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Tue, Aug 25 2015: THIS GIFT IS A CURSE

Latest release: "All Hail The Swinelord"

Release date: Fri, Oct 16 2015, US Fri, Oct 16 2015

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE are streaming the first new track from their forthcoming album 'All Hail The Swinelord', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 16th of October and can be pre-ordered here. The Swedish sludge black metal beasts are premiering their ripping track "Swinelord" exclusively via the official media partners below.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Terrorizer (UK)
Cvltnation (US)

"The song 'Swinelord' represents our album as a whole particularly well”, the band comments. “The lyrical theme dwells on a self-inflicted processes of dehumanization. A ritual guide to renouncing (killing) all that makes us human to become something else, a 'beast', free of all notion and boundaries - the ability to go further into the mist of the metaphysical. Embrace the dark, become the demon."

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have simultaneously unveiling the artwork for 'All Hail The Swinelord', which can be viewed together with the tracklist below.

Regarding their album, THIS GIFT IS A CURSE explained: "When entering the studio, we were determined not to repeat what was done on previous recordings - instead we wanted to broaden our spectra of sound, making it even more dark and vicious at the same time letting melodies have a place as well as suggestive drone soundscapes. To be able to push our boundaries even further, we borrowed hands from fellow musicians, whom we had gotten to know during the years. This album thus contains guest vocals by Lillie Lindahl (Promise and the Monster, Ştiu Nu Ştiu), Johan G. Winther (Scraps of Tape) and Christina lom (Agrimonia). Their talent added a new dimension to the songs and to the album as an entity. The name of the record is "All Hail the Swinelord", and the record itself is a thematic album about the self-inflicted process of dehumanization and the loss of all notions of what we consider existence. A metaphysical and ritual guideline for the crossing of the final threshold. Into the shadows, to touch His black crown… "


Jonas A. Holmberg: vocals
Lars Gunnarsson: bass
Johan Nordlund: drums
Patrik Andersson: guitars & vocals

Join THIS GIFT IS A CURSE on Facebook and pre-order 'All Hail The Swinelord' now at the Season of Mist shop!



  1. Swinelord
  2. New Temples
  3. Rites
  4. XI: For I Am The Fire
  5. Hanging Feet
  6. Old Lies
  7. We Use Your Dead As Vessels
  8. Askrådare
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