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Friday, December 21, 2001

SHIHAD TO SHED NAME

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anthrax (the band) have suffered the same fate although are yet to change their name.

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jon says, "We've been in the band called Shihad for 12 years. OK, so it's pretty dubious and it means the holy war, but we got it from a David Lynch sci-fi movie when we were 16-year-old kids."

tom adds, "It's colourful and it's got a forward vision. It's not like The Strokes - it's not living in the past. It's about the future, about moving the thing forward and doing it with guitar, bass and drums."

apparently the cd will also be a self-titled release.

read the story

i am hoping to confirm this with karl later today.

good time to use the forum huh :)

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Posted by squire @ 13:33 PM NZDT

Thursday, December 13, 2001

NEW GIG FOR THE PEOPLE OF VICTORIA

come the 29th of december shihad are playing the wool exchange, geelong, victoria. this is the first shihad gig since playing at the ocean, london in june this year. support comes in the form of cog and carbon 14.

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Posted by squire @ 03:18 PM NZDT

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

SITE UPDATE

the shihad faq, i only said v1.0, is now online. i have added it to the menu bar for easy access. it's very simple at the moment but it will evolve into the essential tool for all things shihad. to make this work, it would be great if you have any questions about shihad that need answering to do so here. alternatively you can also email me.
also, please let me know what things you would like to see in the FAQ. inaccuracies and so on would be appreciated if you could point them out.

karl is now a registered member of the forum. in the forum you can chat about all things shihad and about anything else.

and finally, in case you didn't notice, you can comment on each news post at the bottom of each entry. hint: links are in black :)

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Posted by squire @ 02:46 AM NZDT

Saturday, December 8, 2001

TINY BIT OF AUDIO

a little sample from the intro to 'everything' is now on the official site.

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Posted by squire @ 01:41 AM NZDT

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

BASS TRACKED AND NEW YEARS GIG

the official site has been updated with karl's bass tracking notes. recording appears to be moving along quite nicely.

the news years gig has been confirmed. sydney-siders can hope along to the queen street wharf on december the 31st to catch shihad and a bunch of new songs.

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Posted by squire @ 08:42 AM NZDT

Friday, November 30, 2001

MONSIEUR TOOGOOD DOES GUEST VOCALS

jon has been a busy boy and been recording vocals for aussie dance troupers sonicanimation. the new album is called reality by deception and the first single, e-ville, features jon.

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Posted by squire @ 06:19 PM NZDT

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

HANGING WITH RACHEL HUNTER

when in LA, go to a party. not sure this really warrants an entry, but they went to a party that rachel hunter threw......and drunk LP. wild!

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Posted by squire @ 04:52 PM NZDT

Sunday, November 25, 2001

14 SONGS HAVE MADE IT TO TRACKING STAGE.

44 songs are now 14.
shihad now have 14 songs that they going to finish off in LA, the pick of the rest will show up as b-sides. these are the songs that will make up the album. this is by no means a final track-listing.

+ nothing
+ head in the clouds
+ imaginery
+ semi normal
+ miss cleo
+ cunt with a k
+ run
+ weight of the world
+ home
+ trademark
+ trademark II
+ stranger
+ bulletproof
+ everything
shihad are back *home* for christmas. whether this is wellington or melbourne, who knows?
apparently there's a new years gig lined up. they have played at least one gig in wellington per year since inception. let's hope 2001 is no different.

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Posted by squire @ 12:33 AM NZDT

Thursday, November 22, 2001

ALL IS QUIET IN 'HAD LAND

the lads seem to be keeping very quiet at the moment. they do not feature on the television, they're not in any new magazines, they are probably still being played on the radio, head like a hole want to release some songs and the kids still love zed.

since it is all very quiet, can i suggest you have a look here. it's an interview with jabba from channel v. we're talking *the fish album* era.

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Posted by squire @ 12:11 PM NZDT

Thursday, November 08, 2001

SHIHAD ON MIDNIGHT OIL TRIBUTE ALBUM

shihad play their hand with 'kosciusko' from the album red sails in the sunset. other artists include the superjesus, regurgitator, grinspoon, jebediah and grinspoon.

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Posted by squire @ 11:27 AM NZDT

Tuesday, November 6, 2001

NEW SINGLE ON ITS WAY

the band are planning to release a new single from the forthcoming album around the time of the big day out. there are no other details available at this time.
to check this, tom's drum info, the new personnel and the lyrics to three new songs, go here.

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Posted by squire @ 03:58 PM NZDT

Saturday, November 3, 2001

SHIHAD ON THE COVER OF REAL GROOVE

if you're living in new zealand, be sure to pick up a copy of real groove magazine. the four mugshots grace the cover and inside karl gives the lowdown on the american cuisine, people, the accomodation and more importantly the recording. the pictures are nothing we haven't seen already; they're the same as on the official site.
it appears that you can no longer read the magazine online, so you will need to go down to the local bookstore and shell out $4.95.

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Posted by squire @ 05:08 PM NZDT

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

SHIHAD CANCEL HOMEBAKE APPEARANCE

shihad have pulled out of the homebake festival due to take place on saturday, december 8th, at the domain. this is due to recording running behind time in los angeles.

official info here.

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Posted by squire @ 12:57 AM NZDT

Monday, October 29, 2001

APRA TOP TEN

unfortunately, shihad didn't do any better that 'home again' at number 30. apart from that, no huge surprises really. the finn brothers and dave dobbyn featured with another four songs between them.
top song was 'nature' by the muttonbirds. not my pick but a classic all the same.

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Posted by squire @ 11:17 PM NZDT

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

JOSH ABRAHAM

a bit of research would indicate that the new album is going to rock like nothing else has done before. have a look at josh abraham's portfolio here.
those are some pretty rocking discs he has produced. one can only hope we are leaked some aural samples soon.

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Posted by squire @ 12:34 PM NZDT

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