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Swallow The Sun Issues Studio Recording Diary

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Swallow the Sun has posted an extensive recording diary detailing each day in the studio while they record their new album "New Moon." The full diary can be found here. An excerpt from the diary follows:

"TWO WEEKS EARLIER

"It's only two weeks before the studio sessions for our new album, 'New Moon', when we started really rehearsing the new songs in our rehearsal space at Lutakko, Jyväskylä. The Finnish President of Drums Kai Hahto is coming to rehearse the new songs with us, and we'll have to get everything ready within a week - we just don't have more time.

"Even though we had a really busy schedule, we got everybody playing together and the songs started to sound good. Naturally there was some uncertainty at start, but we are quite sure about what we can do and we didn't have to fall too deep in to depths of desperation. After the rehearsals brainstorming the new album continued at local bars and discotheques while enjoying a few drinks and other refreshments - 'an important part of the process', because in addition to rehearsing the album we also have to talk it through.

"We also had one show booked in a small festival in Lieksa, so in addition to rehearsing the new material we had to rehearse a full set for the show. After all, we made it through the week surprisingly well. It seems that sometimes haste and stress does well for our orchestra and it gets us lazy so-called musicians to get up and rehearse. After the rehearsal week we are going to have one week off, and then enter the studio.

"For the first time in history of Swallow the Sun we have decided to go for a studio outside Finland and see how they do their thing over there. After hearing Opeth's and Katatonia's latest albums our apparent choice was Fascination Street in Orebro, Sweden, where we would work with the studio wizard Jens Bogren. We are aiming for a natural sound for New Moon, and that's what we think he's good at. What we'll end up with is a different thing, but that remains to be heard after we get over the compulsory recording and playing period.

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