Controversial Swedish metal band SHINING are streaming a new track off their forthcoming album, ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ (translation; ‘Wolf Without a Pack’,). The track, a threatening, ominous piece titled “Gyllen Portarnas Bro” (which translates to “Golden Gate Bridge”) is streaming here.
Regarding the track, SHINING mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments: “Our new track, ‘Gyllene Portarnas Bro’ has been in the works since 1999 and is one of the calmer moments on this record. Built around three different parts, it was originally intended for the album, ‘Livets Ändhållplats’. It was later reworked for ‘Redefining Darkness’, but it wasn’t until now that this song finally started to make sense. Lyrically, it speaks of the seduction of the human mind and spirit, the ultimate destruction of the life cycle of the one being seduced. Indeed, this track sets the mood for the violent darkness that follows.”
‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ will be released worldwide on Jan.5, 2018. Pre orders for the album are available here.
1. Svart Ostoppbar Eld
2. Gyllene Portarnas Bro
3. Jag Är Din Fiende
4. Han Som Lurar Inom
6. Mot Aokigahara
SHINING’s recently-released track “Jag Är Din Fiende” (translation; “I Am Your Enemy”) will also be released as the A-side of a new 10″ EP titled’ ‘Fiende’. The EP is slated for release on November 24th. The B-side contains an acoustic cover version of “No Rest For The Wicked” (THE COFFINSHAKERS). Pre-orders for the EP are available here.
1. Jag Är Din Fiende
2. No Rest For The Wicked
SHINING is one of Sweden’s leading black metal bands, and founder/vocalist Niklas Kvarforth continues to be one of heavy metal’s most notorious Agent Provocateurs. Kvarforth incites as much consternation among the “true” as he does fanaticism among the soon-to-be soiled minds of his growing legions of devotees. His antics, opinions, and sometimes mere presence is accompanied by the gnashing teeth and wailing, tone-deaf opinions of the self-proclaimed genre “elite”.