Suicide, self-destruction and the abuse of the human flesh & mind, these three topics are the main issues dealt with in Shining's music. The band has since its very beginning (1996) been cursed and the individuals within suffered from enormous problems because of the fact that the band still lives on. Actually this might be the explanation for about 9 people being kicked out of the band one by one until the year of 2000, still the band stands in obscurity. During the earlier period of the band, Kvarforth gathered a temporary line-up and released the 7" vinyl "Submit To Selfdestruction" in 1998 through his own label, Selbsmord Sevices. In the year of 2000 Kvarforth finally managed to sum up the minds of two others in order to record the debut full-length album, "SHINING I - Within Deep Dark Chambers". This very line-up lasted until two months after the recording of the second album in 2001, "SHINING II - Livets Ändhållplats", when Tusk decided to leave for several personal reasons though replaced by his younger brother Phil A. Cirone one month later. Wedebrand was violently kicked out from the band because of his stupidity, though Kvarforth never did suffer from his absence, on the contrary as he a few months later on was replaced by the drummer of drummers, namely Hellhammer from the legendary Mayhem. And for the first time ever Shining stands as a solid entity with a full line-up. At this point, Shining also signed with Avantgarde Music and are now in 2002 releasing their third album "SHINING III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie".
The main purpose for Shining is to fanatically deprave the listeners with their musical and lyrical propaganda, to embrace the sub-culturistic youth with suicidal happiness! Shining, the third, will stand as an monument to all the misery around us, a gun pointed at your forehead, a needle injecting the purest of heroine into your arm!
Let the Self-destruction Blossom!
In early August 2004 Kvarforth announced that he was putting both his band and the label Selbstmord Services to rest. On February 16th, 2005, the band was reportedly resurrected with a brand new line-up and signed a two album deal with the French label Osmose Productions.