Norwegian quintet SHINING are about to unleash their fourth full length album entitled Blackjazz on February 2, 2010. Their determination to create new sounds and cross boundaries has only been further stepped up with their latest ear-crushing achievement.
An unstoppable force made out of small bits and pieces that hit in the right place at the right time, Blackjazz is a synchronized launch of attacks in SHINING’s hard hitting hybrid of jazz and metal. Joining forces with the technical prowess and extensive musical knowledge and experience from renowned producer/engineer Sean Beavan (NIN, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER), Blackjazz elevates and intensifies the band’s vision with a more extreme sound and an undeniable aggressiveness and catchiness rarely found in metal. The album also features vocals by Grutle Kjellson (ENSLAVED) on a cover of KING CRIMSON’s classic “21st Century Schizoid Man.”
1. “The Madness and the Damage Done” 2. “Fisheye!” 3. “Exit Sun” 4. “Exit Sun” 5. “Healter Skelter” 6. “The Madness and the Damage Done” 7. “Blackjazz Deathtrance” 8. “Omen” 9. “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Check out the band perform “Fisheye” live at NRK Store Studio in Norway: