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Shihad

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Shihad has been blasting our airwaves with incredible songs since 1998, and ever since those early days in Wellington they have proven time and time again that they are one of the best and most loved Rock bands to ever come out of New Zealand.

Their boundary-pushing debut album Churn was released in 1993, produced by the outstanding Jaz Coleman and recorded in the legendary York Street Studios in Parnell. Churn was the first album to be recorded at the iconic studios, and so it was fitting that Shihad's 2014 album FVEY was also recorded there, again with Jaz at the helm.

Fast forward to 2018 and Shihad have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ), 3 EPs and countless memorable singles, survived a name change, personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled allover the world with endless tours, sold out headline shows and shared stages at major local and international festivals and toured with musical heroes such as Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC.

In 2010 Shihad was inducted into the New Zealand Music’s Hall Of Fame. And just like Neil Finn, Russell Crowe and every other successful person or idea to come out of NZ - Australia quickly adopted them as their own, showering them with ARIA nominations, adoration and ownership of their global success.

In 2018 Shihad released their classic LP The General Electric, which also celebrated twenty years since its release, on vinyl for the first time. The General Electric was the LP that re-established their position as sonic giants of the music industry, with hit singles My Mind’s Sedate, The General Electric and Pacifier.

Band Members:
Jon Toogood (guitar, vocals)
Tom Larkin (drums)
Karl Kippenberger (bass)
Phil Knight (guitar)

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MarkXavier

Joined: 25/06/15
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website link
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:52 am
http://historyofnewzealandheavymetal.weebly.com/shihad.html
 

Shade
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Shihad's new album for 2008
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:18 pm
Shihad's new album 'Beautiful Machine' is set to be released on 21 April 2008.
 

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Shihad announce new single 'One Will Hear The Other'
Posted: Thu Dec 6, 2007 3:20 pm
There’s been a distant thunder, a growing storm, whispers and hearsay, secret comings and goings, and rumour aplenty. But yes all can now be confirmed. SHIHAD are releasing a brand new album in 2008 – Beautiful Machine.

Recorded in Melbourne and mixed in London by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus And Mary Chain) the first single ‘One Will Hear The Other’ will be on New Zealand airwaves in early December.

In true the SHIHAD fashion of each album being a reaction to it’s predecessor, Beautiful Machine kicks against the proto Rock styling of Love Is The New Hate and mines similar ground to that explored on the band’s self-titled album (known to many as the Fish album). Lead single, One Will Hear The Other heralds a return to more melodic compositions and suggest that SHIHAD are set to deliver one of their greatest records.

To listen to the debut airing this week of One Will Hear The Other stay tuned to the band’s MySpace page: www.myspace.com/shihad

In other news, SHIHAD are confirmed to deliver their customary set of blistering rock n roll in their now infamous sunset spot at the Auckland Big Day Out.

In advance of their BDO appearance, SHIHAD will play two special warm up shows in small clubs in Wellington and Auckland. Details and advance ticketing information about these shows will also be released via the band’s MySpace site this week.

So make sure you log on: www.myspace.com/shihad

One Will Hear The Other from the album Beautiful Machine coming in 2008.
 

Get_Bourne

Joined: 30/09/05
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Confused
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:40 am
When I write the Artist Name For Pacifier Album in iTunes Now should I write

- Shihad
- Shihad(Pacifier)
- Pacifier(Shihad)
or
- Pacifier

??????????
 

Nick Knack

Joined: 13/02/06
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SHIHAD ROCKS!!!!
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:58 pm
Just write to this post if you agree with me..
 

muzz

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RE: shihad alive
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:44 pm
im not that keen on the vid...but i haven't like dimmer's vids either
fully liking the song tho. i like it how its all hard out guitar riffs in the verse and then slowed down chorus but i know some people dont dig it.
sounds all good for the new album tho
and yes i agree shihad are a wicked band
 

bonnie

Joined: 24/07/04
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shihad alive
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:29 pm
what do you think of the video for it

i think it is fully ok
i like it just in the song it's self
starts of bloody good then turns to AAAALLLIIIIVVVEEE
and then good again

i dunno i just dunno awsome band tho
 

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Shihad Enter Studio in Vancouver to Record Album #6
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:46 pm


September 22nd is the beginning of another chapter in the career of heavy rockers Shihad. The group, many tout as one of the best live bands around, have again employed the services of GGGath Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) to produce their new album titled "Love Is The New Hate" beginning tracking this week.

Shihad last worked with GGGarth on their seminal album "The General Electric". In between the two projects GGGarth has built a world class studio facility at Gibsons on the West Coast of Canada and it's there that Shihad will bunker down to lay down the fattest rock groves imaginable.

The writing process for this record began late last year and has included two intensive writing sessions at Ngamatea, a deer reserve in the Central North Island of New Zealand, in addition to many sessions in both Wellington and Melbourne. The fruits of the writing are 40+ tunes with which they will cull to around 11 or 12 for the final record.

The first single off "Love Is The New Hate" is expected at radio before the end of the year, with the album out in early 2005.
 

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