Sweden’s SHINING Reveals Guest Performances And Track Listing For Upcoming Album

Thursday, 8th August 2013

The long-awaited details about which vocalists would be featuring on 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd, the new album from Sweden’s SHINING, have been announced today. Niklas Kvarforth has chosen some of the most iconic frontmen from extreme music to take part in the project. Slated for release via Dark Essence Records on September 23, 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd will be available both in CD and limited-edition black or white 12-inch vinyl versions, with liner notes by Niklas Kvarforth. All three versions are now available to pre-order from Dark Essence Records.

The six songs on 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd date back to SHINING’s Livets Ändhållplats and Angst era and are in their original pre-production form, with the addition of newly recorded bass and guitars as well as Lars Fredrik Fröslie (ANGST SKVADRON, ASMEGIN) on keyboards, which the band didn’t utilize until their sixth album.

SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth has wanted to do this project for many years now, and he allowed all the vocalists free rein to interpret the songs as they wished and also to sing in their own native languages. Something that Dark Essence’s Martin Kvam feels fits right in with the label’s ethos of mixing tradition with innovation.

Kvam comments: “With 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd, SHINING has really encapsulated what we enjoy doing most as a label, looking back as it does to an earlier period, but with a completely fresh approach and different interpretation of what have now become classics in the field of extreme metal. SHINING fans are certainly not going to be disappointed when they hear what this album has to offer.”


8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd track listing:

1. Terres Des Anonymes (featuring Famine of PESTE NOIRE)
2. Szabadulj Meg Önmagadtól (featuring Attila Csihar of MAYHEM, TORMENTOR)
3. Ett Liv Utan Mening (featuring Pehr Larsson of ALFAHANNE)
4. Selvdestruktivitetens Emissarie (featuring Gaahl of WARDRUNA, ex-GORGOROTH)
5. Black Industrial Misery (featuring Maniac of SKITLIV, ex-MAYHEM)
6. Through Corridors Of Oppression


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