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Latest news: Fri, May 29 2015, SHINING

Latest release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"

Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015

SHINING have revealed the first video featuring a track taken from their acclaimed new full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. The brutal imagery of "Vilja & Dröm" is following the Swedes' tradition to hold an artistic mirror up to the face of humankind in order to throw its ugly reflection back onto itself: homo homini lupus est. The clip was directed by Martin Strandberg and is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

Inferno (FI)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rockoverdose (GR)
Andfari (IS)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Against Magazine (PT)
Terrorizer (UK)
No Clean Singing (US)

Niklas Kvarforth comments: "Apart from filming the band stuff in Helsinki, our director and longtime collaborator, Martin Strandberg was given the opportunity to search and purchase additional material from the archives of an official TV station", relates the mastermind. "Of the sequences that have been used in the video, about 75% of them have actually been shown on the late evening news. Those people complaining about the content should maybe open their eyes to what is being broadcast for everyone, including kids and those faint-of-heart, to see on a daily basis. You know, regardless of our opinion on ANY of these events, one should take into consideration that this is what our world actually looks like today. Anyway, enjoy the video and put your hands together in prayer for the end of everything and ALL."

SHINING have created a T-shirt for "Vilja & Dröm", which can be ordered here.


SHINING are successively announcing new shows in Europe and beyond in autumn 2015. For a complete list of shows including festival dates, please see below.

19 Jun 15 Dokkum (NL) Dokk'em Open Air
03 Jul 15 Vana-Vigala (EE) Hard Rock Laager
30 Jul 15 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
13 Aug 15 Monterrey (MX) Cafe Iguana
14 Aug 15 Mexico City (MX) Foro Alicia
25 Sep 15 Hultsfred (SE) Mörkaste Småland
26 Sep 15 Malmö (SE) Moriska Paviljongen
16 Oct 15 Venlo (NL) Grenswerk
17 Oct 15 Hasselt (BE) Muziekodroom
18 Oct 15 Hilversum (NL) Krachtstroom XL
05 Nov 15 Roma (IT) Traffic Live
06 Nov 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
07 Nov 15 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club


12 Nov 15 München (DE) Backstage
13 Nov 15 Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
14 Nov 15 Essen (DE) Turock
15 Nov 15 Köln (DE) Underground
17 Nov 15 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
18 Nov 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
19 Nov 15 Hamburg (DE) Logo
03 Dec 15 Almassera, Valencia (ES) Sala Rock City
04 Dec 15 Murcia (ES) Sala Garaje Beat Club
05 Dec 15 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
06 Dec 15 Barcelona (ES) Sala Boveda
07 Dec 15 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
11 Dec 15 Moscow (RU) Club Volta
12 Dec 15 St. Petersburg (RU) Club Phoenix

SHINING are touring in support of their latest full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends', which is already out in the shops and can be directly ordered from Season of Mist. The album is also streaming in full at this link.

SHINING previously announced that the album’s cover artwork was created by Daniele Serra. The renowned illustrator is well known for his collaboration with Joe R. Lansdale for the praised graphic novel "I Tell You It's Love" among numerous other award winning works. Daniele Serra regularly contributes for companies such as Weird Tales Magazine and DC Comics, and is behind the stunning illustrations for the new and already award nominated "Hellraiser: Bestiary" series. Artwork and track-list of 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' are as follows:



  1. Den Påtvingade Tvåsamheten
  2. Vilja & Dröm
  3. Framtidsutsikter
  4. Människotankens Vägglösa Rum
  5. Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna
  6. Besök Från I(ho)nom



SHINING is more than just a band. In fact each release, every concert and interview becomes a bloody battleground, on which Niklas Kvarforth struggles with his inner demons. The frontman and only remaining original member has never been shy to let the world know about his mental afflictions, which seem to complement or even spark his outstanding talent as a composer and musician. His ninth album, 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' is another excellent example of Niklas' genius. Reaching back to their black metal roots, SHINING simultaneously melt eclectic influences from progressive rock, jazz, even pop and more into deeply emotional laments from the dark side of the soul. Niklas’ vocals come in an even greater variety of expressions which few would suspect in a singer coming from the extreme metal scene. Moments of pain and confusion turn into insane outbursts of anger. Despair shifts into melancholy and an eerie sense of timeless beauty permeates all. Lacking any tolerance for false tuning, technical flaws and lack of ambition, Niklas has literally beaten any weakness out of his band, which demonstrates its remarkable prowess far beyond any average on this record. Founded in 1996 by Kvarforth, SHINING self-released 'Submit to Self-Destruction' in 1998 and spawned the term "suicidal black metal" with this debut 7". A couple years after first full-length 'I - Within Deep Dark Chambers' (2000) and sophomore album 'II - Livets Ändhållplats' (2001) had cut deep marks into the underground scene, Niklas replaced his whole crew and started a continuous cycle of changing his line-up. With MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer on board, 'III - Angst' (2003) and 'IV - The Eerie Cold' (2005) began to gather major metal press attention. SHINING then focused on bringing their vision and often controversially received live performances to Europe. Yet Kvarforth's mental health led to cancelled tours, physical and psychological fights within the band, and finally a break-up. Not content to let things rest after the breakdown, the restless singer returned with new members and the massively successful album 'V – Halmstad' (2007). SHINING had reached headliner status and toured with big acts such as SATYRICON and MAYHEM. Several line-up changes later, the Swede once again entered studio and recorded two albums in one session. 'VI – Klagopsalmer' was released in 2009 and two years later 'VII - Född Förlorare' darkened the light of day. The band also received their first gold disc for the single 'Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel' in Sweden. After rotating more musicians in and out, SHINING returned with ‘Redefining Darkness’ (2012) and a less aggressive, yet more sinister sound. Before signing to Season of Mist, the band released the project '8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd', which featured six of Kvarforth's favourite vocalists. In August 2014, SHINING entered Andy LaRocque's Sonic Train Studios to record their ninth album. 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' is the sum of Niklas Kvarforth's musical evolution and experience so far. And while nobody expects the Swede to deliver a record to booze and sing along to, the charged word "art" enters the mind unbidden. This masterpiece should interest lovers of music far beyond the narrow confines of extreme metal. Plug your headphones in and find out for yourself!


Name Instrument
Niklas Kvarforth Vocals
Rainer Tuomikanto Drums
Christian Larsson Bass
Euge Valovirta Guitars
Peter Huss Guitars

Releases Season of Mist


IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends

General information
: Mon, Apr 20 2015
: Tue, Apr 21 2015
: Suicidal Metal
: SOM350
: available


VI – Klagopsalmer

General information
: Tue, Feb 09 2010
: Black Metal
: SOM724
: US and Canada only

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Jul 03 2015 EE Vana-Vigala Hard Rock Laager
Thu, Jul 30 2015 DE Wacken Wacken Open Air
Thu, Aug 13 2015 MX Monterrey Cafe Iguana
Fri, Aug 14 2015 MX Mexico City Foro Alicia
Fri, Sep 25 2015 SE Hultsfred Mörkaste Småland
Sat, Sep 26 2015 SE Malmö Moriska Paviljongen
Fri, Oct 16 2015 NL Venlo Grenswerk
Sat, Oct 17 2015 BE Hasselt Muziekodroom
Sun, Oct 18 2015 NL Hilversum Krachtstroom XL
Thu, Nov 05 2015 IT Roma Traffic Live
Fri, Nov 06 2015 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
Sat, Nov 07 2015 IT Bologna Alchemica Music Club
Thu, Nov 12 2015 DE München Backstage +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Fri, Nov 13 2015 DE Stuttgart Keller Klub +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Sat, Nov 14 2015 DE Essen Turock +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Sun, Nov 15 2015 DE Köln Underground +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Tue, Nov 17 2015 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Wed, Nov 18 2015 DE Berlin Magnet +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Thu, Nov 19 2015 DE Hamburg Logo +Der Weg einer Freiheit +Imperium Dekadenz
Thu, Dec 03 2015 ES Almassera, Valencia Sala Rock City
Fri, Dec 04 2015 ES Murcia Sala Garaje Beat Club
Sat, Dec 05 2015 ES Madrid Sala Caracol
Sun, Dec 06 2015 ES Barcelona Sala Boveda
Mon, Dec 07 2015 ES Bilbao Stage Live
Fri, Dec 11 2015 RU Moscow Club Volta
Sat, Dec 12 2015 RU St. Petersburg Club Phoenix
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