Controversial Swedish metal band SHINING have embarked on their first-ever US tour. The tour stops in Las Vegas tonight, and sees SHINNG performing alongside BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
SHINING are touring in support of their new album, ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’. The album is out now and streaming here.
SHINING previously released a video for the track “Vilja & Dröm”. The NSFW Martin Strandberg-directed video is streaming now at No Clean Singing.
Founded in 1996, SHINING has since earned notoriety within the black metal underground as a result of the band’s innovative and ever-evolving sound, in addition to main-man Niklas Kvarforth’s frightening and abrasive stage persona. Characterized by Kvarforth’s philosophy on suicide, SHINING was originally conceived as a “suicidal black metal” band, inciting violence within their rabid fan-base through the band’s provocative lyrics and self-destructive imagery. Refusing to be bound by the confines of the genre, SHINING later expanded their unique approach to songwriting and themes, incorporating melodic death metal passages and dynamic vocals ranges. These new influences developed SHINING into new breed of extreme music players, whose musical prowess continues to tread new ground.
SHINING tour dates:
All dates with BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
Aug. 15 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
Aug. 16 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
Aug. 17 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Aug. 18 W. Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
Aug. 19 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
Aug. 20 Portland, OR – Star Theater
Aug. 21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Aug. 22 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Aug. 24 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Aug. 25 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Aug. 26 Cave-in-Rock, IL – Full Metal Assault
Aug. 27 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
Aug. 28 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Aug. 30 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
Aug. 31 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
“Covered in knife wound scars and cigarette burns, Niklas Kvarforth’s dedication to self-destruction is unmatched. Shining’s music reflects the dark place where Kvarforth’s mind resides, while the goal of Shining’s mastermind is to drag you into that unknown territory.” – Loudwire
“If ever a death metal album could be beautiful, this is it; Shining (the Swedish version) are a far cry from melodeath or so-called melodoom, but they’ve found a way to make blackened death metal that’s haunting, sad, melancholy and woefully aching yet somehow still absolutely gorgeous. Shining are a perfect example of a fantastic European band that should be receiving all kinds of acclaim in the states” – Metalsucks
“No longer content with narrowisms of the genre they helped popularize, Kvarforth and his instrumentally adept backing band unfold song after song of beautifully despondent surprises. They draw from a diverse set of influences, and never do shining show hey;re out of their depth in plucking nuances from black metal, progressive rock and chart-topping Scandi-rpck, and making it unmistakably their own” – Decibel Magazine, “The top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time”