Tag Archives: Shining

The Sinister Initiative Confirms Several Releases for 2024

Posted by on February 10, 2024

  The Sinister Initiative has been infecting the world with many of the most brilliant and lethal musical atrocities since its rebirth in 2022. TSI was founded by Shining’s genius mastermind, Niklas Kvarforth, who brings decades of experience as a label owner. His accomplices Tuomas Tahvanainen and Mathias Palmroth constitute the other two members of […]

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Newly confirmed artists for Hellfest 2024 include Metallica, Mr. Bungle, Ne Obliviscaris

Posted by on November 28, 2023

  Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Ne Obliviscaris, and many more have been confirmed for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, scheduled for June 27 to 30 in Clisson, France. Several more artists have been added to the lineup, including Fear Factory, Saxon, Mr. Bungle, Accept, Sodom, Cradle of Filth, Emperor, Suicidal Tendencies, Dismember, and more.    Check […]

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Metal By Numbers: Thirty Seconds to Baroness in charts – 9/27/2023

Posted by on September 27, 2023

    Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are the charts from September 15, 2023 releases. Check out to see how Baroness, Corey Taylor, TesseracT and more debuted in charts. Remember to check out our New & Noteworthy column, sharing […]

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New & Noteworthy: Releases of Being – (5/5/2023 – 9/15/2023)

Posted by on September 16, 2023

    New & Noteworthy has returned! Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. For this week’s list, we’re not only bringing you the week’s must-know releases, we’re taking you back to the albums that hit shelves since May that are worth a spin. These […]

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Shining unleash “Fidelis Ad Mortem” lyric video featuring Andy La Rocque

Posted by on September 15, 2023

  Swedish depressive black metal outfit Shining, led by Niklas Kvarforth, has released their eleventh studio album, showcasing their darkest work to date. The self-titled record’s arrival was accompanied by the release of a third single, “Fidelis Ad Mortem,” featuring a guitar solo by King Diamond’s Andy La Rocque, who also handled production, recording, mixing, […]

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Shining unleash disturbing lyric video for brutal new single “Avsändare Okänd”

Posted by on August 10, 2023

  Swedish black metal outfit Shining have shared a disturbing lyric video for their latest single, “Avsändare Okänd.” The track is taken from their upcoming self-titled album, out September 15th, via Napalm Records. The single is promised to be one of the most vicious and brutal songs throughout the band’s entire existence.   Niklas Kvarforth […]

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Shining share NSFW video for new single “Allt För Döden”

Posted by on June 8, 2023

  Swedish metal outfit Shining will release their 11th studio album on September 15 via Napalm Records. The self-titled offering promises a darker and more brutal sound than their prior efforts. To celebrate the announcement, the group has unveiled an NSFW video for their new single, “Allt För Döden.”   The group’s mastermind Niklas Kvarforth […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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Behemoth’s ‘A Forest’ EP is exactly the treat we all need right now

Posted by on May 18, 2020

  This pandemic has been dismal and metal fans have been hit especially hard with the lack of any actual shows or events for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, Poland’s Behemoth has crafted a short four-song EP to help get us all through. As Nergal states: “We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during […]

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Nineteen debut metal albums turning 20 in 2020

Posted by on February 8, 2020

  2000, the beginning of a brand new century struck fear in many as the Y2K panic spread. Luckily, no computers burst into flames, and it wasn’t the end of the world. It’s hard to believe Wilson, the Volleyball from the movie Cast Away, is turning twenty this year. 2000 was an era when illegal […]

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