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This Gift Is A Curse

(from http://www.discouragedrecords.com/press/tgiac/.

Hailing from Stockholm, This Gift is a Curse plays a combination of hardcore and sludge with great influences from the occult black metal-scene. Spanning from slow, epic sections to faster, energetic parts, the songs show a great diversity both in musicianship and creativity.

Even though the four members originated from different cities, an accidental meeting by Jonas A. Holmberg and Johan Nordlund in the late summer of 2008 led to the birth of This Gift is a Curse. The two had just moved to Stockholm and w ...read more

(from http://www.discouragedrecords.com/press/tgiac/.

Hailing from Stockholm, This Gift is a Curse plays a combination of hardcore and sludge with great influences from the occult black metal-scene. Spanning from slow, epic sections to faster, energetic parts, the songs show a great diversity both in musicianship and creativity.

Even though the four members originated from different cities, an accidental meeting by Jonas A. Holmberg and Johan Nordlund in the late summer of 2008 led to the birth of This Gift is a Curse. The two had just moved to Stockholm and while talking noticed that they had a lot of in common ideas surrounding music making. They instantly recruited Lars Gunnarsson and Patrik Andersson witch seemed to share their view of what that could be, the circle was completed and has been spinning since then.

Due of all the members have been part of different constellations before, such as Seven Nautical Miles from Piteå/Sweden (Sound devestation records) and Grizzly Twister from Gävle/Sweden (Midmarch records, Gävle, big influensers on the now classical Gävle sound), entering the hardcore / heavy music scene again felt like a natural step. Many acclaimed shows have been performed and many are yet to come as the bands reputation as a great live act spreads rapidly. A live experience that could be best described as a dark “natural force”. Like an emerging black storm of noise and tension, a swelling cloud that will sweep you over and suck you in to the mist.

An demo recording took place quite early and five songs were put on tape in the bands rehearsal hall. But since the band grew more comfortable with their goals and their personal evolvement in both taste and musical preferences, the five songs felt outdated only a couple of months later, thus This Gift is a Curse decided to enter a professional studio to record something more representative. In march 2010 the band entered the legendary Sunlight Studios (Famous for recordings & productions with bands like: Entombed, Katatonia, Tiamat, Dismember, Disfear, Centinex, Refused etc) for a one week recording with Tomas Skogsberg what later came to be their selftitled debut-EP.

The selftitled debut-EP comes in a nice looking Digi-pack with amazing artwork from F. Lindblå. The record will be released all over Europe on October 14th by Discouraged records (Moloken, Abandon etc) and distributed by Soundpollution (Scandinavia), Code 7 / Plastichead (UK), Clear spot / Bertus (Benelux) and Recordheaven in the rest of Europe. « hide

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LPs
All Hail The Swinelord
2015

3.8
29 Votes
I, Gvilt Bearer
05/11/2012

3.8
24 Votes
EPs
This Gift Is A Curse
2010

3.9
4 Votes

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