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Sinate formed in June 2005, by September that same year they had recorded and released their debut album 'Beyond Human'. Following up with a number of shows in October and a 7 date tour of New Zealand in November. After more shows during December, a 17 date tour of New Zealand followed throughout January, February, and March of 2006.

Then it was off to Sweden to record their 2nd album, 'Violent Ambitions', with World renowned producer 'Pelle Saether'. Upon their return Sinate kept playing shows throughout the country including 'The Metal Day Out' which hosted 18 bands, both International and Local. Australia was next for Sinate, playing at Brisbane's popular 'Hellfest'. Yet another tour of New Zealand followed, this time with Brisbane based band State Of Integrity.

Along came 2007 and the Main Stage at the Big Day Out. A 23 date tour of New Zealand in support of 'Violent Ambitions' was next for Sinate, this tour included playing with 4 International giants, 'Suffocation', 'God Forbid', 'Mastodon', and the almighty 'SLAYER'. After a short break Sinate headed off on their 'Attacked From Within' Tour” which was kicked off opening up for Motorhead and finished by opening for Polish band Behemoth. 2008 will see Sinate playing at the Mammoth Metal fest, the renowned Audience with the Devil, the V8 SuperGig in Hamilton and the Brutalfest in Brisbane, Australia. Also in the works, a nation wide tour of NZ and also some dates in Aussie to coincide with the Brutalfest.

2008 also saw Drummer Sam Sheppard get full endorsement from Paiste Cymbals. He becomes only the third person in New Zealand to receive this honour.

In early 2009 Sinate recruited Matt Fawcett from Dammed Age on lead guitar and Sam Sheppard recieved sponsorship from Tama NZ and signature sticks from Promark.

2010 - Sinate toured Europe as part of the Funeral Nation Tour with Mastic Scum ,Vader and Marduk then finished writing for the long awaited 3rd album which has just been completed in Sweden's Underground Studio in Vasteras.As yet untitled, the album is due for release worldwide in October 2010.

Band Members:
Matt Sheppard (guitar, vocals)
Alex (guitar)
Shawn Griswold (bass)
Sam Sheppard (drums)


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REVIEW: To The Death Album Review
Submitted by CEOMong
14 Mar 2012

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Sinate's latest Tour Dates
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2006 10:59 pm

26/01/06 6 ft under, Hamilton w/ Left For Dead.

27/01/06 Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui w/ Left For Dead.

28/01/06 Ibanez Bar, Whangarei w/ Left For Dead.

29/01/06 Podium, Nth Shore, Auckland w/ Left For Dead.

03/02/06 Bar Barellas, Rotorua w/ Left For Dead.

04/02/06 The Boiler Room, Whakatane w/ Left For Dead.

05/02/06 Hysteria, Auckland w/ Left For Dead.

11/02/06 Basement Bar, New Plymouth w/ Left For Dead. (TBA)

16/02/06 Bull 'n' Gate, Wanganui w/ Left For Dead.

17/02/06 Guv'nors, Palmerston Nth w/ Left For Dead.

18/02/06 Indigo Bar, Wellington w/ Left For Dead.

Other Nth Island opening bands TBA

23/02/06 Dux De Lux, Queenstown w/ Tainted and Syndakit.

24/02/06 Tillermans, Invercargill w/ Tainted and Syndakit. (TBA)

25/02/06 Odyssey, Timaru w/ Tainted and Syndakit. (TBA)

02/03/06 Re-Fuel, Dunedin w/ Tainted and Syndakit.

03/03/06 Esplanade,Christchurch w/ Tainted and Syndakit.

04/03/06 The Phat Club, Nelson w/ Tainted and Syndakit.


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Sinate's first video is available for download
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2006 10:58 pm
One Day Closer is now available for download. Follow the links from Sinate's forum below



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Sinate's new website
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2006 10:51 pm
Sinate's new website is now online www.sinate.net same address, different content. Please note you must go to the first page to access the new website, you can bookmark from there on in.

This message was edited by antcantrell on Wed Jan 4, 2006 10:53 pm.

This message was edited by antcantrell on Wed Jan 4, 2006 10:56 pm.

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