Latest news: Mon, Mar 27 2017, SHINING
Latest release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"
Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015
Controversial Swedish metal band SHINING and Canadian chaos extremists REVENGE have announced new American dates. The "No More Safe Space" tour starts on May 5th in Baltimore (MD) and runs until May 24th. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
SHINING + REVENGE
05 May 17 Baltimore (MD) Sparta Inn
06 May 17 Trenton (NJ) Backstage at Championship Bar
08 May 17 Montreal (QC) Foufounes Electriques
09 May 17 Toronto (ON) The Garrison
10 May 17 Detroit (MI) Harpo's
11 May 17 Chicago (IL) Reggie's
12 May 17 Kansas City (MO) Riot Room
15 May 17 Vancouver (BC) The Red Room*
16 May 17 Seattle (WA) Studio Seven
17 May 17 Portland (OR) Tonic Lounge
18 May 17 Oakland (CA) Metro Opera House
19 May 17 Las Vegas (NV) Adrenaline
20 May 17 Los Angeles (CA) Complex
21 May 17 Phoenix (AZ) Joe's Grotto
23 May 17 Austin (TX) Grizzly Hall
24 May 17 Fort Worth (TX) Rail Club
SHINING are touring in support of their latest release 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. Artwork and track list can be found below
'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop.
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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!
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Apr 29 2017||SE||Stockholm||Fryshuset||Stockholm Slaughter|
|Fri, May 05 2017||US||Baltimore, MD||Sparta Inn||+ Revenge|
|Sat, May 06 2017||US||Trenton. NJ||Backstage at Championship Bar||+ Revenge|
|Sun, May 07 2017||CA||Quebec||L'anti Bar||+ Revenge|
|Mon, May 08 2017||CA||Montreal, QC||Theatre Fairmount||+ Revenge|
|Tue, May 09 2017||CA||Toronto, ON||The Garrison||+ Revenge|
|Wed, May 10 2017||US||Detroit, MI||Harpo's||+ Revenge|
|Thu, May 11 2017||US||Chicago, IL||Reggie's||+ Revenge|
|Fri, May 12 2017||US||Kansas City, MO||Riot Room||+ Revenge|
|Sun, May 14 2017||US||Boise, ID||The Shredder||+ Revenge|
|Mon, May 15 2017||CA||Vancouver, BC||The Red Room|
|Tue, May 16 2017||US||Seattle, WA||Studio Seven||+ Revenge|
|Wed, May 17 2017||US||Portland, OR||Tonic Lounge||+ Revenge|
|Thu, May 18 2017||US||Oakland, CA||Metro Opera House||+ Revenge|
|Fri, May 19 2017||US||Las Vegas, NV||Adrenaline||+ Revenge|
|Sat, May 20 2017||US||Los Angeles, CA||Complex||+ Revenge|
|Sun, May 21 2017||US||Phoenix, AZ||Joe's Grotto||+ Revenge|
|Tue, May 23 2017||US||Austin, TX||Grizzly Hall||+ Revenge|
|Wed, May 24 2017||US||Fort Worth, TX||Rail Club||+ Revenge|
|Fri, Jun 23 2017||DE||Chemnitz||With Full Force 2017|