Today, I saw that the Swedish black metal band Shining has debuted a new track from the upcoming EP “Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt”. The special thing about the new EP is the cover songs of course. In this album, Shining has covered bands like Katatonia, Kent, Imperiet and Poets of The Fall. The debuted song is a Katatonia cover “For My Demons” and it’s pretty good! The cover can be listened here.

The frontman Niklas Kvarforth made the following statement about the new EP :

“In no way should this EP be seen as a new direction for Shining and it is absolutely no indication of what you can expect from our upcoming eighth album. Like most musicians neither myself, nor the rest of the band, restrict ourselves to listening to only one genre of music. We all have eclectic tastes, and finding ourselves with some spare time in the studio, we recorded a total of six covers, and decided to release four of them. This EP simply represents some of the artists and music that we like. We know that those fans of Shining who limit themselves to a narrow musical spectrum will hate the album, but that really is of no concern to us.”

“Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt” will be released on May 16 via Spinefarm Records. The real deal which is the next album will be released this fall.