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There are multiple artists under the name of Shining: 1) A Swedish black metal band 2) A Norwegian progressive metal / avant-garde jazz group. . 3) Julian Beeston, an electronic musician. 4) Early noise recordings from Illinois, USA. 5) A Polish experimental death metal band. 6) An 80s German synthpop band. 7) A French hip hop artist.

1) Shining is a Swedish band originally formed back in 1996 by Niklas Kvarforth in the city Halmstad. Their lyrical themes are often based on depression, anger, suicide and angst, but also man’s immoral behavior. Their live performances often contain self-mutilation that they invite the audience to take part in.
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”.

Discography (full-length):
2000 - Within Deep Dark Chambers
2001 - Livets Ändhållplats
2002 - III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
2005 - IV - The Eerie Cold
2007 - V - Halmstad
2009 - VI - Klagopsalmer
2011 - VII - Född Förlorare
2012 - Redefining Darkness
2013 - 8½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd

Current line-up is:
Niklas Kvarforth (vocals, keyboards, composition)
Peter Huss (guitars)
Christian Larsson (bass)

2) Shining is a Norwegian band that started out as an group in 1998, and has since evolved into playing their own avant-garde brand of . Winner of the Alarm Award in both 2006 (for In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster) and 2007 (for Grindstone).


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