Epiphone / Bloodstock acoustic sessions – Shining (NOR)

The Epiphone bus at Bloodstock hijacked several bands over the weekend and pressganged them into going non-electric. We're going to chuck a few of the videos up here over the next couple of days. Norway's "black jazz" band Shining performed an acoustic version of "The Last Stand" - the first time they've ever performed an … Continue reading Epiphone / Bloodstock acoustic sessions – Shining (NOR)

Bloodstock 2016 – Mosh’s view

Finally, after posting my behind-the-scenes viewpoint over a week ago, I get the time to rattle off a few words about the bands I saw. This post pretty much wraps up our reviews (there may be one more, but that's it) and I hope we've managed to mention most of the bands. It's really difficult … Continue reading Bloodstock 2016 – Mosh’s view

Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Ross and James’s view)

Blowing the cobwebs away after Twisted Sister’s dominating performance, Black Ink Sun are Saturday’s opening band on the New Blood stage. They bring a massive sound loaded with grooves and it reminds me of Lamb of God to the point you could imagine Randy Blythe strutting across the stage. A band of that quality is … Continue reading Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Ross and James’s view)

#ROADTOBOA Interview: Shining (Norway)

Here we go again... Last year we covered every band on the Hobgoblin New Blood and Jagermeister stages in the run-up to Bloodstock 2015. This year, we're going one better and aim to have interviews from all the bands on those two stages as well as all of those on the SOPHIE stage prior to the … Continue reading #ROADTOBOA Interview: Shining (Norway)

Shining (NOR) announce UK/European dates

Norwegian "blackjazz" specialists Shining have announced a huge European tour with a decent number of UK dates as well. If you fancy something a little different, then they're an act well worth checking out. Support on all dates from Caligula's Horse. UK dates below, click the poster for the full European rundown. 19/11 - London, … Continue reading Shining (NOR) announce UK/European dates

Devin Townsend Project, Periphery and Shining (No) – ABC, Glasgow (30th March 2015)

[avatar user="Sean" size="50" align="left" /]Well what can I say? Devin Townsend was rolling back into Glasgow Town after a year or so and of course I couldn’t wait. I might be a thrasher who loves the heavier straight-up headbanging type of metal but I’ll always have a soft spot for Devin Townsend and his music. … Continue reading Devin Townsend Project, Periphery and Shining (No) – ABC, Glasgow (30th March 2015)