21:47 - Risto It's their own tongue-in-cheek description. The vocals tip it over to the avantgarde side I think.
19:55 - Moose Many thanks to whoever introduced me to Astronoid via the shoutbox the other day. Their new album, Air, is magnificent. I can even understand why some refer to their genre as "Dream Thrash".
19:12 - Opethian @Apothecary, I got to meet him when I saw them play at Denver this past January. Dude is down to earth and was a privilege to get to meet him and Dallas \M/
18:18 - Apothecary Yeah, you wouldn't want to get in a fight with him though. Just check out this vid lol, apparently at this show some dumbass was throwing beer on his pedals [link]
18:01 - Marcel Hubregtse Karl is a small,. albeit quite fattish mf. He is smaller than I am. And I am only 5'11"
17:56 - 3rdWorld He definitely isn't massive as he once was.
17:26 - Apothecary I think I am slightly taller, I'm about 6 feet. But he is definitely a bigger guy than I am, overall
Shining (NOR) are about to release International Blackjazz Society, their new album. Before that, they have unveiled a new song to the masses. The new single is called "Last Day"; it is quite catchy and there's some saxophone goodness, of course. You can give it a go on the video below while you wait for the album release set for 16th of October via Spinefarm Records.
Norwegian self-proclaimed blackjazzers Shining (NOR) will be releasing their seventh studio album, called International Blackjazz Society, on the 16th of October via Spinefarm Records according to their official Facebook page and website. The announcement has been made and now they have shared with us their live in the studio video for "The Last Stand," which is track number 2 on the album.
Norwegian avantgarde/experimental metallers Shining (NOR) are extremely pleased to announce 'International Blackjazz Society European Tour' for fall 2015. This headlining (almost) one-month run will be executed through October and November, and will be supported by Australian band Caligula's Horse. All confirmed dates can be found below the official tour flyer.
Shining (NOR) are releasing a new album this year on Spinefarm Records. But before that, they tried to reach for the sun as they performed on top of a 2,300 foot cliff in Norway! On June 21st, on the solstice and longest day of the year, the Norwegian blackjazz band Shining (NOR) played the world's first concert on top of a grandiose mountain structure hanging out 700 meters-that's nearly 2300 feet-above the ground. A fan-filmed clip of the concert can be seen below along with amazing shots from the event and a video from the band where you can hear a snippet of new music.
Shining (NOR) have very good news to share. The follow-up to One One One (2013) is finally coming. The experimental/avantgarde group has joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see a new studio album released later this year supported by international touring. You can start anticipating the new material and Jørgen Munkeby says it will be one of their most varied albums.
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.
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.
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 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.
"Fisheye", a brand new video from Norwegian avantgarde metallers Shining (NOR) is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Blackjazz, released in 2010 by Indie Recordings. The video was directed by Kyrre H. Larsen.