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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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Contraband Candy Posts Inferno Festival Trailer

Contraband Candy is wrapping up production on their first-ever all-original-material festival special. To get you in the mood, they've released an action-packed trailer on ContrabandCandy.com (also embedded below/after the jump). The preview/trailer features interviews with King of Gorgoroth and Sahg, Nergal of Behemoth, Maniac, once of Mayhem and now with blackened doom-punks Skitliv, the outrageous and controversial Kvarforth of Shining and loads more. More...

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Shining Part Ways With Drummer

Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update:

"Due to [drummer] Jarle Byberg's current situation, we have decided that we cannot go ahead with merely him in our ranks. This has nothing to do with him leaving URGEHAL last week or anything like that, but he simply hasn't got time enough to tour as much as we do, nor spending month after month in the studio. Therefore, we have now decided to let Rickard, who accompanied us on the 'Thank God For Niklas Kvarforth' tour last year, become a permanent member of SHINING."

SHINING recently tapped GORGOROTH's King Ov Hell (real name: Tom Cato Visnes) to play bass on the band's upcoming sixth studio album, entitled "Tillbaka På Ruta Ett" (Back to Square One). The CD will be recorded at The Slaughterhouse studios with producer Rickard Bengtsson beginning on April 28. More...

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Shining Reveal New Album Title

Swedish black metallers SHINING will enter the studio on April 28 to begin recording their new album, "Tillbaka På Ruta Ett" (Back to Square One), for a late 2008 release via Osmose Productions. The LP will contain six songs and will feature "six different vocalists," according to a press release.

SHINING recently parted ways with bassist Phil A. Cirone and is currently seeking a replacement.

The band's latest album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26, 2007 via Osmose USA/The End Records.

SHINING filmed its controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden for an upcoming DVD, entitled "Fy Fan För Livet!" In addition to the live footage, the disc will consist of a two-hour "road movie" and the promotional video for the new song "Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra". SHINING's setlist spanned the band's entire career and the show featured guest appearances by members of MAYHEM and CARPATHIAN FOREST.

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Shining Part Ways With Bassist

Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following update;

"Phil A. Cirone [bass] has decided to once again leave SHINING. There is absolutely no bad blood him and the band inbetween. SHINING thank him eternally for his years of dedication and death! This will not effect our coming ceremonies as Phil will remain a live musician until a replacement has been found.

"We have decided that in the search of a new bassist we are going to hold an audition where we invite you to try out for us. We are not looking for any session members whatsoever so the place is permanent to whoever might suit the band, thus the requirements as seen below. We need you to record a videoclip where you show off your skills and send it to us along with a motivation of why you want to join SHINING and what you think you could contribute with as both musician and person to the band. We need all applications in hand before the 1st of March as we intend to tour pretty much the rest of the year as well as recording our sixth album. Once we have gone through the material you have sent we will choose the best ones and invite you to Oslo, Norway where we will play a few songs together to see who will become the new bassist of SHINING.

Requirements:

* SHINING has to be your main priority and nothing can come between your obligations towards the band.
* You have to live in Sweden or without hesitation move to Sweden once you are offered to join.
* You have to either know or learn our past to be able to participate in promotional matters.
* You have to have live-experience and preferbaly touring-experience.
* You have to be able to tour more than 100 days per year.
* You have to be able to enter the USA.

"Send your videoclip along with your motivation to: bookingshining@hotmail.com
Our by snail-mail to our manager at: Conny Jarlestål, A-ringen 71, 30255 Halmstad, Sweden."

SHINING's latest album, "V - Halmstad", was released in North America on June 26, 2007 via Osmose USA/The End Records.

SHINING filmed its controversial February 3, 2007 concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden for an upcoming DVD, entitled "Fy Fan För Livet!" In addition to the live footage, the disc will consist of a two-hour "road movie" and the promotional video for the new song "Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra". SHINING's setlist spanned the band's entire career and the show featured guest appearances by members of MAYHEM and CARPATHIAN FOREST.

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Maniac's Skitliv To Release Special Edition MCD

SKITLIV, the band formed and fronted by former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, and featuring SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guitars, is releasing two special editions on the UK Label Cold Spring. The CD version, due out at the end of February, comprises two studio tracks; one a special mix of “Slow Pain Coming” exclusive to Cold Spring, and the other, a version of “Amfetamin”, with guest vocals by current MAYHEM and SUNN0))) front man Attila, and includes bonus tracks from the band’s recent live performance at the Camden Underworld, London. Following later will be a limited 12” etched edition.

The release illustrates the subtle shift away from the narrow confines of Black Metal that Maniac has taken recently, expanding into the realms of the Doom/Noise genre whilst still maintaining his original roots. His cooperation with Current 93’s David Tibet and Andrew Liles is also highlighted in the intro to the live performance that was recorded by the two musicians especially for SKITLIV. The Tibet/Liles recording used for live performances differs from the version that they recorded as an intro for the “Kristiansen and Kvarforth Swim In The Sea of Equilibrium While Waiting…” MCD that was recently released by the band for their European tour.

Maniac commented “Justin of Cold Spring has been a friend for a long time now, and we have always talked about doing a one-off project together, but you know how it goes, you tend to get side-tracked by other things, or the time is not right for one or the other. Then he came up with the idea of the etched vinyl that was something that really appealed to everyone involved. It also came at the right moment in terms of us all having a free window at the same time, so we were able to re-record and re-mix a couple of tracks especially for him in between recording the MCD and preparing for the tour”.

You can check out a song from the MCD on the band’s MySpace page.

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Shining Albums To Be Re-Released

UK label Peaceville, home to venerable bands such as DARKTHRONE and KATATONIA, will re-release two albums from controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING. "IV: The Eerie Cold" and "III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie" will be issued on June 9 and July 21, respectively.

Niklas Kvarforth, SHINING vocalist and the band's creator, has recently been resting his voice following minor surgery for nodules on his throat. Commented a representative for the band: "The surgery was nothing to worry about. Nodules are a hazard of the trade for vocalists, especially if they use the 'extreme' style of singing, which Kvarforth does, of course. Surgery was timed to fit in between the end of the band's recent European tour with SKITLIV and HELLSAW, and before the start of the festival season. He's fit and well now, and ready to perform at the Brutal Brutality festival this weekend."

Kvarforth recently joined Maniac's band SKITLIV, playing guitar and sharing writing duties on the music side with the former MAYHEM vocalist in a band that owes as much to the doom and noise genres as it does to black metal, and allows Kvarforth more freedom to improvise on stage.

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Overkill Confirmed For Inferno Festival

US thrash legends OVERKILL are confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Inferno Festival is being held in Oslo, Norway from March 19th-22nd at the following venues: Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In. The confirmed lineup is now as follows: SATYRICON (headliners), DESTRUCTION, SHINING, SKITLIV, 1349 and TULUS. The full schedule will be announced at their kick-off in January. The tickets for the 2008 edition of the festival are now available.

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANATHEMA
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANGRA
AT THE GATES
BENIGHTED
BORN FROM PAIN
CARCASS
CULT OF LUNA
ELUVEITIE
FORBIDDEN
GHOST BRIGADE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MESHUGGAH
MINISTRY
MY DYING BRIDE
PARADISE LOST
SEPTIC FLESH
SHINING
SICK OF IT ALL
SONATA ARCTICA
TESTAMENT
THE OLD DEAD TREE

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Shining Cancel Turkish Shows

Due to the recent escalation in violence and military action within the country, SHINING have been forced to cancel their plans to play in Turkey. The two gigs, scheduled to take place in Istanbul and Ankara on November 15th and 17th will be rescheduled at a later date.

In a statement issued today, Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth had this to say: “I would personally like to apologise to the fans in Ankara and Istanbul for the cancellation. We have always received a lot of correspondence from Turkish fans asking us to play in their country, and we know that this must be a disappointment for them. It’s a big disappointment for us too. I would, however, like to stress that the decision to cancel was most emphatically NOT taken by the band. We have never been political, and we are not taking sides with anyone. Had it been down to us we would have played - violence or no violence, and I think people who know the band, know this to be true. Unfortunately the booking agency, and others involved with the tour, were not prepared to let us go ahead and play in a country where people were being killed, as they considered it too dangerous for both the band and the audience. We held out as long as we could to see if the situation would ease, but the matter was always completely out of our hands. We will definitely try to reschedule as soon as we can”.

Shining will undertake a 19 date European tour with Maniac’s SKITLIV and Austrian black metallers HELLSAW during December.

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Skitliv Recruit New Drummer

Former SHINING drummer Ted has joined the ranks of SKITLIV, replacing Canadian drummer Trish.

Ted is currently rehearsing with the band ready for the upcoming December tour with Shining and HELLSAW. Drum duties on the recently announced limited edition MCD will be carried out by Ivar, who played with Skitliv on their recent tour.

Commented Maniac: “Trish was unable to join us on the recent tour due to commitments back in Canada, and her place was temporarily filled by Ivar, who is not, in fact, a drummer at all, but vocalist with SILVER; but he is one of those people who can master any instrument you put in his hands, and enjoyed his temporary career change! It was really at that point that we realised that Skitliv’s music had moved very far, and in a completely different direction, from when she joined originally. Trish is a terrific drummer and a great person, but her technique and personal musical interests are better suited to her other projects, rather than the slower paced, doom-oriented material we are now producing. We all wish her the best of luck with her other bands.” More...

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Ex-Mayhem Vocalist To Perform w/ Shining In Oslo

SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac will join SHINING on stage during the band's forthcoming gig at Oslo, Norway's Club Maiden on Saturday, November 10. His appearance at the gig will mark the continued collaboration between Maniac and SHINING's Kvarforth, who recently became a full-time member of SKTILIV — both recording and performing live with the band. Kvarforth will play both with SKITLIV and SHINING during December, when the two bands will be undertaking a 19-date tour in Europe together with Austrian black metallers HELLSAW.

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Ex-Mayhem Frontman To Join Shining Onstage

SKITLIV frontman Maniac (ex-MAYHEM) will join SHINING on stage during the band’s forthcoming gig at Oslo’s Club Maiden on Saturday 10 November. Slated to perform at least one song with the band, his appearance will mark the continued collaboration between Maniac and Shining’s Kvarforth, who recently became a full-time member of Skitliv - both recording and performing live with the band. Kvarforth will play both with Skitliv and Shining during December, when the two bands will be undertaking a 19-date tour in Europe together with Austrian black metallers HELLSAW.

Supporting Shining at Club Maiden will be two Norwegian bands: ENDEZZMA, the Black Metal band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD, and psychopunkers HAUST, who will open the evening. This will be the only date that Shining will play in Norway until March of 2008, when the band is scheduled to appear at the Inferno Festival.

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1349 Confirmed For Inferno Festival

Norwegian black metallers have 1349 have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

BEHEMOTH
KRUX
SATYRICON
DESTRUCTION
SHINING
TULUS
1349

The full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John Dee on January 26, but a few more bands will be revealed before Christmas.

The organizers of the Inferno festival recently announced plans to expand the event to four days in in 2008, with the total number of scheduled performers going up from 30 to 40.

In other news, Inferno organizers are launching the third edition of Inferno Music Conference (IMC) in 2008. Promoters, journalists, designers, artists, managements, labels, venues, booking agencies, photographers are welcome. Registration will start September 1. It will be four days (to be announced soon) of metal industry featuring keynote speakers, panels, speed meeting sessions, listening sessions, meet-and-greet parties every evening, black metal bus sightseeing, Inferno Metal Expo and more.

For more information, visit www.infernofestival.net.

1349 released its third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. in October 2005 via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a North American tour with Swiss avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST.

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Behemoth And Krux Confirmed For Inferno Festival

BEHEMOTH and KRUX are the latest acts confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Inferno Festival which is being held in Oslo, Norway from March 19th-22nd at the following venues: Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In. The confirmed lineup is now as follows: SATYRICON (headliners), DESTRUCTION TULUS and SHINING. The full schedule will be announced at their kick-off in January. The tickets for the 2008 edition of the festival are now available.

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Shining, Hellsaw and Skitliv Confirm Tour Dates

SHINING, HELLSAW and SKITLIV have now confirmed additional dates and changes to their December tour. Originally scheduled to last 18 days, the tour will now kick off one day earlier with the addition of a Swedish date. Black Metallers CODE will join the three bands at the London Underworld for a rare, one-off appearance.

This will be the first chance for many to see Maniac live on stage since his departure from MAYHEM. He debuted his new band Doom Black Metal band SKITLIV this month during a short tour with Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER, where he was joined on stage by SHINING front man Kvarforth, normally SKITLIV’s studio guitarist, but who tours with them whenever his commitments to his own band will allow.

Aries, vocalist for Austrian Black Metallers HELLSAW, who this week released their new album “Phantasm”, recently had this to say about the upcoming tour, “… all three bands are exponents of quite different types of Black Metal, and we each have our own style of stage show, which makes it much more interesting for the fans, as well as for the bands concerned”.

The new confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Dec. 04 - Sweden Musikenshuset Gothenburg
Dec. 05 - Germany Markthalle Hamburg
Dec. 06 - Germany K 17, Berlin
Dec. 07 - Germany Bastard Club Osnabruk
Dec. 08 - Holland Parkhof Alkmaar
Dec. 09 - France Glazart Paris
Dec. 10 - Holland Waterfront Rotterdam
Dec. 11 - Belgium De Klinker Aarschot
Dec. 12 - France La Rumeur Lille
Dec. 13 - UK Underworld London
Dec. 14 - France Le Ferrailleur Nantes
Dec. 15 - France Korigan Luynes
Dec. 16 - Switzerland Le Romanie Lausanne
Dec. 17 - France Lyon’s Hall Lyon
Dec. 18 - Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich
Dec. 19 - Austria Escape Vienna
Dec. 20 - Austria The Cave Saltzburg
Dec. 21 - Germany Asgard Pub Annaberg-Buchholz
Dec. 22 - Germany Sodomizing Fistmass Bitterfeld

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Satyricon To Headline Inferno Festival

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have been confirmed to headline next year's Inferno Festival, scheduled to take place March 19-22, 2008 at Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In, all in Oslo, Norway. In 2008, the Inferno Metal Festival expands with a fourth day which increases the number of bands from 30 to 40. More information about this fourth day will follow.

All the confirmed bands thus far are: DESTRUCTION, SATYRICON, SHINING and TULUS.

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Destruction And Shining Confirmed For Inferno Fest

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION and controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway.

The full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John Dee on January 26, but a few more bands will be revealed before Christmas.

Tickets are available from tomorrow, September 1.

The organizers of the Inferno festival recently announced plans to expand the event to four days in in 2008, with the total number of scheduled performers going up from 30 to 40. More information about this fourth day will follow.

In other news, Inferno organizers are launching the third edition of Inferno Music Conference (IMC) in 2008. Promoters, journalists, designers, artists, managements, labels, venues, booking agencies, photographers are welcome. Registration will start September 1. It will be four days (to be announced soon) of metal industry featuring keynote speakers, panels, speed meeting sessions, listening sessions, meet-and-greet parties every evening, black metal bus sightseeing, Inferno Metal Expo and more.

For more information, visit www.infernofestival.net.

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Shining Replace Gorgoroth At Hellflame

The full line-up for SHINING’s one-off show at Oslo’s Maiden Club on Saturday 10 November has now been completed. Joining SHINING, will be Norwegian Black Metallers, ENDEZZMA, a band that features members of URGEHAL, RAGNAROK and VULTURE LORD. Opening for the bands will be the psychopunkers HAUST.

Described by front man and SHINING creator Niklas Kvarforth as a “very special ceremony”, the show will be the only appearance of the band on Norwegian soil in 2007, and, according to Kvarforth, possibly the only one for some time to come. With a door limited to only 300, ticket demand is expected to be high.

SHINING has also been confirmed to replace GORGOROTH as headliners at the Hellflame Festival due to be held in Osnabrück, Germany, on the 8th September. Never one to stint on either words or actions, Kvarforth has promised fans they can look forward to “a night of blood, fire and death”.

Tracks from SHINING can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

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Atilla Records Guest Vocals On Skitliv Track

In a move that will surprise many who bought into the rumours that there is no love lost between the two, current MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar has joined former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac to record vocals for a track on the debut album from Maniac's new band SKITLIV. Commented Maniac: "Contrary to what a lot of people either say or believe, Attila and I are actually very good friends, and always find rumours about how we are supposed to resent each other quite amusing."

The track, entitled "Amfetamin", also has SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth on guitar. Kvarforth, a close friend of both vocalists, recently joined SKITLIV as recording guitarist. About the track, Maniac said: "'Amfetamin' started life as a pretty disturbing piece of music to begin with. Once Niklas joined in it became even more so, and now that Attila has added his vocals, it's taken on yet another dimension; his voice is used almost as an instrument."

SKITLIV will be touring with Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER in the autumn, with dates already confirmed in Norway, Denmark, Germany and Belgium. A new raw, un-mastered version of "Amfetamin", with Atilla's vocals added can be heard on the official SKTILIV MySpace page.

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Kvarforth To Join Skitliv As Recording Guitarist

Former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac has recruited SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth to the ranks of his Doom Black Metal band SKTILIV as a guitarist for recording purposes. A big fan of Skitliv, to the extent that he has the band's name tattooed on his arm, Kvarforth has already laid down guitars on several tracks and also plans to play live with the band whenever his commitments to SHINING will permit.

Commented Maniac "SHINING is, and always will be, Niklas' priority, but recording with SKITLIV is no problem for him, and whenever the opportunity arises, he will join us on stage. Niklas is a real artist and an incredibly skilled musician; something people tend to ignore because all they ever seem to be able to focus on is the hype surrounding SHINING. His dedication to his music is extraordinary and working with him, and watching him create, is both a pleasure and an education. He has come up with some amazing riffs for SKITLIV, which have added a whole new dimension to the music."

"Amfetamin", an unfinished track featuring Kvarforth, has been added to SKITLIV's official MySpace page.

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