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Releases : 24     Total votes : 110     Reviews : 7
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Shining

CountrySweden
Formed1996, Halmstad
GenresBlack Metal
LabelsSelbstmord Services, Avantgarde Music, Osmose Productions, Spinefarm Records, Season of Mist

Line-up (members)

  • Niklas Kvarforth : Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards (1996-)
  • Peter Huss : Guitars (2005-)
  • Christian Larsson : Bass (2010-)
  • Rainer Tuomikanto : Drums (2012-)
  • Euge Valovirta : Guitars, Backing Vocals(2012-)

Former members

  • Joel Lindholm : Bass
  • Ted "Impaler" Wedebrand : Drums (1998-2001)
  • Robert : Vocals (1998)
  • Andreas Classen : Vocals (1999-2000)
  • Tusk : Bass (2000-2001)
  • Phil A. Cirone : Bass, Keyboards (2001-2005, 2007-2008)
  • Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg : Drums (2001-2004)
  • Håkan "Inisis" Ollars : Guitars, Keyboards (2002)
  • Johan Hallander : Bass (2005-2007)
  • Ludwig Witt : Drums (2005-2007, 2011-2012)
  • John Doe : Guitars (2005-2006)
  • Casado : Guitars (2005-2006)
  • Fredric "Wredhe" Gråby : Guitars (2006-2011)
  • Jarle "Uruz" Byberg : Drums (2007-2008)
  • Larsen : Bass (2008-2010)
  • Richard "Rick" Schill : Drums (2008-2010)
  • Sebastiaan Bats : Guitars (2011)
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Shining Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List EP 92.5 20
Shining - Within Deep Dark Chambers preview CollectionWish List Studio 94.3 201
Shining - Livets ändhållplats preview CollectionWish List Studio 88.6 101
Shining - III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie preview CollectionWish List Studio 81 51
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 82.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Shining - IV - the Eerie Cold preview CollectionWish List Studio 84.8 121
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Shining - V - Halmstad preview CollectionWish List Studio 92.1 181
Shining - VI - Klagopsalmer preview CollectionWish List Studio 83.2 90
Shining - VII - Född Förlorare preview CollectionWish List Studio 85.3 92
preview Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP 80 50
Shining - Redefining Darkness preview CollectionWish List Studio 80.7 70
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 76.3 40
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Shining - IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends preview CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 70
no image preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00

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Shining Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Reflecting in Solitude preview (2000) 1001
2Ren Djävla Angest preview (2000) 1001
3And Only Silence Remains... preview (2000) 1001
4The Ghastly Silence preview (2012) 951
5For the God Below preview (2012) 951
6FFF preview (2011) 951
7Neka Morgondagen preview (2007) 903
8Låt Oss Ta Allt Från Varandra preview (2007) 88.33
9Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni preview (2007) 86.73
10Åttiosextusenfyrahundra preview (2007) 86.73
11Stonelands preview (2000) 901
12Vita Detestabilis preview (2000) 901
13Inisis preview (2000) 901
14Längtar Bort Från Mitt Hjärta preview (2007) 83.33
15Yttligare Ett Steg Närmare Total Jävla Utfrysning preview (2007) 81.73
Additional notes
The band's name does not refer to the book "The Shining" or the film based on it, but rather, according to Niklas Kvarforth, it means "the path to enlightenment".

All Shining full-length albums have six songs, and usually have roman numbers preceding the titles in chronological order. Kvarforth chose to stop the numeration in 2012, saying that "the use of numbers to describe our albums is no longer something that Shining is interested in doing", although he re-started to numerate them with 2013's compilation 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd.

Moreover, since the release of their third album, III - Angst - Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie, every Shining full-length features five electric tracks and one, always the fifth song, fully instrumental. This habit ended with their ninth release, IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends, in which the instrumental track is the first one of the usual six.
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Albums : 109,628
Reviews : 6,965
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