Swedish black metal instigators THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have announced the title and album details for their Season of Mist debut, “All Hail the Swinelord”. The band’s new full-length will be released internationally on October 16.
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE are streaming a scathing new track, titled “Swinelord” at CVLT Nation. Pre-orders for the band’s new album are available across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
The artwork and track list for “All Hail the Swinelord” can be found below:
2. New Temples
4. XI: For I Am The Fire
5. Hanging Feet
6. Old Lies
7. We Use Your Dead As Vessels
Regarding the new album, the band comments:
“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 band continues:
“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… “