Exclusive Interview: Mikko and Kai ‘Swallow The Sun’

It only seemed fitting that as I drove to a doom/death metal show, headlined by Katatonia, Orphaned Land and Swallow The Sun, that I should drive through some of the more run down areas of Detroit. Crumbling buildings, burnt shells of houses, stores with thick metal fences covering the windows, and people walking the streets with hopeless looks in their eyes. It was a precursor to the emotional undercurrent of the music that I was to hear that night. 

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After the jump, you can watch an exclusive interview with Mikko Kotamäki and Kai Hahto from Finnish melodic doom metal band Swallow The Sun, where we discuss upcoming plans for Swallow The Sun, Mikko’s other band Barren Earth as well as Kai’s other band Wintersun, their love of horror, especially Twin Peaks, and other assorted topics. 

Check out Swallow the Sun at their Official MySpace, Website, Twitter and Facebook.
You can also check out Barren Earth and Wintersun!