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This Gift Is A Curse

From: Sweden
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Below is our complete This Gift Is A Curse news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

This Gift Is A Curse Gearing Up For Tour

This Gift Is A Curse today announces new European tour dates for October and November in support of latest album "All Hail the Swinelord."

This time round, the Swedish sludge black metal beats will mainly hit France with short excursions to Germany and Switzerland. A list of all confirmed shows can be viewed below.

27 Oct 16 Rouen (FR) Le 3 Pièces
28 Oct 16 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
29 Oct 16 Bordeaux (FR) Le Fridge
30 Oct 16 Montpellier (FR) Black Sheep
31 Oct 16 Marseille (FR) Le Molotov
01 Nov 16 Genève (CH) L'Usine Kalvingrad
02 Nov 16 Strasbourg (FR) Mudd Club
03 Nov 16 Frankfurt (DE) Freikönigskeller
04 Nov 16 Troyes (FR) Mac Callary's
05 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Le Klub More...

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Terra Tenebrosa Premieres Another New Song

Black metal outfit Terra Tenebrosa premieres a new song titled "Ghost At the End of the Rope", taken from the upcoming new album "The Reverses", which will be out in stores via Debemur Morti Productions on June 17th (July 22nd in North America), with a vinyl edition to follow shortly after.

The new album features appearances by the following notable guests: Jonas A Holmberg (This Gift Is A Curse), Alex Stjernfeldt (The Moth Gatherer), MkM (Antaeus, Aosoth), and Vindsval (Blut Aus Nord).

Check out now "Ghost At the End of the Rope" below and the lyric video for "The End Is Mine To Ride" after the jump.

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This Gift Is A Curse Posts "Swinelord" Video

Swedish black metal force This Gift Is A Curse just released a video for the track "Swinelord" taken off the band's new album, "All Hail the Swinelord." Check it out below.

This Gift Is A Curse will also kick off a tour on November 20 seeing the band travel throughout Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and more, before concluding on December 7. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found after the video.

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This Gift Is A Curse Streams Full Album

Swedish black metal force This Gift Is A Curse is streaming forthcoming album, "All Hail the Swinelord," in the player below. The album will be released internationally on October 16, 2015 and the group also comments:

"We feel that 'All Hail the Swinelord' is the band's best and most refined work yet. This concerns both our musical vision as well as its occult themes. The sharp violent chaos comes from the same black sludgy source as before. Yet this time, we are stabbing with more precision and aim, because we now know where to strike to deliver some real damage!"

1. Swinelord
2. New Temples
3. Rites
4. XI: For I Am The Fire
5. Hanging Feet
6. Old Lies
7. We Use Your Dead As Vessels
8. Askrådare More...

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This Gift Is A Curse Streams "Hanging Feet"

Following a previous stream of the "Swinelord" track (still available here), This Gift Is A Curse today posts another track titled "Hanging Feet" - listen in below, courtesy of MetalSucks.

"Hanging Feet" is taken from forthcoming album, "All Hail the Swinelord," due out on October 16, 2015. Regarding the track, the band comments:

"We wrote 'Hanging Feet' quite early during the songwriting process and really enjoy performing it live. In the beginning it consisted of a fast and a slow part, but we decided to drop the first and focus on the latter. This turned the track into a sludge anthem. Reducing the speed also suited the lyrics better, which deal with us wanting the world – as we have come to understand it – to end. Their author, J. A. Holmberg used esoteric symbolism to describe the process of seeing through the veil of reality as well as phasing out from it: 'I was never here at all / Dark father/ Take us home'." More...

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This Gift Is A Curse Reveals New Album Details

The Swedish black metal instigators from This Gift Is A Curse have announced the title and album details for their Season of Mist debut, "All Hail the Swinelord." The band's new full-length will be released internationally on October 16, 2015.

The scathing track "Swinelord" can also be heard below. Regarding the new album, This Gift Is A Curse comments:

"When entering the studio, we were determined not to repeat what was done on previous recordings - instead we wanted to broaden our spectra of sound, making it even more dark and vicious at the same time letting melodies have a place as well as suggestive drone soundscapes. To be able to push our boundaries even further, we borrowed hands from fellow musicians, whom we had gotten to know during the years.

"This album thus contains guest vocals by Lillie Lindahl (Promise and the Monster, Stiu Nu Stiu), Johan G. Winther (Scraps of Tape) and Christina lom (Agrimonia). Their talent added a new dimension to the songs and to the album as an entity.

"The name of the record is 'All Hail the Swinelord,' and the record itself is a thematic album about the self-inflicted process of dehumanization and the loss of all notions of what we consider existence. A metaphysical and ritual guideline for the crossing of the final threshold. Into the shadows, to touch His black crown…" More...

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This Gift Is A Curse Posts Album Teaser

This Gift Is A Curse today offers a sneak preview clip of forthcoming album "Swinelord," which has been tentatively slated for release in autumn 2015. Check out what the Swedish extremists have deigned to tease us with below.

The band previously issued the following statement about signing with Season Of Mist: "After negotiations back and forth ever since the release of our debut album, the planets finally came into alignment: we are proud to announce to have signed to Season of Mist. We have admired this label for years. We have all grown up listening to their numerous bands and releases, which have contributed to shape the very sound of what we like to call This Gift Is A Curse. A new full length album will be out in 2015. We can hardly wait to unleash it upon you!" More...

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This Gift Is A Curse Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of black sludge sensation This Gift Is A Curse. The band comments:

"After negotiations back and forth ever since the release of our debut album, the planets finally came into alignment: we are proud to announce to have signed to Season of Mist."

"We have admired this label for years," continues the band. "We have all grown up listening to their numerous bands and releases, which have contributed to shape the very sound of what we like to call This Gift Is A Curse. A new full length album will be out in 2015. We can hardly wait to unleash it upon you!"

Season Of Mist also had this to say: "This Gift Is A Curse was ounded in Stockholm, Sweden by a chance meeting of vocalist Jonas A. Holmberg and drummer Johan Nordlund in late summer 2008. Combining elements of hardcore and sludge with influences from occult black metal as well as drone, they soon recruited guitarist Patrik Andersson and Lars Gunnarsson on bass. More...

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This Gift Is A Curse Album To See Reissue

Division Records will continue to spread huge doses of hard music in the coming months, starting with a collaboration between Monotonstudio Records and Discouraged Records consisting of an LP reissue of "I, Gvlt Bearer," the first full length album by the Swedish act This Gift is a Curse.

You can stream the full album in the player below or over at Bandcamp. Division Records also coments:

"In a few words: a crushing experience, distilling all its influences in a new configuration of extreme aggression. Combining the hatred of early & raw black metal with the heaviness of modern & metallic sludge hardcore. Suffocating, dark, dense, rich and personal, this music is a new step in the revolution of extreme metal.

"You've been warned, hell is upon you all! The LP repress will be it the stores & distributors in june but in the meantime, a full-album stream is available right now." More...

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