The avant-garde Norwegian group Shining – whose unique "blackjazz" hybrid of extreme progressive metal, experimental jazz-fusion and industrial precision has earned extensive international acclaim – will release "One One One," their first studio album in three years, this spring in Europe.
Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), "One One One" sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on 2010's landmark "Blackjazz." That album – hailed by the New York Times as "a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal" – scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10 and saw the group tour around the globe, from high-profile U.S. events like SXSW and CMJ to the large stages of European summer festivals. One such performance was captured on "Live Blackjazz," an ambitious CD/DVD released on 11.11.11 that saw the group perform the album in full before a sold-out crowd in their home country.
“One One One” was released in Norway on April 5th and received rave reviews:
Gaffa: 6/6 «Blackjazz ‘til your ears bleed.»
Aftenposten: 5/6 «Hard, hard, hard.»
Dagbladet: 5/6 «Catchy madness.»
VG: 5/6 «One One One is awesome, and well worth the wait since the breakthrough album Blackjazz».
Metalsucks.net: "HOT DAMN, so good!!" "Infectious pretty much from note one [one one]."