Shining Black unleash single from the forthcoming album “Postcards From The End Of The World”!

Melodic Metaillers’ Shining Black is a new band fresh off the Frontiers conveyor belt. The quintet features vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire & Royal Hunt) and guitarist Olof Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divide) on their Self- titled Debut via Frontiers Music SRL released on July 10th, 2020.

Shining Black is a new band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Ölaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). Their upcoming self-titled debut album showcases cutting edge melodic metal songwriting techniques from Thorsen combined with the outstanding vocal abilities of Boals.

Says Thorsen: “It has been a wonderful experience and a great joy to work with Mark. He has always been an icon and an extraordinary singer, but, as I found out during the making of ‘Shining Black’, he is also a nice and humble person. His taste and his melodies fit so easily and perfectly with my music, that when I listen to this album I feel like we’ve been playing together forever.

Each time we were exchanging our ideas and sending files, the songs were literally taking off! Every part added something to the songs and it was taking the whole thing to another level. I was incredibly eager to receive Mark’s demos so that I could add more arrangements and send everything back to him, in order to take it a step further. This is one of the most melodic albums I’ve ever written and has some of my best songs ever. I’m definitely looking forward to writing more music with him and Shining Black.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Postcards From The End Of The World
  2. Higher Than The World
  3. We Are Death Angels
  4. Summer Solstice Under Delphi’s Sky
  5. Like Leaves In November
  6. A Hundred Thousand Shades Of Black
  7. Faded Pictures Of Me
  8. Mirror Of Time
  9. Fear And Loathing
  10. Time Heals, They Say

Line-Up:

  • Mark Boals – Vocals
  • Olaf Thorsen – Guitars
  • Oleg Smirnoff – Keyboards
  • Nik Mazzucconi – Bass
  • Matt Peruzzi – Drums

Shining Black unleash single from the forthcoming album “Postcards From The End Of The World”!

February 26, 2022

Melodic Metaillers’ Shining Black is a new band fresh off the Frontiers conveyor belt. The quintet features vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire & Royal Hunt) and guitarist Olof Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divide) on their Self- titled Debut via Frontiers Music SRL released on July 10th, 2020. Shining Black is a new band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Ölaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). Their upcoming self-titled debut album showcases cutting edge melodic metal songwriting techniques from Thorsen combined with the outstanding vocal abilities of Boals. Says Thorsen: “It has been a wonderful experience and a great joy to work with Mark. He has always been an icon and an extraordinary singer, but, as I found out during the making of ‘Shining Black’, he is also a nice and humble person. His taste and his melodies fit so easily and perfectly with my music, that when I listen to this album I feel like we’ve been playing together forever. Each time we were exchanging our ideas and sending files, the songs were literally taking off! Every part added something to the songs and it was taking the whole thing to another…

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