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“Three vocalists that inspired me where Attila Csihar, Ozzy Osbourne and Jocke Berg” – Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth reveals his story as a metal vocalist 

Author Arto Mäenpää - 24.9.2023

When most people get the flu or even have a slight hunch that they’re about to get sick, they immediately pick up the phone and call their bosses for a sick leave. And then there’s that other type of person…

Niklas Kvarforth, the founder and frontman of Swedish black metal band Shining recently underwent a lengthy treatment for an acute case of severe PTSD at a private facility up in the north of Finland. Upon his return home, just a mere couple of weeks before the world-wide release of Shining’s eleventh studio album, the 39-year old Swede dives right back into his work, as if nothing has happened.

Fully aware that anyone who watches will see him in an extremely vulnerable state while adjusting to his new medicines, the singer who’s known for being able to upset pretty much everyone in the world tells his story…

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Shining released their 11th “Self-Titled” studio album via The Sinister Initiative on September 15th and you can check out the album below: