Halloween is shaping up to offer more treats than tricks this year. Earlier today, Watain released a new track and video, and now Shining have returned with a new single. The Swedes have released “Gyllen Portarnas Bro” (“Golden Gate Bridge”) from their forthcoming album, X – Varg Utan Flock (Wolf Without a Pack). It is a lumbering, brooding track that utilizes slide guitar to cast an ominous vibe before exploding into a fantastic ball of fury.
Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth comments:
Our new track, “Gyllene Portarnas Bro” has been in the works since 1999 and is one of the calmer moments on this record. Built around three different parts, it was originally intended for the album, Livets Ändhållplats. It was later reworked for Redefining Darkness, but it wasn’t until now that this song finally started to make sense. Lyrically, it speaks of the seduction of the human mind and spirit, the ultimate destruction of the life cycle of the one being seduced. Indeed, this track sets the mood for the violent darkness that follows.
X – Varg Utan Flock is slated for release on January 5 via Season of Mist. Pre-order it here!
X – Varg Utan Flock Track List:
1. Svart Ostoppbar Eld
2. Gyllene Portarnas Bro
3. Jag Är Din Fiende
4. Han Som Lurar Inom
6. Mot Aokigahara