New Moon (Swallow the Sun album)

New Moon (Swallow the Sun album)
New Moon
Studio album by Swallow the Sun
Released November 4, 2009
Recorded 15 June - Mid-July, Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden
Genre Doom metal, melodic death metal
Length 53:50
Label Spinefarm
Producer Jens Bogren
Swallow the Sun chronology
Plague of Butterflies
New Moon
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Guitarist 4/5 stars[2]
Rock Sound 9/10 stars[3]

New Moon is the fourth studio album by Finnish band Swallow the Sun. The album was released on November 4, 2009 in Finland, November 9, 2009 in Europe, and November 10, 2009 in the United States.[4] Recording of the album commenced on June 15 at Fascination Street Studios with Jens Bogren as executive producer.[4] Wintersun drummer Kai Hahto replaced Pasi Pasanen and contributed drums on the album.[4] Some versions of the album contain an alternate recording of "Servant of Sorrow", which features a guitar solo by Steve Rothery.

Track listing[4]

  1. "These Woods Breathe Evil" – 6:43
  2. "Falling World" – 5:08
  3. "Sleepless Swans" – 7:23
  4. "And Heavens Cried Blood" – 6:17
  5. "Lights on the Lake (Horror pt. III)" – 7:45
  6. "New Moon" – 5:00
  7. "Servant of Sorrow" – 6:25
  8. "Weight of the Dead" – 9:04
  9. "Servant of Sorrow (Alternate Version)" - 6:25


Chart (2009) Peak
Finnish Albums Chart 10[5]


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. [1] Retrieved on 2010-31-12.
  2. ^ Guitarist Magazine, Issue 323, December 2009, p.198
  3. ^ Alderslade, Merlin. New Moon review Retrieved on 2009-12-05.
  4. ^ a b c d "Swallow the Sun : New Album Details Revealed". June 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ Suomen virallinen lista Retrieved on 2009-11-11. (Finnish)

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