Swallow The Sun stopped from performing in Dubai over devil-worshipping claims

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Swallow The Sun have been stopped from playing a show in Dubai following claims that the concert would promote “devil-worshipping.”

The band were due to play The Music Room at the Majestic Hotel, United Arab Emirates, on the 12th of February.

Swallow The Sun’s Middle East distributor, Metal East Records, say in a statement: “What we know so far is that a competitor has actually filed this complaint mentioning the show was promoting devil-worshipping – which we all know is not the case.

“Let’s fill the bill up with some local talent and celebrate never giving up on the music we love.”

Metal East want to hear from interested artists, adding: “Swallow The Sun members will be guests of honour at the venue.”

Say Swallow The Sun: “Today we got some very very sad news. Sadly we can’t perform our music to you guys. But some of us are still coming to Dubai to meet you. I guess it’s better than nothing? We are so sorry.”

Swallow The Sun released their triple album, Songs From The North I, II & III, last November via Century Media. They’re due to play Doom Over London on the 25th-27th March.

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Swallow The Sun release video for ‘Rooms And Shadows’

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Swallow The Sun have released a video for their track “Rooms And Shadows.”

The track is lifted from the Finnish purveyors of all things doom’s triple album, Songs From The North, released last week via Century Media.

Says guitarist Juha Raivio: “Making a triple album in this godforsaken digital age – many will say it’s madness. I say it’s to bring worth, heart and respect back into the music and to the album format, where it belongs.”

The video was directed and produced by ex- Sentenced and The Man-Eating Tree drummer Vesa Ranta.

Check it out via the stream below.

Swallow The Sun embark upon a European tour later this month:

Nov 26th: Berlin, K17, DE
Nov 27th: Hamburg, Headcrash, DE
Nov 28th: Rotterdam, Baroeg, NL
Nov 29th: Apeldoorn, TBC, NL
Nov 30th: Paris, Glazart, FR
Dec 04th: Valencia, Rock City, ES
Dec 05th: Barcelona, Apolo 2, ES
Dec 06th: Madrid, Caracol, ES
Dec 08th: Montpellier, Secret Place, FR
Dec 09th: Pratteln, Z7, CH
Dec 10th: Brescia, Circolo Colony, IT
Dec 11th: Ljbubljana, Orto Bar, SL
Dec 12th: Budapest, Dürer Kert, HU
Dec 13th: Kosice, Colosseum Club, SK
Dec 14th: Krakau, Club Rotunda, PL
Dec 15th: Vienna, Viper Room, AT
Dec 16th: Munchen, Backstage, DE
Dec 17th: Weinheim, Café Zentralbar, DE
Dec 18th: Vosselaar, Biebob, BE
Dec 19th: Bochum, Matrix, DE

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