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There are multiple artists under the name of Shining: 1) A Norwegian progressive metal / avant-garde jazz group. 2) A Swedish black metal band. 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 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).

Shining’s fifth album Blackjazz was released 18 January 2010 on Indie Recordings. The album’s title is meant to describe Shining’s sound, which on Blackjazz became even harder and more intense than ever before. New Shining sounds like experimental metal with huge jazz influence.

Current members are:
Jørgen Munkeby - sax, guitar, Akai EWI and vocals
Torstein Lofthus - drums
Bernt Moen - synths and keyboards
Tor Egil Kreken - bass
Even Helte Hermansen - guitars

Core discography:

2001 - Where The Ragged People Go
2003 - Sweet Shanghai Devil
2005 - In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
2007 - Grindstone
2010 - Blackjazz
2013 - One One One

2) 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”.


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  • Sotaherra

    The Norwegians are damn stunning.

    Yesterday 3:50pm Reply
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    21 Apr 11:18am Reply
  • Qwikh

    I watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic *(runs away and hides)*

    20 Apr 5:29pm Reply
  • Lahiri

    Both Shining bands are super-awesome

    17 Apr 2:41pm Reply
  • themorbiddream

    Shining (nor) > Shining (swe)[2] Never heard the Norwegians, but the Swedes are dog shit

    17 Apr 12:30pm Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Swedish Shining is great for atmosphere and Norwegian Shining is great for experimentation and chaos. It has been 2 years since BlackJazz came out and you guys are still bitching. Swedish Shining really needs to work on song and album titles though.

    16 Apr 11:55pm Reply
  • KiwiFlash

    Shining (nor) > Shining (swe)

    13 Apr 11:45pm Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    I really enjoy the swedish Band. Their music is full of dark, depressed and really creepy atmosphere

    13 Apr 6:01pm Reply
  • RaabMC

    some quality gear though

    8 Apr 6:14pm Reply
  • RaabMC

    can't say that i've enjoyed anything since V

    8 Apr 6:14pm Reply
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    4 Apr 4:45pm Reply
  • nobarcode

    2 Apr 9:26pm Reply
  • gnrseb

    Me :)

    1 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • FickDieMuse

    Anybody out there who loves both bands?

    30 Mar 12:43pm Reply
  • lokofour

    Swedish Shining for faggots. [2]

    26 Mar 2:46am Reply
  • Marulho

    niklas kvarforth is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot

    25 Mar 5:43pm Reply
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    25 Mar 5:42pm Reply
  • Blutgeweiht

    you're so fucking innovative holy shit

    22 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • Mechanical13

    Swedish Shining for faggots.

    20 Mar 8:08pm Reply
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