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Swallow The Sun

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Swallow the Sun is a melodic death doom metal band from Jyväskylä, Finland.

Swallow the Sun was formed in early 2000 by Juha Raivio, joined soon by Pasi Pasanen came along (both had played in Plutonium Orange). They rehearsed a couple of songs, one of them being "Through Her Silvery Body" which would end up on their first demo, Out of This Gloomy Light. In 2001 Markus Jämsen, whom Raivio and Pasanen already knew from their earlier bands, joined as a second guitarist Read more on

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Album: Swallow The Sun – Emerald Forest and the Blackbird

January 25th, 2012

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Swallow the Sun
Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
Spinefarm Records
13 February 2012

by Tomas Doyle

Finland’s Swallow The Sun ply a well worn Nordic furrow of gloomy, doomy atmospheric metal that brings to mind snow drifted forests and months without celestial light to brighten moods or music. Their’s is a potent brand of ear candy which pitches the more melodious side of death and pseudo-doom metal alongside truly mellifluous set pieces carried with aplomb by main man Mikko Kotamäki’s hauntingly rich vocal timbre.

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Photos: Hammerfest 2010 @ Pontin’s, Prestatyn – Day 2

March 20th, 2010

Look, we’re not sure why guys dressed as Darth Vader and Imperial Stormtroopers turn up at every fucking metal festival in the UK anymore – they just do. There were some at Hammerfest 2. Is Star Wars particularly metal? It’s not even that cool in a geek-way anymore – and yet another reason to give Jar Jar Binks the finger.

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Album: Swallow The Sun – New Moon

November 23rd, 2009

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Swallow The Sun
New Moon
Spinefarm Records
09 November 2009

by Hugh Platt

I guess you could say that Swallow The Sun have bad timing. Putting out their new album just a week after Katatonia dropped Night Is The New Day – an album that surely is going to be bothering many critics’ “Best of ’09” lists – meant that New Moon seems destined to be overlooked.

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Thrash Hits TV: “What is the most metal meat?”

September 2nd, 2008

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Thrash Hits .com went to Bloodstock Open Air Festival and hung out backstage. In the canteen. What can we say? We’re hungry, hungry metallers.

A lot of metallers are hungry. Indeed, meat forms an integral part of many a metallers main meal. The question we were asking over the weekend was… “What is the most metal meat?”

Now that’s quite a juicy question and we asked everyone from Soilwork to Ted Maul to the ever-cheery Napalm Death with widely varying responses. Check them all out right here.

Watch: ‘Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2008: Heavy Metal Meat?’