Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their new EP, "Plague of Butterflies", on September 17 in Finland, September 22 in the UK and September 23 in the U.S. via Spinefarm Records.
Check out the EP artwork below.
Commented the band: "'Plague of Butterflies' is a story about an old hermit, deep woods, loneliness and the plague. It's one song in three parts and holds about 35 minutes of crushing gloom, beauty and despair. Music was originally ordered from us for a really interesting and big project, but the project was sadly abandoned. Because of this we are planning to use the music in different context namely in a short movie - and we are in search for suitable partners to make this happen. We'll give more info on this later as things move on and wheels start to roll."
"Plague of Butterflies" track listing:
01. Losing the Sunsets
02. Plague of Butterflies
03. Evael 10:00
The album also includes the rare "Out of This Gloomy Light" demo. There were only three demos sent out, so this is really rare stuff and holds some of the darkest and coldest moments ever recorded by SWALLOW THE SUN.
"Out of This Gloomy Light" demo track listing:
01. Through Her Silvery Body
02. Out of This Gloomy Light
03. Under the Waves
04. Swallow (Horror Pt. 1)
Russia's The MetalList has posted fan-filmed video footage of SWALLOW THE SUN's performance at the Doom Festival III, which took place April 19, 2008 at club Tochka in Moscow. Watch one of the clips below.
Photos from the concert can be viewed at The MetalList.
"Hope", the third album by SWALLOW THE SUN, entered the Finnish national chart at position No. 3 back in February 2007. The follow-up to 2005's "Ghosts of Loss" was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki and was mastered at Finnvox studios with Minerva Pappi. The LP features a vocal appearance by Jonas Renkse of KATATONIA on the song "The Justice of Suffering".