Ultimate stoner/doom portal The Obelisk is currently hosting a stream of SWALLOW THE SUNs Emerald Forest and the Blackbird, the title track off their upcoming new full-length. Click here
to listen it. Set for North American release on September 4, 2012 via Spinefarm Records U.S., the 10-track offering was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki, also in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (Him, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Moonspell) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Sentenced) at Finnvox Studios and includes a guest appearance by Nightwish singer Anette Olzon (on Cathedral Walls).
In commenting on the track, the band, notorious for their lyrical correlations to Twin Peaks, quoted a line from the series: As the night wind blows, the boughs move to and fro. The rustling, themagic rustling that brings on the dark dream. The dream of suffering and pain.