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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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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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Dunkelheit Festival Details Revealed

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:

SHINING (SWE)
SKYFORGER (LAT)
INFERNAL WAR (POL)
ETERNITY (GER)
MORRIGAN (GER)
GEIST (GER)
FUNERAL PROCESSION (GER)
THE STONE (SRB)
PROSATANOS (GER)
KULT (ITA)
PERDITION (POL)
SILVA NIGRA (CZE)
HEIDEN (CZE)
SEKHMET (CZE)
STORMNATT (AUT)
MISANTHROPIC MIGHT (AUT)
GROHM (AUT)
MONDSTILLE (AUT)
III (AUT)

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Shining Finish Recording New Album

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."

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Shining Reforms w/ New Lineup, Plan Tour and Album

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...

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Shining Sign With Osmose Productions

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...

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