Dark rock/metal band Outshine (Gothenburg Sweden) (Type O Negative, Paradise Lost, Amorphis) released "Prelude to Descent" fall 2013 with great reviews (see further down), did an Scandinavian tour with mighty Gothic Metal icons Paradise Lost in September 2013 and their 7th US tour in May 2014. The band is now working on a brand new album entitled “1313” that will be released 2016/2017.
The band has a great follow world-wide with a viral reach on the web of +46.000 fans and brand new video for the single “Agony” can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av_xkFUjiLw
It is also found at Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UKWgEl3R0zs0CVOgQBVgI .
The single was released together with Close-Up Magazine and it has gotten great feedback, air time in Swedish national radio (P3 Rock) and is marking a direction back to the dark, gothic metal roots Outshine once came from. The band was formed back in 1995 by Jimmy Norberg and was a studio project between 1995-2003.
The band has also signed with Brazilian management Millennium Eventos for an Outshine launch in Brazil.
The new album “1313” will be recorded in Grand Recordings, Gothenburg, Sweden (M.A.N, Transport League, Hide The Knives, Sister Sin, Troublemakers, Outshine etc), the same studio which recorded the new single “Agony” and the album “Prelude To Descent”.
The new album will be produced by Jimmy Norberg and Svein Jensen and mastered by Göran Finnberg (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames).
The band is using session musician when performing live. Drummers Janna Jaloma (Despite, Ex-Deals Death), Adde Larsson (ex-Massive Audio Nerve, Ex-Engel, Ex-Svarte Pan) & Jonas Källsbäck (Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak, Orchid) has and are playing live shows and bass player Niklas Ingvarsson (Tales of Troy, Ex-Insomnia) is the current session bass player.
Dead Tree Music (part of Dead Tree Group AB)
I Was Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLN5-yb2Sps&list=PL0D494AC43F4C83E4
iPhone / Android app (free): http://www.reverbnation.com/theoutshine/app
Facebook - www.facebook.com/outshinesweden
Reverbnation - www.reverbnation.com/outshineofficial
Webb - www.theoutshine.com
YouTube - www.youtube.com/theoutshine
Spotify - https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UKWgEl3R0zs0CVOgQBVgI
Jimmy Norberg - guitars, electronica
Micke Holm - vocals
Janne Jaloma - drums
Niklas Ingvarsson - bass
Album "Bad Things Always End Bad" (2007 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Single "Love For The Music" (2009 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Album "Until We Are Dead" (2009 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Single “Addiction” (2013 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Single “I Was Nothing” (2013 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Single “Falling” (2013 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Album “Prelude To Descent” (2013 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Single “Agony” (2014 Dead Tree Music / Sound Pollution)
Album “1313” (2016/2017 TBA)
ROCKNYTT.NET (SWE) 8+/10
SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE (SWE) 8/10
CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE (SWE) 7/10
ROCKBLADET (SWE) 8/10
ZERO MAGAZINE (SWE) 7/10
HEAVYMETAL.DK (DK) 8/10
METAL DISCOVERY (UK) 8.5/10
MUSICOPOLIS (ESP) 8/10
MUSICA HEAVY (ESP) 8/10
MEGASTACJA ROCK (POL) 4/5
HARDROCK HAVEN (UK) 8.5/10
DAILY-ROCK (FR) 3/4
STORMBRINGER (AUT) 3.5/5
FUELED MAGAZINE (BEL) 75/100
HARD ROCK HIDEOUT (USA) 7/10
HEAVYHELL (SWE) 9/10
HEAVYSOUND (FR) 7/10
MEDAZZAROCK (CZ/GER) 7.5/10
SLAVE TO METAL (SWE) 8/10
HALLOWED (SWE) 5/7
AGONYZONE (SWE) 5/5
-Statement about the new album 1313-
Jimmy Norberg (founder and guitarist) statement about the upcoming new album and the direction in which Outshine is heading:
“Well, this is perhaps a bit harsh but we really don´t like how the world is developing as of now. Mankind are more and more similar to a plague, just trying to take advantage of everything that comes our way, very similar to any locust that is draining all resources then moves on. Egoism is spreading like fire, "me, me, me, I want that but I don´t wanna work for it, pay for it or take responsibilities for my actions".
The world has become a darker and more twisted place and our feeling is that mankind has lost direction. All the jolly and fast excitements that "please" people in TV, social media, commercials, eating/drinking and obscene consumption is only leading to depression, obesity, poverty, making people stupid and it creates bigger gaps between wealthy and poor. this is also generating the right wing motion we see all over the world.
"It is always somebody else fault, I can keep living my life and I don´t give a shit about others or what my actions means to the world or other people."
The so called “happiness” is just polluting mankind's mind even more, makes it worse and are leading us all into something we deep inside of us doesn´t want. We beleive if we all take OWN RESPONISBILITY we can turn everything around. We can´t wait for someone else to solve our problems and during that time just sit around and let ourselves become slaves under the system.
We will try and visualize all this in the new album "1313" to try and influence people to use the darkness into something good. Start questioning the system, the "reality" which is just polluting us as strong individuals and making us weak and easy to manipulate. But together people can make a difference. Embrace the dark.
It´s hard to put words on what we feel but with the style of videos, music, lyrics, graphics in Outshine and the upcoming new album "1313" we´ll try and influence people to start questioning the system and get in charge of our lives and our world."