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Outshine / Bio

Outshine from Gothenburg, Sweden, is a hardrock/metal band with Gothic and Melodic vibes with influences from Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, Tool and dark, melancholy music. The concept of the band was formed in the south of Sweden by guitarist Jimmy Norberg back in the late 1995.

The band started off more as a studio project and between ´95-´03 a number demos was recorded and just a handful legendary shows was performed. Outshine and the demo “Revive” released 2002 marked a start of something bigger. The band was named the best unsigned act in Sweden and this was the starting point for the band as it is today. Founder Jimmy Norberg had a clear picture of where the band should head and the debut EP "Memories" recorded in '05 got great reviews and radio air time in USA, Sweden, France and Spain. The first full length album "Bad Things Always End Bad" was released in May '07, followed up by “Until We Are Dead” in 2009 and now the band has released the new album “Prelude To Descent” June 7th 2013. The band went on a Scandinavian tour with Paradise Lost in September 2013.

Between 2006 and spring 2013 Outshine has done 6 US tours, creating a huge fan base, getting a lot of radio airtime and making ground for upcoming tours. Their 2nd album "Until We Are Dead" was released in Europe April 16th 2010 and got great reviews in Swedish as well as in European/US press. The new album "Prelude to Descent" was released June 7th and has gotten great reviews, astonishing viral reach on the web with 19.000 new fans in 3 months and counting. A world wide promotion will be done for the album together with Swedish and European tour dates.

"Until We Are Dead" 2009 and the new album “Prelude To Descent” 2013 was recorded by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings (M.A.N, Transport League, Hide The Knives, Sister Sin, Troublemakers), produced by Jimmy Norberg and Svein Jensen and mastered by Göran Finnberg (The Haunted, Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames).

-Discography-
Demo "Lost Insanity" (1998)
Demo "Revive" (2002)
Demo "A New Beginning" (2003)
Demo "MMIV" (2004)
EP "Memories" (2005)
Single "Its Over" (2006)
Album "Bad Things Always End Bad" (2007)
Split-single "Outshine vs. Carbellion" (2008)
Album "Until We Are Dead" (2009)
Single "Love For The Music" (2010)
Single “Addiction” (2013)
Single “I Was Nothing” (2013)
Album “Prelude To Descent” (2013)

-Reviews-
ROCKNYTT.NET (SWE) 8+/10
SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE (SWE) 8/10
CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE (SWE) 7/10
ROCKBLADET (SWE) 8/10
ZERO MAGAZINE (SWE) 7/10
HEAVYMETAL.DK (DK) 8/10
METAL DISCOVERY (UK) 8.5/10
MUSICOPOLIS (ESP) 8/10
MUSICA HEAVY (ESP) 8/10
MEGASTACJA ROCK (POL) 4/5
HARDROCK HAVEN (UK) 8.5/10
DAILY-ROCK (FR) 3/4
STORMBRINGER (AUT) 3.5/5
FUELED MAGAZINE (BEL) 75/100
HARD ROCK HIDEOUT (USA) 7/10
HEAVYHELL (SWE) 9/10
HEAVYSOUND (FR) 7/10
MEDAZZAROCK (CZ/GER) 7.5/10
SLAVE TO METAL (SWE) 8/10
SLITZ (SWE) 3/5
GROOVE (SWE) 3/5
SMÅLANDSPOSTEN (SWE) 3/5
HALLOWED (SWE) 5/7
AGONYZONE (SWE) 5/5

-Links-
Facebook – www.facebook.com/outshinesweden
Reverbnation - www.reverbnation.com/theoutshine
Web - www.theoutshine.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/theoutshine

- Tour dates 2013 -
March 21st - Holy Mountain, Austin, Tx w/ Carbellion
March 22nd - The Rail Club, Ft Worth, Tx w/ Carbellion
March 23rd - The Deadhorse, San Angelo, Tx w/ Carbellion
March 24th - The Trail Bar, Monroe, La w/ Carbellion
March 26th - Melody Inn, Indianapolis, In w/ Carbellion
March 27th - Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia w/ Carbellion
March 28th - Mcauliffe's Pub, Racine, Wi w/ Carbellion
March 29th - Jd´s. Green Bay, Wi w/ Carbellion
March 30th - Speakeasy, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion
March 31st - Champs, Sheboygan, Wi w/ Carbellion
April 6th - Backstage Rock Bar, Trollhättan, Sweden
May 3rd - Strike Rock Bar, Falköping
May 4th - La Bohemia, Lidköping, Sweden
May 4th - Italia, Lidkoping
May 11th - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden
May 31st - Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden
June 1st - Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden
June 28th - O´Learys, Skövde, Sweden
June 29th - Higgins, Gislaved, Sweden
Aug 1st - Dinascenen, Lidköping, Sweden
Sept 3rd - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sept 4th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Kulturbolaget (KB), Malmö, Sweden
Sept 5th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden
Sept 6th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Sept 7th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden
Sept 9th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
Sept 10th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
Sept 11th - PARADISE LOST TRAGIC IDOL TOUR with Outshine - Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
Nov 9th - Rockbitch Boat, Stockholm/Riga, Sweden/Estonia

- Tour dates 2014 -
March 29th - Italia, Lidköping
April 5th - Torghuset, Smstenar
May 9th - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg
May 22nd – McAuliffe´s, Racine, WI
May 23rd – Inferno Nightclub, Madison, WI
May 24th – Vibez, Sheboygan, WI
May 25th – Waterfront Mary´s, Sturgeon Bay, WI
May 26th – Reggies, Chicago, IL
May 27th – Fifth Quarter, Indianapolis, IN
May 28th – TBA
May 29th – The Back Bar, Janesville, WI
May 30th – Club Garibaldis, Milwaukee, WI
May 31st – Phatheadz, Green Bay, WI
June 1st – Tour Wrap Up Party, Sheboygan, WI

General Info

Band Members
Jimmy Norberg (Guitars, Backing vocals & Electronica) / Micke Holm (Lead vocals) / Session Musician (Bass) / Session Musician (Drums)
Artist Name
Outshine
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/theoutshine
Active Since
11/95
Genres
Metal / Gothic Metal / Melodic Metal

Contact Info

Location
Gothenburg, SE
Manager
Dead Tree Music

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