The first ever single released by Extreme Metallers SHINING, has gone gold in the band’s home country of Sweden with 10,000 copies sold – a feat made more extraordinary due to the fact that the single was only released in Sweden itself. The two-track CD single, which sold out virtually instantaneously, was released by Spinefarm Records and featured “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel”, taken from the new album “VII / Född Förlorare”, on the “A Side”, whilst a previously un-released cover of ALICE COOPER’s “Prince of Darkness” featured on the “B Side”.
Amidst rumours that a new single would appear shortly with a world-wide release this time, SHINING front man and founder NIKLAS KVARFORTH said “I never thought I would have a SHINING gold record hanging on my bathroom wall. I want thank all our past, present and future fans for helping us turn our world into a worse place to live, and pray for the day we will be able to infect other countries on such a big scale!”
Earlier this year “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” also featured on SHINING’s first video to be produced in 15 years of their frequently controversial career. Despite having to be released in both censored and uncensored versions because of the graphic nature of some of the scenes, and despite having an age restriction slapped on it, the video has so far received over 94,000 views since its release a little over three months ago.
More information about SHINING can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/shininghalmstad
You can hear both A and B sides of SHINING’s gold single On the SoundCloud player below:
Shining on MySpace: www.myspace.com/shininghalmstad
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Shining on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/shining