Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

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With their third full-length album “Det Nya Svarta” set for release on the 7th April on Indie Recordings,  Sweden’s ALFAHANNE have revealed a track from the album.  Titled “Stigmata”, the band explained  that the track “is about our home town. How you are born full of hope for the future, but the raw climate destroys you and the town drags you down”.

“Stigmata” can be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uKg2mBrn-T0


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Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne’s Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, “Det Nya Svarta” follows the ALFAHANNE tradition of including some high profile artists making guest appearances.  Artists which in the past have included  TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage

Guests making an appearance on “Det Nya Svarta” include KAMPFAR’s Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL,  Sanrabb from GEHENNA and Nadine Skjoldhammer.  Tracklisting for “Det Nya Svarta” is as follows:

1. Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
2. Stigmata
3. Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from YVONNE & BRODER DANIEL)
4. Klubb 27
5. Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
6. Dödsmaskin (with Sanrabb from GEHENNA)
7. Även hund har sin dag
8. Svarta får
9. Det nya svarta

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Formed in Eskilstuna in 2010,  the self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” burst onto the scene with energy, exuberance , and an impressive swagger, which, coupled with a fan-friendly attitude quickly earned them respect,  and an ever-increasing, and dedicated, following.  ALFAHANNE’s debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and  was followed by “Blod Eld Alfa” in 2015.

The band’s lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.  Together they have created a sound that mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll that is unmistakably ALFAHANNE’s.

Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE are continuing  to explore the dark side of mankind: “Alfahanne’s lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally…. Equally useless.”

“Det Nya Svarta” is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189–alfahanne and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056?

Confirmed live appearances for ALFAHANNE include the By:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway in March and In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany in July.  More dates to be announced shortly.

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

The video for the track  “Slutdestination Eskilstuna”,  from ALFAHANNE’s 2015 album “Blod Eld Alfa”, which features SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alfahanne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
Alfahanne on YourTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
Alfahanne on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne
Alfahanne on Bandcamp: https://alfahanne.bandcamp.com
Band Contact: nickeastrom@hotmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

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On the heels of the very successful self-titled debut album, Black Metallers NORDJEVEL are set to release “Krigsmakt”, a 7″ EP, which will hit the streets on Osmose Productions on the 20th February.

With artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, the three-track EP will be limited to 500 copies, the B side of which is silk screen printed, and comes with a printed inner sleeve . Tracklisting on “Krigsmakt” is as follows:

1.Krigsmakt
2.For De Falne…
3.Into Ever Deeper Depths

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“Krigsmakt” is now available to pre-order from http://www.osmoseproductions.com/item/2/94903-110402-1201-1-0/118522577/nordjevel-krigsmakt.html

NORDJEVEL was founded by frontman Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) and guitarist Nord (FATAL IMPACT, TVANGESTE, BYRDI), and, making use of Doedsadmiral’s considerable skills at bringing together musicians who are not only hugely experienced, but who also share the same musical ideas and ideals, the band’s ranks were quickly swelled by MARDUK’s Fredrik Widigs on drums and former RAGNAROK bassist DzeptiCunt.  With NORDJEVEL’s distinctive sound firmly set, the the band have added another guitarist to their lineup in the shape of Morten “Noralf” Kleftaas, who had previously appeared with the band as a session live guitarist.

The success of the band’s debut album meant that virtually overnight offers started to come in for live appearances, and, as a result, NORDJEVEL have handed their booking and management responsibilities to the Flaming Arts Agency. Commenting on the new collaboration the band had this to say:

“We have to admit that the success of the debut album caught us a little by surprise.  We knew we had something special, but the response from the fans and critics was overwhelming, and resulted in a lot of interest in us playing live.  We had to totally rethink everything very quickly, and came up with what we consider to be a perfect solution – and that was teaming up with Flaming Arts.  Patricia Thomas, who has been Doedsadmiral’s personal manager for longer than either of them care to remember, and who works with all his projects, will continue handling all of NORDJEVEL’s PR. She and Flaming Arts have frequently worked together over the years and know how each other functions, which is a big plus for everyone concerned as there is no learning process.  So now we have a great band and a great team, and we can look forward to the future, which will include more live appearances world-wide”.

Aside from preparing for their already confirmed live appearances, which include a UK tour in April, including an appearance at the Eradication Festival, a US tour in May, which will culminate in an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest, and an appearance at the Gothoom Open Air Festival in Slovakia in July, NORDJEVEL are currently working on their second full-length album.

More information about NORDJEVEL can be found on the band’s website at http://www.nordjevel.no or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial

The official video for “Denne Tidløse Krigsdom” from NORDJEVEL’s debut full-length album can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/MVhzOjhJNOI


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://nordjevel.moonfruit.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail

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Sweden’s self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” ALFAHANNE have inked a deal with Indie Recordings, who are set to release the band’s third full-length album “Det Nya Svarta” on the 7th April.

Hailing from Eskilstuna, ALFAHANNE burst onto the scene in 2010 with the avowed intent to bring back a sense of danger to Rock n Roll.  Playing what the band calls “Alfapocalyptic Rock”, which mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll, ALFAHANNE have created their own style of music, full of the kind of swagger and attitude that earns them plaudits from critics and fans alike.

Add to this the fact that ALFAHANNE were, right from the word go, able to attract high calibre guests such as  as TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage, and have continued this enviable the tradition with “Det Nya Svarta” , and you know you have something pretty special.

The band’s lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.  Bringing that experience to the studio ALFAHANNE released their debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” on Dark Essence Records in 2014.  This was followed by “Blod Eld Alfa” in 2015, and,  within a short two-year period , ALFAHANNE’s high energy, exuberance, and easy going, friendly  interaction with the fans (both on and off the stage) brought the band to the attention of audiences world-wide, garnering them a legion of fans.

Frontman Skjoldhammer explains that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE continues to explore the dark side of mankind: Alfahanne’s lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally…. Equally useless.” 

“Det Nya Svarta”  was recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne’s Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis.  Guests on the album include KAMPFAR’s Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL, Sanrabb from GEHENNA, (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)

Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
Stigmata
Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from YVONNE & BRODER DANIEL_
Klubb 27
Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
Dödsmaskin (with Sanrabb from GEHENNA)
Även hund har sin dag
Svarta får
Det nya svarta

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Commenting on their collaboration with Indie Recordings ALFAHANNE had this to say:  “We think Indie is a natural choice for us and we are very pleased to be collaborating with them. Now we just hope that they are aware that they have thrown a bone to a dog, fed the beast, poured gasoline on the  fire and unchained a monster.” 

“Det Nya Svarta” is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189–alfahanne and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056?

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

The video for the track  “Slutdestination Eskilstuna”,  from ALFAHANNE’s 2015 album “Blod Eld Alfa”, which features SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alfahanne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
Alfahanne on YourTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
Alfahanne on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne
Alfahanne on Bandcamp: https://alfahanne.bandcamp.com
Band Contact: nickeastrom@hotmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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Sweden’s  VANHELGA have today revealed a video of the track “Utan Mening” from their latest album “Ode & Elegy”.    Directed by J. Ejnarsson,  the video features  A. Rohtsalu in the role of a depressed young woman who is slipping further and further into darkness and despair,  from which she is unable to escape.  It is streaming on a number of webzines and can be seen at any of the sites below:

Friedhof Magazine
http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/vanhelga-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nuevo-video-utan-mening

Metalhead.it
http://www.metalhead.it/?p=88745

Ultraje
http://ultraje.pt/vanhelga-utan-mening/

Andafari
https://andfari.com/2016/11/08/frumsyning-vanhelga-utan-mening/

KaaosZine
http://kaaoszine.fi/vailla-tarkoitusta-vanhelgan-uusi-musiikkivideo-kaaoszinen-ensinaytossa

Shoot Me Again
http://www.shootmeagain.com/videos/14575_vanhelga_utanmening

Terra  Relicta
http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/featured/exclusives/6700-vanhelga-exclusive-premiere-of-first-ever-music-video

Global Metal Apocalypse
http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news

Ave Noctum (with review)
http://www.avenoctum.com/2016/10/vanhelga-ode-and-elegy-sr/

Nordic Metal
http://nordicmetalmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/swedish-band-vanhelga-presents-their.html

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Sweden’s VANHELGA, whose music falls between Black Metal and DSBM, and who use deceptively melodic pieces to create disturbing scenarios,  describe “Ode & Elegy” as being an album in two parts:   ” Ode” or “Old Diary Entries” is about the deteriorating mental state of a young woman, slipping further and further into depression and darkness. Her recorded voice is intertwined with the music.  “Elegy” is the continuation.  It’s about looking back and reflecting on those dark situations in life: the hopelessness, drugs, abuse, depression and death.  In summary, to understand and accept that life is without meaning”.

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Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art and is out on Talheim Records.

Trackllisting as follows:

01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

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VANHELGA is currently lining up a series of shows in support of “Ode & Elegy”.  So far, the following have been scheduled.

2016
25 Nov:  November’s Doom Festival, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria
02 Dec:  St Petersburg, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
03 Dec:  Moscow, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
04 Dec: Minsk, Belarus (with Psychonaut 4)
2017
06 Jan:  United We Stand Festival, Graz, Austria
07 Jan: Verona Nera Atto X, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

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

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
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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With VANHELGA’s fourth full-length album “Ode & Elegy” which hit the streets on the 1st October on Talheim Records, the entire album is streaming exclusively on No Clean Singing ahead of its release date and can be heard at http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/09/30/an-ncs-album-premiere-vanhelga-ode-elegy/#more-114921 

The  cross-panel digipak edition of the eleven-track album is limited to 1,000 copies, and is available to order from https://webstore.talheim-records.at/en/talheim-records/sound-carrier/cds/vanhelga-ode-und-elegy and from  VANHELGA’s Bandcamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com , whilst the digital version will be available at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com from the 1st October.

Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.  Tracklisting as follows:

01.  Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

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VANHELGA, whose music falls between Black Metal and DSBM, and who use deceptively melodic pieces to create disturbing scenarios, describe the new album thus:

” Ode” or “Old Diary Entries” is about the deteriorating mental state of a young woman, slipping further and further into depression and darkness. Her recorded voice is intertwined with the music.

“Elegy” is the continuation. It’s about looking back and reflecting on those dark situations in life: the hopelessness, drugs, abuse, depression and death.  In summary, to understand and accept that life is without meaning”.

A video for one of the tracks from the album is currently in the works.  More information will be announced shortly.

VANHELGA is currently lining up a series of shows in support of “Ode & Elegy”.  So far, the following have been scheduled.

2016
25 Nov:  November’s Doom Festival, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria
02 Dec:  St Petersburg, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
03 Dec:  Moscow, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
04 Dec: Minsk, Belarus (with Psychonaut 4)
2017
07 Jan: Verona Nera Atto X, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

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

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


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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
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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Straddling the line that divides Black Metal from DSBM, Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this Autumn.  Titled “Ode & Elegy” the eleven track album will hit the streets on Talheim Records on the 1st October .  “Förstörd”, a track from the album, can be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0vCdEPWEJNY


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“Ode & Elegy” will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, and is available to pre-order from https://webstore.talheim-records.at/en/talheim-records/sound-carrier/cds/vanhelga-ode-und-elegy whilst the digital version will be released on the 10th October and will be available from  VANHELGA’s Bandcamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com.

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Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.  Tracklisting as follows:

01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

VANHELGA’s next live appearance will be at the November’s Doom Festival to be held at Live & Loud in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 25-26 November.  Running order to be confirmed.

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

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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


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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
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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In a statement issued today,  SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth confirmed that the band had reached an agreement with former label, Spinefarm Records, that would see the label re-releasing three of SHINING’s recordings, which, according to Kvarforth, “have all been unavailable for a few years due to several “inconvenient” matters”.

The frontman went on to say: “SHINING’s seventh full-length album “VII / Född Förlorare” and the “Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt” EP will both appear in CD and Limited Edition vinyl formats, with the vinyl formats having one additional track each.

“But the best news of all is that “Redefining Darkness” will once again be available to those who missed out on its short-lived presence on the record market.  The album will be available in both deluxe DIGIPAK and VINYL editions”.

The deluxe digipak edition of “Redefining Darkness”, and the vinyl editions of all three of the re-releases, have been re-mastered by Andy La Rocque at the Sonic Train Studios, and are now available to pre-order, along with new merchandise and bundles from  www.shininglegions.com

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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 not available elsewhere, 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

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


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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: luc@rtn-touring.com