June 2, 2023
Shining Black Featuring Vocalist Mark Boals & Guitarist Olaf Thorsen Release New Song "Just Another Day"

Shining Black is a new band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Ölaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). Their self-titled debut showcases cutting edge melodic metal songwriting techniques from Thorsen combined with the outstanding vocal abilities of Boals.

The roots of this new metal collaboration go back to the year 2014 when the Italian power/progressive metal band Labyrinth was faced with the dilemma of moving forward without their long-time singer Roberto Tiranti. After much consideration, the band chose to work with none other than Mark Boals and started to work on new songs which would have been released on the band’s next album; however, the busy schedule kept by Mark did not fit in with the recording plans the band had at the time. Therefore, Labyrinth, after some years on hiatus, went ahead with a new record (“Architecture of a God”) once again with Tiranti.

Despite not getting to work together, Mark and Ölaf remained in touch. When the occasion arose, by a suggestion from Frontiers, the two artists took the opportunity to work together. Thus the Shining Black project was born. All in all, this is a fabulous melodic metal record that the Frontiers label is beyond proud to present to all the discerning metal fans out there!


The House Of The Fallen Souls

The Boogeyman

My Life

A Sad Song

Shining Black

Just Another Day

Where Are Your Gods

The Carousel

The Day We Said Goodbye

We Fall


Mark Boals – Vocals

Olaf Thorsen – Guitars

Oleg Smirnoff – Keyboards

Nik Mazzucconi – Bass

Matt Peruzzi – Drums

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