Norwegian Blackjazz band Shining have disclosed that ‘International Blackjazz Society’ will be the title of their upcoming full-length album, due out on October 16th. ‘International Blackjazz Society’ is the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records, with whom they have signed a worldwide deal.
Just as Venom created ‘Black Metal’ in the early ’80s, so Shining can proudly put their name to ‘Blackjazz’ – also the title of their 2010 album, a Top 10 record in Norway. Following ‘Blackjazz’ came the excellent ‘One One One’ (2013), and now it’s time for studio album number seven; as with ‘Blackjazz’ & ‘One One One’, ‘International Blackjazz Society’ has been mixed by Sean Beavan (Depeche Mode, A Perfect Circle, Slayer etc.), and mastered in Los Angeles by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Beastie Boys etc.).
Meanwhile, a live video clip for ‘The Last Stand’ can be seen here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/NOPO21501100
‘The Last Stand’ is available for instant download upon digital pre-order of ‘International Blackjazz Society’.
In addition to this, Shining have announced a headline European tour, taking in 15 countries, set to take place in Oct/Nov this year.
Tourdates:28/10 - Gothenburg, Fangelset (SE)
29/10 - Copenhagen, Lille Vega (DK)
30/10 - Hamburg, Überjazz (DE)
31/10 - Dresden, Groovestation (DE)
01/11 - Krakow, Fabryka (PL)
02/11 - Warsaw, Hydrozagadka (PL)
03/11 - Wroclaw, Liverpool Club (PL)
04/11 - Prague, Lucerna Music Bar (CZ)
05/11 - Vienna, Viper Room (AT)
06/11 - Budapest, A38 (HU)
07/11 - Ljubljana, Kino Siska (SI)
08/11 - Bologna, Locomotiv (IT)
09/11 - Milan, Lo-Fi (IT)
10/11 - Winterthur, Salzhaus (CH)
12/11 - Luxembourg, Sonic Visions (LU)
13/11 - Frankfurt, Nachtleben (DE)
14/11 - Stuttgart, Keller Klub (DE)
15/11 - Utrecht, Tivoli de Helling (NL)
16/11 - Bochum, Matrix (DE)
17/11 - Brussels, Rotonde Botanique (BE)
18/11 - Paris, Divan Du Monde (FR)
19/11 - London, Underworld (UK)
20/11 - Glasgow, Ivory Blacks (UK)
21/11 - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (UK)
22/11 - Manchester, Sound Control (UK)
The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist & songwriter Jørgen Munkeby, Norwegian band Shining have been breaking down musical barriers for the past 15 years, mixing progressive, technical metal, jazz, avant-garde and experimental sounds with cutting-edge visuals and blazing live performances. Along the way, Munkeby (skilled saxophonist & guitarist, a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music) has released a number of Shining albums, collected awards, toured with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan & Devin Townsend, and effectively forged a whole new musical genre.