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Front man Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian blackjazz group Shining is currently featured on the latest episode of the official Danko Jones Podcast.
You can download the podcast for free on iTunes here, and listen along as Munkeby discusses everything from the group’s new release “One One One” to sharing a band name with another prominent metal act and more.
“During our days in Canada, Danko called me up and asked if I wanted to join him on his podcast,” Munkeby says. “Being a long-time fan of everything Danko — his music, his articles and his humor — I was more than happy to join. I think it turned out to be both a very fun and interesting podcast with some insightful discussions about music that I think our fans will enjoy.”
The band is now kicking off a European alongside The Ocean. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Norwegian jazz-metalists Shining have just announced a headlining North American tour this fall (including their first-ever performance in Canada).
Frontman Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement: "'It's about fucking time we come over to the States' has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It's going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don't want to miss!"
Dates are as follows:
9/17 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
9/18 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
9/19 Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
9/20 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
9/23 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
9/25 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
9/26 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
9/28 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
**Support acts TBA More...
Norwegian act Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish band of the same name) released the "One One One" album earlier this year, and now the group will be hitting the road in Europe supporting The Ocean. Hacrie and Tides From Nebula will be opening the dates. Details are as follows:
29/10/13 – Germany, Hamburg, Logo
30/10/13 – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
31/10/13 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
01/11/13 – United Kingdom, London, The Garage
03/11/13 – France, Paris, Divan du Monde
05/11/13 – Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 2
06/11/13 – Spain, Madrid, Caracol
07/11/13 – Portugal, Porto, Hard Club
09/11/13 – Italy, Turin, AudioDrome
10/11/13 – Italy, Rome, Traffic
11/11/13 – Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gala Hala
12/11/13 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
13/11/13 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
14/11/13 – France, Belfort, La Poudriere
15/11/13 – Germany, Essen, Zeche Carl
17/11/13 – Germany, Berlin, Lido More...
Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:
"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!
"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!
Norwegian black/jazz rebels Shining will release new album, “One One One,” in North America on Tuesday (May 28th) via Prosthetic Records.
Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer), the album — which has been hailed by PopMatters as a “work of brilliance by an exciting band at the top of its game” — serves as the conclusion to the group’s “Blackjazz” trilogy.
You can stream the entire album (with a track-by-track commentary by frontman Jørgen Munkeby) through the playlist below. You can also catch the band live:
6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/20 Tromso, NO – Bukta Festival
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/9 Haugesund, NO – Sildajazz
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen More...
Norway's Shining releases the new album "One One One" this coming June 4th in Europe (excluding Norway) and June 7th in Germany and Austria. The new black/jazz album can now be pre-ordered right here. “One One One” will be available as a digipack containing a 20 page booklet filled with lyrics and artwork designed by designer duo Trine+Kim (Enslaved, Solefald, Mayhem, Drakthrone).
Shining front man and saxophone superman, Jørgen Munkeby, comments on the process and thoughts behind the cover art:
"We wanted to continue the visual aesthetics we developed with Blackjazz and Live Blackjazz, but at the same time give it a fresh twist. It felt natural to continue our collaboration with Trine + Kim Design Studio, who helped develop the visual aesthetics for Blackjazz back in 2009.
"I've also been a long time fan of brave and uncompromising choices, both in music and in design, and felt that this time we would like to make a stripped down artwork that would also stand out from the rest. Blackjazz was black, Live Blackjazz was white, and we wanted to find another strong color to embody this new album. Seeing how the color red looked great screen, but didn't have the same punch and glow when printed on paper, we decided to base our new artwork on the super aggressive fluorescent Pantone color PMS 804. I chose this color because I felt it was the most aggressive and energetic color I could find. It also makes for a very strong contrast to the hard edges of our black logo and vector graphics. All in all I think the mix of our stripped down futuristic graphics and the PMS 804 color gives this release a contemporary vibe that echoes modern design and fashion. More...
Innovative "blackjazz” metal act Shining has teamed with Decibel Magazine to showcase “My Dying Drive,” a track from the Norwegian group’s new release, “One One One.”
The Norwegian black/jazz band Shining has released a live clip featuring a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man." Check it out below.
Shining will release the new album "One One One" on June 4th in Europe (excluding Norway) and June 7th in Germany and Austria.
Frontman and saxophonist Jørgen Munkeby comments: “In light of show at Rockefeller, we wanted to post one of my favorite live clips filmed at that very venue in November 2010. I do love the original version of King Crimson’s 21st Century Schizoid Man, but I also love it when twisting classics around gives them a brand new face. I feel this is the best version we have done of the song until now."
Indie Recordings is proud to announce the re-signing of the Norwegian jazz-metal band Shining and the release of a new album in Europe. "One One One" will be released June 4th in Europe and June 7th in Germany and Austria.
A few weeks ago we got to see some clips from the band's upcoming video in a short and mysterious teaser. Now the full music video for the single “I Won’t Forget” is finally being released. Check out the video below.
Shining’s front man Jørgen Munkeby comments: “We are extremely happy and excited to finally be able to show you our new video! The song 'I Won’t Forget' is my absolute favorite of all the tracks we’ve ever made, and to be able to top this track off with such a beautiful, crisp and clean science fiction video is a dream come true."
Director Kyrre Larsen, from the Blæst production company, comments: “Since I first heard Blackjazz, I've somehow associated the sound of Shining's music with science-fiction. I tried to create a sense of this in the video for "Fisheye” in 2012. "I Won't Forget" builds on that video, but I wanted to take things one step further - and also avoid the style of imagery usually associated with heavier music.” More...
The avant-garde Norwegian group Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish group of the same name) will release new "One One One" this spring, the band's first studio album in three years.
The album, which is available now for pre-order, will be released in North America digitally on April 23rd, with physical releases on CD and gatefold LP to follow soon after. A teaser for the forthcoming music video for first single "I Won't Forget" can be seen below.
Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), "One One One" sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on 2010's landmark "Blackjazz." That album -- hailed by the New York Times as "a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal" -- scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10, and saw the group tour around the globe. More...
Norweigian avant-garde/jazz/black metal band Shining has posted the video for the song "Fisheye." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Blackjazz" released in 2010 by Indie Recordings.
Check out the video here:
Norweigian avant-garde/jazz/black metal band Shining has posted a video teaser for the song "Fisheye." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Blackjazz" released in 2010 by Indie Recordings. The video is scheduled for release on January 7, 2012.
Check out the teaser here:
Norwegian black/jazz band Shining has posted a trailer for the forthcoming DVD "Live Blackjazz." The DVD will be released by Indie Recordings on November 11th, 2011.
Check out the video here:
The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.
You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...
Norwegian extreme metal outfit Enslaved picked up the Spellmann Award for Best Metal Album of 2010 yesterday (Macrh 5th) for their most recent studio release, "Axioma Ethica Odini," which was released last year through Indie Recordings. The award is the Norwegian equivilant to the Grammys and Enslaved thought off tough competition to earn it, beating Shining, Solefald and former Emperor frontman, Ihsahn to scoop the prize.
Former Emperor guitarist and solo artist Ihsahn has been nominated for a Norwegian grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for his latest album "After." Ihsahn also recently announced he has begun writing new material for an upcoming fourth solo album.
Additional details on the awards ceremony can be found at this location. Other metal albums nominated for the award are Enslaved - "Axioma ethica odini," Shining - "Blackjazz," and Solefald - "Norrøn livskunst."
Enslaved, Watain and Shining are among the confirmed bands for the Swiss edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place February 25-27 in Lausanne. The event is produced by Headstrong Music and Les Docks. It will include three days of live performances, exhibitions, a metal market and a conference.
This event will be held at Les Docks and Le Romandie in Lausanne.
Friday, February 25 at Les Docks:
Saturday, February 26 at Les Docks:
Sunday, February 27 at Le Romandie: