The November 3 concert by the Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING at Rockefeller in Oslo will be professionally filmed with six cameras for a very special "Live Blackjazz" DVD, to be released next year.
SHINING's Jørgen Munkeby comments: "Making a live DVD is something the band have been looking forward to for years, and we will make sure it will be a very special and memorable evening for you all!"
In June 2010, SHINING surprised the ever-growing international jazz-metal scene by taking home the fabled "A-Ha Grant" after first "shocking the living shit" out of the audience of 80,000 people and about one million TV viewers. Even more shocking was the fact that the members of A-HA, the most successful pop act ever to come out of Norway (remember "Take On Me"?), themselves chose SHINING as their favorite band. In addition to giving SHINING one million Norwegian Kroner, A-HA invited SHINING to open for them at their big farewell arena concert on August 21 in Oslo, Norway.
This famed performance of their single "The Madness and the Damage Done" is available on YouTube. See what happened when SHINING won $150,000 in the clip below.
Over the course of its impressive 10-year career, SHINING has created its own unique and bizarre hybrid of jazz and extreme metal, which is easily distinguishable from the musical world of their Swedish labelmates sharing the same band name.