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Shining Black - 'A Hundred Thousand Shades Of Black'


Το 2014 ο Mark Boals είχε αντικαταστήσει τον Roberto Tiranti στους Labÿrinth. Στα δύο χρόνια που έμεινε ως τραγουδιστής η Ιταλική μπάντα δεν κυκλοφόρησε κάτι. Υπήρχαν τραγούδια που ηχογραφήθηκαν όμως.

Αυτό ήταν και το έναυσμα σε Boals και Ölaf Thorsen για την δημιουργία του συγκροτήματος Shining Black. Το ομώνυμο ντεμπούτο τους κυκλοφόρησε πρόπερσι, ενώ ο διάδοχός του είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Postcards From The End Of The World" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα Μαρτίου...

Ο δίσκος των Shining Black 'Postcards From The End Of The World'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second studio album from Shining Black, "Postcards From The End Of The World" on March 18, 2022.

Shining Black is a melodic metal band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). Their self-titled debut (2020) showcased cutting edge melodic metal songwriting techniques from Thorsen combined with the outstanding vocal abilities of Boals.

Thorsen and Boals now present “Postcards From the End of the World”, their sophomore album, which again highlights the outstanding collaboration between the two musicians. This album takes up where the debut left off, comprising ten songs of modern power metal with the combination of Boals’ lung-busting vocals and Thorsen’s blistering guitar skills.

Completing the lineup are Oleg Smirnoff on keyboards & piano, Nik Mazzucconi on bass, and Matt Peruzzi on drums. The roots of Thorsen and Boal's artistic collaboration goes back to 2014, when the Italian power / progressive metal band Labyrinth was faced with the dilemma of moving forward without their long-time singer Roberto Tiranti.

The band invited Boals to join them and began work on new songs which would have been released on the band’s next album. However, Mark's busy schedule at the time did not fit in with the recording plans Labyrinth had at the time and ultimately their work together stalled. (Tiranti would eventually rejoin Labyrinth and release a new record, “Architecture of a God”.)

Despite not getting to work together in Labyrinth, Mark and Olaf remained in touch and when the occasion arose, by suggestion from Frontiers, the two artists took the opportunity to work together and thus the Shining Black project was born. Shining Black's second album will once again delight power metal fans with its accomplished musicianship and empowering vocals... Euro-metal fans get excited!»

Band: Shining Black
Video: "A Hundred Thousand Shades Of Black"
Album: "Postcards From The End Of The World"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 18th, 2022
Label: Frontiers Music srl

Track listing:
01. Postcards From The End Of The World
02. Higher Than The World
03. We Are Death Angels
04. Summer Solstice Under Delphi's Sky
05. Like Leaves In November
06. A Hundred Thousand Shades Of Black
07. Faded Pictures Of Me
08. Mirror Of Time
09. Fear And Loathing
10. Time Heals, They Say

Band members:
Mark Boals - Vocals
Olaf Thorsen - Guitars
Oleg Smirnoff - Keyboards & Piano
Nik Mazzucconi - Bass

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