Well what a fucking tour this one is. The Dillinger Escape Plan, Retox, Trash Talk and (Norway’s) Shining are teaming up for one beast of a tour for the month of April. I mean, holy shit, is that a line-up or what? I’m personally not a fan of Shining (not this one anyway), but the other three are all amazing bands. You can check out the full poster and dates after the jump. Continue reading
By Lane Oliver
Though Norway’s Shining have been around for a little while now, it was until 2010’s Blackjazz that the band started garnering mass attention and turning heads. The album’s thick, chaotic sound combined strong elements of jazz fusion, metal, and a plethora of other musical styles into a down-tuned, eccentric chimera of sorts. Shining has returned this year with the highly anticipated follow up to Blackjazz, One One One. With such an impressive album to follow up on, could Shining’s One One One actually be number one?
Well, I usually do these playlists, when I do them at all, in the morning so that you all have some filthy blackened tunes to listen to while you do whatever the hell it is that you do on Sunday morning. Well, I didn’t get around to it this morning and figured I’d just post one tonight. So without further ado, here is the latest Blasphemous Offerings playlist. Featuring new tracks from Taake, Djevel, Woe and Dodsferd. Enjoy. Continue reading
Prepare to be weirded out by Shining’s (Norway) new music video for their track, “I Won’t Forget”. The eclectic jam comes from their new record One One One and is set to images of humanoids attached to Sci-Fi machinery in Matrix like fashion. One One One is quite the heavy hitter so I suggest you all check it out as soon as possible. You can stream the new video below!
Nah. Not that Shining. This is the other one. The black metal one. From Sweden. I’m a big fan of Shining and all of their releases leave me wanting more and more. The band has jumped on the split bandwagon as of late, releasing one last year and one already in 2013. That’s not all you’ll be hearing from Shining this year. They have another rad split coming soon… Continue reading
I am obviously late to the party but Norwegian “blackjazz” band Shining will release their new album tomorrow in Norway. The digital format of the album, entitled One One One, will be released tomorrow while physical copies will be released on April 8th in Norway. This album is to be the follow up to their amazing 2010 record, Blackjazz. On this new release, frontman Jørgen Munkeby states:
WARNING: THE ABOVE VIDEO IS NSFW! No words. I have simply no words for this. Depressive suicidal black metal group Shining have long been one of my favorite artists. Their melodic bleakness and unrelenting brutal approach to black metal has lent them my unquestioning ears. The same cannot be said for my eyes though. The above video is a trailer for Shining’s upcoming album, Redefining Darkness, set to be released October 29th of this year. It depicts frontman, Niklas Kvarforth, nude in a bathtub covered in blood whilst engaged in multiple questionable and highly disturbing acts including: a)licking a plastic vagina, b)drinking some sort of substance(blood?) from a skull chalice, and c)acting a damn fool, while listening to some folk song of some sort. Well, if you hang in long enough, there is a quick snippet of new material. View the above video at your own risk! Please excuse me while I go tear out of my eyeballs.
Okay, I don’t speak Finnish, so I have no idea what is going on over at Inferno Magazine but I do know that they are currently streaming the new Shining EP Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt. I tried to translate the page, but that didn’t come out very well. Apparently there is a lot that gets lost in translation between Finnish and English. The EP is… different. You can check it out here. After you listen, come back here and tell us your thoughts. You can check out the track list below.
1. For My Demons (Katatonia cover)
2. Utan Dina Andetag (Kent cover)
3. Kung Av Jidder (Imperiet cover)
4. Carnival of Rust (Poets of the Fall cover)
Disclaimer: that title will not seem offensive after you read what I have to say.
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.
I have known about Ihsahn for a while now, but for some weird reason I never gave the project a full listen. I have only heard one or two songs in the past and apparently those weren’t the right songs because they didn’t exactly peek my interest. However, when I got the band’s forth release Eremita, I decided to give it a spin. Two songs in, I was absolutely blown away. What I got was amazing shreds on top of top-notch progressivity and fantastic vocals ranging from tortured screams to melodic clean singing. Usually, when it comes to me and progressive music, it’s pretty hit or miss, but with Eremita, it’s a fucking 100% win. [Continue...]
I have professed my love for Shining on numerous occasions on this blog and I will never deny my love for Niklas Kvarforth and pretty much everything the man has been a part of. He’s an amazing vocalist and musician all around. Sure, he’s fucked up, but aren’t we all? The world is a seriously fucked up place, we all know it. It’s just that most of the people in the world chose to block it out. Well, not Niklas. Every emotion he has is poured out like a glass of fine whiskey. Well, I seemed to have gone off on a tangent. Back to the point of this post: Niklas Kvarforth is putting together an album compiling music he has been a part of over the last fifteen years. Sounds good to me.
If you aren’t thinking “Wow! This sounds killer!” right now, then please move on to another post because I am about to get hot and heavy up in here. The album will be released as a double CD and feature performances by bands such as Diabolicum, Glorior Belli, Funeral Dirge, Bethlehem and much, much more. I about creamed myself when I initially heard about this. The compilation will also feature an alternative version of the Shining track “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” which you can see the video for here. If you’re not already excited, you can also stream three of the albums track after the jump (courtesy of Patricia Thomas Management). Fuck yes! Fifteen Years of Absolute Darkness will be released on December 7th via Spinefarm Records.
~R. Gnarly Doom Occvlta//#BlackMetalSunday
One of my favorite black metal bands right now is Sweden’s Shining. No, not the Norwegian band with all the synth and talk of fish eyes. The real fucking deal, Shining. Earlier this year I posted about the band’s latest music video for the song “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel.” “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel,” which translates to “Despair, my inheritance,” is a fantastic song, although it isn’t as depressing as some of it’s predecessors. Unfortunately, I have yet to listen to the new Shining album aside from that track, but I still love “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel.”
Recently the band put out a single featuring that song and another one. The other song intrigues me even more than “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel.” Why, you ask? Because it’s a cover of Alice Cooper’s “Prince of Darkness!” Woah! Yes! Excited! It’s a pretty damn good cover. It’s got the vibe of the original, but the dark and depressing nature that comes along with Shining. The single was certified gold and the band decided to stream it via Soundcloud, so below you can check out the cover song as well as the absolutely fantastic “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel.” Also, after the jump you can watch the video for said song. Enjoy.
This is in no way news, but the band posted this link on their Facebook page and it went to a Soundcloud player of the song “Ohm – Sommar Med Siv.” Like I said, this isn’t news and I don’t see what significance this has. This song was on the band’s 2009 album VI – Klagopsalmer which is indeed a good record, but it came out in ’09, ya know what I mean? But, regardless, I am always down to listen to Shining and this is a good song. Listen to it below and let this be a teaser for tomorrows Black Metal Sunday. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
Good mourning, all of you. Welcome to the annual Black Metal Sunday which, as always, begins with my playlist of… You guessed it, black metal. This mourning, I have no specific theme to the playlist, just amazing black metal tunes. So sit back, relax and enjoy.
~R. Gnarly Doom Occulta//#BlackMetalSunday
Good mourning, fuckers. Today, as always will be the annual Black Metal Sunday. I don’t feel like typing much right now, so here is the playlist which is dedicated to the band Shining. No, not the gay one from Norway. The really good one from Sweden. Yeah, that band. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly Doom Occulta//#Black Metal Sunday