Interview with Jørgen Munkeby of Shining

Interview with Jørgen Munkeby of Shining

April 24, 2014 | I spoke with the Shining vocalist about their high energy tour with Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, and Retox, where Jazz met Metal for him, being labeled as a ‘progressive band’, their Nine Inch Nails connection, and what he’d like to do for fun. Filmed at the Echoplex, Los Angeles.

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 Long Gone: Kylesa, Pinkish Black @ Echoplex, 10/14/13

Long Gone: Kylesa, Pinkish Black @ Echoplex, 10/14/13

It was Monday night, at that time of year where hot and cold battle each other in the air, and the sun going down earlier imbues some primordial instinct on you that you should stay in your cave. Not me. Echo Park’s downtown-meets-neighborhood vibe looked like a weekend hangover as I wrongly maneuvered my way […]

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 Some Kind of Sad: Ringo Deathstarr @ Echoplex, 9/19/12

Some Kind of Sad: Ringo Deathstarr @ Echoplex, 9/19/12

“Why isn’t anyone here?” 10 minutes later and a trek down a homeless person addled stairway to the other entrance and back. “How did so many people suddenly get here?” “I don’t know when the last time I waited in line for a show was.” “Everyone here is so young!” “Why does everyone smoke!?” It […]

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 Mer: Chelsea Wolfe @ Echoplex, 9/14/12

Mer: Chelsea Wolfe @ Echoplex, 9/14/12

I’ve had the same conversation many times lately, some with fellow writers, some with the makers of the music itself: “I’m kinda burned out on metal.” As I walked through the doors of the Echoplex with a friend I think I’ve only been to metal shows with, I’ll have to admit it felt odd at […]

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 I Am Beyond: Power of the Riff with Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Black Breath, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Black Cobra, Acephalix, and Early Graves @ Echo and Echoplex, 8/13/11

I Am Beyond: Power of the Riff with Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Black Breath, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Black Cobra, Acephalix, and Early Graves @ Echo and Echoplex, 8/13/11

People often ask me what HardRockChick is. It’s not exactly a music blog- I don’t do record reviews….my live show reviews aren’t even really reviews. I try to explain to people that HardRockChick is pretty much my diary that has followed the story of my life for the past almost five years now, and how […]

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