Blackjazz. If you aren’t already familiar with this term, now is the time. Shining frontman and multi-instrumentalist Jorgen Munkeby has coined the perfect name for himself (and the entire band) with his fusion of jazzy saxophone and industrial metal – just in case Norway hasn’t done quite enough for music at this point. And with the upcoming release of Shining’s seventh studio album, “International Blackjazz Society”, they’re only getting bigger and better.
Metal Wani’s writer Sandra Yeomans was fortunate enough to have a chat with Jorgen before the band embarks upon a short European tour in support of the new album. They discuss writing new material, the creation of the word “blackjazz”, the physical dangers of being a musician, and much more.
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