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Shining Reveals Art For "8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd"

Sweden's Shining (not to be confused with the Norwegian band of the same name that recently released the "One One One" album) will be teaming up with Dark Essence Records to release a new full-length album.

The band today reveals the cover art by Michal Pawlowski, available below. To be titled “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd,” the album will be released in both CD and limited edition black or white 12” vinyl versions, with liner notes by Niklas Kvarforth, and is set to appear on the 23rd of September. All three versions are now available to pre-order from Dark Essence Records at this location or direct from the band here.

While the use of the number 8 ½ may seem a little strange to denote what would effectively be a 9th full-length album from the band, its use is deliberate because “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd” is a rather special beast from Shining, consisting as it does of six songs from the “Livets Ändhållplats” and “Angst” era in their original pre-production versions but with the addition of newly recorded bass and guitars, as well as Lars Fredrik Fröslie’s keyboards, which the band didn’t start using until its sixth album.

Additionally, the vocals on each of the tracks will be performed by six different vocalists who have added their own interpretation and given a totally different dimension to all the songs. It’s a project that the Shining founder and frontman has wanted to do for many years now, and according to a press release also "serves as a kick in the teeth to all the bootleggers who have tried to illegally earn money for themselves off the back of the band’s hard work and creativity."

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