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With the release date of SHINING’s ninth full-length album “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” set for the 20th of April on Season of Mist, a track from the album has been debuted today. Commenting on the track, Kvarforth had this to say: “The time has come to share a little bit of the darkness that will infect the world’s population in a few months. The song chosen for this specific event is called “Vilja & Dröm”. The track reminds me of our earlier days, when I was still mostly focusing on metal. However, it also represents a great leap into the terrible shift-shaping darkness that is our ninth album!”  “Vilja & Dröm”  can be heard for the next five days at the following links, before being uploaded onto the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/shining-official:

Listen to “Vilja & Dröm”  at the following:

Pro-Rock (BG)
www.pro-rock.net/cgi-bin/index.pl?_state=CommentsView&news=13705
Spark (CZ)
www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/poslechnete-si-shining-%E2%80%9Evilja-drom%E2%80%9C
Metal Hammer (DE)
www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article692901
Rockzone (ES)
www.zona-zero.net/news/2015/02/04/19922-vilhja–drom-el-nuevo-tema-de-shining
Inferno (FI)
www.inferno.fi/uutiset/ensisoitossa-uusi-shining-single-myos-tulevan-levyn-kansitaide-esilla/
VS-Magazine  (FR)
www.vs-webzine.com/InfoVS-SHINING+%28Black+metal+++Su%C3%A8de%29+a+intitul%C3%A9+son+nouvel+album+%22IX-76701.html
Rocking GR)
www.rocking.gr/news/Apokleistiko-Akouste-to-prwto-kommati-apo-ton-eperxomeno-disko-twn-Shining/23119/
Lángoló (HU)
http://langologitarok.blog.hu/2015/02/04/vilja_drom_shining-dalpremier
Metal Wani (IN)
http://www.metalwani.com/2015/02/premiere-shining-reveal-new-track-vilja.html
Andfari (IS)
http://andfari.com/2015/02/04/shining-vilja-drom
Rock Hard (IT)
http://rockharditaly.com/shining-anteprima-esclusiva-da-ix-everyone-everything-everywhere-ends/
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
http://sin23ou.heavy.jp/?p=2344
Lords of Metal (NL)
www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/nieuws
Metal Hammer (NO)
http://metal-hammer.no/premiere-shining-vilja-drom/5954/
Musick Magazine (PL)
www.musickmagazine.pl/archiwa/2049
Loud (PT)
www.loudmagazine.net/shining-nivo-disco
Metal Underground
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=110362
Close-Up (SE)
http://closeupmagazine.net/shining.php
Terrorizer (UK)
http://Terrorize.it/bgXC
M
etal Obsession (AU)
http://www.metalobsession.net/2015/02/05/australian-exclusive-premiere-shinings-vilja-drom/

Cover art  for “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” is by the Italian artist Daniele Serra (http://www.multigrade.it/  ) who recently won an award for the best cover art for a comic with his Pinhead painting  for the “Hellraiser Bestiary” .  Included in the artwork are sketches by the Norwegian artist  Kim Holm  (https://www.patreon.com/kimholm) .  Design is by the Trine and Kim Design Studio (http://www.trineogkim.no/ )

Track listing for the six-track album 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

Season of Mist plan to release “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” in various versions, some of which are limited editions, and one which is exclusively available only through the band’s webshop.  Advance orders are now being taken at  the SHINING LEGIONS webshop, which will also stock “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” T’s,  and exclusive bundles, at http://www.shininglegions.com,  as well as at Season of Mist from http://www.season-of-mist.com/ 

The different versions of “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” include:

1.  Regular Jewel Case with 12 page booklet
2. Limited Edition Deluxe Digibox which includes 2 bonus tracks, 12 page booklet,   a mirror in a blue velvet pouch and a goat leather patch, limited to 3,500 copies
3. Double vinyl in deluxe gatefold
4. Transparent red double vinyl in deluxe gatefold, limited to 620 copies
5. Orange/Black marbled double vinyl in deluxe gatefold, limited to 250 copies
6. Opaque white double vinyl in deluxe gatefold, limited to 100 copies (exclusive to Shining Legions)
7. Red/Black marbled double vinyl in deluxe gatefold and collectors 7″ vinyl, with exclusive back patch with logo and title, limited to 100 copies

Long-time SHINING collaborator Martin Strandberg, who was responsible for the videos for “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” and “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” from  the band’s seventh full length album “VII / Född Förlorare”, and who is currently working on a documentary about the band, is directing a video for a track from “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  Photos from the video shoot can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING will embark on a series of dates in support of “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  Confirmed appearances so far include:

02 April, Messe des Morts Festival, Montreal, Canada
30 April, SWR Barroselas Festival, Barroselas, Portugal
09 May, Incineration Festival, London, England
03 July, Hard Rock Laager, Vana-Vigala, Estonia
30 July, Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany
25 Sept, Mörkaste Småland, Hultsfred, Sweden

More  information about SHINING can be found on the band’s website at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial  or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

Ten tracks from SHINING can be heard below and  http://soundcloud.com/shining-official/sets/shining

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: toni@thedamager.com

 

With the release of their ninth full-length album set for the 20th April on Season of Mist, Sweden’s SHINING have come to an agreement with another French label, Never Dead Productions, to release five of the band’s full-length albums  on pro tapes.  Each album will be strictly limited to 100 copies and will include pins, patches or stickers, depending on the individual titles.

The SHINING albums that will be released on tape include the upcoming “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” and are as follows:

I Within Deep Dark Chambers
II Livets Ändhållplats
V Halmstad
VI Klagopsalmer
IX Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends

Never Dead Productions will issue updates on the progress of the releases at www.customcore.com and once ready for pre-ordering the tapes will also be available from the Shining Legions webshop at http://www.shininglegions.com

In preparation for the release of “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”  long-time SHINING collaborator Martin Strandberg  is directing a video for a track from “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  Strandberg,  is  responsible for the videos for “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” and “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” from  the band’s seventh full length album “VII / Född Förlorare” and is also working on a documentary about the band.   Photos from the video shoot can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

The band’s website was recently completely re-designed by Japan’s Ogino Design  (http://oginodesign.com/) and the re-launched website can be seen at  www.shiningasylum.com

Having just returned from a Japanese tour, SHINING will embark on a series of dates in support of “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  Confirmed appearances so far include:

02 April, Messe des Morts Festival, Montreal, Canada
30 April, SWR Barroselas Festival, Barroselas, Portugal
09 May, Incineration Festival, London, England
03 July, Hard Rock Laager, Vana-Vigala, Estonia
30 July, Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany
25 Sept, Mörkaste Småland, Hultsfred, Sweden

As well as on the website, more information about SHINING can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: toni@thedamager.com

Copyright & All Rights Reserved Martin Strandberg

 

The release date of SHINING’s ninth full-length album, which will be titled “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” and will appear on Season of Mist,  has been set for the 20th April.

Commenting on the album, SHINING’s founder and frontman NIKLAS KVARFORTH had this to say: “For once I am extremely pleased with how the album turned out and I believe that the fevered presence of filth and uncompromising darkness is more prominent than ever before.  Not only will our more recent fan-base “enjoy” the oppression contained therein but I am also certain that those who stopped listening to SHINING after our fifth album will find the new one plague-ridden with what some might have felt was lacking on the more recent efforts… that atmosphere of old”.

SHINING  has also re-launched their website which  has undergone a complete makeover  by  the Japanese design company Ogino Design (http://oginodesign.com/ ) who will also be responsible for keeping the site regularly updated with news, live listings etc. , under supervision from the band.  The re-launched website can be found at  www.shiningasylum.com

Kvarforth recently announced that long-time SHINING collaborator Martin Strandberg, who was responsible for the videos for “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” and “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” from  the band’s seventh full length album “VII / Född Förlorare”, and who is currently working on a documentary about the band, is directing a video for a track from “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  Photos from the video shoot can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING will embark on a series of Japanese dates in January, and will head for Canada in April to appear at the Messe des Morts Festival in Montreal, as well as making a series of festival appearances.  All dates so far confirmed can be seen at, where those currently being discussed will be added on a regular basis

As well as on the website, more information about SHINING can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

© and All Rights Reserved Assi Viljanen

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw  or embedded using the following code:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: toni@thedamager.com

© and All Rights Reserved Assi Viljanen

 

Sweden’s SHINING has released photos taken during the  recent video shoot for a track from the band’s upcoming ninth full-length album, which is set to be released on Season of Mist in the spring. The photos, by Assi Viljanen,  have been uploaded onto SHINING’s  Facebook page and can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

The only details regarding the video that SHINING is prepared to reveal for the time being is that it is being filmed in Helsinki, Finland and Belgrade, Serbia, and is directed by Martin Strandberg.  Strandberg was also responsible for the videos for “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” and “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” from  the band’s seventh full length album “VII / Född Förlorare”, and is currently working on a “warts and all” documentary about the band.

Commenting on the video, SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth had this to say:  “Although Martin has worked on our videos before, this one will be something quite different from any previous efforts “.

The last release from SHINING was “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd”,  which appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2013 and featured guest vocals from some of the elite of Black Metal including ATTILA CSIHAR (MAYHEM, TORMENTOR),  MANIAC (SKITLIV, EX MAYHEM), GAAHL (GOD SEED, WARDRUNA, TRELLDOM, EX GORGOROTH), FAMINE (PESTE NOIRE) and PEHR LARSSON (ALFAHANNE).

© and All Rights Reserved Assi Viljanen

More information about SHINING can be found at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: toni@thedamager.com

 

Sweden’s SHINING is set to hit the road again at the start of the New Year to undertake four dates in Finland as an extension to their previously announced Razors Across Europe tour.   The dates are part of the  “Feverdreams”  events to promote the release of the band’s full-length album “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd” which came out on Dark Essence Records at the end of September.  Routing for the Finnish dates as follows:

22 Jan, Klubi, Tampere
23 Jan, Lutakko, Jyväskylä
24 Jan, Klubi, Turku
25 Jan, Virgin Oil, Helsinki

A track from “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd”,  which features guest vocals from some of the elite of Black Metal including ATTILA CSIHAR (MAYHEM, TORMENTOR),  MANIAC (SKITLIV, EX MAYHEM), GAAHL (GOD SEED, WARDRUNA, TRELLDOM, EX GORGOROTH), FAMINE (PESTE NOIRE) and PEHR LARSSON (ALFAHANNE), can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/shining-selvdestruktivitetens.

 

Other already confirmed dates include Satan’s Convention in Germany in December of this year and Blastfest in Norway in February of next year.  Below you will find a full list of SHINING’s confirmed upcoming live appearances

2013
NOVEMBER
22 –  Tiyatrom, Berlin, Germany
23 – Skullcrusher, Dresden, Germany
24 –  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
25 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26 – Freak Out Club, Bologna, Italy
27 – Alte Kaserne, Zurich, Switzerland
28 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
29 – Secret Place, Montpellier, France
30 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
DECEMBER
01 – Effenaar, Eindhoven
02 – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
03 – Electrowerkz, London, England
04 – Lomax, Liverpool, England
05 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
06 – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
07 – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield, England
08 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland
28 – Satan’s Convention, Speyer, Germany
2014
JANUARY
22 – Klubi, Tampere, Finland
23 – Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
24 – Klubi, Turku, Finland
25 – Virgin Oil, Helsinki, Finland
FEBRUARY
20 – Blastfest, Bergen, Norway

More information about SHINING can be found at www.shiningasylum.com

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Shining Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Niklas Kvarforth Website: www.kvarforth.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

Swedish film maker Martin Strandberg is set to accompany Niklas Kvarforths’ SHINING on their upcoming headlining European tour where he will film more footage and interviews for the documentary he is making about the band.  Work on the documentary, which traces SHINING’s often turbulent history, was begun earlier this year, and is expected to finish in time for a general release towards the end of 2014.  A second video teaser featuring CARPATHIAN FOREST’s Nattefrost and Anders Kobro can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/DQvomP-SSTA

 

Whilst being the subject of the documentary, founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth is keen to emphasize that SHINING itself has no input or influence whatsoever on the content.  “The documentary was entirely the idea of Martin Strandberg, and, other than being interviewed for it ourselves, we have no hand in it at all.  All we know is that family, friends, former band members and who knows who else are contributing, but what they’re contributing we will have to wait to find out along with everyone else”.

The Razors Across Europe tour will hit the road on the 22nd November, and accompanying SHINING, whose latest release “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd” appeared on Dark Essence Records in September, will be fellow management roster members CREST OF DARKNESS from Norway, also touring with their latest release “In the Presence of Death”, as well as Sweden’s STERBHAUS.  Routing for the tour as follows:

NOVEMBER
22 –  Tiyatrom, Berlin, Germany
23 – Skullcrusher, Dresden, Germany
24 –  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
25 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26 – Freak Out Club, Bologna, Italy
27 – Alte Kaserne, Zurich, Switzerland
28 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
29 – Secret Place, Montpellier, France
30 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
DECEMBER
01 – Effenaar, Eindhoven
02 – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
03 – Electrowerkz, London, England
04 – Lomax, Liverpool, England
05 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
06 – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
07 – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield, England
08 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland

More information about SHINING can be found at www.shiningasylum.com

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

 

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
Shining Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Shining on MySpace: www.myspace.com/shininghalmstad
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Shining on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/shining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Spacebrain

 

When sculptor Spacebrain released “The Dark Side and the Bright Side”, the debut album from his SUCHTHAUS project, in 2011, it was immediately apparent that not only was the music he produced eclectic, but so too were his collaborators,  ranging from Maniac  (SKITLIV, ex-Mayhem) to  CURRENT 93’s David Tibet, Fredrik A. Juell  (BURNING RUBBER,  BERSERK BASTARDS) and singer Sibob Jawara.  Now, with the band’s sophomore album “Motorbrain” taking shape, it seems that the tradition is set to continue, when SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth dropped by Spacebrain’s Oslo home recently to check in with his old friends, and ended up contributing vocals on one of the new tracks, which also showcases a performance by SUCHTHAUS drummer Hellhammer (MAYHEM).   Since Spacebrain likes to “visualise” the band’s music as well, a video for the track, which is titled “Walls of Berlin”, was filmed on the spur of the moment, and can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/k–Wu4DWeQM

 

To try and classify SUCHTHAUS’ music is virtually impossible, since the musicians concerned work in a completely unstructured way, drawing on their mood at the time to take the ideas for each track forward, rather than writing set pieces.  And, as previously mentioned, each track is enhanced by video, a practice which is unsurprising coming from a musician who started his career as a visual artist. Commenting on the new album, Spacebrain had this to say:  “Motorbrain” will be totally different from our debut, “The Dark Side and the Bright Side”, as this time we will be making a pure metal album, but one that focuses on different nuances within the genre. Let’s just say that when we had a band meeting recently we concluded that we’d better hurry up and finish this album because the darker material was not good for our mental health!”   Along with Spacebrain on vocals and bass, and Hellhammer on drums, SUCHTHAUS lineup includes co-founder Fruen on vocals and guitars, Ingvar on guitars and AD/HD on bass.

Explaining how his unexpected contribution to “Motorbrain” came about Niklas Kvarforth said: “Last weekend, Hoest (TAAKE) and I were on our way to a studio outside Oslo to do some recording for a project we’re both involved in. We did however have a few hours to kill in the capital before catching our train and ended up meeting some old friends of ours – an evening which unexpectedly resulted in additional recordings in the living room of former SKITLIV bassist Spacebrain for his upcoming SUCHTHAUS album. Spacey filmed some of it, which kinda bothered me at first, but for him… I owe him way more than that. Looking forward to hearing the result.”

More information about SUCHTHAUS can be found on at  http://www.suchthaus.no

Niklas Kvarforth

Hellhammer

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.suchthaus.no
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suchthausofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/suchthaus/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/suchthaus
Band Contact and Booking: trash@spacebrain.no
Press Contact: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
patriciathomas@btinternet.com