Norwegian “blackjazz” outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name) will release its first-ever live DVD and CD, “Live Blackjazz”, on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jørgen Munkeby and was mixed by Sean Beavan (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, SLAYER). The mastering duties were handled by Tom Baker (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS).
A performance clip of the song “Fisheye”, taken from the forthcoming DVD, can be seen HERE (courtesy of the German edition of Metal Hammer).
For the first time ever, the raw energy of SHINING‘s legendary live performances has been captured on tape in a setting organized solely by the band itself. Produced by Munkeby and backed by the same mixing and mastering team as on their previous “Blackjazz” studio album, we could not get a truer version of what “Blackjazz” is meant to be. Straight from the horse’s mouth, this is the new standard that bands will strive to match for the next 10 or 20 years to come.
“This is basically the ‘Greatest Hits’ album we have always dreamed of, now beautifully combined with breath-taking film footage vibrating with power. It feels good to know that people can now truly experience how much fire and effort we pour into our live shows. It could not have been better!” stated Jørgen Munkeby.
A video trailer for “Live Blackjazz” featuring a track-by-track preview of the DVD can be seen below.
Over the course of its impressive 10-plus-year career, SHINING has created its own unique and bizarre hybrid of jazz and extreme metal, which is easily distinguishable from the musical world of their Swedish counterparts sharing the same band name.
DVD track-by-track preview: