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House Of Shakira

Formed: 1991
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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House Of Shakira Posts New Music Video

Swedish hard rockers House of Shakira posted a new music video for the song "Midnight Hunger." The song appears on the band's sixth LP "HoS" which was issued in late January through Lion Music. The album features the debut of vocalist Andreas Novak (Novak/Mind’s Eye).

Check out "Midnight Hunger" here:

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House Of Shakira Posts Audio Album Sampler

Swedish rockers House of Shakira posted a new album sampler from the forthcoming "HoS" album. The album is due for release on January 27, 2012 through Lion Music. The album marks the first with new vocalist Andreas Novak (Mind's Eye).

Check out the sampler here:

House of Shakira - HoS (album sampler) by LionMusicRecordLabel

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House Of Shakira Parts Ways With Lead Vocalist

Swedish melodic rockers House Of Shakira have announced the addition of new lead vocalist Andreas Novak (Novak/Mind’s Eye) to the band. The arrival of Andreas Novak marks the amicable departure of vocalist Andreas Eklund.

On the reasons behind the change in personnel bassist Per Schelander comments, “It’s hard for us to believe that it was thirteen years ago in 1997 that Andreas Eklund walked into our rehearsal studio and blew us away with power and high notes. Back in ‘97 we were dead sure that we would never find a singer that was able to take on those melodies that Mikael Eriksson left us with (and continued to write) but Andreas proved us wrong.”

“However, when we started to work on the songs for what will be our sixth album we all felt that these new songs called for another voice and expression. We also felt strongly that we needed to work with a singer that wrote his own lyrics. It was one of the hardest decisions we have had to make to ask Andreas Eklund to leave the band but there was no way around it but to part ways. We look back on the last 13 years and the ups and downs during these years proudly, as well as integral in shaping the band as it is today. But, life often calls for tough decisions and as all our fans know, HoS are no quitters!” More...

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House Of Shakira Announce New Tour Dates

House Of Shakira post the following tour dates online:

10/11/2007 : Lucille Rock Club, Verona, Italy
14/12/2007 : Sala Gamma, Murcia, Spain
15/12/2007 : Ritmo y Compás, Madrid, Spain

More dates in 2008 to be confirmed soon.

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House of Shakira To Tour Italy

Swedish melodic hard rockers House Of Shakira are set to rock Italian fans with a six live gigs over six days in November. The band signed to Lion Music have won worldwide acclaim with albums such as "Lint" and "First Class" and for their live performances at "Firefest 2005" (captured on the live DVD "House Of Shakira – Live At Firefest 05") and 2006's "Sweden Rock Festival" have taken a break from the writing and recording of their forthcoming studio album to perform to their Italian fans.

House Of Shakira vocalist Andreas Eklund comments, "When this opportunity came up it was too good to turn down. The chance to play live in Italy to fans that haven't seen us before and have some fun on the road will help fire us up even more with the new material when we get back in the studio".

The confirmed dates and venues are:

SAT 4 NOVEMBER - ROMA (Venue to be announced)

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House Of Shakira Set For Sweden Rock And Live DVD

Swedish melodic hard rock sensations House Of Shakira have been confirmed for this years Sweden Rock Festival taking place from the 8 to the 10 June 2006 at Sölvesborg, Sweden. The five piece band who have been gathering superb press over the past few years will be playing tracks from their back catalogue along with the possibility of a new material from their next studio album on Lion Music (due Autumn 2006 – tbc).

Lion Music will also release the band's, and label's first DVD on April 21st 2006 entitled "Live At Firefest". Recorded live at the 2005 Firefest in the UK, the DVD presents the bands complete set list from the day along with some very special material from the history of House Of Shakira.

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