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Niklas Kvarforth

Niklas Kvarforth

Real/full name:
Niklas Kvarforth
32 (born Dec 7th, 1983)
Place of origin:
Sweden (Halmstad)


Niklas Kvarforth (born Olsson) is a multi-instrumentalist musician, best known as the founder, main composer and vocalist of the Swedish black metal band Shining. He was only twelve years old when he started the band. By the time Kvarforth was fourteen, Shining had released their first EP, Submit to Selfdestruction (1998), on which he played guitars and bass. It was not until the band released ...


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He was the owner of Selbstmord Services and Vicious Recordings.

Additional discography:
Niklas Kvarforth: Fifteen Years of Absolute Darkness (Double CD), Spinefarm Records

Niklas appeared as a guest vocalist for Preemptive Strike 0.1 on the track "Pierce Their Husk", from the album "T.A.L.O.S." in 2012.

Niklas Kvarforth

Vocals (2011-present)


Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1996-present)

1998 Submit to Selfdestruction (EP) Guitars, Bass (as "Wraith")
2000 Within Deep Dark Chambers Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Songwriting, Lyrics
2001 Livets ändhållplats Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2002 III - Angst - Självdestruktivitetens emissarie Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics
2003 Dolorian / Shining (Split) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2005 IV - The Eerie Cold Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2007 The Sinister Alliance (Split) Guitars, Bass (as "Wraith")
2007 V - Halmstad (Niklas angående Niklas) Vocals
2009 VI - Klagopsalmer Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (as "Kvarforth")
2011 VII: Född förlorare Guitars, Vocals
2011 Förtvivlan, min arvedel (Single) Vocals, Lyrics
2012 Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt (EP) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2012 Redefining Darkness Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2012 Shining / Alfahanne (Split) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2013 Shining / Monumentum (Split) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2013 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
2014 Five Valid Reasons for Self-Inflicting Harm (EP) Vocals (all tracks), Guitars (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
2015 IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends Vocals, Guitars
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Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2005-present)

2007 Demo 2007 (Demo) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2007 Kristiansen and Kvarforth Swim in the Sea of Equilibrium While Waiting (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2008 Amfetamin (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2009 Skandinavisk misantropi Guitars, Vocals (additional)
2010 Bloodletting (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)

Den Saakaldte

Vocals (2008-2011)

2008 Øl, mørke og depresjon Vocals
2008 Shining / Den Saakaldte (Split) Vocals (as "Kvarforth")
2009 All Hail Pessimism Vocals


As Kvarforth:
Vocals (2005-2011)

2005 Hail Terror (Split) Vocals
2015 Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss of the Shadows) Vocals

Funeral Dirge

Guitars, Bass

1999 The Silence Ebony (EP) Guitars, Bass


Guitars (2005)

Anaal Nathrakh

As Kvarforth:

2014 Desideratum Vocals (track 10)


2014 Carnivore Sublime Vocals (additional) (track 5)


2016 The Canticle of Shadows Vocals (track 5)


As Kvarforth:

2010 Torturmantra Vocals (track 4)

In Lingua Mortua

2010 Salon des Refusés Vocals (tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 10-11)


2010 Unbekannte Vocals (track 3)

Melted Space

2015 The Great Lie Vocals (tracks 7, 8, 9)


2012 Thaumiel Vocals (on "Undead Moon")


2015 Graveward Vocals (additional) (track 9)

So Much for Nothing

2012 Livsgnist Vocals (additional) (track 4)

The Sarcophagus

2009 Hate Cult (EP) Vocals
2009 Towards the Eternal Chaos Vocals

The Vision Bleak

2010 Set Sail to Mystery Vocals (Track 1, Disc 2)


2016 Aeons in Sodom Vocals (track 6)


2010 Stönkfitzchen (EP) Lyrics (track 5)

Den Saakaldte

2009 All Hail Pessimism Lyrics (track 6)

In Lingua Mortua

2010 Salon des Refusés Lyrics (track 11)


2004 A World Through Dead Eyes Design (as "Kvarforth")


2000 Within Deep Dark Chambers Producer, Layout, Design
2001 Livets ändhållplats Lyrics (as "Kvarforth")
2005 IV - The Eerie Cold Producer
2007 V - Halmstad (Niklas angående Niklas) Producer
2009 VI - Klagopsalmer Songwriting (tracks 1-2), Producer, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 6) (as "Kvarforth")
2011 VII: Född förlorare Producer
2013 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd (Compilation) Liner notes

So Much for Nothing

2012 Livsgnist Lyrics (additional, track 4)


2014 Dark Gods: Abandon (Single) Lyrics
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