Controversial Swedish metallers SHINING are streaming the third track off their highly anticipated new album, ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’. The track, titled “Framtidsutsikter” is streaming now at No Clean Singing. ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ will be released on April 21 via Season of Mist. The album will be available across CD, digital, and several limited edition LP formats. ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ is available for pre-order here.
Regarding the track, vocalist and SHINING main-man Niklas Kvarforth comments: “Following similar paths as several other ‘ballads’ of ours, ‘Framtidsutsikter’ (‘Future Prospects’), melds all of them together into an epic journey in a downward spiral. Coincidence and the pure joy of creating something horrible made this song into what it is. Relying on a pulsating vibe of hopelessness and despair, this song is for me personally almost unbearable to listen to. That will make things extremely interesting when performing it live, and it will probably be considered as one of the darker turns in our two decades long career. All hail misery!”
The track list and album art for ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ can be found below:
1. Den Påtvingade Tvåsamheten
2. Vilja & Dröm
4. Människotankens Vägglösa Rum
5. Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna
6. Besök Från I(ho)nom
SHINING have announced a rare North American festival appearance at Montreal’s Messe Des Morts Festival.Messe Des Morts runs from April 2-4 sees the band playing alongside other underground stalwarts SAMAEL, CULT OF FIRE, and MITOCHONDRION. More information about Messe Des Morts is available here.
Founded in 1996, SHINING has since earned notoriety within the black metal underground as a result of the band’s innovative and ever-evolving sound, in addition to main-man Niklas Kvarforth’s frightening and abrasive stage persona. Characterized by Kvarforth’s philosophy on suicide, SHINING was originally conceived as a “suicidal black metal” band, inciting violence within their rabid fan-base through the band’s provocative lyrics and self-destructive imagery. Refusing to be bound by the confines of the genre, SHINING later expanded their unique approach to songwriting and themes, incorporating melodic death metal passages and dynamic vocals ranges. These new influences developed SHINING into new breed of extreme music players, whose musical prowess continues to tread new ground.