Six years in the making local Wellington metallers Shakhan have just
released their debut
EP In The Zone. Deeply immersed in the scene from a young age of 15, Shakhan
been influenced and shaped by a wide selection of artists ranging from
melodic composers to classic eighties thrash metal bands.
Melodic and danceable without sacrificing rhythmic intensity and roughness,
create a groove based sound while still keeping true to the conventions and
qualities of metal. Keeping it real and at the same time pushing the sound
to a new
Uplifting and positive, they enhance a dynamic new angle on the metal sound,
is a mixture of brutal grooves, charging guitar riffs, deep driving bass
lines and harsh
>From the very beginning (they still remain humble and down to earth) as a
band in Wellington, Shakhan emulated such groups as Metallica, Carcass,
Sepultura. They have worked hard and diligently for the last six years
forefront of the New Zealand Metal scene.
Performing regularly since 1997, Shakhan have played a slew of gigs ranging
Smokefree Rockquest' (Regional Finalists in 1997), 'The Battle of the
01' and numerous nights around town at Indigo, Valve and The James Cabaret.
They have played with the likes of Sadius Fiend, Brubeck, Blake, Falciform,
Sticky Filth, Backyard Burial, Monsterworks, Saidaya, 8 Foot Sativa, Royal
Recording credits to Shakhan's name include tracks on 'Eruption vol: 1' (A
release) and 'Gowned and Bagged' (A local youth music collection). They have
released a limited run their long awaited and critically heralded EP 'IN THE
tracks of next level, uplifting metal mayhem. 'IN THE ZONE' was produced by
and recorded and mixed by Mike Gibson at Inca Productions.
Shakhan have had material reviewed and been featured in VIBE magazine and
Package'. They have also been interviewed on and been featured on
TV', Radioactive 89fm's 'Anger management' show and The Rock's 'Axe Attack'
speciality metal show.
3. In The Zone
4. The Summoning
5. Still Left Standing