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Wed, Oct 14 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 now unleashing their forthcoming album 'All Hail The Swinelord', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 16th of October. The Swedish sludge black metal beasts are streaming their crushing new full-length exclusively via the official media partners below.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Ultraje (PT)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Decibel (US)

The band comments: "We feel that 'All Hail the Swinelord' is the band's best and most refined work yet. This concerns both our musical vision as well as its occult themes. The sharp violent chaos comes from the same black sludgy source as before. Yet this time, we are stabbing with more precision and aim, because we now know where to strike to deliver some real damage!"

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

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  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

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… "

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Album Release Show
30 Oct 15 Stockholm (SE) Nalen Klubb +Gadget

Line-up:
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!

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