“Shining is both beautiful and disgusting.”
“Intense torment of the soul without kitsch and clichés – SHINING surpass their last albums.”
Iconic Swedish metal band SHINING have unleashed the second new single, “Avsändare Okänd”, off of their upcoming self-titled Napalm Records debut, ‘Shining’, out on September 15, 2023! Formed in 1996 and known as one of the most controversial and musically brilliant bands in the black metal scene and beyond, SHINING present their eleventh offering that proves even darker than ever before.
According to the band themselves, ‘Shining’ “will be a downward journey in stereo that will drown the world in a mesmerizing, inescapable darkness”. The sinister, lurking second single “Avsändare Okänd” is one of the most vicious and brutal songs in the band’s history. The unsettling accompanying lyric video adds to the disturbing atmosphere of the track.
Niklas Kvarforth on “Avsändare Okänd”:
“Our second single, ‘Avsändare Okänd’, could best be described as what ‘Halmstad’ or ‘Varg Utan Flock’ could have sounded if recorded with the current lineup. It’s the opening track of our new album and classic SHINING at its absolute darkest.
“The physical version also includes a Danzig cover on the B-side, which will not be released digitally.”
Watch the Lyric Video for “Avsändare Okänd” HERE