Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

This Gift Is A Curse (Black Sludge)




THIS GIFT IS A CURSE vomit forth a steady stream of pitch-black venomous hate. The Swedes passionately demonstrate that black metal remains fertile ground for new sounds. Combining elements of hardcore and sludge with influences from occult black metal as well as drone, 'All Hail The Swinelord' sets a new benchmark for vitriolic viciousness and massive sonic onslaught. The sophomore full-length of the band from Stockholm has turned out to be a vision of darkness that seeks its equal. THIS GIFT IS A CURSE were founded in Stockholm by a fateful chance meeting of vocalist Jonas A. Holmberg and drummer Johan Nordlund in late summer 2008. The duo soon recruited guitarist Patrik Andersson and Lars Gunnarsson on bass. In March 2010 the Swedish four-piece entered the legendary Sunlight Studios (ENTOMBED, KATATONIA, TIAMAT, DISMEMBER and many more) and recorded their self-titled debut EP with the aid of producer Tomas Skogsberg. 'This Gift Is A Curse' (2010) was well received in the underground and led to the band being invited to perform many shows in their homeland and Europe. During the second half of 2011, THIS GIFT IS A CURSE recorded their first full-length 'I, Gvilt Bearer' at a secret location north of Stockholm. Their producer Magbjork (MELEEH, CHILDREN OF FALL) moved his studio to this specific location to allow the band to unlimited record possibilities. Released in 2012, the album caused a buzz that reached beyond the underground and quickly sold out its first pressings. More touring followed during the next two years. In 2014, THIS GIFT IS A CURSE teamed up with Magbjork once again to record 'All Hail The Swinelord' in an abandoned house close to Stockholm. This monstrous black beast is now ready to be unleashed unto an already anticipating world. Brace for impact!


Name Instrument
Jonas A. Holmberg Vocals
Lars Gunnarsson Bass
Johan Nordlund Drums
Patrik Andersson Guitars & Vocals

Releases Season of Mist


All Hail The Swinelord

General information
: Fri, Oct 16 2015
: Fri, Oct 16 2015
: Sludge Black Metal
: SOM358
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Oct 05 2018 SE Överkalix Punkhuset33 +Hexis
Sat, Oct 06 2018 NO Tromsø Bastard Bar +Hexis
Sun, Oct 07 2018 SE Kiruna tba +Hexis
Mon, Oct 08 2018 FI Oulu Tukikohta +Hexis
Tue, Oct 09 2018 FI Tampere Vastavirta-Klubi +Hexis
Wed, Oct 10 2018 FI Hämeenlinna Suisto +Hexis
Thu, Oct 11 2018 FI Helsinki Kumma +Hexis
Fri, Oct 12 2018 FI Turku TVO +Hexis
Sat, Oct 13 2018 SE Stockholm Kraken +Hexis
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