SWALLOW THE SUN release new track and video “Firelights”; announces US tour with Children Of Bodom


“Firelights” is the second single SWALLOW THE SUN are releasing off of their new opus “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light”, which will be available on January 25th, 2019.

“From the ultimate depths of Lumina Aurea we rised upon the water. Now it is time to light the first torches in the night. Death might be stronger than life, but Love is always stronger than death. This is Firelights!” – SWALLOW THE SUN.

The video was again directed and produced by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta. You can watch SWALLOW THE SUN performing “Firelights” here.

You can listen to the previously released single “Upon The Water” here.

The track “Lumina Aurea” was released as a standalone single already in December 2018. You can watch the stunning video here and order the LP here

“When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” has received a rapturous reception from various media:


LEGACY  – #1

ROCK HARD (Ger) – #2



“A spellbinding journey into the darkest ventricles of the heart” 

“If death could ever be defeated then probably this way.”  

“(…) musically a definite must-buy.” – ROCK HARD (GER)

“It’s challenging to compare this album to anything Swallow the Sun has done before. Within this album we can talk about shuddering new chapter of metal music.” 

“Touching.” – SONIC SEDUCER (GER)

“(…) the band created an out-standing piece of art, which captures the beauty of death and the darkness of life at the same time.” – LEGACY (GER)

“Pure emotions…” – ROCK TRIBUNE (B)

“Heaven at its darkest, emotional melancholic and beautiful atmospheres. Unique band, a strong masterpiece” – METALLIAN (FR)


“When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” track-listing:

1. When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

2. The Crimson Crown

3. Firelights

4. Upon The Water

5. Stone Wings

6. Clouds On Your Side

7. Here On The Black Earth

8. Never Left

Pre-order the album here: 

Furthermore SWALLOW THE SUN recently announced their direct support slot on the Children Of Bodom’s upcoming North American tour. Additional support will come from Wolfheart. Summer’s Circle, Hollow Cry, and Fragmentum as openers for select dates. The tour starts March 13th in Quebec City and wraps on April 19th in New York City.


North American Tour:

Direct support to Children of Bodom

Mar. 13 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial*

Mar. 14 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theater*

Mar. 15 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Bronson Centre *

Mar. 16 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix Concert Theater*

Mar. 18 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews**

Mar. 19 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues**

Mar. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater**

Mar. 22 – Denver, Colo. @ The Summit**

Mar. 23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall**

Mar. 25 – Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace Theatre**

Mar. 26 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union**

Mar. 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater**

Mar. 29 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon**

Mar. 30 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater***

Apr. 01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom***

Apr. 02 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory***

Apr. 03 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red***

Apr. 05 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo Music Hall***

Apr. 06 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live***

Apr. 07 – Dallas, Texas @ Canton Hall***

Apr. 09 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz*

Apr. 11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade*

Apr. 12 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground*

Apr. 13 – Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage*

Apr. 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr Smalls Theatre*

Apr. 16 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater*

Apr. 17 – Boston, Mass. @ The Royale*

Apr. 18 – Reading, Pa. @ Reverb*

Apr. 19 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza*

* Summoner’s Circle opening (March 13-16 and April 9-19)

** Hollow Cry opening (March 18-29)

*** Fragmentum opening (March 30 – April 7)



07.02.2019 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi*

08.02.2019 Turku (Finland) – Apollo*

09.02.2019 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko*                    

14.02.2019 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi*

15.02.2019 Oulu (Finland) – Teatria*

16.02.2019 Kuopio (Finland) – Henry´s Pub*


More dates to be announced soon! 





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