Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have parted ways with Norway's Indie Recordings and have inked a deal with Finland's Spinefarm Records.
SHINING founder Niklas Kvarforth, who late last month announced that he was quitting all his other projects, with the exception of Maniac's SKITLIV, so that he could concentrate on SHINING, is keen to stress that the parting from Indie is completely amicable, explaining that, "There is absolutely no bad blood between SHINING and Indie Recordings. We sat down together and talked everything through, and everyone came to the conclusion that the best way for SHINING to grow and develop would be to sign the band to a label with the size and experience of Spinefarm." He adds, "I would like to thank Indie for putting the interests of the band first and allowing this to deal to happen."
The surprise move also means that SHINING's much-delayed seventh full-length album, "VII / Född Förlorare", will now appear on Spinefarm rather than Indie, with a release date having been set for May 25.
Commenting on the upcoming release and the new cooperation with Spinefarm, Kvarforth had this to say: "'VII / Född Förlorare' has been long in coming due to a series of unfortunate delays, none of which had anything to do with Indie, and it is a relief to all of us that it will finally see the light of day. I personally am extremely happy to be working with Spinefarm's Teemu, and am confident that SHINING will now be able to go from strength to strength."
"Shining VII - Född Förlorare" (English translation: "Born Loser") is expected to feature the following track listing:
01. Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel
02. Tiden Läker Inga Sår
03. Människa O'Avskyvärda Människa
04. Tillsammans Är Vi Allt
05. I Nattens Timma
Making guest appearances on the album are Erik Danielsson (WATAIN), Peter Bjargo (ARCANA) and NORDMAN.