Sweden’s SHINING has unleashed a new track from their upcoming album, X – Varg Utan Flock, slated to hit stores on January 5 via Season Of Mist. The song is titled “Svart Ostoppbar Eld” (which translates to “Black Unstoppable Fire”).
Check it out HERE.
Formed in 1996, Shining is a Swedish Extreme band that incorporates many doom metal elements in the music. Due to the depressive undertones of their music and the mostly suicide-themed lyrics, Shining’s music is often referred to as “suicidal black metal” although the band themselves would point out that they are not a Black Metal band.
The band’s name does not refer to the book The Shining or the film based on it, but rather according to Kvarforth, it means “the path to enlightenment.”
Shining openly promotes suicide and self-harm in all its forms (e.g. drugs) in their lyrics. Kvarforth has claimed, with contentment, there have been some cases of people committing suicide at least partially under the influence of Shining’s music. Musically, Shining went from black metal with doom influences on their earlier work to a more progressive extreme metal sound with extensive use of clean guitars, guitar solos, different vocal styles and often tempo shifts and odd time signatures. Shining’s music also contains several movie samples from films such as Prozac Nation, She’s So Lovely, and American Psycho.