Combining the abrasion of industrial metal with the theory and technical finesse of jazz, Norway’s SHINING have been a beacon of creativity and a strong case for the avant garde since their breakout album and sound-defining album Blackjazz in 2010. The band continued the formula for 2013’s One One One to fine results, further cementing the “blackjazz” genre niche that they alone occupy.
And it’s not just on record that they wow audiences; the band are a phenomenal live act. The group’s new video for ‘Blackjazz Rebels‘ was recorded at a SHINING live show, and while the audio track is the studio version, you can get an idea of how wild a SHINING gig can be. View the video after the jump.
Catching SHINING live is tricky, as the dudes are globetrotters, only recently getting around to making it Stateside. Catch the group playing at the European festival circuit on the following dates:
2014-06-19 — Tons Of Rock, Halden (NO)
2014-07-04 — Urpin Fest, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
2014-07-17 — Devilstone Festival, Anyksciai, Lithuania
2014-07-19 — Fjellparkfestivalen, Flekkefjord (NO)
2014-08-08 — Brutal Assault, Jaromer, Czech Republik
2014-08-09 — Bloodstock Open Air, Derbyshire (UK)
2014-10-17 — 1001 Watt, Skien (NO)