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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 / 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 I: 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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  • mikenike925

    nothing beats blackjazz

    8 hours ago Reply
  • NargaCuuga

    The Norwegian Progressive Metal is quite good, but I prefer the Swedish Shining :)

    25 Jul 1:11pm Reply
  • myflowerofevil

    kissing black metal 15\\9

    24 Jul 8:03pm Reply
  • HerrLeonLiddell

    Best fucking band out there.

    14 Jul 4:28am Reply
  • jeff2007

    Love the new album. Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna is the best song they've ever written. [2]

    13 Jun 2:20am Reply
  • RealThoughtt

    "kissing black metal" lmfao.

    12 Jun 12:09am Reply
  • Steelvagina

    where i can find martin strandberg's documentary to watch?

    24 May 8:03pm Reply
  • Hableany

    Album review:

    23 May 2:47pm Reply
  • darkgnome

    Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna is the best song they've aver written [2]

    22 May 4:43pm Reply
  • SalvationDK

    Уберите этих унылых блекарей с пикчи

    17 May 2:26pm Reply
  • isaid-why

    IX > really great..

    7 May 8:45am Reply
  • bieljuca

    ''I don't get people's complaints. Apart from it being a bit short, it seems fine to me'' [2]

    6 May 4:13am Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna is the best song they've aver written

    5 May 12:04pm Reply
  • ieatblackcats

    Ugh IX is blocked in my country, fuck it

    5 May 10:06am Reply
  • nomeutente94

    pls give us some III/IV/V-like album

    4 May 5:04pm Reply
  • FeoMortiis

    New album is gay.

    4 May 1:09pm Reply
  • edovan

    I wish could separate artists with the same name. I like both the Swedish and Norweigan bands, and I listen to both, so this will truly f*ck up my scrobbles...

    4 May 8:57am Reply
  • darkgnome

    No bridges left to burn!

    30 Apr 4:17pm Reply
  • Nihil227

    Going through the band's (sweden) discography for the first time. IV is a masterpiece and is by far the best in my opinion, V is ok, but what were they even trying with this Pink Floyd wannabe crap on VI and VII? These 80's guitar solos and clean vocals failed attemps make me cringe hard.

    27 Apr 6:49pm Reply
  • liljakarma

    Patricia Thomas: As we have explained previously, the documentary is not being made by Shining, so it's out of our hands. As we understand from the producer, there are a lot of interviews to do, many with musicians who are away on tour for months at a time, so it all takes time. When the work is complete, we will issue an update. It's not off topic by the way, you're welcome to discuss anything Shining related

    27 Apr 5:03pm Reply
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