Finnish melancholic death/doom outfit Swallow The Sun recently debuted a 14-minute standalone track titled “Lumina Aurea”. The group also released a video for it created by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta at Kaira Films, see it below. Guitarist Juha Raivio commented on 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.”
The track is available as 12″ EP and digitally now at this location.