Disclaimer: that title will not seem offensive after you read what I have to say.
Photo by Catherina Starzhinska.
Sweden’s Shining are an amazing band. They are actually one of my favorite black metal bands. Angst, addiction, coping, relapsing, pain, agony and fear; all of these are lyrical themes that Shining has covered in the past and I am sure these themes will carry over onto the band’s new full-length. The band is currently in the studio recording for said album, but when Terrorizer Magazine caught up with Niklas Kvarforth (vocals) to ask about the progress on the album, Niklas informed them that they band had recorded a new EP before recording the full-length.
The EP, titled “Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt” is due out on May 30th via Spinefarm Records and the interesting part about this whole thing is the following quote from Niklas about the EP, which is a covers album: “my initial thought was that all these fucking message boards will go ‘Kvarforth finally admits that he was gay’, because the covers are from very… not homosexual but… actually yeah very homosexual bands.”
According to Terrorizer, the EP will feature tracks by Katatonia, Kent, Poets Of The Fall and more. Read the full interview with Niklas here.