03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
03:36 - !J.O.O.E.! I'd have been fine with that if the violence wasn't sandwiched between Tilder Swinton's comical Yorkshire accented dialogue. It didn't work and just seemed to confuse what the film wanted to be, and why it semi-failed in my eyes.
03:34 - Darth Satanious I see none of the things you say about Snowpiercer as flaws. If anything, I would have liked the violence to be less stylised and more raw, like normal people killing each other. But of course soldiers are meant toknow their shit.
Norwegian group Shining (NOR) has clarified their drummer situation after being asked who their drummer is: Torstein Lofthus, who has been in the band since 1999, or Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who has been performing live with the band since 2013. The frontman Jørgen Munkeby has stated that Torstein Lofthus is officially out of the band and Tobias Ørnes Andersen (ex-Ørkenkjøtt, Leprous, Ihsahn) joined permanently. Also, the band has been recording new songs that they plan to release next year but the details are still under wraps.
A new Shining record is expected next year via Season Of Mist and the recording process is already underway. The Swedish black metallers are recording the album at Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios and Niklas Kvarforth is now tracking the vocals. The band has shared a few photos from the recording process. Take a peek at them here.
If you missed Marty Friedman's European tour this summer with Gus G., you've got another chance to see him live, but this time only in the UK. Norwegians Shining (NOR) and Marty Friedman have been announced as support of Kreator and Arch Enemy for their UK headlining tour. Unfortunately, the UK tour dates are without Sodom and Vader. Check out the full tour schedule below.
The Norwegians Shining (NOR) have a couple of exciting things to share. First of all, they have released a brand new video. The group chose the track "Blackjazz Rebels" to showcase off their latest opus One One One. The clip was filmed and edited by Anders Børresen for MONITORmedia. Don't miss out and watch it now below.
Season Of Mist just announced the signing of black metallers Shining. The band is Niklas Kvarforth's baby and the good news for fans is that you can expect a new album from them early next year. This will be the Swedes ninth full-length studio album. The band is working with Andy La Roque and the recordings should begin in September. Who's excited?
Black metallers Shining were supposed to start off a four-date Finnish tour in a few days but it has been announced that the tour will be postponed because Niklas Kvarforth has to undergo some intensive treatment for a back problem that developed during the last tour. In this case, the show will not go on.
Shining's Niklas Kvarforth and company have announced four dates in Finland as an extension to their previously announced Razors Across Europe tour with Crest Of Darkness and Sterbhaus. The dates are part of the Feverdreams events to promote the release of the band's release 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd which came out on Dark Essence Records at the end of September.
Norwegian jazz-metalists Shining (NOR) have just announced a headlining North American tour for this coming September. The tour will also include their first-ever performance in Canada. They will be touring in support of their latest new album One One One, out in stores from April 8th, 2013. Support bands for this tour will be announced subsequently.
The long-awaited details about which vocalists will be featured on 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd, the new album of Swedish black metallers Shining, have been announced. And not unsurprisingly Niklas Kvarforth has chosen some of the most iconic frontmen from the extreme metal genre, as well as a some perhaps surprising choices, to take part in the project.
The Swedes Shining have revealed the cover art of their new release 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd created by Michal Pawlowski. The album will be released in both CD and limited edition black or white 12" vinyl versions, with liner notes by Niklas Kvarforth, and is set to appear on the 23rd of September through Dark Essence Records. For now, you can feast your eyes on the cover art below.
Shining has joined forces with Dark Essence Records for a special release. The label will release an album with different Shining songs that hark back to an earlier era for the band. Rather than simply reissuing the original tracks, Shining decided not only to re-record the songs, but re-record them using a number of different vocalists. The album, which will be available in both CD and LP versions will be titled 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd and will be unleashed in September this year.
Devilstone Open Air 2013 is heating up. The Swedish extremists Shining are the latest confirmation of the festival. Niklas Kvarforth and company are renowned for wacky musical experiments and scandalous madness on stage.
The avantgarde Norwegian group Shining (NOR) will release One One One, their first studio album in three years, this spring in North America. The album, which is available now for pre-order, will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America digitally on April 23rd, with physical releases on CD and gatefold LP to follow soon after. The album also sees its release today in Norway and the new song "Blackjazz Rebels" is currently streaming at this location.
Shining have revealed the artwork for their upcoming split with Mortuary Drape as well as posted a teaser for the Shining track. Titled In The Eerie Cold Where All The Witches Dance and set for release on Primitive Art Records, the 7" vinyl will contain an exclusive track from each of the bands. The two tracks will only be released on the split and will not appear on any album. The teaser for the track can be heard on the player below.