Finnish melodic dark/death metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have released a video for the track ‘Cathedral Walls’. The song, featuring a guest apperance of Nightwish’s Anette Olzon, is part of the band’s upcoming fifth studio-album ‘Emerald Forest and the Blackbird’, due 1st of February via Spinefarm Records. Watch the video HERE.
Olzon comments: “When I got to listen to the rough demo of ‘Cathedral Walls’, I fell in love with the song immediately and I was so honoured to be asked to sing on this song, the melody and lyrics are truly beautiful.”
Main songwriter Juha Raivio explains: “I found myself listening to an old Finnish lullaby called ‘Sininen Uni’ over and over again, and suddenly images started pouring into my mind of a dad reading a tale to his dying child, trying to explain where the child is going that night, the tale of Emerald Forest and the Blackbird. Finally this image lead me into a long journey through this night and got me trapped in the limbo between the dusk and the dawn. The place where you face your demons and angels, meet the souls of the ones you loved and lost.
“Will we walk the night forever, or let the night forgive us and let us say a last goodbye? These are songs from the limbo, notes of sorrow, hate, love, darkness and light. The tale of Emerald Forest and the Blackbird.”
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