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SHINING dwell on the dark, depressive, sometimes sick side of open-minded black metal. Especially since the mid 00s they have been drawing attention with atmospheric masterpieces full of self-hate and self-destruction. Although since their fourth album ‘IV – The Eerie Cold’ there haven’t been any more major leaps in the band’s development, to equal this with a lack of quality would be a fatal mistake, as no one in the scene display their suffering in such an honest and gripping way as Niklas Kvarforth. Furthermore, this band does not only appeal to black metal fans, as SHINING know no musical or mental boundaries when crossing over into the outer limits of black metal and beyond. This should be one of the most exciting shows at SUMMER BREEZE 2012, you can take our word for it!