Origin: New Zealand  
Genres: Alternative Metal
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Last update/review: October 12, 2010

Shihad

Shihad formed in 1988 in New Zealand (they have since relocated to Australia) and have a total of six releases. In 2002 the band decided a name change was in order, as the events of 9/11 made them realize that their name was too similar to Jihad, the term for Holy War. Under their new name Pacifier, they released an album in late 2002, but they reverted back to their previous name in late 2004. The only album reviewed here is 1995's Killjoy, a moody, interesting dark alterna-metal album that showed a fair degree of originality and promise. Reportedly the newer material opts for a more mainstream-ish appeal, somewhat inspired by AC/DC.

Current Members

John Toogood

vocals/guitars

Phil Knight

guitars

Karl Kippenberger

bass

Tom Larkin

drums

Former Members/Guests

Hamish Laing

bass



Discography



Devolve  EP
1991 Pagan
  1. It
  2. Down Dance
  3. Subject Matters
  4. Wizard
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Hamish Laing
  • Tom Larkin



Churn  
1994 Noise
  1. Factory
  2. Screwtop
  3. Fracture
  4. Stations
  5. Clapper-Loader
  6. I Only Said
  7. Defrail
  8. Bone Orchard
  9. The Happy Meal
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Killjoy  
1995 Noise
  1. You Again
  2. Gimme Gimme
  3. The Call
  4. Envy
  5. Deb's Night Out
  6. Bitter
  7. For What You Burn
  8. Silvercup
  9. Get Up
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Shihad  
1997 Noise
  1. Home Again
  2. A Day Away
  3. Hate Boys
  4. It's A Go
  5. La La Land
  6. Attack
  7. Pig Bop
  8. Leo Song
  9. A Day Away
  10. Yo`head Is A Rock
  11. Missionary
  12. Outta Phase
  13. Beat Song
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



The General Electric  
1999 Warner
  1. Intro
  2. My Mind's Sedate
  3. The General Electric
  4. Wait And See
  5. Pacifier
  6. Thin White Line
  7. Only Time
  8. Just Everybody Else
  9. Sport And Religion
  10. Spacing
  11. The Metal Song
  12. Life In Cars
  13. Brightest Star
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Pacifier  
2002 Warner
  1. Bullitproof
  2. Semi Normal
  3. Comfort Me
  4. Walls
  5. Stranger
  6. Everything
  7. Run
  8. Nothing
  9. Home
  10. My Mind's Sedate
  11. Just A Shadow
  12. Coming Down
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Love Is The New Hate  
2005 Warner
  1. None Of The Above
  2. Empty Shell
  3. Day Will Come
  4. All The Young Fascists
  5. Saddest Song In The World
  6. Big Future
  7. Shot In The Head
  8. Dark Times
  9. Traitor
  10. Stop
  11. Alive
  12. Guts And The Glory
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Beautiful Machine  
2008 Warner
  1. One Will Hear The Other
  2. Rule The World
  3. Hard To Please
  4. Beautiful Machine
  5. Vampires
  6. Count It Up
  7. Waiting Around For God
  8. Chameleon
  9. Eliza
  10. The Bible And The Gun
  11. When You Coming Home
  12. The Prophet [view lyrics
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



ZM Live Lounge  EP
2008 Warner
  1. Beautiful Machine
  2. Hard to Please
  3. One Will Hear the Other
  4. Vampires
  5. History Never Repeats
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin



Ignite  
2010 Warner
  1. The Final Year of the Universe
  2. Lead or Follow
  3. I'm a Void
  4. In the Future
  5. Sleepeater
  6. Ignite
  7. Engage
  8. This Lonely Fire
  9. Nemesis (Dark Star)
  10. Cold Heart
  • John Toogood
  • Phil Knight
  • Karl Kippenberger
  • Tom Larkin




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