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24 April 2015 - Auckland & Queensland Shows Announced

Attention, Auckland! SHIHAD annnounce KILLJOY live at the Powerstation. The 20th anniversary reissue of Killjoy has been remastered and is available now on Deluxe Vinyl LP, CD and digital formats and includes bonus track ‘N.I.L'. Catch Killjoy performed live in its entirety at The Powerstation this May! It's a one-off show so be in quick.

May 22nd The Powerstation, Auckland. Tickets from Event Ticketing.

Attention, Brisbane! "Hell yeah - we're excited to announce a one-off long lost weekend of Rock N Roll mayhem aimed at Brisbane. To celebrate the anniversary of one of our favorite albums KILLJOY we're set to 'tour' Brisbane over three huge nights performing large chunks of both FVEY and KILLJOY along with the choicest cuts from our other releases." With Special Guests on all dates Guards Of May & Street Pieces.

June 5th Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton (QLD). Tickets from Moshtix

June 6th Parkwood Tavern, Parkwood (QLD). Tickets from Moshtix

June 7th The Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich (QLD). Tickets from Moshtix

6 March 2015 - Killjoy - 20th Anniversary Remastered CD & LP



Listening to KILLJOY is like getting a big, beautiful punch in the face. It'll give you two black eyes but leave you smiling. It's that good. And now that Shihad's classic second album is turning 20, it's fitting it gets the re-mastered and reissue treatment to make it sound bigger and more imposing than ever. KILLJOY is volatile, catchy, and intense all in one.

This storm of sonic power isn't just one of New Zealand's finest rock albums - it's one of the country's best albums full stop.

If 1993 debut, CHURN, was the sound of Shihad’s roots, then KILLJOY was the blueprint for the band's trademark mix of melodic heaviness, pounding rhythms, and catchy songs that get people singing and chanting along.

Released in May 1995, KILLJOY peaked at No.4 on the album charts and went on to gain platinum status and win album of the year at the New Zealand Music Awards in 1996.

The album's four singles – ‘You Again’, ‘Bitter’, ‘Gimme Gimme’ and ‘Deb's Night Out’ - are among the band's most enduring tracks. Few songs have the chest beating intensity and unbridled power of album opener, ‘You Again’, with its punishing massacre of first up riffs through to its unhinged and fractured ending. And the simmering, dark beauty of ‘Deb's Night Out’ - the band's ode to bizarre and brutal Palmerston North band Skeptics - remains one of Shihad's finest moments.

While CHURN received some overseas recognition, it was KILLJOY that truly launched Shihad onto the international stage when they hit the road with Faith No More on a 38-date tour through Europe. It also led to the band's first tour of the US where they played everything from club dates in Los Angeles and New York through to influential heavy metal convention Foundations Forum alongside Motorhead and Monster Magnet.

The 20th birthday reissue of KILLJOY - available on re-mastered Deluxe Vinyl LP, CD, and Digital formats and includes bonus track ‘N.I.L’ - is testament to what a complete album it is from start to finish. Take your pick from the fiery spite of Bitter, the brooding and thunderous ‘For What You Burn’, or the raw slugging ferocity of ‘Silvercup’.

The thing about KILLJOY is that it sounded exotic, heavy and ahead of its time back in 1995, and now two decades on it sounds even better."

In stores from April 17.

Pre-order from:

Mighty Ape (NZ) - Link

Mighty Ape (AU) - Link

JB Hi-Fi (NZ) - Link

Check out the remastered versions of You Again, Bitter, Gimme Gimme and Deb's Night Out on YouTube.

13 March 2015 - A Movement - Shihad & Wellington Rock (Book)

Ian Jorgenson, photographer and founder of A Low Hum, has been busy putting together a set of ten photobooks documenting New Zealand music from 2000-2015. Book 4 is dedicated to Shihad & the Wellington rock scene and features 100 colour photos in an A5, high-quality print book. Other books in the set document different bands and events, including Kiwi bands Shihad has toured with (e.g. The Datsuns, The Mint Chicks) and a lot of NZ music history over the last 15 years. So if you're interested, buy one, buy more, or just buy the whole darn box set and make room for some beauty on your bookshelf!

Available for pre-order and Shipping on Monday, March 16. $27.95 + what looks to be free shipping for NZ, check website for international shipping prices.

Buy the book and browse the others in the series here on FlyingOut.co.nz.

19 December 2014 - FVEY (Deluxe Edition) On iTunes

Shihad have relesed the Deluxe Edition of FVEY on iTunes. You can get the entire FVEY album, with all of the bonus tracks and three music videos for $15.99. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present, and get it right here.

18 November 2014 - FVEY Gold, New Single

Shihad's latest album, FVEY, has been certified Gold. This comes hot on the heels of the news that Song For No One has been released as the latest single from the album. Go, request it from your favourite radio station now!

2 October 2014 - NZ Summer Tour

Massive NZ tour news!

Shihad are heading out on the road with 3 other bands for a 7 date NZ tour this summer.

Shihad will be touring with The Datsuns, I Am Giant & Cairo Knife Fight!

Stay tuned into this page for more detail as they come to light!

Dec 27 - Brewers Field, Mt Maunganui

Dec 28 - Coroglen Tavern

Dec 29 - Butlers Reef - New Plymouth

Dec 30 - Riwaka Hotel - Motueka

Dec 31 - The Square - Christchurch

Jan 02 - Waihi Beach Hotel

Jan 03 - Matakana Country Park

19 September 2014 - The Rock 1000 Charts

Here are the final standings for the 2014 edition of the Rock 1000 chart.

# Song Artist Rank in 2013 Rank in 2012 Rank in 2011 Album Year
11 The General Electric Shihad 30 9 63 The General Electric 1999
31 Home Again Shihad 8 17 11 Shihad (Fish Album) 1996
66 Pacifier Shihad 45 65 31 The General Electric 1999
79 Think You're So Free Shihad - - - FVEY 2014
117 My Minds Sedate Shihad 242 546 89 The General Electric 1999
136 Run Shihad 173 99 46 Pacifier 2002
171 La La Land Shihad 473 406 234 Shihad (Fish Album) 1996
213 You Again Shihad 158 159 403 Killjoy 1995
256 Wait and See Shihad 711 634 532 The General Electric 1999
265 Everything Shihad 318 371 490 Pacifier 2002
329 Comfort Me Shihad 654 554 389 Pacifier 2002
536 Right Outta Nowhere Shihad 501 New - Single Only 2012
583 Bulletproof Shihad 808 427 777 Pacifier 2002
598 Lead Or Follow Shihad 516 326 742 Ignite 2010
603 Debs Night Out Shihad 190 641 419 Killjoy 1995
626 Beautiful Machine Shihad 914 - - Beautiful Machine 2008
964 Engage Shihad 680 400 350 Ignite 2010
- One Will Hear Shihad 377 616 748 Beautiful Machine 2008
- Ignite Shihad 837 788 464 Ignite 2010

27 August 2014 - Australian FVEY Tour Announcement

The 2014 Australian FVEY tour was announced this afternoon on Facebook, see below for details & tickets.

24 Oct The Hi-Fi Brisbane, QLD, AU
25 Oct The Metro Sydney, NSW, AU
31 Oct Mojos Fremantle, WA, AU
01 Nov Rosemount Hotel Perth, WA, AU
06 Nov The Gov Adelaide, SA, AU
07 Nov 170 Russell Melbourne, VIC, AU


4 August 2014 - FVEY Streaming at Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz are streaming Shihad's new album FVEY. CLICK HERE to listen!

Also, Stuff.co.nz have announced that Jon Toogood and Karl Kippenberger will be doing a live chat online from Midday on Friday 8 August, as a part of the release of FVEY

27 July 2014 - Christchurch Charity Show Announced

Shihad will be playing a show in Christchurch on the 12th of September at Horncastle Arena (formally CBS Arena). This is a free gig and you need to enter a ballot to attend. It will also be broadcasts on SKY pay per view for $19.95. There are more details at http://www.shihadlive.com/.

To enter the ballot you need like Sky Arena on Facebook and then fill in a form. The Competition is open to Kiwis and Aussies.

25 July 2014 - Brisbane Show Announced

Shihad will play a Show on the 9th of September at The Zoo in Brisbane. This show is with support from The Sinking Teeth, tickets are from $30 + BF.


26 June 2014 - Massive Album News!

Album artwork

Shihad's new album, FVEY (pronounced 'Five Eyes') will be released on 8 August. The first single, 'Think You're So Free' is released tomorrow. The Sundae Sessions footage will be available on NZHerald.co.nz from 8 August.

Also, the album will be released in the following formats: 11-track standard CD, 12 track + 1 video iTunes Digital, as well as a Limited Edition CD version, with 4 extra tracks and a 12 face poster fold insert, and a 180gm double gate-fold vinyl. Pre-orders start tomorrow, 27 June 2014

Jon talks about the new album and its release at NZHerald.co.nz

05 June 2014 - What's Phil Worried About Today?

Take a look through new and old posts on Shihads Tumblr

Also in other news, Shihad have played a gig for the closing of York St Studios as apart of the Barkers Sundae Sessions.

Stay tuned here for a link to view the sessions once up.

29 November 2013 - Press Release - Shihad in the studio recording new album with legendary producer Jaz Coleman

Legacy Award winning Kiwi rock band, Shihad will return to the studio next month to record their new album with Killing Joke front-man and producer, Jaz Coleman.

The as-yet-untitled album will be the band’s ninth studio album and their second collaboration with Coleman who also produced their 1993 debut, CHURN.

"It's surreal to come back to working together again after 20 years. Jaz is bringing the magic and it's sounding like the soundtrack to the end of the universe," says Shihad drummer and spokesman, Tom Larkin of the partnership.

Coincidentally, the new album will also be recorded at Parnell's York Street Studio where CHURN was recorded 20 years ago.

Jaz Coleman says, "20 years ago, I started York Street and Shihad were the first band to record there (CHURN), now full circle and back again, with a record that is already sounding explosive and we've only just begun pre-production!"

The album also sees the band continuing their relationship with Warner Music New Zealand.

Warner Music New Zealand’s General Manager, Phil Howling, says, “I’m very pleased to announce the re-signing of Shihad to the Warner Music NZ Roster. I honestly can’t imagine the label without them. We are also very much looking forward to the new album in 2014. The reuniting of Shihad and Jaz Coleman will be something truly special and we can’t wait for the results!”

Fans can look forward to a new single from the album early next year, with the album also set for release in 2014.