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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 Posts Full Festival Set Online

Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining has returned to North America to kick off a spring tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan. Full dates can be found below. To whet North American fans’ appetites, the band has released video footage of a complete performance at Norwegian music festival, Øya.

Frontman Jørgen Munkeby commented: “One thing that sets our live shows apart from albums is our extended, improvised transitions between songs, and this show has some of the coolest improvised sections. Just check out the last songs, ‘HEALTER SKELTER’ and ’21st Century Schizoid Man!’” More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Gearing Up For Tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan kicks off its North American headlining tour with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining (Norway) on April 3rd at New York's Webster Hall and will wrap up the lengthy trek in Hartford on May 10th.

This tour is in support of the band's latest effort, "One of Us Is The Killer" (reviewed here), which also marked the highest first week sales and Billboard debut of the group's 15 plus year career. The complete list of tour dates is available below.

April 3 - New York, NY at Webster Hall
April 4 - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
April 5 - Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage
April 6 - Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
April 7 - Montreal, QC at Le National
April 9 - Toronto, ON at Opera House
April 10 - Pontiac, MI at Crofoot Ballroom
April 11 - Chicago, IL at Metro
April 12 - Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
April 13 - Winnipeg, MB at West End Cultural Centre
April 14 - Saskatoon, SK at Louis’ Pub
April 15 - Edmonton, AB at Starlite Room
April 16 - Calgary, AB at The Republik
April 18 - Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theatre
April 19 - Seattle, WA at El Corazon
April 20 - Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theater
April 22 - Chico, CA at Senator Theatre
April 23 - San Francisco, CA at DNA Lounge
April 24 - Los Angeles, CA at Echoplex
April 25 - Pomona, CA at The Glass House
April 26 - La Jolla, CA at Porters Pub
April 27 - Scottsdale, AZ at Pub Rock Live
April 28 - Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
April 29 - Denver, CO at Marquis Theatre
May 1 - Dallas, TX at Trees
May 2 - Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s
May 3 - Austin, TX at The Mohawk
May 4 - Oklahoma City, OK at The Conservatory
May 5 - Little Rock, AR at Juanita’s Cafe & Bar
May 6 - New Orleans, LA at One Eyed Jacks
May 7 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
May 10 - Hartford, CT at Webster Theatre More...

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Shining Announces Tour With Dillinger Escape Plan

Norwegian blackjazz group Shining is returning to tour North America with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, and Retox this April. Dates are as follows:

4/3 New York, NY - Webster Hall #
4/4 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
4/5 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage #
4/6 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #
4/7 Montreal, QC - Le National #
4/9 Toronto, ON - Opera House #
4/10 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom #
4/11 Chicago, IL - Metro #
4/12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
4/13 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre #
4/15 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room #
4/16 Calgary, AB - The Republik #
4/18 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre #
4/19 Seattle, WA - El Corazon #
4/20 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre #
4/22 Chico, CA - Senator Theater #
4/23 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge #
4/24 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex #
4/25 Pomona, CA - The Glass House #
4/26 La Jolla, CA - Porter’s Pub #

# with Dillinger Escape Plan & Trash Talk & Retox More...

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Shining Posts New One-Take Video

Norwegian outfit Shining has released a new video clip filmed at Slash-X Bar in the Mojave Desert, which features no editing done in video or audio. The band also comments:

"Here's our brand new one-take live video for 'The One Inside' filmed in the Mojave Desert in California! Hope you like it! This is the second in a planned series of videos called 'Live on Location.' We're planning on making a bunch of these!"

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Shining And Hacride Discuss European Tour

Norway's Shining and Hacride have just returned from a European tour with Tides From Nebula and The Ocean. Jørgen Munkeby of Shining comments:

"We don't really do support tours that often, but when something great comes along we'd love to be part of it. This recent European tour was one such great opportunity to tour with three other very varied and unique bands. Even though we were almost thirty people on tour, we somehow managed to get all the bands on stage every night! We loved every day of this tour, and it definitely seemed like the audience did too! Hope to be back in Europe soon!”

Now two video clips are available online of Shining’s lead singer Jørgen Munkeby and Hacride's Luis Roux talking about the European tour. Check them out below. More...

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Shining Featured On Danko Jones Podcast

Front man Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian blackjazz group Shining is currently featured on the latest episode of the official Danko Jones Podcast.

You can download the podcast for free on iTunes here, and listen along as Munkeby discusses everything from the group’s new release “One One One” to sharing a band name with another prominent metal act and more.

“During our days in Canada, Danko called me up and asked if I wanted to join him on his podcast,” Munkeby says. “Being a long-time fan of everything Danko — his music, his articles and his humor — I was more than happy to join. I think it turned out to be both a very fun and interesting podcast with some insightful discussions about music that I think our fans will enjoy.”

The band is now kicking off a European alongside The Ocean. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Shining Announces North American Tour

Norwegian jazz-metalists Shining have just announced a headlining North American tour this fall (including their first-ever performance in Canada).

Frontman Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement: "'It's about fucking time we come over to the States' has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It's going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don't want to miss!"

Dates are as follows:

9/17 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
9/18 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
9/19 Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
9/20 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
9/23 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
9/25 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
9/26 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
9/28 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
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Shining Announces European Shows

Norwegian act Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish band of the same name) released the "One One One" album earlier this year, and now the group will be hitting the road in Europe supporting The Ocean. Hacrie and Tides From Nebula will be opening the dates. Details are as follows:

29/10/13 – Germany, Hamburg, Logo
30/10/13 – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
31/10/13 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
01/11/13 – United Kingdom, London, The Garage
03/11/13 – France, Paris, Divan du Monde
05/11/13 – Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 2
06/11/13 – Spain, Madrid, Caracol
07/11/13 – Portugal, Porto, Hard Club
09/11/13 – Italy, Turin, AudioDrome
10/11/13 – Italy, Rome, Traffic
11/11/13 – Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gala Hala
12/11/13 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
13/11/13 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
14/11/13 – France, Belfort, La Poudriere
15/11/13 – Germany, Essen, Zeche Carl
17/11/13 – Germany, Berlin, Lido More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Shining Streaming New Album With Commentary

Norwegian black/jazz rebels Shining will release new album, “One One One,” in North America on Tuesday (May 28th) via Prosthetic Records.

Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer), the album — which has been hailed by PopMatters as a “work of brilliance by an exciting band at the top of its game” — serves as the conclusion to the group’s “Blackjazz” trilogy.

You can stream the entire album (with a track-by-track commentary by frontman Jørgen Munkeby) through the playlist below. You can also catch the band live:

6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/20 Tromso, NO – Bukta Festival
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/9 Haugesund, NO – Sildajazz
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen More...

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Shining Comments On New Album Artwork

Norway's Shining releases the new album "One One One" this coming June 4th in Europe (excluding Norway) and June 7th in Germany and Austria. The new black/jazz album can now be pre-ordered right here. “One One One” will be available as a digipack containing a 20 page booklet filled with lyrics and artwork designed by designer duo Trine+Kim (Enslaved, Solefald, Mayhem, Drakthrone).

Shining front man and saxophone superman, Jørgen Munkeby, comments on the process and thoughts behind the cover art:

"We wanted to continue the visual aesthetics we developed with Blackjazz and Live Blackjazz, but at the same time give it a fresh twist. It felt natural to continue our collaboration with Trine + Kim Design Studio, who helped develop the visual aesthetics for Blackjazz back in 2009.

"I've also been a long time fan of brave and uncompromising choices, both in music and in design, and felt that this time we would like to make a stripped down artwork that would also stand out from the rest. Blackjazz was black, Live Blackjazz was white, and we wanted to find another strong color to embody this new album. Seeing how the color red looked great screen, but didn't have the same punch and glow when printed on paper, we decided to base our new artwork on the super aggressive fluorescent Pantone color PMS 804. I chose this color because I felt it was the most aggressive and energetic color I could find. It also makes for a very strong contrast to the hard edges of our black logo and vector graphics. All in all I think the mix of our stripped down futuristic graphics and the PMS 804 color gives this release a contemporary vibe that echoes modern design and fashion. More...

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Shining Streaming New Song

Innovative "blackjazz” metal act Shining has teamed with Decibel Magazine to showcase “My Dying Drive,” a track from the Norwegian group’s new release, “One One One.”

Stream the song here or in the player below. “One One One” — the follow-up to 2010's “Blackjazz” — is out now digitally. The album will be out on CD on May 28th. More...

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Shining Posts Live Footage Of King Crimson Cover

The Norwegian black/jazz band Shining has released a live clip featuring a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man." Check it out below.

Shining will release the new album "One One One" on June 4th in Europe (excluding Norway) and June 7th in Germany and Austria.

Frontman and saxophonist Jørgen Munkeby comments: “In light of show at Rockefeller, we wanted to post one of my favorite live clips filmed at that very venue in November 2010. I do love the original version of King Crimson’s 21st Century Schizoid Man, but I also love it when twisting classics around gives them a brand new face. I feel this is the best version we have done of the song until now."

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Shining Posts "I Won't Forget" Video

Indie Recordings is proud to announce the re-signing of the Norwegian jazz-metal band Shining and the release of a new album in Europe. "One One One" will be released June 4th in Europe and June 7th in Germany and Austria.

A few weeks ago we got to see some clips from the band's upcoming video in a short and mysterious teaser. Now the full music video for the single “I Won’t Forget” is finally being released. Check out the video below.

Shining’s front man Jørgen Munkeby comments: “We are extremely happy and excited to finally be able to show you our new video! The song 'I Won’t Forget' is my absolute favorite of all the tracks we’ve ever made, and to be able to top this track off with such a beautiful, crisp and clean science fiction video is a dream come true."

Director Kyrre Larsen, from the Blæst production company, comments: “Since I first heard Blackjazz, I've somehow associated the sound of Shining's music with science-­fiction. I tried to create a sense of this in the video for "Fisheye” in 2012. "I Won't Forget" builds on that video, but I wanted to take things one step further -­ and also avoid the style of imagery usually associated with heavier music.” More...

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Shining Reveals Details For "One One One"

The avant-garde Norwegian group Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish group of the same name) will release new "One One One" this spring, the band's first studio album in three years.

The album, which is available now for pre-order, will be released in North America digitally on April 23rd, with physical releases on CD and gatefold LP to follow soon after. A teaser for the forthcoming music video for first single "I Won't Forget" can be seen below.

Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), "One One One" sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on 2010's landmark "Blackjazz." That album -- hailed by the New York Times as "a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal" -- scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10, and saw the group tour around the globe. More...

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Shining Posts New Music Video

Norweigian avant-garde/jazz/black metal band Shining has posted the video for the song "Fisheye." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Blackjazz" released in 2010 by Indie Recordings.

Check out the video here:

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Shining Post Teaser For New Music Video

Norweigian avant-garde/jazz/black metal band Shining has posted a video teaser for the song "Fisheye." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Blackjazz" released in 2010 by Indie Recordings. The video is scheduled for release on January 7, 2012.

Check out the teaser here:

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Shining Posts Video Trailer For DVD

Norwegian black/jazz band Shining has posted a trailer for the forthcoming DVD "Live Blackjazz." The DVD will be released by Indie Recordings on November 11th, 2011.

Check out the video here:

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Evile Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2011

The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.

You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...

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Enslaved Wins Spellmann Award

Norwegian extreme metal outfit Enslaved picked up the Spellmann Award for Best Metal Album of 2010 yesterday (Macrh 5th) for their most recent studio release, "Axioma Ethica Odini," which was released last year through Indie Recordings. The award is the Norwegian equivilant to the Grammys and Enslaved thought off tough competition to earn it, beating Shining, Solefald and former Emperor frontman, Ihsahn to scoop the prize.

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