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Shai Hulud

Formed: 1995
From: Pompano Beach, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Shai Hulud To Tour With This Or The Apocalypse

Shai Hulud will be on tour in early 2014, likely before many New Years Ever hangovers wear off: the band will embark on an extensive tour of the U.S. that begins on January 3rd and doesn't wrap up until February 23rd.

This or the Apocalypse will headline with Sworn In and Shai Hulud providing support and Sirens & Sailors kicking things off each night. The confirmed dates are listed below, along with a teaser trailer.

"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, was released in February of 2013. More...

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Shai Hulud To Tour With Madball

Shai Hulud will return to the road this Fall for dates throughout the East Coast. Fans can catch Hulud throughout October on select dates with Madball, The Overseer, Octaves, and Face All Fears. The full list of dates and the lineup for each show can be found below.

"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, was released in February of 2013.

Tour w/ Octaves
10/18 Amityville, NY Revolution Music Hall w/ Madball
10/19 Allentown, PA Catch 22
10/20 Newark, DE Mojo Main w/ Madball

Tour w/ The Overseer, Octaves
10/21 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
10/22 Columbus, SC New Brookland
10/23 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
10/24 Pembroke Pines, FL Talent Farm
10/25 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar
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10/26 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue w/ Unearth

Tour w/ Face All Fears
10/27 Nashville, TN Café Coco
10/28 Evansville, IN The Hatch
10/29 Columbus, OH Kobo Live More...

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Shai Hulud Announces More Tour Dates

After completing a tour of Europe in support of Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, Shai Hulud has returned to the states and is preparing for a next set of confirmed shows.

In July, fans on the east coast will be treated to a handful of shows featuring Earth Crisis as part of the Firstorm 20th Anniversary Tour. Additional support for the east coast portion of the tour will be from Thy Will Be Done and White Widows.

Additional Shai Hulud shows have been confirmed for June and July, including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. Find the complete listing of dates below.

Shai Hulud's Matt Fox reflects on 2013: "2013 has been a banner year for Shai Hulud, and it's not even summer yet. Seeing the release of 'Reach Beyond The Sun,' touring Australia as a part of the Soundwave Festival (headlined by Metallica - pretty much the reason we play heavy music) and having just returned from Europe after a tour with one of our favorite bands, Propagandhi, has made this year thus far both a blur and a dream, or one and the same depending on how well you remember your dreams, if you can remember them at all. 2013 is one dream we won't soon forget, etched further into our memory receptors - if there are such things - with the dates we confirmed with Earth Crisis, a huge and direct influence on the formation and existence of Shai Hulud. This is a special year for us, and we're grateful not only to share it with those who find something in our music that speaks to them, but also with so many of the bands whose music has spoken, and still speaks to us." More...

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Shai Hulud Announces New Tour Dates

American hardcore veterans Shai Hulud have announced a dozen headline shows in support of their latest album "Reach Beyond The Sun," released in February. Support comes from Departures. These shows come after the band's upcoming run with Propagandhi. Catch Shai Hulud live on the following dates:

w/Propagandhi
12/04/13 – DE - Berlin - SO36
13/04/13 – DE - Hamburg - Grünspan
14/04/13 – NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg
15/04/13 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
17/04/13 - UK - London - The Electric Ballroom
18/04/13 - UK - Glasgow - Garage
19/04/13 - UK - Sheffield - Corporation
20/04/13 – BE - Hasselt - Muziekodroom
21/04/13 – DE - Köln - Essigfabrik
23/04/13 – DE - München - Backstage
24/04/13 – CH - Zürich - Komplex
25/04/13 – AT - Wien - Arena
26/04/13 – IT - Milano - Officina Creative Ansaldo
27/04/13 – DE - Stuttgart – LKA More...

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Shai Hulud Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Shai Hulud, recently returned from performances in Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival, will get back in the van and head out on tour in North America with Thy Will Be Done today.

The tour begins in York, PA and also includes support from up-and-coming acts Altars and Beyond the Shore. After this tour wraps up on April 7th, Shai Hulud will board flights for Europe and tour with Propagandhi. Shai Hulud's entire confirmed list of dates can be found below.

Guitarist and found member Matt Fox reflects on the band's year thus far: "2013, what a year… Thus far, we've shared new music with our friends and supporters who encourage us and keep us alive. We were fortunate enough to have just returned from the Soundwave festival in Australia where we made new friends, and saw the bands whose albums are the primary reasons we play the music we do (Thank you Master Of Puppets, Reign In Blood, Among The Living, and Blood, Sweat, And No Tears).

"We soon leave for Europe with Propagandhi, another one of our favorite bands, and what's more… in just two days we share the stage with some of the best friends we have ever made in our years of touring, Thy Will Be Done. Joining us on this jaunt are our soon to be friends, Altars, and Beyond The Shore. This is a lot of love and appreciation for a band of self-proclaimed pure misanthropists constantly talking about their 'Profound Hatred Of Man.' Who knew…

"We're happy to contradict ourselves in this fashion. Come share the love." More...

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Shai Hulud Releases New Lyric Video

A new lyric video is now available online for Shai Hulud's "A Human Failing," taken from the newly released album "Reach Beyond the Sun." Check out the clip below, and find a list of upcoming Shai Hulud tour dates after the jump.

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Shai Hulud Issues Track-By-Track Breakdown

Shai Hulud's new album "Reach Beyond the Sun" will be released tomorrow, February 19th, 2013. The band has now teamed up with StereoKiller.com to post a track-by-track breakdown of the release, which can be found right here. Metal Blade also comments:

"Shai Hulud has always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Their latest effort, Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. In an effort to further elaborate and expose fans to the ideas behind each of the album's eleven tracks, founding members Matt Fox and Matt Fletcher, have posted a track-by-track breakdown exclusively on StereoKiller.com. Additionally, an accompanying video has been posted that highlights 30 second samples from each song on the album, as well as portions of the album art from inside the package."

You can also catch the band live on the following dates: More...

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Shai Hulud Streaming New Track

Shai Hulud has partnered with MetalSucks.net to stream the "Monumental Graves" track, taken from the "Reach Beyond the Sun" album. The song can be heard now right here.

Shai Hulud's new album "Reach Beyond the Sun" will be released on February 19th, 2013 in North American and February 15th/18th in Europe. You can also find a full listing of the band's upcoming tour dates below. More...

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Shai Hulud Posts Studio Video

Shai Hulud has launched a brand new studio video on MetalBlade.com. The video spotlights guitar tracking for "The Mean Spirits, Breathing" from "Reach Beyond the Sun," with guitarist Matt Fox, producer Chad Gilbert, and engineer Kyle Black. The video is streaming now below or over at this location.

Shai Hulud recently unveiled the second single from "Reach Beyond the Sun." The band partnered with Alternative Press to stream "A Human Failing" right here. Shai Hulud's new album, "Reach Beyond the Sun," will be released on February 19th, 2013. More...

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Shai Hulud Streams New Single

Shai Hulud has partnered with Alternative Press to unveil the second single from "Reach Beyond the Sun." Check out "A Human Failing" on AltPress.com here.

Shai Hulud's new album, "Reach Beyond the Sun," will be released on February 19th, 2013. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available. The upcoming Shai Hulud tour dates are as follows: More...

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Shai Hulud Posts "Reach Beyond The Sun" Track

Shai Hulud's new album, "Reach Beyond the Sun," will be released in North America on February 19th, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming online below and is also available for purchase on iTunes. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will be posting studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.

"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, will see its release in February of 2013. The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud's debut LP "Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion." In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album - his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade. More...

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Shai Hulud Announces New Album Release

Shai Hulud will be releasing the new album "Reach Beyond the Sun" on February 19th, 2013. New music and pre-orders will be available on December 10th, but for now, fans can sample a portion of a new track in a teaser video below.

The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud's debut LP "Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion." In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album - his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade.

Longtime bass player Mad Matt Fletcher asserts, "Anyone who really knows the band will agree this album is our definitive sound, encompassing all of our different influences and styles." He conclusively reiterates, "Yep, this sounds like Shai Hulud."

"Reach Beyond the Sun" will be released on February 19th in North America, and February 15th/18th in Europe. More...

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Shai Hulud Finishes New Album

Shai Hulud has finished the band's fourth album and second for Metal Blade Records. This album will serve as the follow-up to 2008's "Misanthropy Pure." Matt Fox, Matt Fletcher and co. have completed recording the new album, alongside former Hulud vocalist and current New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, the vocalist on Shai Hulud's debut full-length album "Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion."

Additionally, Shai Hulud has confirmed that the rumors are true - Chad Gilbert also recorded vocals for the entire album. A behind-the-scenes video from recording sessions with Matt Fox and Chad Gilbert is currently being completed and will be released in the coming months.

In addition to performing on the album, Chad Gilbert will be joining Shai Hulud on stage for the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary show in New York City on October 13th. Additional shows are in the works and will be confirmed shortly.

Shai Hulud's Matt Fox has offered the following update:

"It's been a strange and unpredictable journey, friends… And the journey continues. Spare us a few moments, and we'll fill you in on the recent goings-on. Your friendly neighborhood Shai Hulud has indeed finished recording a new album which will be released on Metal Blade Records in 2013, keeping with the it-takes-these-guys-forever-to-release-an-album motif we've honed and perfected. Regarding the record, it's never easy to sing praises of your own work. That said, allow us to humbly suggest we're fairly confident you won't be disappointed - taking a break from listening to, scrutinizing and nitpicking something you've immersed yourself in does wonders for your perception of it. Having done just that, we can conclusively state we are very proud of the album - though not to satisfaction, of course, because as we all know, that is the death of desire. More...

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Shai Hulud To Record New Album

Shai Hulud is preparing to record a fourth album (second for Metal Blade Records) in April 2012. This album will serve as the follow up to 2008's "Misanthropy Pure." Matt Fox, Matt Fletcher, and co. have completed writing the new album, and have confirmed that they've enlisted the production talents of original Hulud vocalist and current New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, the vocalist on Shai Hulud's debut full length album "Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion."

Chad Gilbert elaborates: "Matt Fox from Shai Hulud hit me up while on tour about potentially producing their new album. I immediately thought it could be an interesting and fun team up but I really wanted to hear new demos before agreeing. He sent me a few new songs and I was pleasantly surprised! The songs were awesome and felt very classic; the melodic hardcore metal they are already admired for but taken to another level. I think with us teamed up we can make the best Shai Hulud record yet!"

Matt Fox adds: "It started with this riff. Like a lot of albums do. It's a pretty cool riff, Chad liked it, so I showed him a few more. He seemed to like the others, and had some really cool ideas for them, too. This was a few years ago, and that's when we first entertained the idea working on a record together.

"Fast forward to when we are almost ready to book studio time… let's see if Chad remembers any of those riffs. He remembered liking them, and asked to hear more. By this time some of these riffs made it into completed songs. We were pretty happy to hear he liked how everything evolved, and that he'd be interested in working with us on the next Shai Hulud album.

"I remember at 14 years old or so I was extremely excited because Wolverine was teaming up with the Punisher in 'Punisher: War Journal.' I don't know if anything can match that youthful elation, but this is right up there, pretty damn close." More...

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Shai Hulud Writing New Album

Shai Hulud will kick off 2012 with a co-headlining tour alongside A Plea For Purging. Support on the tour comes from Counterparts and Dead Icons. The tour begins on February 23th in Danbury, CT and wraps up March 18th in Evansville, IN. Additionally, Shai Hulud, will be playing four headlining shows in Mexico from March 8th-11th.

Shai Hulud is currently writing the follow-up to the band's latest album, "Misanthropy Pure." The band plans on recording after the upcoming tour.

Matt Fox adds, "When I was in high school I proudly wore a Slayer 'Hell Awaits' back patch on my patch and pin riddled jean jacket on top of a Who Framed Roger Rabbit t-shirt while skipping classes in Batman Converse high tops. I never gave a fuck about looking cool. In form, when given the opportunity Shai Hulud tours with bands we think we might like to be around. We're happy to be hitting the road with our pals in Counterparts, and soon-to-be pals in A Plea For Purging and Dead Icons. And what's more, I'd probably kill to have that Roger Rabbit shirt again.

"If indeed the moon ends up in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars we should be recording a new album this Spring. We spend a good deal of time working on our songs because we give a shit about music. With more ideas than solos or breakdowns, we mean to make Jello Biafra proud. And hopefully you as well. You'll have to let us know if we did just that. Be of good cheer, excelsiors all around."

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A Plea For Purging Announces Tour Dates

A Plea for Purging is excited to announce the band's first tour of the new year, on which the group will be joined by co-headliners Shai Hulud. A Plea For Purging's Andy Atkins commented:

"As a long time fan of Shai Hulud, I am honored to share the stage with them on our upcoming, co-headlining tour with them. I’m sure I will lose my mind every night. They are legendary. We both are very lucky to have Counterparts and Dead Icons come out and support this tour. Both bands are killer and will be a great fit to this run."

The Hope Within Hatred tour, supported by Counterparts and Dead Icons, kicks off February 23rd in Danbury, CT and wraps up March 18th in Evansville, IN. Full details are as follows:

Feb 24 - Danbury CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Feb 25 - Trenton NJ @ Championship Bar
Feb 26 - Poughkeepsie NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
Feb 27 - Crofton MD @ MACC
Feb 28 - Fredericksburg VA @ The Refuge
Feb 29 - Nashville TN @ Rocktown
Mar 01 - Sylaga AL @ New Needle Tattoo
Mar 02 - Jackson MS @ The Carter
Mar 03 - Plano TX @ Tomcats
Mar 04 - San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 05 - El Paso TX @ Lips Lounge
Mar 06 - Mesa AZ @ The Underground
Mar 07 - Anaheim CA @ Mirror Image Studios
Mar 12 - Canoga Park CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Mar 13 - Sunnyvale CA @ Dosa Biryani
Mar 14 - Reno NV @ The Holland Project
Mar 15 - Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake Foursquare
Mar 17 - Springfield MO @ Outland Ballroom
Mar 18 - Evansville IN @ The Hatch

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New Saints Row Game Features Metal Bands

THQ Inc. and Volition, Inc. have now released "Saints Row: The Third" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The launch trailer has also been posted online and can be viewed here.

"There's no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it's incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy."

The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.

After the Burial "Berzerker"
Amon Amarth "Runes To My Memory"
Between the Buried and Me "Obfuscation"
The Black Dahlia Murder "Necropolis"
Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon"
Chemlab "Suicide Jag"
The Dillinger Escape Plan "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
Drowning Pool "Feel Like I Do"
Goatwhore "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Job for a Cowboy "Regurgitated Disinformation"
KMFDM "WW III"
Marylin Manson "arma goddamn mother****in geddon"
Mastodon "Divinations"
Miss May I "Apologies Are For The Weak"
Opeth "The Lotus Eater"
Otep "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
Shai Hulud "Misanthropy Pure"
Strapping Young Lad "Love?"
Tugboat "Slow Revolution"
You Love Her Coz She's Dead "Engine Wrecker"

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This Is Hell Added To Shai Hulud Trek

Shai Hulud and This Is Hell will be teaming up for a tour of Canada this coming May and June. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/26 St. Catharines, ON – Scene Fest
06/27 Hamilton, ON – Casbah
06/28 London, ON – London Music Hall Lounge
06/29 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
06/30 Oshawa, ON – The Green Bottle
07/01 Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh
07/02 Gatineau, QC – Heart Fest
07/03 Montreal, QC – Underworld
07/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
07/05 Saguenay, QC – Elks Lodge
07/06 Trois Rivieres, QC – L’App Art

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Madball To Co-Headline Never Say Die Open Air

New York hardcore act Madball will co-headline the first Never Say Die Open Air in Trier, Germany on June 12th, 2011. The trailer can be viewed below, and additional details are available at this location. Also appearing will be Parkway Drive, Protest the Hero, Shai Hulud, and more.

Madball was also recently highlighted in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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Shai Hulud Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Shai Hulud has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Endwell, Foundation and Lions Lions. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

05/06 Annapolis, MD – St. Christophers
05/07 Raleigh, NC – Breast Fest
05/08 Savannah, GA – Sweet Melissa’s
05/09 Huntsville, AL – TBA
05/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
05/12 Jacksonville, FL – Unit 6
05/13 Charleston, SC – Oasis
05/15 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
05/16 Tallahassee, FL – Trainwreck
05/17 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
05/18 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox

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