From its earliest, most rudimentary sketches to the painstaking adjustment and refinement of the final master, the tricky process of bringing a musical vision to fruition is seldom a smooth and easily achievable feat. And when the album in question centres on such unflinchingly dark and harrowing emotional territories, even the most confidently assured of artists would likely shy away from such a monumental, all-absorbing project. Not so for Finnish masters of melancholy, Swa
On 20th December 2018, Finnish doom luminaries Swallow The Sun will be releasing a brand new EP by the name of ‘Lumina Aurea’ in the eagerly anticipated run-up to the band’s 7th studio album ‘When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light’. Amassing 13 minutes of crushingly harrowing yet intricately crafted atmospherics, this epic slab comprises a tantalising taste of things to come, while in the same breath standing in its own right as a truly unique and multi-faceted body of work.