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There are multiple artists under the name of Shining:
1) A Swedish band
2) A Norwegian / group.
3) Julian Beeston, an musician.
4) Early recordings from Illinois, USA.
5) A Polish band.
6) An 80s German band.
7) A French artist.

1) Shining is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1996 by Niklas Kvarforth in Halmstad, Sweden. The band’s music contains depressive undertones, which include personal and suicide-themed lyrics. Kvarforth is the main composer and vocalist of the band. He was only twelve years old when he started Shining. By the time Kvarforth was fourteen, Shining had released their first EP, Submit to Selfdestruction (1998), on which he played guitars and bass. It was not until the band released their first album, Within Deep Dark Chambers (2000), that Kvarforth became the band’s vocalist. The band’s name does not refer to the book The Shining or the film based on it, but rather according to Kvarforth, it means “the path to enlightenment.”

Shining openly promotes suicide and self-harm in all its forms (e.g. drugs) in their lyrics. Kvarforth has claimed, with contentment, there have been some cases of people committing suicide at least partially under the influence of Shining’s music.


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  • vividserenity

    Pointless comment #1,839,291: yeah the other band is stupid

    14 Dec 4:59pm Reply
  • GadusMorhua

    Wish the fans of the Swedish faggot would just kill themselves already. Not even trying to be edgy, that's literally what the guy wants to accomplish with his music

    12 Dec 11:20am Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Finally started listening to the Norwegian shining a stuff before black jazz.. So why aren't these albums more popular? They're fucking fantastic.

    5 Dec 4:29pm Reply
  • Gebrilas

    Shining (nor) all the way

    24 Nov 11:00am Reply
  • anti-tristu

    trv kvlt norwegian black metal !!! oh, wait...

    21 Nov 4:43pm Reply
  • Mystic Ice

    I feel bad for the people that actually listen to both Shining bands a lot. I bet their charts are a mess and the entry for Shining is really skewed and disproportionate. Even so, I'm an ass and I will admit it, I only like one Shining and I'd prefer it if the Swedish Shining pic stayed put. I don't like the Norwegian band at all. But its all a matter of personal choice. Too bad Last.Fm can't fix this sort of thing, just like my listening to Nomad (Seth of Behemoth's other band) coming up as some rapper guy.

    21 Nov 7:36am Reply
  • semmie12

    Black metal And Jazz metal band are both fucking crazy good

    19 Nov 3:38pm Reply
  • jtootf

    Jazz band is incredible. Fuckin' masterpieces!

    17 Nov 2:23am Reply
  • liljakarma


    16 Nov 8:57pm Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    fuck... "Neka morgondagen" makes me wanna suicide... one of the best songs ever 4 me

    14 Nov 1:53pm Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    V This.

    11 Nov 6:10am Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    "The worst shoutbox in the history of" Clearly you have never visited the Opeth, Porcupine Tree or Nightwish shoutbox.

    8 Nov 4:48am Reply
  • Dream-core

    Really love swedish Shining

    2 Nov 11:21am Reply
  • panalfik

    The worst shoutbox in the history of

    1 Nov 10:38pm Reply
  • introgoth

    the best black metal band ever

    29 Oct 11:10am Reply
  • necro_daemon

    Nobody cares that who's better than other. Just enjoy music, assholes.

    28 Oct 5:33pm Reply
  • s_mars

    "That's the same story in almost all metal band shoutboxes." [2] AHAHAHAHAH

    25 Oct 11:58am Reply
  • liljakarma

    Norway Shining is in tour now.

    24 Oct 10:45am Reply
  • shermik

    Which band is in tour? And please come to Moscow!! Shining Sweden!

    24 Oct 6:39am Reply
  • frozen-lake

    "Maturity in this shoutbox oscillates around the age of 12. " That's the same story in almost all metal band shoutboxes.

    20 Oct 9:48pm Reply
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