Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Swallow the sun co-lab

Hi all!
I have told you some time ago about me recording a song with a finnish band and today I can finally tell you that the band was Swallow the sun and I sing on one of their songs in their album which is coming out next year. Read more below or check their website for more details;=)

EMERALD FOREST AND THE BLACKBIRD

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We are proud to announce details of our fifth full length album, titled EMERALD FOREST AND THE BLACKBIRD. It will feature 10 tracks of the trademark Swallow the Sun sound of gloom, beauty and despair, and the track list is as follows:
1. EMERALD FOREST AND THE BLACKBIRD
2. THIS CUT IS THE DEEPEST
3. HATE, LEAD THE WAY
4. CATHEDRAL WALLS (feat. Anette Olzon)
5. HEARTS WIDE SHUT
6. SILENT TOWERS
7. LABYRINTH OF LONDON (HORROR PT. IV)
8. OF DEATH AND CORRUPTION
9. APRIL 14th
10. NIGHT WILL FORGIVE US
"I found myself listening to an old Finnish lullaby called 'Sininen Uni' over and over again, and suddenly images started pouring into my mind of a dad reading a tale to his dying child, trying to explain where the child is going that night, the tale of Emerald Forest and the Blackbird," says Juha Raivio, the main songwriter.
"Finally this image lead me into a long journey through this night and got me trapped in the limbo between the dusk and the dawn. The place where you face your demons and angels, meet the souls of the ones you loved and lost. Will we walk the night forever, or let the night forgive us and let us say a last goodbye? These are songs from the limbo, notes of sorrow, hate, love, darkness and light. The tale of Emerald Forest and the Blackbird."
We are extremely honoured to have Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH featuring on vocals on CATHEDRAL WALLS. Her recognizable voice gives the song the depth and the angelic character it demands.
"When I got to listen to the rough demo of 'Cathedral Walls' I fell in love with the song immediately and I was so honoured to be asked to sing on this song. The melody and lyrics are truly beautiful.", comments Olzon.
In addition, Aleah Stanbridge of TREES OF ETERNITY - whose ethereal voice is familiar from our previous works - is also featured on two tracks.
The album was recorded during September and October 2011 by the legendary Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis and Children of Bodom, to name a few) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki.
For when it comes to mixing, we are more than excited to work with another legend in the Finnish metal scene, Hiili Hiilesmaa. Hiili is known for his work with HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis and Moonspell, etc. We are convinced that his vision, insight and experience will bring our sound to a new level.
The album will be mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Sentenced, etc.) at Finnvox Studios. The artwork is once again made by Rami Mursula, whose imagery sets the perfect mood for the album.
EMERALD FOREST AND THE BLACKBIRD will be released February 1, 2012 by Spinefarm Records. Follow us on Facebook and our web page for pre-ordering information.
www.facebook.com/swallowthesun
twitter.com/swallowthesunfi
www.myspace.com/swallowthesundoom
www.swallowthesun.net
www.swallowthesunfans.com
www.spinefarm.fi

10 comments:

  1. Can't wait! Swallow the Sun is one of my favorite band and I'm really excited about this new!

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  2. Thank information really made an impact on me, so I'll check this band when the album is out!

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  3. wow you spoil us! going to have a look....sounds like a beautiful concept!

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  4. Looking forward to hear it!

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  5. Hello Anette !!
    Thanks,i'm looking forward to hear it :)
    Kisses and Hugs from Portugal
    Liliana

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  6. I remember when u said that u have record one song for "X" band :D!
    I can't believe that now I know what band is it x3
    I never hear about them before O: but I like their "ambient" and colors *--*

    I love to hear ur voice ^-^

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  7. Oh, yes! I have just recently fallen in love with this band, it will be really interesting to hear you singing with them :)

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  8. Anette, I have a collection of your cameo appearances with other artists, I just love to hear the many sides of your vocals. I can;t wait to hear this one! Please tell us if you make a video with them as well. Happy Friday!

    Tisa

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  9. It's a great news! I like Swallow the Sun and I'm really glad that you will sing on their upcoming album:)

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