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This Gift Is A Curse (Black Sludge)


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Latest news: Fri, Feb 10 2017, 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 new tour-dates for Sweden and Japan in support of their latest release 'All Hail The Swinelord'. In their home country, the black sludge beasts will be joined by PALMLESS and local support acts, while SEEK and 3LA will complete the billing in the Land of the Rising Sun.

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE comment: "Going to Japan has always been one of our greatest dreams and something we already had as a goal when we started this band. Now this vision is coming true. It will certainly be something very special and we are really looking forward on unleashing our very own blend of chaos towards new audiences. We will play the best of our old material as well as newly written pieces. Prepare for tar, blood and complete sonic darkness. All hail the Swinelord!"


16 Mar 17 Stockholm (SE) Kafé 44 (+NEJ)
17 Mar 17 Göteborg (SE) Skjul Fyra Sex (+Blessings)
18 Mar 17 Malmö (SE) Babel

15 Apr 17 Tokyo (JP) Earthdom
16 Apr 17 Yokohama (JP) El Puente
17 Apr 17 Tokyo (JP) Ruby Room
18 Apr 17 Nagoya (JP) Zion
20 Apr 17 Kagawa (JP) Toonice
21 Apr 17 Kyoto (JP) Socrates
22 Apr 17 Osaka (JP) Hokage

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
Sat, Apr 15 2017 JP Tokyo Earthdom +SeeK +3LA
Sun, Apr 16 2017 JP Yokohama El Puente +SeeK +3LA
Mon, Apr 17 2017 JP Tokyo Ruby Room +SeeK +3LA
Tue, Apr 18 2017 JP Nagoya Zion +SeeK +3LA
Thu, Apr 20 2017 JP Kagawa Toonice +SeeK +3LA
Fri, Apr 21 2017 JP Kyoto Socrates +SeeK +3LA
Sat, Apr 22 2017 JP Osaka Hokage +SeeK +3LA
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