Shining - Avantgarde band from Norway which rose as a jazz quartet and during the years was gradually changed into cold, dark, synthetically needled avantgarde metal with black metal influences. To see them live is usually a big experience so let's hope they will deliver the same on the BA festival and let's get focused on their show.
Misery Index - Rough ornithological death/ grind hails from Baltimore US. The band delivers heavy riffing with one of the fastest and most powerful baterry on the current scene with mr. Jason Netherton behind the mic. So once the power of music should kill someone, you will be killed.
H2O - hails Brutal Assault for the very first time ever with their music roots from NY ghettos. These HC /punkers will enlarge the variety of BA artists and will reveal that their music is heavy enough but just from a bit different perspective.
The cover artwork (by Michal Pawlowski) for "8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd", the new album from Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 23 via Dark Essence Records.
"8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd" will be made available in both 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 at this location.
While the use of the number 8 ½ may seem a little strange to denote what would effectively be a ninth full-length album from the band, its use is deliberate because "8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd" is a rather special beast from SHINING, consisting of six songs from the "Livets Ändhållplats" and "Angst" era in their original pre-production versions but with the addition of newly recorded bass and guitars, as well as Lars Fredrik Fröslie's
Dark Essence Records will release an album with different SHINING songs that hark back to an earlier era for the Swedish extreme metal band. Rather than simply re-issue the original tracks, SHINING has decided not only to re-record the songs, but re-record them using a number of different vocalists. The album, which will be available in both CD and LP versions will be titled "8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd"and will appear in September of this year.
Commenting on the idea behind the album, SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth had this to say: "Some of you may remember that five years ago we revealed that we had plans to re-record our debut album and then have six different vocalists doing their own interpretations of the songs instead of merely having them singing on the already set paradigms. You may also be aware that recently we have been working extremely hard to reclaim our birthright by releasing older bootlegs through our webshop in an effort to put an end to this fucking