Swallow the Sun (FIN)

Swallow the Sun

Swallow the Sun is one of the biggest treasures of the Scandinavian metal scene. Their music is melodic and filled with darkness, doom and depth. The band came close to breaking up in 2016, when the founding member Juha Raivio’s partner, Aleah Starbridge, died of cancer, and Raivio buried himself in unfathomable grief. While at rock bottom, Raivio medicated himself by composing music, and the album born as a result has left both fans and critics awestruck.

The release of Swallow the Sun’s new album in January gave birth to a new era in the band’s history. When a Shadow Is Forced Into the Light is the most impressive and intensive Swallow the Sun album to date. The album shot to the top of the charts in no time, and became an instant doom and death metal classic, assured of its place in Finnish music history. Alas, the Ilosaarirock gig in the summer of 2019 is bound to be epic, and leave you floating in melancholy that is seriously deep, yet hopeful. You have been warned!

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Friday 12 Jul: AidaArchitects (UK)DJ Snake (FRA)EllipsEttaEva + ManuIBEJess Glynne (UK)Luukas OjaPale Waves (UK)Pariisin KevätPää KiiSwallow the SunVesalaViikate – Kuu kaakon yllä 10vVille Valo & AgentsWheelSaturday 13 Jul: Alcest (FRA)Beast in BlackCheat Codes (USA)ChisuDermot Kennedy (IE)Elias GouldFGettomasaHenrik!Ida Paul & Kalle LindrothJ. KarjalainenJesse MarkinJori SjöroosJVGLost SocietyLxandraMONO (JPN)MouhousOlavi UusivirtaPasaRicky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen SanaRumaSamuli Putro – Big PrayersSunrise AvenueSydän, sydänTurmion KätilötSunday 14 Jul: AdikiaAlmaAnna PuuGasellitHuoraJoni Ekman & KoiraJukka NousiainenKingston Wall by JJylli, Kuoppis & VHBKynnetMaustetytötPauliina KokkonenPerturbator (FRA)Pyhimys & SaimaaRadio SupernovaRae Sremmurd (USA)RistoSANNIShame (UK)SOFAStam1naThe Chainsmokers (USA)

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