Usher in your weekend with epic gloom of SWALLOW THE SUN‘s “Labyrinth of London (Horror Pt. IV)” from their forthcoming new full-length, Emerald Forest and the Blackbird. Set for North American release on September 4, 2012 via Spinefarm Records U.S. the 10-track offering — which entered the official Finland charts at position No. 2 upon its European release — was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) and includes a guest appearance by Nightwish singer Anette Olzon (on “Cathedral Walls”).
In commenting on the track, the band, again reverencing their long-running lyrical correlations to Twin Peaks, quoted a line from the series: “Dark. Laughing. The owls were flying. Many things were blocked. Laughing. The owls were near. The dark was pressing in on her. Quiet then. Later, footsteps. One man passed by. Screams far away. Terrible, terrible. One voice.”
Hear “Labyrinth of London (Horror Pt. IV)” at THIS LOCATION.
In conjunction with Emerald Forest and the Blackbird‘s street date, the Finnish death/doom collective will tour stateside this Fall supporting German metal legends Kreator and Accept! The North American Teutonic Terror Attack will commence on September 5, 2012 in Washington D.C. and ravage its way through 23 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additional support will come from Canadian death metallers Blackguard.
SWALLOW THE SUN – Teutonic Terror Attack 2012
w/ Kreator, Accept, Blackguard
09/05/2012 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
09/06/2012 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
09/07/2012 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
09/08/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
09/10/2012 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
09/11/2012 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
09/12/2012 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
09/14/2012 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
09/15/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
09/16/2012 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
09/18/2012 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
09/19/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/2012 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.
09/22/2012 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
09/23/2012 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
09/25/2012 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/26/2012 The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
09/27/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
09/28/2012 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
09/30/2012 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
10/01/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/02/2012 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/04/2012 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
“Like all of the best SWALLOW THE SUN songs past, these are invariably lush, powerful, cathartic musical statements; rich in texture, multiple emotions, and even nuance…” – All Music Guide
“…rarely has being so sad felt so happy.” – This Is Not A Scene
“Emerald Forest and the Blackbird by Swallow The Sun will satisfy my craving for Finnish quality metal for a long time to come and I wouldn’t be surprised if this record would end up in my year list for 2012.” — Hellbound
“Over the course of their five albums, the band has crafted increasingly intricate and lush melodies offset by brutal growling, mournful plod and a flair for the emotionally epic. Their songs bear the weight of loss, perhaps most of all on their latest outing, Emerald Forest and the Blackbird.” – The Obelisk