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.
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.