Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update;
"Phil A. Cirone [bass] has decided to once again leave SHINING. There is absolutely no bad blood him and the band inbetween. SHINING thank him eternally for his years of dedication and death! This will not effect our coming ceremonies as Phil will remain a live musician until a replacement has been found.
"We have decided that in the search of a new bassist we are going to hold an audition where we invite you to try out for us. We are not looking for any session members whatsoever so the place is permanent to whoever might suit the band, thus the requirements as seen below. We need you to record a videoclip where you show off your skills and send it to us along with a motivation of why you want to join SHINING and what you think you could contribute with as both musician and person to the band. We need all applications in hand before the 1st of March as we intend to tour pretty much the rest of the year as well as recording our sixth album. Once we have gone through the material you have sent we will choose the best ones and invite you to Oslo, Norway where we will play a few songs together to see who will become the new bassist of SHINING.
* SHINING has to be your main priority and nothing can come between your obligations towards the band.
* You have to live in Sweden or without hesitation move to Sweden once you are offered to join.
* You have to either know or learn our past to be able to participate in promotional matters.
* You have to have live-experience and preferbaly touring-experience.
* You have to be able to tour more than 100 days per year.
* You have to be able to enter the USA.
"Send your videoclip along with your motivation to: [email protected] Or by snail-mail to our manager at: Conny Jarlestål, A-ringen 71, 30255 Halmstad, Sweden."
SHINING's latest album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26, 2007 via Osmose USA/The End Records.
SHINING filmed its controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden for an upcoming DVD, entitled "Fy Fan För Livet!" In addition to the live footage, the disc will consist of a two-hour "road movie" and the promotional video for the new song "Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra". SHINING's setlist spanned the band's entire career and the show featured guest appearances by members of MAYHEM and CARPATHIAN FOREST.
Watch a Swedish TV4 report on SHINING's controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden: