The hardest working band in ear-splitting endurance rock are raising money for their last album.

Michael Gira has announced the final Swans album, and subsequent tour, for the current iteration of the band. “Not really sure what the next step will be after that, but that’s perhaps a good thing,” he told fans in a Facebook post.

The band will first release a live album called The Gate as a fundraiser for the studio album, “which is bound to be an insatiable beast,” said Gira.

He added: “It has been a privilege to be inside the sound that on some nights seems to create itself of its own accord, and it’s gratifying that many of you have conveyed to us that it’s been a positive experience for you too.”

In April, Gira announced that the band would be going back into the studio in September and shared a pair of excellent live videos.

Just got home comatose after finishing up the final leg of our 14 month tour for Swans To Be Kind album. We have come to…

Posted by Swans on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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