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Shining (Swe) reveal an impressive number of guest vocalists are on their new album


You may recall about a week ago when we told you about the forthcoming album from Swedish nihilistic black metal army Shining and were kind enough to give you the artwork and release date. Well, we’re back to them today, because the band has revealed a few more details about it, including the tracklisting and the guest vocalists that will appear. The album, 8½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd will feature six songs from an early era of the band in original pre-production form, but with newly added bass and keyboard, courtesy of Lars Frederik Fröslie. The guest vocalists, to the surprise of no one, are among some of the most iconic figures in black metal.

Tracklisting is as follows:

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 GOD SEED, WARDRUNA, EX GORGOROTH

5. Black Industrial Misery featuring  MANIAC of SKITLIV, EX MAYHEM

6. Through Corridors Of Oppression featuring  KVARFORTH himself

That’s a pretty impressive list of vocalists for sure. Attila Csihar has always been one of my favourites for his distinctive use of strangled growls rather than your typical black metal shrieks, and Famine is also one of the best in black metal outside of Norway. The only thing left to reveal is one of the songs in its new incarnation, which we can only hope comes soon. This is shaping up to be quite a tantalizing release.

But, in the continued absence of music from the album, I’ll leave you with the album V – Halmstad which, in my opinion, is Shining’s best work.

8½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd can be pre-ordered at Shining’s webstore right now in various formats, though I am disappointed at the lack of the trvest of formats, the mighty cassette tape.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for this release? Does this impressive line-up get your juices flowing? Sound off in the comments!

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