℗ 2022 Frontiers Records
Released March 18, 2022
Duration 49m 31s
Record Label Frontiers Records s.r.l.
Catalogue No. FRD1208
Genre Metal
 

Postcards from the End of the World

Shining Black

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1.1
Postcards from the End of the World
Shining Black
3:48
1.2
Higher Than the World
Shining Black
5:44
1.3
We Are Death Angels
Shining Black
4:52
1.4
Summer Solstice Under Delphi's Sky
Shining Black
4:29
1.5
Like Leaves in November
Shining Black
5:29
1.6
A Hundred Thousand Shades of Black
Shining Black
4:54
1.7
Faded Pictures of Me
Shining Black
5:42
1.8
Mirror of Time
Shining Black
5:28
1.9
Fear and Loathing
Shining Black
3:59
1.10
Time Heals, They Say
Shining Black
5:06
Shining Black is a melodic metal band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Ölaf Thorson (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). Thorson 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, comprised of 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 Thorson 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!
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Frontiers Records s.r.l. Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.20
-1.20 to -1.20
-13.01
-13.71 to -12.57
8
7 to 8
1
Postcards from the End of the World
-1.20-13.348
2
Higher Than the World
-1.20-12.897
3
We Are Death Angels
-1.20-12.928
4
Summer Solstice Under Delphi's Sky
-1.20-12.808
5
Like Leaves in November
-1.20-13.548
6
A Hundred Thousand Shades of Black
-1.20-12.668
7
Faded Pictures of Me
-1.20-13.718
8
Mirror of Time
-1.20-12.677
9
Fear and Loathing
-1.20-12.578
10
Time Heals, They Say
-1.20-12.978

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