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Swallow The Sun [FI] + support: October Tide [S] - Oceanwake [FI]

I anledning af Swallow The Sun nyeste album som udkom til januar drager bandet med deres døds doom på "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light Tour Part II" som netop skydes igang på Stengade. De tager svenske October Tide og finske Oceanwake med sig så der er i den grad lagt op til en dyster aften!

Swallow the Sun:
There’s beauty in life. There’s darkness in death. For Swallow the Sun creative force Juha Raivio, his world is the
reverse. The Finnish songwriter is funneling the darkness in life and the beauty in death on new album, When A
Shadow Is Forced into the Light. While much of the impressive, three-album saga Songs from the North I, II & III was
inspired by the old forests of Sweden’s midlands, on Swallow the Sun’s seventh album Raivio spent many months in the shadows, coping, trying to understand, wishing his loved one a safe journey into the glory of her next life. But when the inspiration finally hit Raivio, the maestro conceived and wrote nine songs over the course of three weeks. The result is a spectacular heart-string pull
carefully ferried across a hopelessly scenic set of songs that transcend the boundaries of doom, death, and black
metal. The title “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” draws from a key line in Trees of Eternity’s “Broken

“Every word and note I wrote, I wrote for Aleah,” says Raivio from his home in Jyväskylä, Finland. “And about my
own battle since she passed. The album title, When A Shadow Is Forced into the Light, comes from Aleah’s own
words, ‘When a shadow is forced into the light.’ That was exactly what I needed to do. To push myself out from the
shadows. I’ve been pretty much a hermit in the woods for two and a half years. Gathering my life to write this
album. That’s also why the subject is very personal and therefore hard for me to talk about. I’d rather leave it all to
the music and words on When A Shadow Is Forced into the Light to tell the story. It’s all there.”

As for where Swallow the Sun go from here—truthfully, after Songs from the North I, II & III Raivio wasn’t certain
he’d continue the band—it’s only upward and onward. Musically, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light is
unparalleled in its wide-angle vision, its emotional depth, and its ability to be extreme at opposite ends of the
spectrum. What Ghosts of Loss was to the mid-aughts (a heralded death-doom triumph), When A Shadow Is Forced
Into The Light is to the present day, a must-hear tour de force of heart-rending metal the likes of which only Swallow
the Sun are emotionally willing and technically capable. The desolation is real. “Lumina Aurea” is proof of that. So
too is the assurance that love will conquer loss, and that, at the very least, the vision of Swallow the Sun will
continue to endure with When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light.

October Tide:
OCTOBER TIDE originated with a 1995 demo tape created by KATATONIA members Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman. Much of the material was written during a break-up of KATATONIA (which would end up being only temporary). In 1997 the two signed to VIC Records to release their debut, "Rain Without End". In 1999 OCTOBER TIDE would release their second and last album entitled "Grey Dawn" which had Mårten Hansen (of A CANOROUS QUINTET) replacing Renkse on vocal duties.

The album received much deserved praise from fans and the media alike. Renkse and Norrman made a decision to not grant interviews nor tour whatsoever, which resulted in short lived public profile. These two albums continue to live on in the underground community and are widely regarded as two treasures to result from the temporary break-up of KATATONIA.

Despite staunchly refusing the notion of future material for an astounding 11 years, OCTOBER TIDE returned in 2010 with ”A Thin Shell”, a new full-length masterpiece released through Candlelight Records

In the fall of 2015 OCTOBER TIDE recorded their “Winged Waltz” album, which was released on April 22, 2016 through Agonia Records, their new label partner. The album received outstanding reviews and was hailed as their most powerful and well-thought release so far, a true masterpiece of melodic and melancolic doom/death!

Their newest album "In Splendor Below" which was released in may this year is a very different album from its predecessors. After three discs of beautiful yet unrelenting misery, the band shift gears a bit from their funeral doom expertise and in the process have created one of the fastest-moving albums they’ve created. The music maintains its focus on the dour and frozen, yet the energy within the eight songs here is exciting.

Oceanwake was established in the autumn of 2009 in a tiny and idyllic Finnish coastal town called Luvia, where all the musicians were born in. Though everyone has since moved away from the town, the somewhat eccentric and unique spirit of Luvia is still strongly present in their music.

It is quite apparent that Oceanwake draws from a wide variety of influences, be it the music, the lyrics or the visuals - not to mention their live show which features a podium for the vocalist, situated upstage next to the drummer. But what's more important, they have succeeded in mixing all the ingredients so perfectly that it's almost impossible to find a specific genre to file them under. There is an indescribable twist in their approach to metal music that it keeps the focus on the music instead of “metal”. It's melodic, fragile and soothing at one moment but raw, relentless and downright frightening at another. Like a hovering mist on a placid shore in contrast with a raging storm that sweeps across the ocean.

Entré: 180 (+ gebyr) kr i forsalg / 200 kr i døren!