Click the image below to check out our new MerchNow page, which has fun stuff based on the artwork for our new EP, Just Can’t Hate Enough. You can also check our the vinyl of our said new EP here.
LEG ONE – with Ghost Key and Cryptodira
7/10 Providence, RI @ Simons 677
7/11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Place Pizza
7/12 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
7/13 Silver Spring, MD @ The Koi Room
7/14 Asheville, NC @ Boiler Room
7/15 Jackson, MS @ Doc 36
7/16 Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
7/17 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
7/18 Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
7/19 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
7/20 Omaha, NE @ Solkol Underground
7/21 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville News
7/23 Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
Fri 7/24 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
7/25 Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club
7/26 Amityville, NY @ Revolution (Shai Hulud only)
7/28 Lynchburg, VA @ Parkview Church (Shai Hulud only)
7/29 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club (Shai Hulud only)
LEG TWO – with xBishopx and Vice
7/31 Tallahasse, FL @ Pug’s Live (No xBishopx)
8/1 Atlanta, GA @ The 529
8/2 Madison, AL @ Insanity Skate Park
8/3 New Albany, IN @ New Albany Production House
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8/5 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary Detroit
8/6 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/7 Altoona, PA @ The Anvil
8/8 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
8/9 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
8/10 Albany, NY @ The Fuzebox
8/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
8/12 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
8/14 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
8/15 Myrtle Beach, SC @ Rockin’ Hard Saloon
8/16 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
It’s the heart that pumps the blood, not the face. The heart of Shai Hulud is its content. This remains consistent, rest assured. Faces come and go. Dust off our backs, and onward…
We are indeed searching for a front-person to lead the band on stage. Not only to effectively scream, also to actively feel and channel the various emotions of our words and music through voice, intense physical presence, and visceral interaction during and in-between the songs. Any band truly rooted in Hardcore requires its members to serve as conduits, not just players. We scream rather than sing for this very reason.
If setting your heart and soul to music, creating, extracting, and sharing raw emotion while throwing your body into a crowd of people night after night sounds appealing, we’d like to hear from you.
At the link is a folder containing instrumental versions of the songs “Chorus Of The Dissimilar,” “Misanthropy Pure,” “Set Your Body Ablaze,” and a demo version of “Whether To Cry Or Destroy.” Please download these songs and record your vocals of the original lyrics, also included within, over any number of them. The overall quality of the recording matters less than your vocal clarity, and the accuracy of the rhythms.
The vocal approach we think fits our music perfectly is “come as you are,” simply, natural and angry. Your nationality, gender, and sexual preference are of no consequence to us. We’re much more concerned you chew with your mouth closed, and thrive on working well, creatively, and constructively within a group dynamic. Members age 25 and over are preferable, though exceptions are happily made based on your maturity, ability, and commitment. Additionally, a drug free lifestyle is favored over smoking, drug use, and heavy drinking, though no one will be automatically excluded based on the aforementioned choices. Serious submissions only, please.
Please send all vocal submissions to email@example.com. We’re grateful and excited to be hearing you.
Thank you for your interest in progressing Shai Hulud. All our love and respect.
Onward, upward, always, forever,
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.
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Our friend and former singer, Chad Gilbert, who produced the album also returned to sing. This is the first time in over a decade he provided recorded vocals to a Shai Hulud song, much less an entire album – his first since “Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion” released in 1997, and distinctively the first time Shai Hulud features the same vocalist on two different full lengths, mimicking our friends in Further Seems Forever who see their original singer, Chris Carrabba, return to sing on their forthcoming album “Penny Black” due out this year.
Surely, a majority of you saw this coming. We knew our elusive responses of “Clark Griswold” when asked ‘who sang on the album?’ would foster this very speculation. Tacitly obvious, really. Hidden in plain sight even. If this is a total shocker to you, don’t worry too much; while banking, and parking in metropolitan areas is sometimes difficult, with moderate help, you should manage well enough. In theory.
Just to be clear, Chad has not rejoined Shai Hulud, and it’s highly unlikely there will ever be a full tour with with him fronting the band. You can, however, catch us play together on September 16th at Reel & Restless Fest in Miami, October 13th with Chain Of Strength (!), Bold, Battery, and Shook Ones at one of the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows in NYC, and another show the following day, October 14th, in a city yet to be determined. These shows will be a blast. We hope to see as many of you as possible so we can celebrate together music, creative unions, and enduring friendships.
You guessed it, the fact that Chad sang on the new album does in fact reveal we do not currently have a fixed, permanent singer. Another shocker. Over the past few years we’ve been fortunate enough to have friends who have loaned us their voices for tours and recordings. We’re grateful to everyone who dedicated any amount of their time and effort to help keep Shai Hulud moving forward. Without them, their friendship, their passion for the music, we would have remained stagnant. Because of them we progressed. For that we owe all of them a serious debt of gratitude words cannot express.
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And the journey continues, moving forward as we always have with the help and support of our friends, and those we have connected with musically. Within a day or so we will posting details on what we always look for in the singer of a Hardcore band. We hope to be hearing you.
Please check in with us online within the next couple of days for details :
Onward. Upward. Always and forever,