Shihad Win "Best Rock Album" at the NZ Music Awards

Last night Shihad win their 16th Tui award taking home "Best Rock Album" for FVEY.


Shihad announced as support for ACDC in their upcoming NZ tour

One of New Zealand's most loved rock bands are set to open for one of the world's greatest. 

Shihad a have been announced to open for none other than AC/DC on their Rock or Bust tour this December.

Marking the 20th anniversary of their first gold album Killjoy, this year, Shihad - who have already supported AC/DC twice before in New Zealand - have also just been announced as finalists in the 2015 NZ Music Awards for album of the year and best rock album for FVEY, as well as best group. 

Shihad Nominated for Three NZ Music Awards

Just announced this morning, Shihad have been nominated for 3 New Zealand Music Awards.

The Band is up for Best Album & Best Rock Album for their 2014 release FVEY as well as Best Group.

The award ceremony will take place at Vector Arena on Thursday 19th November

Shihad set to Headline Rhythm & Alps 2015

Shihad have just been announced as co-headliner among some 20 new acts announced for Rhythm and Alps.

After nearly 30 years in the game, Shihad are one of New Zealand's favourite and most recognisable acts and are sure to draw a big crowd to the New Year's festival to be held 30 and 31 December.

Joining them in Rhythm and Alps' final announcement are the likes of DJ Carl Cox (who will co-headline), Sticky Fingers, Ahoribuzz, Kamandi, Sypcc and more.  

Earlybird tickets to the festival have sold out already, but day tickets are now on sale from $109, and second-tier two-day tickets from $159.

For more information, including details on bus transport info for the festival from Wanaka and Queenstown are now available on the website.

Shihad to release 20th Anniversary reissue of Killjoy

On April 17 Shihad release the 20th Anniversary reissue of Killjoy. The album will be available on remastered Deluxe Vinyl LP, CD, and Digital formats & includes bonus track ‘N.I.L’.

Preorder available from JB Hi-Fi & iTunes now

FVEY listed as one of Rolling Stone's best albums of 2014!

Shihad's critically acclaimed album FVEY has been named one of Rolling Stone Australia's 40 Best Albums of 2014.

"Twenty-one years after they first worked with Jaz Coleman, the Killing Joke frontman returned to helm this, arguably Shihad's angriest album to date. The only thing fiercer and more uncompromising than the riffs are Jon Toogood's lyrics, which rally against societal ills such as the divide between rich and poor. Brutal."  Rolling Stone 


In August, Shihad made New Zealand music history when their album, FVEY, debuted at #1 on the country’s Top 40 Albums Chart making the Kiwi rockers the band with the most #1 albums in New Zealand chart history.

And now, FVEY has officially been certified GOLD in New Zealand.

The band has also released the latest single from FVEY, ‘Song For No One’ which can be heard here. ‘Song For No One’ is on New Zealand radio now.

Shihad have made New Zealand music history today with their new album, FVEY, debuting at #1 on the country’s Top 40 Albums Chart.

This #1 debut makes the Kiwi rockers the band with the most #1 albums in New Zealand chart history. Shihad are the only New Zealand band to have five #1 albums. Moreover, all five of these albums also debuted at #1 – a feat that no other New Zealand artist has ever achieved.


Warner Music New Zealand’s General Manager, Phil Howling, says, “Warner Music NZ are extremely proud of Shihad and their History making #1 record FVEY. WMNZ has enjoyed a long and wonderfully creative relationship with Shihad and this has been proved again with the release of one of their finest records to date. FVEY proves that very few can come close to the power and greatness that is the ‘beautiful machine’ called Shihad.”

FVEY, the ninth studio album from the band, was recorded in December last year at Auckland’s legendary York Street Studio with Killing Joke frontman, Jaz Coleman at the production helm. The album sounds unlike anything Shihad have done before, which is not bad for a band who have been around for 25 years.

Check out Shihad performing songs from FVEY in the last ever performance at York Street Studios as part of the NZ Herald Sundae Sessions. 

Shihad -Think You're So Free (Official Audio)

Shihad - FVEY Studio Surveillance