Hard hitting new video from Black Jazz pioneers
Blackjazz trail-blazers Shining have revealed a brand new concept-based video for ‘The Last Stand’, a track from their soon-to-be-released studio album, ‘International Blackjazz Society’; the video depicts a fight to the finish, giving us a rare glimpse into the mythology and values of the International Blackjazz Society …
Within this video – directed by Mitch Massie, known for creating clips for artists such as The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Locust – we witness the ritualistic fight of a society member, attempting to advance to the highest rank within the organisation.
Symbols of their respective membership levels are painted in blood on the backs of each contender. Our hero, belonging to the level 5 “Cikada” part of the Middle Echelon, needs to defeat his opponent belonging to “1:4:9” level 9 and therefore part of the Upper Echelon of the IBS, in order to achieve the highest rank of the Society.
The video concludes by demonstrating how the legendary and honourable “1375” rank is attained; our hero faces and fulfils the virtuous deed of sacrificing one’s own life… under the axe.
“To celebrate the release of Shining’s new album ‘International Blackjazz Society’, we are very happy to give a bit of an insight into the proud roots of the elusive organisation that our new album is named after,” says Jørgen Munkeby, Shining mastermind and Blackjazz instigator.
‘International Blackjazz Society’ is the band’s first release through Spinefarm Records – with whom they have signed a worldwide deal – and is out now.
Official merch bundles offering CD, vinyl, T-shirt & patch options are available here:https://store.universalmusic.com/spinefarm/shining/
Meanwhile, Shining have announced a headline European tour, taking in 15 countries, set to take place in Oct/Nov of this year…
19/11 – London, Underworld
20/11 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
21/11 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
22/11 – Manchester, Sound Control
Tickets available here: http://www.shining.no/tour/