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This Gift Is A Curse (Black Sludge)


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Latest news: Tue, Apr 17 2018, THIS GIFT IS A CURSE

Latest release: "All Hail The Swinelord"

Release date: Fri, Oct 16 2015, US Fri, Oct 16 2015

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have released two sets of new European tour-dates in support of their latest release 'All Hail The Swinelord'. The first announcement came under the heading "Weekender". At the same time, THIS GIFT IS A CURSE revealed that they will be supporting Denmark's HEXIS on the Northern leg of their European autumn tour. A full list of shows can be found below.


The band commented: "From the beginning of this year, we said that we wouldn't do any live shows until we were done with the recording of our new album, but when were asked to play the Creative Coast Festival, we just couldn't say no. Originally a very cool event for gaming, multimedia, art and design, etc., it also has live bands as nighttime entertainment. Here is where we come in. We thought that it would be a great idea to take a break from the studio and try out some new songs live. We also managed to squeeze in Copenhagen at the same weekend, which is maybe our most favorite town to play. Expect new songs and new exclusive merch!"

18 May 18 Karlshamn (SE) Creative Coast Festival
19 May 18 København (DK) KB 18

05 Oct 18 Överkalix (SE) Punkhuset33
06 Oct 18 Tromsø (NO) Bastard Bar
07 Oct 18 Kiruna (SE) tba
08 Oct 18 Oulu (FI) Tukikohta
09 Oct 18 Tampere (FI) Vastavirta-Klubi
10 Oct 18 Hämeenlinna (FI) Suisto
11 Oct 18 Helsinki (FI) Kumma
12 Oct 18 Turku (FI) TVO
13 Oct 18 Stockholm (SE) Kraken

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE will be touring in support of their latest album 'All Hail The Swinelord'. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.



  1. Swinelord
  2. New Temples
  3. Rites
  4. XI: For I Am The Fire
  5. Hanging Feet
  6. Old Lies
  7. We Use Your Dead As Vessels
  8. Askrådare

'All Hail The Swinelord' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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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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