Band Photo: Swallow The Sun (?)
From: Jyväskylä, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
Swallow The Sun was brought to light back in 2000 when guitarist Juha Raivio asked his fellow band mate Pasi Pasanen to try out some songs that didn’t fit their current band’s ( Plutonium Orange) melodic rock style. They rehearsed a couple of songs together and decided to find more members and turn this venture into a band. The following year M. Jämsen joined as a second guitarist and M. Kotamäki from the black metal band Funeris Nocturnum as a vocalist. Soon after that another two members of Funeris Nocturnum came along- A. Munter on keyboards and M. Honkonen on bass.
In early 2003 Swallow The Sun recorded and self- released the demo “Out of This Gloomy Light”. As a result the band landed a record deal with Firebox Records and in July went back to the studio to record their debut album “The Morning Never Came”, which was released the same year and harvested a huge success within the underground community.
Their second album is due out in September 2005 through Firebox and Olympic Records.
Swallow The Sun Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Swallow The Sun.
Very few bands in recent years start off with a debut album which gains so much attention and media acclamation. Swallow The Sun are yet another marvellous Doom/ Death act from Finland and their first album, "The Morning Never Came", is an amalgam of mesmerizing sounds in the finest tradition of the meisters in the genre ( My Dying Bride, Katatonia).
As much as I wish to have seen them live and done this interview face to face, alas I had to resort to the electronic medium. Nonetheless, guitarist Juha and keyboardist Aleksi took the time to answer my questions about their forthcoming album, new video and... ballet. More...