Swedish black metallers Shining are set to release an EP of cover songs with a choice of material that will come as a surprise to many of the band's fans. The four-track EP, titled Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt, includes tracks from Katatonia, Kent, Imperiet and Poets Of The Fall, and is due for release via Spinefarm Records on May 16th. Whilst Katatonia is an internationally recognised name, Kent and Thåström's Imperiet are relatively unknown outside of Sweden, where they are two of the country's biggest names, and Poets Of The Fall is a Finnish band with a substantial following in their own country. Cover art is by Pauline Greefhorst.




Commenting on the decision to release an EP of covers, as well as on the choice of material, Shining's front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth had this to say: "In no way should this EP be seen as a new direction for Shining, and it is absolutely no indication of what you can expect from our upcoming eighth album. Like most musicians neither myself, nor the rest of the band, restrict ourselves to listening to only one genre of music. We all have eclectic tastes, and finding ourselves with some spare time in the studio, we recorded a total of six covers, and decided to release four of them. This EP simply represents some of the artists and music that we like. We know that those fans of Shining who limit themselves to a narrow musical spectrum will hate the album, but that really is of no concern to us."

Shining's eighth, as yet untitled, full-length album will be released in autumn of this year.


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Posted: 17.04.2012 by BudDa



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Mr. Doctor - 17.04.2012 at 14:01  
Heh, I knew I would hear Shining doing a Kent cover sooner or later. I'm curious to say the least since I'm a Kent fan.
Boxcar Willy - 17.04.2012 at 14:30  
After his interviews, that title makes me laugh haha.
Slayer666 - 17.04.2012 at 14:51  
Dying to know which Katatonia song they'll cover.
Milena - 17.04.2012 at 14:52  
"We know that those fans of Shining who limit themselves to a narrow musical spectrum will hate the album, but that really is of no concern to us."
Dude, way to burn your own fans
reinka0s - 17.04.2012 at 15:00  
Written by Slayer666 on 17.04.2012 at 14:51

Dying to know which Katatonia song they'll cover.

Yeah! me too
InnerSelf - 17.04.2012 at 15:23  
Psyched about that Kent song, and I think the Katatonia song might be off Discouraged Ones but that's just me guessing
Lucas - 17.04.2012 at 16:02  
Kent rules the world, let's see how Shining covers them.
Troy Killjoy - 17.04.2012 at 16:33  
Written by Milena on 17.04.2012 at 14:52
Dude, way to burn your own fans

Kvarforth has been ripping his fans for a while now. That statement isn't really anything new.
InnerSelf - 17.04.2012 at 21:46  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.04.2012 at 16:33

Written by Milena on 17.04.2012 at 14:52
Dude, way to burn your own fans

Kvarforth has been ripping his fans for a while now. That statement isn't really anything new.

S&M leanings ?
Mr. Doctor - 17.04.2012 at 22:06  
Written by Lucas on 17.04.2012 at 16:02

Kent rules the world, let's see how Shining covers them.


Anything from Du & Jag Döden, (but specially the opener) would be a welcome cover.
Troy Killjoy - 17.04.2012 at 22:32  
Written by InnerSelf on 17.04.2012 at 21:46
S&M leanings ?

Possibly, if only for publicity purposes.
Mr. Doctor - 17.04.2012 at 22:33  
Written by Guest on 17.04.2012 at 22:19

I don't know why, but "Livräddaren" instantly popped into my mind. A cover of "En Himmelsk Drog" would be fun also. Well, many tracks they could cover..


Considering that many Kent songs are actually pretty dark in terms of lyrics, any song between Isola up to and including Du & Jag Döden would work perfectly. En Himmelsk Drog is one of my favorite tracks by them.
AngelofDeth - 18.04.2012 at 01:28  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 17.04.2012 at 14:30

After his interviews, that title makes me laugh haha.

haahah hilarious
AngelofDeth - 18.04.2012 at 01:28  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 17.04.2012 at 14:30

After his interviews, that title makes me laugh haha.

haahah hilarious
LeChron James - 18.04.2012 at 02:46  
I don't even thinking that Kvarforth is ripping Shining fans. He's just keeping it real, since there is definite a demographic of people in the metal world that limit themselves to an extremely narrow spectrum of music.
Warman - 18.04.2012 at 12:25  
Whoa, looking forward to the Kent and Imperiet cover. As stated, they're HUGE here in Sweden. A kick ass version of Imperiet's "Var e vargen" would be something special.
Slayer666 - 18.04.2012 at 17:03  
Written by InnerSelf on 17.04.2012 at 15:23

and I think the Katatonia song might be off Discouraged Ones but that's just me guessing


Definitively something from one of the first 3 albums, and seeing how this EP gives me a "non-metal" vibe, I'm guessing you're most likely right.

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