Shining (NOR) Say Goodbye To Blackjazz With New Album “Animal”, Stream Title Track


Shining (NOR) have set October 19th as the release date for their new album “Animal“. The group will have that album out via Spinefarm Records and are now streaming the title track. The band produced the effort alongside Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) while Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm) took on the mixing.

According to the band’s Jørgen Munkeby, the album finds the band moving on from their ‘blackjazz’ phase, including abandoning the trademark saxophone. He said of that:

“I was tired of doing the same thing. I was done with ‘blackjazz’ and wanted to create something new and exciting. I needed a change. I’m finally at the point where I have nothing to lose and everything to win. We had 360 degrees to play with so we could’ve gone in any direction. This new record is more Muse than Meshuggah, more Ghost than Gojira, and more Biffy Clyro than Burzum!”

Speaking of the album’s title track, Munkeby offered “When we wrote ‘Animal,’ we knew that we would want to announce the album with that song! It’s just such a fun and rocking number, and I also can’t wait to open our live shows with it! Wolf howl, and GO!”. The previously released track “Everything Dies” will also appear on “Animal“.

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