Shining is now confirmed for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 in the Netherlands. We will perform on December 15. For festival and ticket information, please see below.
Mar 27, 2018
Metal Gates Festival 2018
Shining is now confirmed for Metal Gates Festival in Bucharest, Romania on November 16. For festival and ticket information, please see below.
Feb 26, 2018
"The Eerie Cold" & "Angst" on Exclusive White Vinyl
Because of both the success and high demand of the white vinyl editions we have done lately, SHINING LEGIONS have listened to your requests and are now proud to announce that we are issuing both masterpieces “III / Angst – Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie” and “IV / The Eerie Cold” on white vinyl as well! Both are limited to 200 copies only and comes with free posters and a sticker. Pre-orders are open now!
Jan 13, 2018
"V - Halmstad" LP Reissue
Eleven years have passed since SHINING blanketed the world in unspeakable darkness with the release of their fifth album ”V / Halmstad”, and in a grand celebration of all that is terrible and appalling, LEGIONS have been given the privilege of issuing a Limited Edition Anniversary Vinyl of this ground-breaking, monumental piece of Black Metal history.
The Gatefold LP features liner notes by both Niklas Kvarforth and the president of Osmose Productions, Herve Herbaut, which, according to the enigmatic frontman, will be a ”fun” way to shed some light on all that supposedly went wrong between band and label during those particularly difficult years in the ever-turbulent career of Shining.
Limited to 200 copies on white vinyl, and including a poster of the album's classic coverart, this cannot be missed out on by any serious fan of the band. The white version will, as always, ONLY be sold through the webshop so make sure to pre-order today! Several bundles and related merchandise are also available, but be sure to act fast as these will most likely go fast!
All Hail Misery!
Jan 5, 2018
"X - Varg Utan Flock" Out Now!
Shining's 10th album "X - Varg Utan Flock" is now officially out worldwide!
The album is available in various formats; Boxset CD, Jewel Case CD, Digipak CD, Gatefold DLP in various colours and Cassette; as well as on all digital platforms.
Grab your copy now at: www.shininglegions.com
Jan 4, 2018
"X - Varg Utan Flock" Full Album Premiere
Season of Mist are now streaming the new Shining album ”X / Varg Utan Flock” in full!
If you are eager to hear what this masterpiece sounds like before Friday, listen here.
Legions still have a small amount of their WHITE VINYLS left in the webshop as well as tons of other related merchandise and bundle packages. Buy now or regret it later.
Album is available on all formats this Friday!
Dec 27, 2017
End Of The Year Sale
Legions are having a end of the year sale which will last till the end of 2017. Just enter the code KATZE upon checkout and you will receive a discount of 15% on your total order at www.shininglegions.com.
Dec 11, 2017
VI - Klagopsalmer Deluxe LP
After years of requests for a re-release of our sixth album, "Klagopsalmer" on vinyl: Here they are! The records are being printed as we speak and we are now opening up for pre-orders in our webshop.
LEGIONS are following tradition by issuing their very own edition, limited to 100 copies on white vinyl, and also including an exclusive poster not available anywhere else. You may choose between both standard and signed versions, as well as a bundle with a shirt which is solely made for this occassion and will NOT be sold seperately nor printed once the vinyls are gone.
As per usual with these editions, they tend to sell out quickly so be sure to act quickly to avoid missing out and bombarding us with questions if we will repress them, because we won’t.
ALL HAIL THE ENEMY!
Dec 5, 2017
3rd Single Out Now
Season of Mist have debuted another track from Shining's upcoming album "X - Varg Utan Flock". Take a listen. The album and related merch can be pre-ordered at http://www.shininglegions.com/category/varg-utan-flock
Nov 29, 2017
"Cold Void" Ready To Take Over Your Lives
Kvarforth has received the DVD's and is currently signing the ones that have been pre-ordered for all you devoted maniacs out there.
If you still haven't ordered yours, do it now at: www.shininglegions.com
Nov 23, 2017
"Cold Void" Premiere in Sweden
Se till att infinna er på visningen av COLD VOID idag fredag på PSB i Stockholm! Utöver visning och troligen dekadent efterfest gigar även Alfahanne, som om ni inte ännu haft möjlighet att se live, måste uppleva, och om ni redan sett dem, har ni redan bestämt er att gå.
Stöd Artax Film och hoppas ni uppskattar det arbete Claudio Marino lagt ner på detta. Tyvärr kommer jag själv ej medverka pga diverse komplikationer som gjort att jag inte kan lämna det land jag för tillfället befinner mig i, men önskar er alla en givande afton.
Nov 21, 2017
"Gyllene Portarnas Bro" T-Shirt
Today the shipping of all FIENDE vinyls begins! And as the release of our tenth album draws near LEGIONS are issuing a special shirt design by Ogino Design influenced by the latest track premiere "Gyllene Portarnas Bro".
Order your copy here: http://www.shininglegions.com/product/shining-gyllene-portarnas-bro-t-shirt
Nov 15, 2017
The Enemy Has Arrived!
The FIENDE vinyls have arrived and they look amazing! The Legions exclusive White Vinyl was sold out in a matter of hours, vut Legions were lucky and managed to get a small stock of extra copies on Black Vinyl so if you missed out, here is a final chance to grab a vinyl edition. You can choose between a normal and a signed version!
Also, LEGIONS are making their own version of the upcoming "X - Varg Utan Flock" on white double vinyl including a exclusive poster, limited to 237 copies only! Pre-order yours now to avoid missing out on this masterpiece.
Nov 5, 2017
X - Varg Utan Flock / Deluxe Edition
The Deluxe Digibox edition with 'X - Varg Utan Flock' is now open for preorders. Thepack includes the CD with the PLACEBO cover "In the cold light of morning" and the GERARD MCMAHON cover "Cry Little Sister".
Also included is a carabiner key strap with embroidered SHINING logo and bottle opener + a metal pin with the SG symbol.
The box is also available SIGNED by Niklas Kvarforth and is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.
Nov 1, 2017
X - Varg Utan Flock / Shining Legions Edition
LEGIONS are releasing an own version of the new album, limited to 237 copies only, on bone white coloured vinyl.
This edition comes with a free folded poster and logo sticker, which are only obtainable when ordering the album through our webshop
Note that when we announced the LEGIONS edition of the upcoming 10-inch EP "FIENDE" about a month ago, those were sold out in less than 20 hours. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you act immediately if you dont want to miss out on this decadent collectors edition, as the numbers are dwindling as we speak!
Both standard and signed copies available for pre-order NOW.
Nov 1, 2017
"X - Varg Utan Flock" Track Premiere & Pre-Order Starts!
Listen to the second track to be from the upcoming tenth album "X - Varg Utan Flock" here: http://smarturl.it/ShiningGyllene
LEGIONS have also opened the pre-orders for all available formats and merch, including a own exclusive vinyl edition, and including signed versions. Check it out here: http://www.shininglegions.com/category/varg-utan-flock
"Gyllene Portarnas Bro" has been in the works since 1999 and is one of the calmer songs on the album. Built around three different parts, it was originally intended for the "Livets Ändhållplats" album. It was later reworked for "Redefining Darkness", but it isnt until now that the song finally started to make sense. Lyrically it speaks of the suduction of the human mind and spirit, the ultimate destruction of the life cycle of the one being seduced. Indeed this track sets the mood for the violent darkness that follows.
Oct 28, 2017
Cold Void - Second Teaser
Artax Films have put together a new teaser trailer for the upcoming arthouse documentary about Niklas Kvarforth and his lifelong battle with mental illness. You can view it here:
Also, as the release of the DVD edition draws near, LEGIONS can now announce that before we sent it off to production the decision was made to make a reversable cover, meaning you can not only display the DVD in your collection with the original artwork but also the more sinister one as shown here
Pre-order either standard or signed edition now!
Oct 15, 2017
Shining to destroy Tyrant Fest
Although we are currently rebuilding the band and preparing for the upcoming album, and everything that comes with that, our final appearance for 2017 will take place at Tyrant Fest in France. Benny will once again step in for Euge on guitars, and Kevin from Svart Crown will replace Byberg on drums. This will be the last show based on the setlist used during the past couple of years. The calm before the storm.
Tickets from https://www.tyrantfest.com/tickets
Oct 8, 2017
"Fiende" 10" Black Edition Available Now
After selling out of the limited white vinyl within 20 hours of release, Legions now have received some copies of the standard issue black 10" EP of "Jag Är Din Fiende" for sale - get yours before they are gone too.
Sep 27, 2017
"X - Varg Utan Flock" Release Date Revealed
We're happy to announce that our 10th album, "X - Varg Utan Flock", is now scheduled for release on January 5th.
The song "Jag Är Din Fiende" (which translates as "I Am Your Enemy") will also be released on the A-side of a 10" vinyl single that is entitled "Fiende" and slated to hit the shops on November 24th. The B-side contains a largely acoustic cover version of "No Rest For The Wicked", originally from Swedish rockabilly act THE COFFINSHAKERS.
"Jag Är Din Fiende" is now exclusively being streamed by the official media partners listed below:
Pre-Order Your Copy Now:
Sep 13, 2017
Get Fucked Up In Style
Legions are now able to bring you a set that includes the exclusive stainless steel flask engraved with the classic SG symbol along with a tap and two shot glasses.
The set comes in a black hardcover gift box.
Sep 8, 2017
SG iPhone Cases
SG iPhone cases now shipping.
Also, some of you have been asking on the Shining flask Kvarforth had made for himself - we suggest you subscribe to the Legions newsletter to keep up to date on forthcoming new products.
Aug 30, 2017
Cold Void DVD
Earlier this year we announced the upcoming Niklas Kvarforth documentary directed by Claudio Marino and now we can announce that Shining Legions and Artax Films have begun production of the DVD which is set for release on December 7th.
There have been questions about the possibility of producing a DVD since we first announced the project, and we anticipate massive demand, which is why we have decided to start pre-sales today.
We suggest you order your copy straight away as we are currently only printing a limited run and you surely won't want to miss out on this fascinating film, which apart from the movie itself also includes three deleted scenes where Niklas talks about suicide, drugs and religion.
Both standard and signed editions are now available to pre-order from www.shininglegions.com
Note that the DVD is in Swedish and comes with English, German, French and Spanish subtitles.
Aug 23, 2017
Official Shining Caps
Throughout our career people have asked for baseball caps and finally LEGIONS and AL CLOTHING have produced a limited (for now) run of high quality adjustable size caps with the SG symbol embroidered on the front.
Aug 21, 2017
Support The Enemy
As the release of our tenth album "X - Varg Utan Flock" draws near, ourselves and Ogino Design have decided to update the look of our website. Enter the asylum now.
Naturally, LEGIONS are also printing a new design in support of the darkness we will soon be unleashing upon you. Make a stand and order now!
Aug 1, 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 www.al-clothing.com
Seen here is Kvarforth and founder Luka Lipovec celebrating the alliance with a few fans.
Jul 4, 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.
Apr 18, 2017
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
Apr 11, 2017
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 www.artaxfilm.com for updates!
Jan 14, 2017
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!
Sep 12, 2016
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.
Jun 15, 2016
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 www.shininglegions.com to check out the whole selection - all who order now get a free Shining patch and button as long as stocks last!
May 25, 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.
May 17, 2016
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.
Apr 27, 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!
Mar 29, 2016
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.
Mar 21, 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...
Mar 14, 2016
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.
Feb 1, 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!
Jan 19, 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.
Jan 4, 2016
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!
Dec 28, 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
Oct 30, 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.
Aug 19, 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.
Aug 12, 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.
Jul 30, 2015
Mexico Shows Cancelled
Unfortunately, LEGION PRODS have decided to cancel the Mexican leg of our upcoming tour.
This has 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.
Jun 25, 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!!!
May 27, 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!
May 13, 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…
May 7, 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!
May 1, 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.
Apr 30, 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.
Apr 24, 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.
Apr 20, 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.
Mar 26, 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.
Mar 4, 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.
Feb 4, 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.
Jan 20, 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.
Jan 16, 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: www.customcore.com
All cassettes will also be available through Legions.
Jan 6, 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.