Blackjazz album 10th anniversary show.
Shining is a Norwegian hard rock band from Oslo. Singer, guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter Jørgen Munkeby as its leading force and only constant member.
You might find him blowing fire through his sax with ex-Megadeth guitar icon Marty Friedman. You might find him playing mind-blowing sax solos with Danish big band Blood Sweat Drum ‘n’ Bass. You may spot him playing keyboards with legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor. From early days as composer and flautist with Norse electro-jazz ensemble Jaga Jazzist to his breakthrough as metal’s chief saxophone-wielding renegade, Jørgen Munkeby is a unique figure in modern music, and he’s about to make his most audacious move yet.
Prodigious, prolific and instinctively rebellious, Jørgen Munkeby is the unique creative force behind Norway’s legendary jazz-metal warriors Shining. Active in the amorphous musical underground since 1999, the band began life as an acoustic jazz ensemble before morphing, repeatedly and wilfully, into a wild variety of new shapes and sounds, always driven by their leader’s restless spirit. After releasing four albums of esoteric and enigmatic left-field jazz, Shining edged fully into the world of extreme metal for 2010’s epoch-shattering Blackjazz album. A cacophonous but irresistible blend of wonky riffs, shrieking sax and deeply progressive sonic ideas, it firmly established Munkeby’s crew as a major force in the metal world, while drawing in fans from all manner of obscure and perverse cultural enclaves.