Roy of Mellodic Carnage recently conducted an interview with guitarist Juha Raivio of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show will come from the Israeli gothic metal act DISTORTED.
SWALLOW THE SUN is currently supporting KATATONIA on the Swedish band's "New Night Over Europe" tour, also featuring LONG DISTANCE CALLING from Germany.
"New Moon", the fifth album from SWALLOW THE SUN, landed at position No. 148 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists (defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200).
"New Moon" entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 10. The CD, which was released on November 10, 2009 via Spinefarm Records, 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.
A mini-site for the CD can be accessed at this location.