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Swallow the Sun Release Epic Fourteen-Minute-Long New Song and Video, “Lumina Aurea”


Finland’s Swallow the Sun have taken advantage of the fact that absolutely no one is traveling for the holidays today and everyone is totally glued to their computers to release “Lumina Aurea,” a fourteen-minute-long new song.

You can enjoy it via the below music video, which was directed and produced by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta.

Says guitarist Juha Raivio of the track:

“‘Lumina Aurea’ is a song I would never want to write in my life. It is an open, bleeding black wound from the last two and half years of my life. But I had to write it out. I could not back down from it. The way I wrote and recorded ‘Lumina Aurea’ was so rough emotionally and physically that I think I will never talk about it public. I know this road will go on forever as a part of me, but I have also made a peace with it—that I will never have peace with it. And that the life and the journey here must still go on for a while for those of us remaining. I knew that if I would go any deeper on that road with the album as I did with ‘Lumina Aurea,’ the path would not end well. So, I quickly realized that instead I will write an album that will manifest loud and clear that after all, ‘Love is always stronger than death.’ I wanted to find that angle for ‘When A Shadow Is Forced into the Light’. This album is like a weapon for myself. A burning light, a burning torch. Victorious and proud.”


[via Lambgoat]

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