake (Horror Pt. III)
07. Servant of Sorrow
08. Weight of the Dead
You can follow the progress of the recording sessions at the band's official online studio diary.
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").