Here’s our new logo, which is the centerpiece on which a hugely elaborate visual concept is built for our upcoming album. Hope you like it! We’ve lived with it (in secrecy) for more than half a year now, and we love it!
Do you like it?
Jørgen Munkeby comments:
“When preparing the artwork for our upcoming new album, I though to myself “our current logo is the best logo I’ve seen, so why change it?”. But then it dawned on me – that’s not what Shining is about! Let’s make a new one! And now I’m glad we did, because now I think this spanking new one is the best I’ve seen!”
“After six years of collaboration, resulting in design for two studio albums, live album, singles, merchandise and whatnot, Shining and our design studio has taken it to a whole new level. The first hint of what is to come is also the first element we designed for Shining’s new direction – the logo, which is the centerpiece of a much greater picture, one that will be revealed in due time.”
For more info, check this more informative press release:
If you want to fuck around with this new logo, download EPS, AI, PDF and PNG here: https://www.filemail.com/d/uzftxmithazmhth
New album coming soon! We just signed worldwide with Spinefarm Records!
According to Munkeby: “Our new album is one of our most varied, encompassing the whole gamut of what we do, from the sinister ferocity and experimentation of ‘Blackjazz’ to the more focused songwriting of ‘One One One’. It really is the culmination of all the best elements in the Blackjazz world!”
For more info read press release in link below:
Announcement from the band:
“We just made this fun little video to help you remember the date of our newly announced London headline show at Boston Music Room on Sat March 28th! Help us spread the word by sharing this video with your friends!”
The video also features an unmixed version of some music from Shining’s upcoming album, so be sure to check it out even if you’re not in London.
We’re super excited to announce this full European tour in March 2015 with our perfect touring partners Devin Townsend and Periphery! See you there!
2015-03-05 – La Cigale, Paris, France (SOLD OUT!)
2015-03-06 – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015-03-07 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
2015-03-08 – Live Club, Milan, Italy
2015-03-10 – Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
2015-03-11 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
2015-03-12 – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary (PS: New venue)
2015-03-13 – Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015-03-14 – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
2015-03-16 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
2015-03-17 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
2015-03-18 – Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
2015-03-19 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
2015-03-21 – Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
2015-03-22 – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
2015-03-24 – Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
2015-03-25 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015-03-26 – Matrix, Bochum, Germany
2015-03-27 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland (SOLD OUT!)
2015-03-28 – Boston Music Room, London, UK (SHINING HEADLINE SHOW!)
2015-03-29 – O2 Academy, Bristol, England
2015-03-30 – O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
2015-03-31 – Academy, Manchester, England
Seven UK shows have been announced!
6.12.2014 – The Institute – Birmingham, UK
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK
Jørgen Munkeby from Shining comments: “We’re super happy to play these shows with Kreator Official, Arch Enemy and Marty Friedman in the UK in December! We’re even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage which will include both Shining and Marty material! 2014 has been one of Shining’s best and most active years so far, and this is a grand way to top it!”
Shining are very happy to finally announce a full Norwegian tour!
25.09: Blå, Oslo (Special “Blackjazz” night! – Support: Shevils)
26.09: Blå, Oslo (Special “One One One + New Songs” night!)
27.09: Scene 37, Horten
02.10: Union Scene, Drammen More
Shining will be playing support for Devin Townsend at the following European dates! Come check us both out!
2014-08-05: Tivoli, Utrecht (NL)
2014-08-06: Luxor, Cologne (DE)
2014-08-07: Bi Nuu, Berlin (DE)
2014-08-11: Rock Planet, Pinarella (IT)
2014-08-13: Les Docks, Lausanne (CH)
2014-08-14: Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn (AT)
On Thursday September 25th Shining will perform their international breakthrough album “Blackjazz” from start to end, for the very first time in their career.
On Friday September 26th they will perform last year’s veritable hit parade “One One One” from first to last note, along with a set of brand new unreleased songs never performed live before.
There are very limited tickets available, so be quick to grab them while you can!
Thursday Sept 25th, Blackjazz Night: 250 kr + bill.avg.
Friday Sept 26th, One One One + New Material: 250 kr + bill.avg.
Very Special 2 Days Pass: 400 kr + bill.avg.
Tomorrow’s show in Chico with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk and Retox is being moved from the Senator Theatre to Lost On Main (319 Main St).
Tickets will be honored at the door, but you must be 21+ to get in. Otherwise, tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.
Doors will be at 8pm, show will be 8:30. Tickets for sale at the door only.
See you there!
We’re very happy to announce this amazing US tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk and Retox in April!
4/3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/5 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/6 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/7 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/9 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/10 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
4/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
4/14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub (NEW SHOW!)
4/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/16 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik
4/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/22 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
4/23 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
4/25 – Pamona, CA @ The Glass House
4/26 – La Jolla, CA @ Porters Pub
Check out Shining’s brand new one-take video for “The One Inside”, filmed live in the Mojave Desert in California! It’s filmed with one camera in one take. No editing was done to video or audio, just mixing and grading. We think it sounds and looks amazing!
This is a part of a series of videos called “Live On Location” where Shining set up in weird, unorthodox, and often uncontrollable, surroundings to perform and record live. The recording is done with one camera only, and as few mics and tracks as possible. The series sets out to capture unique and interesting moments where great musicians conquer surroundings to make great music, and it celebrates musicianship more than technology.
For more info about the recording of this video and about the ongoing series of live videos “Live On Location”, read this newsletter.
Shining’s new album One One One has been nominated for “Metal Album of the Year” in Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Shining started out as an acoustic jazz quartet before migrating over to harder and heavier territories with their breakthrough album Blackjazz in 2010. Along the way they have been nominated and received awards both for their jazz music and for their current genre Blackjazz. This nomination is the band’s fifth for Spellemannprisen.
Metal nominees for 2013:
– Shining, One One One
– Kvelertak, Meir
– Satyricon, Satyricon
– Obliteration, Black Death Horizon
Shining’s front man Jørgen Munkeby comments:
“Being nominated for the fifth time in a row is a great sign of our music’s constant quality. This year’s metal category is especially hard-hitting with many of Norway’s most established metal acts. That’s a great company for an old jazz band!”
After a splendid headline tour in North America in September and a successful package tour in Europe November, Shining has decided to grace their hometown with a headline show in early January! They are very happy to share the stage with the young and energizing Honningbarna, both of whom will perform a full length concert. As support we’ll be having Insense.
Shining frontman Jørgen Munkeby simply comments “What a night!” on the band’s Facebook page.
Date: January 9th, 2013
Venue: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
The San Francisco show on Sept 26th has been moved from Slim’s to DNA Lounge:
375 11th St. San Francisco , CA. 94103
Tickets and info here:
Shining have just released two brand new live videos for the tracks “The One Inside” and their single “I Won’t Forget”. Filmed this summer at Norway’s biggest festival, The Øya Festival, the videos showcase the band’s unique blend of tight playing and loose and playful improvisation:
Here’s a fun little video Shining did with NRK P3 at the Norwegian National TV, filmed in one take with only three mics (the band usually uses 25), with no editing and no mixing.
The location is the demolition site where Shining’s studio and rehearsal rooms have been for the last 7 years. As you see, it’s all about to be torn down and/or converted into apartments, just like what happens all over Oslo city now, since investors earn much more money on building apartments than preserving cool buildings with arts and music