SHINING recently announced summer European festival dates. SHINING's 2015 festival dates including appearances at Barroselas Metal Fest, Incineration Fest in London, Wacken Open Air, and many more. Following their festival appearances, SHINING will headline a tour of Germany with support from label mates DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT and IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. The tour, which kicks off on November 15 in Munchen, continues for a week before concluding in Hamburg. A full list of confirmed tour dates and festival dates can be found below. Founded in 1996, SHINING has since earned notoriety within the black metal underground as a result of the band's innovative and ever-evolving sound, in addition to main-man Niklas Kvarforth's frightening and abrasive stage persona. Characterized by Kvarforth's philosophy on suicide, SHINING was originally conceived as a "suicidal black metal" band, inciting violence within their rabid fan-base through the band's provocative lyrics and self-destructive imagery. Refusing to be bound by the confines of the genre, SHINING later expanded their unique approach to songwriting and themes, incorporating melodic death metal passages and dynamic vocals ranges. These new influences developed SHINING into new breed of extreme music players, whose musical prowess continues to tread new ground. SHINING tour dates: June 19 Dokkum, NL @ Dokk'em Open Air July 03 Vana-Vigala, EE @ Hard Rock Laager July 30 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air Sept 25 Hultsfred, SE @ Mörkaste Småland Sept 26 Malmö, Sweden @ Moriska Paviljongen Aug 13 Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana Aug 14 Mexico city, Mexico @ Foro Alicia Oct 16 Venlo, Netherlands @ Grenswerk Oct 17 Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom Oct 18 Hilversum, Netherlands @ Vorstin / Krachtstroom XL Nov 05 Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live Nov 06 Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy Nov 07 Bologna, Italy @ Alchemica Music Club SHINING tour with DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT & IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Nov 12 München, DE @ Backstage Nov 13 Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub Nov 14 Essen, DE @ Turock Nov 15 Köln, DE @ Underground Nov 17 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof Nov 18 Berlin, DE @ Magnet Nov 19 Hamburg, DE @ Logo SHINING December Dates: Dec 03 Almassera/Valencia, Spain @ Sala Rock City Dec 04 Murcia, Spain @ Sala Garaje Beat Club Dec 05 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Caracol Dec 06 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Boveda Dec 11 Moscow, Russia @ Club Volta Dec 12 St Petersburg, Russia @ Club Phoenix