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SHINING

- 1996
COUNTRY:
SWEDEN
GENRE(S):
BLACK METAL
SIMILAR BANDS:
XASTHUR, IHSAHN, NINE INCH NAILS, BETHLEHEM, NAKED CITY, KILLING JOKE, FORGOTTEN TOMB
Shining is a Swedish music band formed in 1996, known for their unhealthy, macabre black metal, which combines jazz, experimental music and progressive rock.
TORPEDO - 10.11.2023
Shining is a Swedish music band formed in 1996 by guitarist and singer Niklas Kvarforth, the only constant member throughout the band's history. From the outset, Shining has distinguished itself by its deeply personal lyrics and provocative live performances.

Their first album, entitled "Within Deep Dark Chambers", was released in 2000. This album established their distinctive style, characterized by fast guitar riffs, atmospheric passages and introspective lyrics. Since then, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, such as "Halmstad" (2007), "Blackjazz" (2010) and "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends" (2015).

Niklas Kvarforth is often referred to as the tormented soul of The Shining. His heartfelt, unsettling lyrics explore themes such as depression, self-mutilation and death. His raw, emotional voice, combined with the band's intense music, creates a dark, oppressive atmosphere.

In addition to their music, Shining are also known for their controversial stage performances. Niklas Kvarforth is renowned for his self-destructive behavior on stage, ranging from self-mutilation to simulated acts of violence. These acts elicited mixed reactions from audiences and contributed to the band's notoriety.

Over the years, Shining have continued to evolve and explore new musical territories. Their latest album, "Shining" (2023), remains in the same vein as the band's previous offerings, namely black metal that's more vicious and twisted than ever.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
DID YOU KNOW?

The band's name is a reference to Stephen King's novel and horror film "The Shining". The band says the name represents the dark and disturbing vision of their music.

Niklas Kvarforth, the founder of The Shining, is a great lover of literature. He often draws inspiration from literary works, notably the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and the novels of Albert Camus.

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