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Shining releases first track from new album

SHINING are unleashing the first track taken from their forthcoming album, ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’, which is scheduled for release on January 5th, 2018 via Season of Mist.

The song “Jag Är Din Fiende” (which translates as “I Am Your Enemy”) will also be released on the A-side of a 10″ vinyl single that is entitled ‘Fiende’ and slated to hit the shops on November 24th. The B-side contains a largely acoustic cover version of “No Rest For The Wicked”, originally from Swedish rockabilly act THE COFFINSHAKERS. The track “Jag Är Din Fiende” is now being streamed here.

SHINING mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments on the new song:

“The third track, ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’, from our upcoming tenth album embodies everything that SHINING represents on a musical level. An uncompromising mix of high and low tainted with a sinister atmosphere of horrible unease. Lyrically, this track speaks of the need and means for retribution, making not only this, but the album overall, infused with a nightmarish maliciousness and a pitch-black hatred that hasn’t been as prominent on our earlier albums. There is a war coming and this is our statement on what we have in store for you!”

Niklas Kvarforth is not the first artist struggling with mental illness and related issues. The erratic Swede is also not the first musician, whose inner demons are part of his creative genius. Yet in the world of metal, his band SHINING remains as a unique and outstanding act in terms of talent and musical excellence.

SHINING are furthermore releasing the artwork of the ‘Fiende’ 10″ single, which has been created by Bo Mi Kim and can be viewed below:

Track-list
1. Jag Är Din Fiende (7:05)
2. No Rest For The Wicked (3:37)  –  The Coffinshakers cover version

The A-side features the album track “Jag Är Din Fiende”, which translates as “I Am Your Enemy” and delivers a raw and brutal sound contrasting with a surprisingly progressive guitar solo. The B-side contains a largely acoustic cover version of “No Rest For The Wicked”, originally from Swedish rockabilly act THE COFFINSHAKERS.

Recording line-up
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar
Euge Valovirta: guitar
Jarle Byberg: drums

Current line-up
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar

Guest musician
Andy La Rocque: guitar solo on “Jag Är Din Fiende”



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