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SHINING's NIKLAS KVARFORTH To Publish Book Of Lyrics

A book containing all the lyrics ever written by SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth will be published on December 7. Entitled "When Prozac No Longer Helps", the first-edition paperback will be hand-numbered in the author's own blood. Commented Kvarforth: "Far too long I've been pestered each and every day by people from all around ...

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SHINING To Continue Collaboration With ANDY LA ROCQUE's SONIC TRAIN STUDIOS

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING will continue their highly successful collaboration with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden, Both the SHINING EP "Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt" and the band's soon-to-be-released full-length album, "Redefining Darkness", were produced and recorded by Andy at Sonic Train. Pre-production for the next SHINING ...

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THE UNGUIDED: 'Betrayer Of The Code' Video Released

"Betrayer Of The Code", the new video from THE UNGUIDED — the new Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by 11 Frames Productions. "Betrayer Of The Code" comes off THE UNGUIDED's debut album, ...

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SHINING Reveals History Behind New Video Storyline

"Tillsammans Är Vi Allt", the new video from Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, can be seen below. Contrary to how the video has been interpreted by both some press and fans alike, who have mistaken it for a simple glossy music video, there is, in fact, a symbolism behind it, one which both SHINING frontman Niklas ...

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SHINING: 'Tillsammans Är Vi Allt' Video Released

"Tillsammans Är Vi Allt", the new video from Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed both during a live concert at the Club Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland and in a studio setting,features a binding story focusing around the themes of addiction and obsession. as envisioned onto visual form by ...

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SHINING: New Album Title Announced

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have set "Redefining Darkness" as the title of their eighth full-length album, due later this year via Spinefarm Records. Unlike all previous SHINING efforts, "Redefining Darkness"'s title will not be prefaced with a number. Commented SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth: "The use of numbers to describe our albums is no ...

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POSTHUM: New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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POSTHUM: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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TOMMY BOLIN Gets Box-Set Treatment

Rock guitar legend Tommy Bolin will be honored with a box set release of his lauded solo release "The Definitive Teaser" — a three-CD collection featuring a remastered version of his classic album along with two CDs of outtakes and alternates. The project was produced by Greg Hampton and Johnnie Bolin. In the annals of ...

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POSTHUM Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of POSTHUM The sound of POSTHUM is the sound of dark, Norwegian forests and endless snow-covered plains. It is melancholic, atmospheric and hypnotizing Norwegian black metal. POSTHUM released its self-titled debut album in 2009, received great reviews from the underground press and triggered a strong demand for a swift ...

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THE UNGUIDED Announces New Touring Drummer

THE UNGUIDED — the new Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — has issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that our friend Richard Schill (KING LEAF EXPERIENCE, MY COLLAPSE, ex-SHINING) from Halmstad will fill in on drums for THE ...

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IHSAHN: 'Eremita' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared ...

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IHSAHN Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 ...

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RUINED SOUL: 'Rewind' Video Released

"Rewind", the new video from Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on March 16 with Greenworks. The track comes off the band's debut album, "My Dying Day", which was released in 2010 via Suicide Records. Greenworks previously helmed RUINED SOUL's music video for the track "My Dying Day". RUINED ...

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IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio ...

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Sweden's SHINING Announces New Guitarist, Drummer

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have announced the addition of two new touring members — Euge Valovirta on guitar and Rainer Tuomikanto on drums. Some of you might have already spotted Euge on SHINING's previous gigs in Germany and Finland. Not only is he known to be one of the greatest guitarists in Finland, but, along ...

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SATYRICON, DARKTHRONE Members Featured In Documentary On JONAS R. CHRISTIANSEN Memorial Concert

On November 18, 2011, members from high-profile Norwegian metal bands, including DARKTHRONE, SATYRICON and TAAKE, took part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. Originally arranged in order to raise funds and send cancer-stricken vocalist Jonas Christiansen (SLAVIA, ex-DISIPLIN) to a private treatment facility ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Valhalla Rising", a brand new song from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Hunt", which will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON ...

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