Alexi Laiho (16 years) - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Jaska W. Raatikainen (16 years) - Drums
Henkka Seppälä (15 years) - Bass Guitar
Alexander Kuoppala (22 years) - Rhythm Guitar
Jani Pera Pirisjoki (17 years) - Keyboards
-Recorded at Astia-Studios in February 1996 by Anssi Kippo.
-Mixed at Astia-Studios by Anssi Kippo.
-Music by Alexi Laiho except "Shining" by Jani Pera Pirisjoki and Alexi Laiho.
-Lyrics on "Talking Of The Trees" and "Vision Of Eternal Sorrow" by Jontte Iivonen, "Homeland" by Samuli Miettinen.
-In "Homeland II" you can hear the main riff from "Towards Dead End" in an early form, played acoustic.
-The main riff of "Vision Of Eternal Sorrow" at 0:29 is the same as the riff in the Impaled Nazarene song "Cogito Ergo" at 0:42 which was written by Alexi for the Nihil album.
-Some riffs of "Talking Of The Trees" were re-used in "Mask Of Sanity".
-Female vocals on "Talking Of The Trees" again performed by Nina Keitel.
-"Talking Of The Trees" was re-recorded in 1997 during the Something Wild recording sessions and at first it was supposed to appear on Something Wild, but finally the band didn't use the song. Female vocals were not used in the new version, but the melody was played by guitars.
-The name "Shining" was inspired by the self entitled horror movie.