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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.
SHINING, FUNERAL PROCESSION and SKYFORGER have been confirmed for the Dunkelheit festival, set to take place August 31 - September 1 at Club Svatoboj in Brno, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
INFERNAL WAR (POL)
FUNERAL PROCESSION (GER)
THE STONE (SRB)
SILVA NIGRA (CZE)
MISANTHROPIC MIGHT (AUT)
Niklas Kvarforth, vocalist/keyboardist for the reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING, has issued the following update:
"Though many have doubted - us as well as other parties involved - the recording session of our forthcoming fifth album have now reached its end, and at this very moment being mixed by producer Rickard Bengtsson [ARCH ENEMY]. Hearing the result now, after nearly three months of active creativity, we must say that the outcome is shocking - never before have we crossed so many lines both musically as well as lyrically and altogether this is by far the darkest, most sinister piece of work we've ever managed to put on tape to date (although we will certainly loose 95% of old and present fans). As soon as the mixing sessions are done, we will post a brand new track here on the [official] website so that you may get a small taste of what's to come."
Reactivated Swedish Black Metal'ers SHINING have returned. SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected French record label Osmose Productions.
SHINING leader Kvarforth last year announced the death of the band due to many unpleasant circumstances which have been prominent the past years, both within the band and around him personally. It was said that their album "IV - The Eerie Cold" (Avantgarde, 2005) would be their last. Shortly after the CD's completion, members Phil A. Cirone and Hellhammer (MAYHEM) left the band. Now SHINING return with a basically entirely new lineup consisting of Ludvig Hvit (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD) on drums, John Doe (CRAFT, TWIN EARTH) on guitar, Hallander on bass and Casado on guitar. The reason for this new lineup is simply because there is a need to play live, which never would have worked out in the long run with the previous members considering the distance between them. A new era has begun to take shape.
SHINING recently played their first three shows ever (one in Sweden and two in Norway) and are currently planning on touring until early 2006, when they will comence the recordings of "V - Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" (Osmose, 2006), the follow-up to 2005's "IV - The Eerie Cold". The group's official web site has been updated after a long time of silence from the SHINING camp. Included are new promo photos and live photos from the three recent live performances.
The current tour dates are as follows: More...
Resurrected Swedish black metallers SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected french record label Osmose Productions. They have signed a deal of two albums and the first one, "V / Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" is to be recorded in April.
To celebrate this event Osmose Productions and SHINING have decided to once and for all issue the first two albums "I / Within Deep Dark Chambers" and "II / Livets Ändhållplats" in luxurious digipack versions including one exclusive bonus track each and for the first time ever fully printed lyrics as well as linear notes. More...