Shihad started out in 1988 hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, before making their official base in Melbourne, Australia in
1997. They have releasedseveral albums, including a live double disc album. Shihad also periodically changed their name to
[/L]Pacifier[L] after the September 11 attacks, but are now back to their original name. Shihad started out as a raw more
metallic industrial band, touring with bands such as Head Like a Hole but over the years have refined their own sound to a
more mainstream rock style, with exception to their Love Is The New Hate which was reminiscent of their older sound.