Shihad Release Sludgy New Single + Announce Album + Tour

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  • Shihad Release Sludgy New Single + Announce Album + Tour
    POSTED 8 Jul 2021

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    Kiwi rock icons Shihad are back with a brand new single Tear Down Those Names and it's kind of heavy! This sludgy rock/metal number is the first release in 7 years and the band aren't stopping there with a new album and tour announcement alongside it.

    The single is the first track off of Shihad's 10th studio album Old Gods which will be released on August 27th, 2021.  They will be blasting around the country in October to deliver the new and classic songs live for the first time since 2018.

    If anger is an energy, then Old Gods could singlehandedly power our capital city for a year.  Old Gods is a step into fury for frontman Jon Toogood whose lyrics encapsulate our collective anger at recent world events.

    As a new parent and convert to Islam, recently married to a Sudanese woman, Toogood begun to see perspectives other than those he’d been raised with. Add in the soul searching that came with the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, and the band’s collective disgust at the rise of Conservative politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, and he took on a new understanding of his place in the world as a privileged white male.

    “My whole consciousness changed. I haven’t been able to see the world like I used to. And all of this was feeding into, oh right, we’ve written the soundtrack, and this is what I’m going to talk about. I’m going to talk about the fact that I don’t want a future where white supremacy reigns supreme, especially with my bi-racial children. I don’t want to see leaders like Trump hold sway over a big portion of the population on the planet. Cos it’s not gonna end well.”

    The result is Old Gods, an album that states its intent from the moment the crushing, grinding riff of opener Tear Down Those Names explodes to life, and just one song later Toogood urges for the killing of the ‘old gods’ in the title track. Elsewhere, Toogood takes aim at conservative talk radio, the legitimization of racism, and the radicalization of a generation fueled by misinformation.

    There may be an unmistakable heaviness to  Old Gods but it’s offset by a dexterity and musical telepathy that comes from decades of experience playing together.

    “I know it’s just rock’n’roll at the end of the day, but it’s my artform, and I’ve got a really fucking powerful band to play with, making powerful music, so I’m going to write about that shit,” Toogood says.

    Old Gods will be available to stream and download on Friday 27th August, as well as on CD and 180 gram vinyl formats. “ 

    PRE-ORDER SHIHAD'S NEW ALBUM OLD GODS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AN AUDIO TECHNICA LP2X TURNTABLE, OLD GODS COLOURED VINYL & MERCH PACK.

    Tear Down Those Names is available to stream and download now here. Listen now below.

    Old Gods Australian Tour Dates

    Friday 1 October - Prince of Wales Bunbury
    Saturday 2 October - Metropolis, Fremantle
    Thursday 7 October - The Gov, Adelaide
    Friday 8 October - 170 Russell, Melbourne
    Thursday 14 October - The Triffid, Brisbane
    Friday 15 October - Manning Bar – Sydney
    Saturday 16 October – Entrance Leagues Club – Central Coast

    Pre Sales are on sale now Via 24hundred, general on sale is July 15. For more information go to shihad.com

    Shihad tour
    For more information go to shihad.com

    Buy Shihad merch now.

    shihad tour

    Listen to Shihad now.

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Submitted by Monica.Strut on Wed, 07/07/2021 - 22:03

shihad 2021

Kiwi rock icons Shihad are back with a brand new single Tear Down Those Names and it's kind of heavy! This sludgy rock/metal number is the first release in 7 years and the band aren't stopping there with a new album and tour announcement alongside it.

The single is the first track off of Shihad's 10th studio album Old Gods which will be released on August 27th, 2021.  They will be blasting around the country in October to deliver the new and classic songs live for the first time since 2018.

If anger is an energy, then Old Gods could singlehandedly power our capital city for a year.  Old Gods is a step into fury for frontman Jon Toogood whose lyrics encapsulate our collective anger at recent world events.

As a new parent and convert to Islam, recently married to a Sudanese woman, Toogood begun to see perspectives other than those he’d been raised with. Add in the soul searching that came with the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, and the band’s collective disgust at the rise of Conservative politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, and he took on a new understanding of his place in the world as a privileged white male.

“My whole consciousness changed. I haven’t been able to see the world like I used to. And all of this was feeding into, oh right, we’ve written the soundtrack, and this is what I’m going to talk about. I’m going to talk about the fact that I don’t want a future where white supremacy reigns supreme, especially with my bi-racial children. I don’t want to see leaders like Trump hold sway over a big portion of the population on the planet. Cos it’s not gonna end well.”

The result is Old Gods, an album that states its intent from the moment the crushing, grinding riff of opener Tear Down Those Names explodes to life, and just one song later Toogood urges for the killing of the ‘old gods’ in the title track. Elsewhere, Toogood takes aim at conservative talk radio, the legitimization of racism, and the radicalization of a generation fueled by misinformation.

There may be an unmistakable heaviness to  Old Gods but it’s offset by a dexterity and musical telepathy that comes from decades of experience playing together.

“I know it’s just rock’n’roll at the end of the day, but it’s my artform, and I’ve got a really fucking powerful band to play with, making powerful music, so I’m going to write about that shit,” Toogood says.

Old Gods will be available to stream and download on Friday 27th August, as well as on CD and 180 gram vinyl formats. “ 

PRE-ORDER SHIHAD'S NEW ALBUM OLD GODS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AN AUDIO TECHNICA LP2X TURNTABLE, OLD GODS COLOURED VINYL & MERCH PACK.

Tear Down Those Names is available to stream and download now here. Listen now below.

Old Gods Australian Tour Dates

Friday 1 October - Prince of Wales Bunbury
Saturday 2 October - Metropolis, Fremantle
Thursday 7 October - The Gov, Adelaide
Friday 8 October - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday 14 October - The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 15 October - Manning Bar – Sydney
Saturday 16 October – Entrance Leagues Club – Central Coast

Pre Sales are on sale now Via 24hundred, general on sale is July 15. For more information go to shihad.com

Shihad tour
For more information go to shihad.com

Buy Shihad merch now.

shihad tour

Listen to Shihad now.

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