LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ Metro Theatre, Sydney

Shihad, Young Lions, The Dead Love Metro Theatre, Sydney November 24th, 2018 Thirty years, damn… where did that time go. This writer recalls first seeing them open for The Angels in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990. Back then they were fresh-faced young lads, still in thrall to the thrash metal of Metallica and co and yet to embark on the ups and downs of their … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ Metro Theatre, Sydney

LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney (15/07/16)

Shihad have been investing a lot of time in revisiting their back catalogue in recent years with reissues, tours of their best albums and greatest hits shows. That threatened to cement their place as a band built on past glories until the brutal and re-energised FVEY album came out in 2014. This night, though focused on celebrating their self-titled yet commonly known as The Fish … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney (15/07/16)

ALBUM REVIEW: Shihad | The Meanest Hits

by Chris Familton Nearing a quarter of a century together and well overdue for a greatest hits compilation, Shihad have put together a 2CD collection that reinforces the claim that they are one of the greatest rock bands to come out of New Zealand. The best-of travels from their early speed metal origins on the Metallica-aping It, through their industrial and post punk influenced debut … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Shihad | The Meanest Hits

LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 07/09/12

by Chris Familton A night of celebratory rock was kicked off by locals The Upskirts and though at first coming across as fairly generic alt rock they soon revealed a real mixture of influences. They swung from Arctic Monkeys guitar pop to a a great dirgy track sung by drummer Thomas Kell that sounded like The Cure. They approach basic rock songs with an inventive … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 07/09/12

NEWS: Shihad announce NZ greatest hits tour…

Shihad are hitting the road for their upteenth NZ tour, this time in support of their recently released collection The Meanest. The band will play 2 sets, the first at the front of the stage, tight and intimate to represent their early club gigs before shifting to a full stage rock show in honour of what they have achieved as one of the biggest rock … Continue reading NEWS: Shihad announce NZ greatest hits tour…

NEWS: Wellington’s Homegrown Festival line-up announced…

Featuring all NZ acts Jim Beam Homegrown happens on February 18th 2012 on Wellington Waterfront. Below is the first line-up announcement with another 20 bands and DJs to be added at the end of October. Tickets for GA are $95, head HERE to get yourself sorted… Shihad Kora Blacklist Six60 The Adults The Black Seeds Black River Drive 1814 The Thomas Oliver Band AHoriBuzz Shotgun … Continue reading NEWS: Wellington’s Homegrown Festival line-up announced…

LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ The Annandale, Sydney 21/08/10

written by Chris Familton Shihad are one of those bands that generates debate over their various career moves. There was the ill-fated name change to Pacifier in a bid for overseas success and the subtle and not so subtle stylistic shifts with each new each album. The diehard fans, particularly the New Zealanders who cottoned on early to the band’s greatness, still call for songs … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Shihad @ The Annandale, Sydney 21/08/10

REVIEW: SHIHAD @ The Annandale, Sydney (18/09/09)

Shihad have been fully committed to ‘rock’ for 21 years and over that time they have had their fair share of ups and downs with the death of their manager Gerald Dwyer during  1995s Big Day Out tour and the ill fated name change to Pacifier in a bid for more commercial success. 2009 sees an interesting time for the band with a new album … Continue reading REVIEW: SHIHAD @ The Annandale, Sydney (18/09/09)