Shining (SE)

Shining (SE)

Sunday 24 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2016 / 2018
Genre

Black Metal

Country

Sweden

Biography

In 2015 some fans were disappointed when they found out they were getting the Norwegian avant-garde metal band of the same name instead of the eponymous Swedish extreme metal band around Niklas Kvarforth. Even in the most extreme metal circles the latter is viewed as somewhat of an enfant terrible but the band is always entertaining, both on CD and live on stage. Kvarforth has been known to pummel and harass his own band members so you never know what to expect. Still, apart from his stage antics Kvarforth is blessed with one of the most versatile voices on the scene. He can wail, scream and growl with the best of them before effortlessly switching to spine-chilling clean vocals, while guitarist Peter Huss and the rhythm section lay down a mix of black metal and blues that is instantly recognisable. Their tenth studio album, ‘Varg Utan Flock’ is set for a 2018 release. (#GMM18)