The upcoming albums from ANGELCORPSE and SHINING are now streaming at MP3.com.
ANGELCORPSE's "Of Lucifer and Lightning" (audio stream) and SHINING's "V. Halmstad" (audio stream) are both scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 26 via Osmose/The End Records.
ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp previously stated about the new CD, "We promise that 'Of Lucifer and Lightning' will be the most extreme ANGELCORPSE album to date. Of course this sounds cliche and what every band might say after 'reforming' after several years, but we say fuck off to all of that: ANGELCORPSE has never been like those other bands and this album will certainly show that to be true. Beware: Antichrist Vanguards advance!"
According to a press release, "SHINING's fifth recorded depression is no less than a monument of beauty in blackness and ghostly shades. From the early black metal influences of the cult act remains the sensation of illness, reinforced by some of the most possessed vocal parts howling from Kvarforth's tortured soul. The psychologically confused singer (who had vanished for a couple of weeks last August, letting his comrades think he might have killed himself) proves on 'V' that he's back from the dark side sicker than ever before. While in the meantime, the band displays a mix between sheer heaviness and sublime atmospheric moments, with a special mention to the amazing acoustic guitar work delivering eerie melodies as well as masterclass skills when it comes to lead parts. 'V' is truly one of a kind. Handle with care, but for art's sake, handle now."