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1 Aug 2017
Partnership with Al Clothing

Niklas Kvarforth and Shining have entered an official agreement with the Slovenian clothing company AL. based on the fact that Kvarforth is infamous for losing his belongings on every trip he's ever taken, and has already bought about 10 caps for various tours, the collaboration couldnt have come at a better time. We urge people to support them by paying a visit to

Seen here is Kvarforth and founder Luka Lipovec celebrating the alliance with a few fans.

4 Jul 2017
"X - Varg Utan Flock"

We're happy to announce that we have finished recording our tenth studio album, "X – Varg Utan Flock" ("Wolf Without a Pack"), which will be released on Season of Mist.

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4 May 2017
"Cold Void" Trailer

Trailer for the upcoming documentary on Niklas Kvarforth by Claudio Marino for Artax Film.

18 Apr 2017
Propaganda Manual

Finally, the new When Prozac No Longer Helps HARDCOVER edition is available for Pre-Order! Both standard and bloodsoaked versions available. Every Pre-Order is awarded with an exclusive patch.

Order your copy NOW

11 Apr 2017
Kvarforth Documentary

Artax Film are currently in post-production on a documentary dissecting the mind of Niklas Kvarforth, digging deep into the truths about the artist's mental illness and similar subjects.

Check for updates!

22 Mar 2017
Shining to return to North America

Shining to return to North America this Spring.

See full dates from Ceremonies now!

Ticket info to come soon.


19 Jan 2017
Shining to headline Diabolica Sonis Festival

Shining will headline the Diabolica Sonis Festival in Amsteleveen on Saturday 11 Feb.

See further information here.

14 Jan 2017
Nihil Arises!

Shining Legions co-founder Nelli Ahvenlahti have started a new company that produces and sells merchandise made by herself and not connected to the band, but also several Shining items not, for various reasons, sold through our own shop, and instead exclusively licensed to Nihil and therefore ONLY available there.

Do like us and show your support today!

28 Nov 2016
Live Album

As the year comes to an end and we are heading out on the final celebration of our 20th anniversary, we have decided to finally, after years of failed attempts, to record a live album. We will therefore record all shows on the upcoming tour with Taake. See you soon...

11 Nov 2016
Interview with ViaOmega Magazine

Interview with Niklas Kvarforth in ViaOmega Magazine available now.

Cover photo of Niklas by Haste Malaise Photography.

12 Sep 2016
Line-up Complete

It is with pride we hereby announce that Marcus Hammarström has been initiated as a full member of the band.

And to those who have already witnessed his malevolent presence on stage know we have finally found a truly worthy bassist for Shining.

Photo: catteo09

15 Jun 2016
Webshop Re-opened!

Shining Legions has now completed their warehouse move - all items have been restocked, and all orders now come with tracking for your convenience.

Go to to check out the whole selection - all who order now get a free Shining patch and button as long as stocks last!

25 May 2016
European Tour 2016

As part of our 20 year anniversary celebration, we are to embark on a European tour in December with the support of our brothers TAAKE.

Some dates have been revealed already but more to come, so make sure to frequently visit the ceremonies section for updates.

17 May 2016
Byberg Returns

It is with great pleasure we now announce that Jarle Byberg returns and is now officially our permanent drummer. Byberg have been working on and off with SHINING since 2007 and performed with us last time on our debut Canadian last year.

Photo by Sunvemetal; taken in Oslo, Fri 13 May.

29 Apr 2016
Line-up Modifications

Christian Larsson and Rainer Tuomikanto are no longer members of SHINING. We thank them for their years of dedication and hard work. This decision will however NOT affect any of our upcoming ceremonies as both have already been replaced.

27 Apr 2016
North America Tour 2016

During August and September, we will embark on our first tour on US soil together with BELPHEGOR. Cities and venues will be announced in the next couple of weeks, so make sure you check the website frequently and subscribe to the events on Facebook in order to stay fully updated and not miss out on this delightfully sinister coming!

29 Mar 2016
US Legions

In July, SHINING will make their first-ever appearance on US soil, headlining the ANTICOSMIC MUSIC FEST which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd July at the Fete Music Hall in Rhode Island, New England. Needless to say, attendance is obligatory! Contact Wordbearers Productions for more information and tickets.

21 Mar 2016
Fall of Summer 2016

On this years edition of the FALL OF SUMMER FESTIVAL (and a few other festivals which have yet to be announce), SHINING will perform a special 20-year anniversary set that will include several songs from both earlier and later albums, and which have never been performed live until now! Be there...

14 Mar 2016
Spinefarm Re-issues

Finally, we have come to an agreement with SHINING's former record label Spinefarm Records to re-release the albums that originally appeared on the label. “VII / Född Förlorare” and the “Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt” EP will both be released on CD & limited VINYL editions, with one additional bonus track each on the latter. “Redefining Darkness” will be released in both deluxe DIGIPAK and VINYL editions.

All versions as well as new merchandise and bundles can be PRE-ORDERED from LEGIONS now, be sure to act quickly to not miss out on any of the limited ones.

1 Mar 2016
"When Prozac No Longer Helps" Blood Edition

The Blood Edition of WHEN PROZAC NO LONGER HELPS is being prepared. Get yours while they are still available.

Order your copy now from here

1 Feb 2016
The Celebration Continues

As the demand for the 20 Year Anniversary T-shirt have been so unexpectedly high, LEGIONS have now printed zip-hoodies as well. Also, several new patches, back-patches and flags have been added to the store.

Support the downfall of man and purchase merchandise directly from LEGIONS!

28 Jan 2016
Confirmed For Brutal Assault

Shining have been announced to appear on this years edition of the Brutal Assault Festival held during August in Czech Republic.

19 Jan 2016
Viva Le Prozac

The disease is spreading at an alarming speed. Not only is the third edition of WHEN PROZAC NO LONGER HELPS soon available in all its blood-soaked glory through the Shining Legions web-shop, but a French version is now also available, translated by Nico Claux, and released by the CAMION NOIR publishing house.

4 Jan 2016
Celebrate Death!

20 years have passed since this sick child of ours was brought to “life”, and, because of this, we are currently preparing an Anniversary Ceremony which will be held at selected venues all over the world throughout the whole of 2016.

Meanwhile, long-standing visual collaborator Erik Danielsson has spewed forth a few new shirt designs to celebrate this awful event. The “20 Years Of Death” t-shirts can be ordered now from our Webshop!

28 Dec 2015
"When Prozac No Longer Helps" 3rd Edition

Finally, the third edition of Niklas Kvarforth​'s WHEN PROZAC NO LONGER HELPS is now available to pre-order at the Legions webshop. Apart from a new introduction additional content includes translations of all lyrics featured on the “Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” album. The book is also available in a limited edition version hand-numbered in the author's own blood.

Order your copy now from here

24 Nov 2015
I/II/V/VI Tapes Available Now

Now, our albums I, II, V and VI are available on tapes via Shining Legions, strictly limited to 100 copies each in courtesy of Never Dead.

Make sure to grab a copy while stocks last.

23 Nov 2015
Spain Cancelled

Unfortunately due to logistical problems we have had to cancel the Spanish leg of the tour.

However, it WILL be rescheduled in 2016 instead, more news on exact dates will follow. To those who have bought tickets, you need to contact your point of sale for a refund.

30 Oct 2015
New Booking Agency

As our 20-year anniversary is approaching so is the necessity for change.

We are pleased to inform you that we have joined forces with RTN-touring, who from hereon will take care of our upcoming ceremonial work.

View contact section for more information.

19 Aug 2015
European Tour Dates 2015

We have now completed booking European dates for the rest of this year. We will visit a total of nine countries in support of the ninth full-length album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”.

A special double gatefold edition of the album, in black and white marble vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies, will be available for sale exclusively on the tour.

12 Aug 2015
Shining IX Tour Edition

We have decided to manufacture a special version of our new album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”, which will be sold exclusively at our upcoming ceremonies. The gatefold double LP comes on black/white marbled vinyl and is strictly limited to 300 copies. No reservations possible, can only be bought at the actual shows.

30 Jul 2015
Mexico Shows Cancelled

Unfortunately, LEGION PRODS have decided to cancel the Mexican leg of our upcoming tour.

This have already happened one time before, and now, after the second cancellation, which according to LEGION PRODS had to be done because of logistical reasons, we will not return in the nearest future.

LEGION PRODS suggested to move the dates to January but we have no possibility of going to Mexico during that period and most likely not at all during 2016 as we have already scheduled several other ceremonies due to our upcoming 20-year anniversary.

25 Jun 2015
French Shows Confirmed

Our loyal legions of France: In support of the new album we have now added 8 dates to our upcoming tour to be held on French soil in September. Prepare for the return of the originators of Suicidal Black Metal!!!

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

27 May 2015
Vilja & Dröm Video

We are proud to announce the release of our new video! Once again directed by our long-time collaborator Martin Strandberg, “Vilja & Dröm” is the first video showing Shining as a full band. Shot in Helsinki last year under surprisingly calm circumstances. Bring on the mushroom clouds!

View VILJA & DRÖM here and order official VILJA & DRÖM T-SHIRT here.

13 May 2015
Spanish Shows Confirmed

The enemy have now confirmed no less than five ceremonies to be held on Spanish soil in December! All of our fans are demanded to attend these dates to celebrate the impending end of days…

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

7 May 2015
Mexican Shows Confirmed

It’s far overdue, but we can finally announce that Shining will be returning to Mexico in August for no less than four ceremonies! We urge our ever-growing legion to attend these special events no matter at what cost!

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

1 May 2015
Italian Shows Confirmed

We have now added the Italian leg of our upcoming world crusade to the tour section. Three ceremonies will be held in support of our new album and these will be the only chance our Italian Legions will have to experience the beautiful horrors that we have in store for them.

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

30 Apr 2015
Russian Shows Confirmed

We are proud to announce that our first ever live appearances on Russian soil will take place this winter! Two ceremonies will be held. One in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg. We urge our Russian legions to do whatever it takes to attend.

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

24 Apr 2015
Benelux Shows Confirmed

We have now added two additional ceremonies to our upcoming world crusade. One in BELGIUM and one in NETHERLANDS. Our local Legions are required to be present at all costs!

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

20 Apr 2015
German Shows Confirmed

As announced earlier this year, Shining will tour in support of our new album a bit differently than before. What does this mean?  It means smaller tours instead of a big long one. We will therefore announce territories one by one, as soon as they are confirmed. First announcement is about the seven ceremonies to be held in Germany.

Book your tickets now! And make sure to check our ceremony section frequently, as well as our Facebook page for any additional dates we might add.

14 Apr 2015
Album Streaming

Six days from now, the world will behold the beauty and the horror that is our ninth album! Thanks to a few of our allied partners, you are now able to stream the album in full! Remember... Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, ENDS!


26 Mar 2015
New Song: Framtidsutsikter

The third and final track to be revealed before the release of the new album “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” is now being streamed via several partners throughout the web.

In related news, all vinyl editions as well as the limited BOXSET carried by Legions are now sold out, however, after weeks of nagging, they are now offering a signed edition of the CD for those who missed out on the exclusive versions.

Listen to Framtidsutsikter here and Pre-Order NOW here.

4 Mar 2015
New Song: Besök Från I(ho)nom

A second track from the upcoming “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” album is now being streamed for your inconvenience.

You can pre-order the album on both CD and DLP. The exclusive Legions vinyls are sold out and the BOXSET version with bonus tracks is nearly gone too, so make sure to order yours before its too late.

Listen to Besök Från I(ho)nom here and Pre-order NOW here.

26 Feb 2015
Duisternis Op Komst

First show on Dutch soil in support of the coming album has now been announced. Shining will bring darkness upon Dokkem Open Air on the 19th of June. Keep watching our tour-section for several other announcements to be revealed in the near future.

4 Feb 2015
New Song: Vilja & Dröm

The time has come to share a little bit of the darkness that will infect earths population in a few months. The song chosen for this specific event is called “Vilja & Dröm”.

You are now able to pre-order the album on CD, DLP (one colour exclusively for Legions) and BOXSET including Digipak with two bonus tracks as well as some other inappropriate content.

Listen to Vilja & Dröm here and Pre-order NOW here.

20 Jan 2015
New Album Title Revealed

SHINING, the ninth, has been given the name of “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” and will hit the streets on the 20th April on Season of Mist. For once I am extremely pleased with how the album turned out and I believe that the fevered presence of filth and uncompromising darkness is more prominent than ever before.

Not only will our more recent fan-base “enjoy” the oppression contained therein, but I am also certain that those who stopped listening to SHINING after our fifth album will find the new one plague-ridden with what some might have felt was lacking on the more recent efforts… that atmosphere of old.

16 Jan 2015
Shining Cassettes Out Soon

France's NEVER DEAD PRODUCTIONS are currently working on a schedule for the release of SHINING's entire catalogue on cassettes. Each albums will be strictly limited to 100 copies and will include pins, patches, stickers (depending on title). For updates on the process visit:

All cassettes will also be available through Legions.

6 Jan 2015
New Music Video COMING SOON

During the bleak winter holidays, SHINING began shooting a video for a new track from the upcoming album.

Once again it is being directed by Martin Strandberg, however, it will be quite different from previous efforts. The video is being filmed in both Helsinki, Finland and Belgrade, Serbia.

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