Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update:"SHINING has once again entered the Slaughterhouse [studios] to begin work on 'Shining VII'. The seventh album will take a different direction from that taken on the sixth (which incidentally we have been told will be released on the June 30th unless there are any other problems with the printers). Tracklist and samples from 'Shining VII' will follow as soon as we start mixing the album." SHINING recently inked a deal with Norway's Indie Recordings for the release of two full-length albums and the first-ever DVD from the band.
Commented SHINING frontman and creator Niklas Kvarforth: "SHINING has reached a stage now where we have a considerable following that is growing rapidly all the time, and I believe we have reached a new maturity with our music, expanding beyond what people expect from us, and we expect to go even further. It was, therefore, time to notch things up in respect of labels. We liked what Indie have been doing for their other bands, and we felt that SHINING would be comfortable in a relationship with them."
SHINING — along with several other bands — recently pulled out of the Unholy Fest in the Czech Republic because the festival organizers allegedly failed to fulfil their contractual obligations to the artists. SHINING's next festival appearance is scheduled for the Party.San Open Air festival on August 7. "VI / Klagopsalmer" will be released via Osmose Productions. It will be made available on CD, gatefold double LP, limited colored LP and picture disc LP. The effort was recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson.
Below is a video of SHINING performing "Plagoande O'Helga Plagoande" from the album "VI / Klagopsalmer" at the Infernal Damnation festival in London on May 9, 2009: