There are covers, and then there are covers. Shining’s version of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” is the latter, a roiling, screaming beast of wails, beats, and static.
Norway’s Shining, which gave a name to its genre with 2010 album Blackjazz, has a new record coming out May 28 on Prosthetic. Entitled One One One, the album includes the recently unveiled riff-rocker “I Won’t Forget” (see the sci-fi music video here).
Now the band has made stems available for download and is holding a remix competition of the single. The three best versions, picked by front-man Jørgen Munkeby, will be posted on the band’s social-media sites, and each winner will receive a Shining button-up, the “Blackjazz Rebel,” pictured below. So download that application, send it back to the band, and get to cutting.
The first video from Shining’s One One One is here, and it’s a sci-fi catharsis of one man’s lasting pain. Directed by Kyrre Larsen, “I Won’t Forget” is a blistering dose of metallic, whirring, jazz-tinged riff rock. Watch it below and mark your calendars for May 28.
Following the band’s superlative, groundbreaking album Blackjazz in 2010, progressive metal outfit Shining (the Norwegian former jazz band, not the Swedish suicidal metal band) is back this year with a new full-length, One One One. Its first single, “I Won’t Forget,” is still en route to America, with a seemingly spectacular video to match a gnarly rock/metal tune. Get a glimpse of the futuristic, industrialized visuals, directed by Kyrre Larsen (who also did “Fisheye”), and get ready.