Swallow the Sun Lyric Video Premiere: “Abandoned by the Light”

Last week, we expanded upon our Finnish metal issue with two new Swallow the Sun videos (from their forthcoming triple album, Songs from the North) and some commentary by keyboard player Aleksi Munter.  If you did not check out the Songs I video (“Heartstrings Shattering”) or the Songs II video (“Pray for the Winds to Come”), you need to get on those ASAP. 

In the spirit of the band’s gargantuan new masterpiece, we decided to give the band three times the blog space in the three weeks leading up to the album’s release.  This week, you get a sneak peek (okay, a nine-minute stare) at one of the crushing hymns from Songs III.  Here’s what Munter had to say about the third section of the album:

“Disc 3 is a very personal exploration into our most oppressive and depressing material. We’ve done this sort of slow and long stuff before, like “Doomed to Walk the Earth” from Hope, but never this unforgiving and bleak. On this one we held nothing back, and thus it was extremely entertaining to work on, and is at the moment probably my favorite out of the three.”

Here’s the video from the album’s second disc:

And finally, the video from the album’s first disc:

Swallow the Sun will appear on tour throughout Europe this fall with Wolfheart and Adimiron.  Dates below:

Nov 26            TH          DE          Berlin – K17

Nov 27              FR           DE          Hamburg – Headcrash

Nov 28              SA          NL          Rotterdam – Baroeg

Nov 29              SU          NL          Apeldoorn – Gigant

Nov 30              MO        FR           Paris – Glazart

Dec 2                WE         PT           Lissabon – RCA Club

Dec 3                TH          PT           Porto – Hard Club

Dec 4                FR           ES           Valencia – Rock City

Dec 5                SA          ES           Barcelona – Apolo 2

Dec 6                SU          ES           Madrid – Caracol

Dec 8                TU          FR           Montpellier – Secret Place

Dec 9               WE         CH          Pratteln – Z7

Dec 10              TH          IT            Brescia – Circolo Colony

Dec 11               FR           SL           Ljbubljana – Orto Bar

Dec 12              SA          HU         Budapest – Durer Kert

Dec 13              SU          SK           Kosice – Colloseum Club

Dec 14              MO        PL           Krakow – Club Rotunda

Dec 15              TU          AU         Vienna – Viper Room

16-12-15              WE         DE          Munich – Backstage

17-12-15              TH          DE          Weinheim – Cafe Centraal

18-12-15              FR           BE           Vosselaar – Biebob

19-12-15              SA          DE          Bochum – Matrix