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Following the announcement by Sweden’s SHINING that going forward they would be eschewing the usual practice of dragging bands on lengthy tours through several countries  in favour of shorter tours on a country-by-country basis, the band have now completed booking European dates for the rest of this year and are able to announce their full “touring” schedule between September and the end of 2015.

During this period SHINING will visit a total of nine countries in support of their critically acclaimed ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  A special double gatefold edition of the album, in black and white marble vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies, will be available for sale exclusively on the tour.

Scheduled appearances as follows:

FRANCE
12 Sep:  Divan du Monde, Paris
13 Sep:  Bifurk, Grenoble
14 Sep:  Altherax,  Nice
16 Sep:  Péniche, Lille
17 Sep:  Laiterie,  Strasbourg
18 Sep:  Ferrailleur,  Nantes
19 Sep:  Metronum,  Toulouse

SWEDEN

25 Sep:  Mörkaste Småland,  Hultsfred
26 Sep:  Moriska Paviljongen,  Malmö

BENELUX

16 Oct:  Grenswerk,  Venlo, Netherlands
17 Oct:  Muziekodroom (box, ) Hasselt, Belgium
18 Oct:  Vorstin / Krachtstroom XL, Hilversum, Netherlands

ITALY

5 Nov: Traffic Live,  Rome
6 Nov: Circolo Colony,  Brescia
7 Nov: Alchemica Music Club,  Bologna

GERMANY

12 Nov: Backstage,  Munich
13 Nov: Keller Klub,  Stuttgart
14 Nov: Turock,  Essen
15 Nov: Underground,  Cologne
17 Nov: Schlachthof,  Wiesbaden
18 Nov: Magnet,  Berlin
19 Nov: Logo,  Hamburg

NORWAY

26 Nov: Garage,  Bergen
27 Nov: Pokalen,  Oslo

SPAIN

3 Dec:  Sala Rock City,  Almassera/Valencia
4 Dec:  Sala Garaje Beat Club,  Murcia
5 Dec:  Sala Caracol,  Madrid
6 Dec:  Sala Boveda,  Barcelona
7 Dec:  Stage Live,  Bilbao

RUSSIA

11 Dec:  Club Volta,  Moscow
12 Dec:  Club Phoenix,  St Petersburg


SHINING frontman and founder NIKLAS KVARFORTH previously explained the reason behind the band’s decision not to spend long periods of time on the road:  “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage.  And weeks on the road stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable nightliner, with people you don’t even know and with no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax, is not conducive to any of us being able to give it our best on stage, particularly myself.  So that’s something we will definitely not be doing.   We have also decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit, but rather to choose to play better venues, with better facilities not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible”.

More  information about SHINING, including all confirmed live shows  can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.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

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

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

Mexico, Sweden and Spain have been added to the list of countries that NIKLAS KVARVORTH’S SHINING will visit in support of the release of the band’s ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.  An additional show  to the already-announced Netherlands date has also been added.  Having recently announced their decision to play a series of dates in individual countries, as opposed to one long tour, SHINING’s live schedule is as follows, with more countries to be announced at a later date:

MEXICO
13 Aug: Cafe Iguana, Monterrey, MX
14 Aug: Foro Alicia, Mexico city, MX

SWEDEN
26 Sep: Moriska Paviljongen, Malmö, SW

NETHERLANDS
16 Oct: Grenswerk, Venlo, NL
18 Oct: Vorstin / Krachtstroom XL, Hilversum, NL
BELGIUM
17 Oct:  Muziekodroom,Hasselt, BE
ITALY
05 Nov: Traffic Live, Rome
06 Nov: Circolo Colony, Brescia
07 Nov:  Alchemica Music Club, Bologna
GERMANY
12 Nov:  Backstage, Munich
13 Nov:  Keller Klub,  Stuttgart
14 Nov:   Turock,  Essen
15 Nov:  Underground, Cologne
17 Nov:   Schlachthof , Wiesbaden
18 Nov:   Magnet,  Berlin
19 Nov:   Logo, Hamburg
SPAIN
3 Dec: Sala Rock City, Almassera/Valencia, ES
4 Dec: Sala Garaje Beat Club, Murcia, ES
5 Dec: Sala Caracol, Madrid, ES
6 Dec :Sala Boveda, Barcelona, ES
RUSSIA
11 Dec: Club Volta, Moscow
12 Dec: Club Phoenix, St Petersburg

SHINING frontman and founder NIKLAS KVARFORTH explained the reason behind the band’s decision not to spend long periods of time on the road:  “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage.  And weeks on the road stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable  nightliner,  with people you don’t even know and with no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax, is not conducive to any of us being able to give it our best on stage, particularly myself.  So that’s something we will definitely not be doing.   We have also decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit, but rather to choose to play better venues, with better facilities not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible”.

In addition to the series of individual SHINING will also be playing at various festivals during the year.  Confirmed appearances so far are:

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, including all confirmed live shows  can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.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

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

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

In keeping with their new touring policy which involves the band playing a set of dates in individual countries rather than long tours through several countries at a time , Sweden’s SHINING have announced that they will be playing two shows in Benelux in October of this year.  The Benelux shows are as follows:

16 Oct, Grenswerk, Venlo, NL
17 Oct, Muziekodroom, Hasselt, BE

Earlier this week SHINING frontman and founder NIKLAS KVARFORTH explained the reason behind the band’s decision not to spend long periods of time on the road:  “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage.  And weeks on the road stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable  nightliner,  with people you don’t even know and with no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax, is not conducive to any of us being able to give it our best on stage, particularly myself.  So that’s something we will definitely not be doing.   We have also decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit, but rather to choose to play better venues, with better facilities not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible”.

As well as the series of individual tours in support of the release of the band’s ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” , which was released on Season of Mist on the 20th April, Shining will also be playing at various festivals during the year.  Confirmed appearances so far are:

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

Also recently announced were the dates on the German leg of the band’s touring schedule:

12 Nov:  Backstage, Munich
13 Nov:  Keller Klub,  Stuttgart
14Nov:   Turock,  Essen
15 Nov:  Underground, Cologne
17 Nov:   Schlachthof , Wiesbaden
18 Nov:   Magnet,  Berlin
19 Nov:   Logo, Hamburg

More individual tours and live appearances are in the discussion phase and all confirmed dates can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com

More  information about SHINING, including all confirmed live shows  can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

“Vilja & Dröm”, a track from SHINING’s ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”   can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/shining-official/shining-vilja-drom

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

Ten tracks from SHINING can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/shining-official/sets/shining

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 SHINING’s ninth full-length album  “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” hitting the streets world-wide on Season of Mist, the band has announced that it will play a series of dates in Germany in November.  Supporting SHINING on the tour will be German bands IMPERIUM DEKADENZ and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT .  Tickets for the tour will go on sale on the 21 April.  Routing as follows:

12 Nov:  Backstage, Munich
13 Nov:  Keller Klub,  Stuttgart
14Nov:   Turock,  Essen
15 Nov:  Underground, Cologne
17 Nov:   Schlachthof , Wiesbaden
18 Nov:   Magnet,  Berlin
19 Nov:   Logo, Hamburg

As frontman and founder NIKLAS KVARFORTH explains, the band has eschewed the idea of long tours through several countries  in favour of shorter tours in individual countries:  “Basically we want to be able to give our audience the best show possible each time we are on stage.  And weeks on the road stuck on a cramped, uncomfortable  nightliner,  with people you don’t even know and with no privacy in which to be able to rest and relax, is not conducive to any of us being able to give it our best on stage, particularly myself.  So that’s something we will definitely not be doing.

“We have also decided that we do not want to be shunted into the usual venues that every tour seems to hit, but rather to choose to play better venues, with better facilities not only for ourselves, but also for the audience, wherever possible”.

“Our booking agent is currently in the process of negotiating and finalising a series of tours in various countries, so you can expect  more announcements very soon.   Confirmed dates can always be found on our website at www.shiningasylum.com

As well as the series of tours, Shining will also be playing at various festivals during the year.  Confirmed appearances so far as follows:

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 www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

“Vilja & Dröm”, a track from SHINING’s ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”   can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/shining-official/shining-vilja-drom

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

Eleven tracks from SHINING can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/shining-official/sets/shining

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

Sweden’s VANHELGA, one of the more extreme and uncompromising exponents of DSBM, and a band that seems to exist at the centre a maelstrom of creative output, is set to release a digital mini album on the 12th March. With the band’s sense of irony fully intact, the 5-track album is titled “Happiness” and is available directly from the band at https://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/album/happiness where it will be available at a special price, including wallpaper,  for the first few days, as well as from the usual digital distribution and streaming outlets.

Track listing for “Happiness” as follows:

1. Dekonstruktion
2. Lyrica
3. Tvingad att leva
4. Jag hatar dig
5. Mjau

Commenting on the new release, VANHELGA founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON) had this to say: ” My constant need to write and record is a by-product of my mental state, and I am the first one to admit that whilst recording this I was under the strong influence of drugs. This resulted in a piece of work that is an expression of the effect of the use of self-destructive tools like drugs and self-mutilation in order to feel “happy”. Although we have a new VANHELGA album coming out on Art of Propaganda later in the year, I had a lot of material ready that I wanted to get out before then, and so we thought we’d do a digital self-release. Particularly since some of the material on “Happiness” might not necessarily fit in with the more “traditional” VANHELGA sound, and fans might find themselves a bit surprised by some of it”.

VANHELGA is also set to appear on an upcoming four-way split with OFDRYKKJA, PSYCHONAUT 4 and IN LUNA which will be released jointly on Art of Propaganda and Talheim Records on the 6th April. Titled “Urban Negativism”, VANHELGA will contribute two new tracks and a LIFELOVER cover to the ten-track album, which will first be released in a digipack format, with a vinyl version likely to appear later.

VANHELGA’s next live appearance will be at Kings of Black Metal in Alsfeld, Germany on the 24th April.

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial

“Dekonstruction”, a track from “Happiness” can be heard below and on VANHELGA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/v1fgwXkWowI

 

The official video for the track ” Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig “, from VANHELGA’s 2014 full-length album  ” Längtan “,  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I

 

Tracks from VANHELGA’s releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/vanhelga-official/sets/vanhelga

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial
Bandcamp:   http://www.vanhelga.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/ucsk8dy_sxnodilbohh9xmng
Store:  http://vanhelga.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vanhelga
Myspace:  https://myspace.com/vanhelga218
Band Contact & Booking:  145188@gmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Art of Propaganda: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo:  info@art-of-propaganda.de

 

Swedish Depressive Black Metallers VANHELGA have explained the concept behind their upcoming tour in their home country later this month which they will undertake along with KALL and HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY.  “It is”, says founder and bassist J Ottoson, ” a rather unique event in which we use music to portray the grey, and on occasion, somewhat miserable everyday existence of the average Swede.  Having said that, we can assure the fans that the shows themselves will be far from being grey experiences, but  we have always found it interesting that other nationalities believe that the Swedish people are gloomier and more reclusive than others, and we thought that it would be interesting to explore this phenomenon further in front of Swedish audiences.  We have called the tour ‘Svensk Uppgivenhet’, which is a classic phrase meaning “Swedish Melancholy”, or as some prefer to call it “Swedish Resignation”.

More information about the individual tour dates can be found in the Events section of VANHELGA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga Routing for the ‘Svensk Uppgivenhet’ tour as follows:

19 May: Göta Källare, Stockholm (with local supports)
21 May: Club Medusa, Stockholm
22 May: L’Orient, Linköping
23 May: Göta Hof, Gothenburg
24 May: Kulturhuset, Norrköping

VANHELGA’s third full-length album “Längtan”  was released at the end of last month in digipack format by the German label Art of Propaganda, and the 12″ vinyl version is set to appear on Sweden’s Carnal Records on a date to be announced shortly.  “Längtan”, which translated means “Longing”, and,  in the case of the album, explores the longing for death in order to attain a truly free existence, is currently being streamed in its entirety by Terrorizer Magazine and can be heard at http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-vanhelgas-new-album-langtan-exclusively-terrorizer

VANHELGA is a band that fits just as well in the Black Metal genre as it does in what is described as DSBM both in sound and subject matter.  Something that they ably illustrated in the recently released video for the track “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” from the new album.   Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001, today’s lineup includes founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (former live session musician for LIFELOVER and ex-SKOGSTRON) on Bass, Guitars and Vocals, J. Gabrielson (ESKAPI, ex-LIFELOVER) on Vocals, J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) and Wadström (ex-SKOGSTRON) on guitars and D. Franzén on drums.   The video for “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” can be seen on VANHELGA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I

In October VANHELGA will once again team up with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY for a series of shows in Germany alongside AGRYPNIE.  Routing as follows:

22 Oct:  Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt
24 Oct:  From Hell, Erfurt
25 Oct:  K17, Berlin
26 Oct:  Bambi Galore, Hamburg

More information about VANHELGA can be found at http://www.vanhelga.com

The official video for the track ” Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig “, from VANHELGA’s 2004 full-length album  “Längtan “,  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.vanhelga.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
Bandcamp:   http://www.vanhelga.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/ucsk8dy_sxnodilbohh9xmng
Store:  http://vanhelga.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vanhelga
Myspace:  https://myspace.com/vanhelga218
Band Contact & Booking: 
patriciathomas@btinternet.com or 145188@gmail.com
Management & PR: 
patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Art  of Propaganda:
http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo: 
info@art-of-propaganda.de

 

 

With their new  album “Längtan” due for release on the 28th of April, Sweden’s VANHELGA have today revealed more information on what will be their third full-length release.  Taking longing and death as its theme, “Längtan” explores the idea that death is not an ending, but the beginning of a life free from all the strictures imposed on us by society, and that death should be something to be longed for, rather than feared.  The album will be released in CD format on the Art of Propaganda label on the 28th April, and in vinyl format on Carnal Records on a date as yet to be confirmed.  Artwork for “Längtan” is by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano.

Tracklisting as follows:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm

The track “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig”, which  means “Where Eternity Awaits Me”, was released last month as a digital single and can be heard below and on VANHELGA’s BandCamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/album/d-r-evigheten-inv-ntar-mig

 

Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001, VANHELGA’s lineup consists of founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON) on Bass, Guitars and Vocals, J. Gabrielson (ESKAPI, ex-LIVELOVER) on Vocals, J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) and Wadström (ex-SKOGSTRON) on guitars and D. Franzén on drums.   The word “vanhelga” means “profane” and is a clear indication of the type of music the band plays.  To define their style as “Black Metal” would be too simplistic because VANHELGA is a band that can be cold and sinister and at the same time produce distinctive melodies and moments of melancholia, all melded together in the perfect musical expression of the dark thoughts that inhabit the minds and souls of its creators.

VANHELGA are set to play a series of dates in their native Sweden in May along with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and KALL.  Routing as follows:

21 May:   Club Medusa, Stockholm
22 May:   L’Orient,  Linköping
23 May:  Göta Hof, Gothenburg
24 May:  Bryggeriet, Motala

Whilst in October they will once again team up with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY for some shows in Germany alongside AGRYPNIE.  Routing as follows:

22 Oct:  Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt
24 Oct:  From Hell, Erfurt
25 Oct:  K17, Berlin
26 Oct:  Bambi Galore, Hamburg

More information about VANHELGA can be found at http://www.vanhelga.com

The official video for the track “Välkommen In”, from VANHELGA’s 2003 EP “Sommar”,  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/aApFa7wVpvk

 

Tracks from all of VANHELGA’s releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/vanhelga-official/sets/vanhelga

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.vanhelga.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
Bandcamp:   http://www.vanhelga.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/ucsk8dy_sxnodilbohh9xmng
Store:  http://vanhelga.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vanhelga
Myspace:  https://myspace.com/vanhelga218
Band Contact & Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com or 145188@gmail.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Art  of Propaganda: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo:  info@art-of-propaganda.de