NEWS: Swallow The Sun announce 20th Anniversary live album!
Choosing the longest title that they could, Finnish Doom Merchants Swallow The Sun have announced a live album will be released via Century Media this summer. Featuring a set that is celebration of their 20th Anniversary, they’ve chosen for the title “20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live in Helsinki“ with a date of 30th July set in stone.
“Finally some good news after a year of cancellations and s***show! We managed to play only 10 of these special 20th anniversary gigs before the whole world shut down in March 2020 and the rest of the tour got cancelled. Luckily we filmed and recorded one of the gigs, which we now release as our very first live album as we wait to be able to get back on stages again. Enjoy!“, comments vocalist Mikko Kotamäki
About the production he states, “We played the whole „Songs from the North II“ with a string quartet—comprised of very professional musicians, two of whom played on our previous album and appeared with us on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise in 2018. For the first time, we also asked our fans on social media to vote for their favorite songs from each album. We then played the most-voted songs from every album.“