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.
Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth recently announced that he is releasing a book titled When Prozac No Longer Helps, which contains every lyric ever written by him in both its original language (Swedish) and in English in a hardcover format, individually numbered in Kvarforth's own blood. The first pressing will be limited to 500 copies.
Sweden's extreme metal act Shining has announced Redefining Darkness as the title for the band's upcoming eight album. Unlike the previous seven album titles, this one will not be prefaced with a number.
Swedish black metallers Shining have debuted the cover version of the song "For My Demons", originally from Katatonia's album Tonight's Decision, which is currently streaming online at the band's Soundcloud page. This cover will be featured on the band's upcoming EP titled Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt, set for release through Spinefarm Records on May 16th. More details about this EP were previously reported here.
Swedish black metallers Shining are set to release an EP of cover songs with a choice of material that will come as a surprise to many of the band's fans. The four-track EP, titled Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt, includes tracks from Katatonia, Kent, Imperiet and Poets Of The Fall, and is due for release via Spinefarm Records on May 16th. Whilst Katatonia is an internationally recognised name, Kent and Thåström's Imperiet are relatively unknown outside of Sweden, where they are two of the country's biggest names, and Poets Of The Fall is a Finnish band with a substantial following in their own country. Cover art is by Pauline Greefhorst.
"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.
Shining [NOR] will release a live album and DVD entitled Live Blackjazz, on November 11th (January in North America) via Indie Recordings. A video of the track "Fisheye" can be exclusively viewed on Metal Hammer. Also a track-by-track preview of the DVD was previously posted at this location.
Norwegian avant-garde metallers Shining had to postpone the German leg of their current tour. Here it is the official message: "We are very sorry to inform you that we're postponing the three upcoming German dates in November. These concerts will be moved to 2012. Please contact the local promoter for a refund of tickets. Sorry for the hassle. It was out of our control. The rest of the tour is being held as planned."
Niklas Kvarforth, founder and frontman of Swedish Extreme Metallers Shining, has announced details of the upcoming release of a solo project that will chart fifteen years of his often controversial musical career. Fifteen Years Of Absolute Darkness, scheduled for release on Spinefarm Records on the 7th December this year, will feature 15 tracks from various bands on which Kvarforth has guested on vocals.
Since Norway's jazz-metal outfit, Shining, shocked the music world with their genre-defining and now classic Blackjazz in January 2010, people have been asking themselves if it's humanly possible at all to reproduce the sheer ferocity and aggressiveness on a stage, while still retaining the machinelike precision displayed in their punishing studio tracks. See for yourself that Shining makes it more than possible when they tour Europe this November.
With over 96,000 views on YouTube for Shining's first ever music video in just over three months of its release, the band have today announced that they will start work on a second video in October of this year.
"Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel", the first-ever video from Swedish extreme metallers Shining, can now be watched below.
The video was directed by Martin Strandberg & Niklas Kvarforth, produced by Martin Strandberg and created by Black Shadows Filmproductions & Hill Fifty.
Commented frontman and founder Niklas Kvarforth: "We know we are going to get heavily criticised for some of the scenes. But it's nothing more than you will see as soon as you switch on a television or watch a move, or walk down a city street come to that. But we're Shining and it's always open season on Shining when it comes to people who have neither understood, nor taken the time to try and understand, where the band is coming from.