News: Shining Release Second Single, ‘Avsändare Okänd’ and Disturbing Lyric Video

Legendary Swedish black metal band Shining have released the second new single, “Avsändare Okänd” with a disturbing lyric video, off of their self-titled, Napalm Records debut, Shining.

Watch the Lyric Video for “Avsändare Okänd” on YouTube:

The band share their thoughts:

“Shining will be a downward journey in stereo that will drown the world in a mesmerizing, inescapable darkness.”

Niklas Kvarforth shares his thoughts on “Avsändare Okänd”:

“Our second single, “Avsändare Okänd,” could best be described as what “Halmstad” or “Varg Utan Flock” could have sounded if recorded with the current lineup. It’s the opening track of our new album and classic Shining at its absolute darkest.

Kvarforth adds:

“Ingo Spörl has managed to do what I never thought was possible, creating a lyric video for SHINING without any direct involvement from any member of the band. His visualization of “Avsändare Okänd” is chillingly similar to how I myself would have done it if I had Ingo’s skills. Enjoy the haunting second single from our forthcoming eleventh album!”

Niklas Kvarforth talks about the new album:

“This is our self-titled, 11th studio album, and it is drenched in an instantly recognizable sound which has been perfected over the last three decades, and that, today, has become the trademark of the band.” According to the press release:


Niklas Kvarforth – Vocals
Charles Hedger – Guitar
Nicolas Barker – Drums
Peter Huss – Guitar
Alex Friberg – Bass
Tuomas Tahvanainen – Noise and Discomfort

Get the album Shining here.

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Photo courtesy of Claudio Marino

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