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SHINING Make ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ Album Available For Streaming In Its Entirety
January 7th, 2018

Halmstad, Sweden-based extreme metal group Shining issued tenth full-length studio album X – Varg Utan Flock (English translation: ‘Wolf Without A Pack’) on January 5th, 2018 through Season Of Mist.

The album has been made available for streaming in its entirety and can be accessed via the YouTube link below.

X – Varg Utan Flock acts as a successor to fifth studio outing V – Halmstad (Niklas angående Niklas), which emerged in June 2007.

The outing was recorded, mixed and mastered by King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. La Rocque also contributes a guess guitar solo on the track ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’, while Finnish pianist Olli Ahvenlahti is featured on the song ‘Tolvtusenfyrtioett’.

Cover artwork was created by Kevin Rolly.

The track listing is as follows;

01. ‘Svart Ostoppbar Eld’
02. ‘Gyllene Portarnas Bro’
03. ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’ (feat. Andy La Rocque)
04. ‘Han Som Lurar Inom’
05. ‘Tolvtusenfyrtioett’ (feat. Olli Ahvenlahti)
06. ‘Mot Aokigahara’

Shining’s recording line-up was as follows;

Niklas Kvarforth (vocals)
Peter Huss (guitars)
Euge Valovirta (guitars)
Marcus Hammarström (bass)
Jarle Byberg (drums)

Ten-inch EP Fiende was released on November 24th, the A-side being the track ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’. The B-side contained an acoustic cover version of the song ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ (The Coffinshakers).

Ninth studio record IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends was released in June 2015 via Season Of Mist.

Promotional photograph by Špela Bergant.