Swedish extreme metallers SHINING will start work on their second-ever video in October. The clip, for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt”, will be filmed both during a live concert and in a studio setting. Martin Strandberg, who directed the band’s first video, “Förtvivlan Min Arvedel”, will once again be at the helm along with SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth. Production will be handled by Jussi Hyttinen of FLC415. The live footage will be filmed at a SHINING concert at the Club Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland, on October 5 when the band will end the evening by playing “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” several times. Joining SHINING live on stage for the filming will be Nordman (Håkan Hemlin), one of Sweden’s top pop stars, who originally guested on the track when it was recorded for the band’s latest album.
No information has been revealed yet as to what the studio footage will consist of, but given SHINING‘s reputation and the fact that their first video had to be released in both uncensored and censored versions due to the graphic nature of its content, the new footage is expected to be “interesting.”
The first-ever single released by SHINING, which was exclusively distributed in Sweden via Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in the band’s home country in August by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine containing the CD sold in Sweden was counted towards the certification; the single itself was **not** sold separately.)
The two-track CD single was released by Spinefarm Records and featured “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel”, taken from SHINING‘s new album, “VII / Född Förlorare”, on the “A” side, while a previously unreleased cover of ALICE COOPER‘s “Prince Of Darkness” appeared on the “B” side.
SHINING will enter KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque‘s Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden in January to begin work on the band’s eighth album. SHINING mainman Niklas Kvarforth said, “I am a huge KING DIAMOND fan, and working with Andy was an opportunity I wasn’t going to pass up. He will be attending some of our rehearsals and it will be interesting to see what his input will be to the almost finished album and to SHINING‘s particular sound. Whilst we’re there, we also plan to record some covers for future release. As to the direction ‘VIII’ will take, well, for the time being let’s just say that it will be blacker and more sinister than our previous releases.”