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Shining

Formed: 1997
From: Halmstad, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Shining News

Below is our complete Shining news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Shining Comments On Album Delay

After previously discussing the band's new album being delayed, Shining's Niklas Kvarforth has now issued the following statement clarifying the situation:

"We have spoken to our producer regarding 'Shining VII' and have come to realize that he is also not to blame for the delay in finishing the album, but rather that it has been caused by a lack of communication between all the parties concerned – these being the label, the producer and ourselves.

"We are happy with the outcome of our discussions, and expect that the album will be fully mixed and mastered by the second week in January, after which time we will hopefully be able to get more information regarding a release date. In the meantime, we would like to thank all the fans for their patience and for all the messages we have been receiving over the past months."

Shining is set to tour with fellow Swedes Watain in February and March of next year. Dates so far confirmed are as follows: More...

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Shining Issues Band Update

Swedish black metal act Shining has posted the following update online;

"As everyone is more than aware, 'Shining VII' has been delayed an unacceptably long time. There have been a lot of rumours as to why this should be, so we have decided to set the record straight once and for all.

"Despite the fact that the album was recorded two years ago, it has still not been mixed. Our producer has been concentrating on recording other artists instead of finishing the job on 'Shining VII'. This is despite the fact that Indie Recordings has put up a lot of money to get the album finished and has supported our efforts in every way possible. It is not SHINING's fault and it is not Indie Recordings' fault that the album still has not appeared, and I am sure you will understand when we say that nobody wants this album released more than ourselves and Indie. Rest assured that we will be taking steps to ensure that it appears sooner rather than later.

"No doubt some of you will be wondering whether the tour with WATAIN will still go on, since the album will not be out by then, but we have no plans to cancel and it will go ahead as planned."

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Watain Announces European Tour Dates

WATAIN has announced that they will be touring Europe in February and March 2011 with SHINING. Confirmed Watain European "Lawless Darkness Over Europe" tour dates are as follows:

25 Feb 11 Essen (DE) Zeche Carl
26 Feb 11 Lausanne (CH) Docks "Inferno Switzerland"
27 Feb 11 Montpellier (FR) Secret Place
28 Feb 11 Barcelona (ES) TBA
01 Mar 11 Madrid (ES) TBA
03 Mar 11 Lisboa (PT) Revolver
03 Mar 11 Porto (PT) TBA
04 Mar 11 Angouleme (FR) Nef
05 Mar 11 Savigny le Temple (FR) Empreinte
06 Mar 11 London (UK) Relentless Garage
07 Mar 11 Reading (UK) Sub 89
08 Mar 11 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
09 Mar 11 Liverpool (UK) Masque
10 Mar 11 Birmingham (UK) Library
11 Mar 11 Caen (FR) TBA
12 Mar 11 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
13 Mar 11 Zaandam (NL) Kade

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Shining Posts Performance Footage

Shining has posted performance footage online of the song "I och med insikt skall du förgå" from the album "The Eerie Cold," which took place at the Party San Open Air 2009. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Shining To Headline Forlorn Fest

Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about headlining the Forlorn Fest:

"Shining will make a rare appearance in their home country of Sweden when they headline the Forlorn Fest which is scheduled to take place on the 26th and 27th November at the Fabriken, in Umea, Sweden. According to the organizers this will be Sweden’s first ever black metal festival, and the line up will feature some of the country’s leading black metal bands, many of whom, like Shining itself, rarely get to play in their own country. Line up up for the Forlorn Fest is as follows: Shining, Ondskapt, Valkyrja, Hypothermia, Rev 16:8, Orcivus, Thornium, Elimi, Sorgeldom, and Chainsawtan."

Shining's upcoming seventh album "VII / Född Förlorare," which was entirely written by front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth, is due for release on Indie Recordings later this year.

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Shining Not Touring The U.S. In 2010

Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about planning no U.S. tour dates for the remainder of the year:

"We'd just like to clarify that Shining is NOT touring in the USA this year, regardless of what you read on the internet. The closest we will get is a date in Mexico in December, where the venue still has to be confirmed. Why won't we be in the USA? First of all, we did receive an offer, but it did not meet with our requirements, and secondly, we are still working on getting approval for all the members to enter the country.

"As soon as we receive a realistic offer, we will be there, but until then we are concentrating on our upcoming dates in Europe and the European tour later this year, and on the release of the new album. n the meantime, watch this space in the coming few days - will be making an announcement. And remember, if you don't read something on one of the OFFICIAL band pages, it's not confirmed, or it's just an internet rumor."

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The End Records Compilation For Free Download

Toward the end of 2009, The End Records released a 99 cent 17 track sampler on iTunes. Now, in celebration of March Metal Month, the label has released a 20 track sampler for free download on Amazon.com! (May be only available to visitors in the U.S.)

1. The 69 Eyes "Dead Girls Are Easy" (3:53)
2. Dir En Grey "Dozing Green (Live)" (3:57)
3. Creature With the Atom Brain "Transylvania" (5:59)
4. Autumn "Liar Emilie" (6:01)
5. Cable "Running Out Of Roads To Ride" (4:55)
6. Goes Cube "Grinding The Knife Blade" (3:15)
7. Early Man "Someone Else's Nightmare" (3:52)
8. Shining "Fisheye" (5:07)
9. Karl Sanders "Rapture Of The Empty Spaces" (4:23)
10. Novembers Doom "A Eulogy For The Living Lost" (6:30)
11. Suicide City "The Best Way" (4:11)
12. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter "Der Weg (Live)" (3:56)
13. Sigh "L'art De Mourir" (4:55)
14. Borknagar "Havoc" (6:41)
15. Laethora "A.S.K.E." (3:39)
16. Hull "Architect" (6:54)
17. These Are They "The Indweller" (6:38)
18. Vreid "Milorg" (6:21)
19. Sarke "Old" (2:06)
20. Red Planet;Nattefrost "Sin Goddammit" Fenriz' (4:10)

You can download the free compilation here.

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Shining Vocalist Appears On New Gravdal Track

Sweden's Shining issued the following statement about vocalist Kvarforth appearing on a new Gravdal track that is available for streaming online:

"Kvarforth recently recorded some guest vocals for the track 'Mishandlet' on the upcoming 'Torturmantra' album from Norwegian Black Metallers Gravdal. He gives a particularly intense and disturbing performance on the track, and if you'd like to hear it, it has now been added to the GRAVDAL MySpace page at this location."

Gravdal also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Shining Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about adding on an extra Mexican tour date:

"Shining will be appearing in Mexico City on the 11th December. The venue will be announced shortly, but we can tell you that other bands for the event include Enthroned, Take, and Den Saakaldte - which means, of course, that you get a double helping of Kvarforth!"

Shining's upcoming tour schedule is as follows:

3/5 2010 Helvete Oberhausen
3/6 2010 From Hell Erfurth
3/7 2010 Baroeg Rotterdam
3/8 2010 Biebob Vosellar
3/9 2010 Laiterie Strassbourg
3/10 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
3/11 2010 Metropolis Munich
3/12 2010 Gleis Annaberg-Bucholz
3/13 2010 K17 Berlin
3/14 2010 Dynamo Zurich
5/13 2010 Metalfest Open Air Dessau
5/14 2010 Metalfest Open Air Minning
5/15 2010 Metalfest Open Air Pratteln
7/16 2010 Kaltenbach Open Air Festival Kaltenbach
9/3 2010 Metal Feast Adelsheim
12/11 2010 Mexico City

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Sarkom Announces European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal band Sarkom has announces the following tour dates with Shining and Svarttjern:

05/03 - Germany, Oberhausen - Helvete
06/03 - Germany, Erfurth - From Hell
07/03 - Netherlands, Rotterdam - Baroeg
08/03 - Belgia, Biebob - Vosselaar
09/03 - France, Strasbourg - Laiterie
11/03 - Germany, München - Metropolis
12/03 - Germany, Annaberg-Bucholz - Gleis 3
13/03 - Germany, Berlin - K17
14/03 - Switzerland, Zürich - Dynamo

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Shining Parts Ways With Bassist

Swedish extreme metallers Shining have issued the following update about parting ways with their bassist:

"Just to let everyone know that Larsen has officially left Shining so that he can concentrate on his studies. He has been a great asset to the band during his time with us, and a good companion, and we wish him well for the future. A new bass player has already been chosen, and we will be announcing more about this shortly."

Shining have the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Shining Vocalist Guests On New Gravdal Album

Vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" of Swedish black metallers Shining has recorded guest vocals for a track on the forthcoming "Torturmantra" album from Norwegian act Gravdal. The track, "Mishandlet," was recorded in Sweden at the Erebus Odora studios and produced by Peter Bjärgö. "Torturmantra" is due for release on Unexploded Records in early 2010, and will be the second full-length album from Gravdal.

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Shining Announces European Headlining Tour Dates

Swedish black metal band SHINING has announced the following March headlining dates:

03/05 - Helvete, Oberhausen (DE)
03/06 - From Hell, Erfurth, (DE)
03/07 - Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
03/08 - Biebob, Vosellar (BE)
03/09 - Laiterie, Strasbourg (FR)
03/11 – Metropolis, Munich (DE)
03/12 – Gleis, Annaberg-Bucholz (DE)
03/13 – K17, Berlin (DE)
03/14 – Dynamo, Zurich (CH)

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Shining Drops Off Behemoth Tour

Swedish extreme metallers Shining have dropped off the upcoming "Evangelia Amerika" tour alongside Behemoth due to work visa issues. Lightning Swords of Death, who had previously been added to three of the tour dates, will now be taking Shining's place for the duration of the tour. The currently confirmed dates of the tour, which also features Septicflesh, are as follows: More...

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Graves of Valor To Support Behemoth

GRAVES OF VALOR has announced that they will join BEHEMOTH for a handful of dates on their "Evangelia Amerika US Tour." The South Carolina quintet will be providing support during the Raleigh and Atlanta stops of the tour in early January. GRAVES OF VALOR will also be headlining a date in Lancaster, SC in late January at The Hot Box.

GRAVES OF VALOR is currently streaming “Salarian Gate” in its entirety at this location. Salarian Gate was recorded at Mana Recording Studios (HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) with engineer Brian Elliott. More...

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Shining Announces Finnish Tour Dates

Swedish extreme metallers Shining have announced they will play a string of Finnish tour dates in February of 2010. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

2/11 Helsinki - Dante's Highlight
2/12 Turku - Klubi
2/13 Kouvola - Donington

Shining are currently scheduled to release their new album “Shining VII - Född Förlorare” via Indie Recordings in March/April 2010.

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Shining Reveals New Album Details

Swedish extreme metallers Shining have completed work on their seventh album and have revealed the cover artwork. Scheduled for release on Indie Recordings in March/April 2010, the 6-track album will have the title “Shining VII - FÖDD FÖRLORARE” (Born Loser). The track listing is as follows:

1. Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel
2. Tiden Läker Inga Sår
3. Människa O'Avskyvärda Människa
4. Tillsammans Är Vi Allt
5. I Nattens Timma
6. FFF

According to founder and front man Niklas Kvarforth (Skitliv), with “Född Förlorare” Shining will “take a deep dive into the darkest of all musical genres you could imagine." Making guest appearances on the album are Erik Danielsson (Watain), Peter Bjargo (Arcana), and Nordman.

Shining is due to tour Europe with Satyricon in December, and confirmed that they will be appearing at the Metalfest Open Air Festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in May 2010. The band is currently waiting for the work permit and visa approvals that will enable them to join the US tour with Behemoth in January, and will announce dates as soon as approvals have been confirmed.

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Shining Confirmed For Metalfest Open Air

Swedish metallers Shining have announced they will be appearing at the following Metalfest Open Air dates in 2010:

5/13/2010 Metalfest Open Air Germany-Dessau
5/14/2010 Metalfest Open Air Austria -Mining
5/15/2010 Metalfest Open Air Switzerland-Pratteln

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Shining Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has announced the signing of avant-garde black metallers SHINING. "VI / Klagopsalmer," the Swedes' sixth studio album, will be released in North America on next February 9th. The artwork was designed by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson.

As previously reported, SHINING will tour the US with SEPTICFLESH and BEHEMOTH in January. The latest tour dates are as follows, with more to be announced:

January 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
January 8 - W. Springfield, VA - Jaxx
January 9 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
January 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
January 11 - Tampa, FL - State Theatre
January 13 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
January 15 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
January 16 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
January 17 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
January 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
January 19 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
January 21 - Calgary, AB - Republik
January 22 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
January 23 - Regina, SK - The District
January 24 - Winnipeg, MB - WECC
January 25 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
January 26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
January 27 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
January 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
January 30 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre

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Behemoth Announces North American Tour

Polish black metal outfit Behemoth will be heading back to North America in January of next year for a headlining tour in support of their latest album, "Evangelion." Support on the trek will come from Greek natives Septic Flesh and Swedish band, Shining. Tickets will go on sale on November 20th.

The tour dates are as follows (more to follow soon): More...

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