Marty Duda's artist of the week - Shihad
Shihad is one of New Zealand's most successful and longest-running bands, with a history that dates back to the late 1980s. Their first album, Churn, was produced by Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman and released in 1994. From there, they put out three more classic hard rock albums to close out the 90s. The band ran into trouble when they changed their name to Pacifier in 2002 in a failed attempt to crack the US market. They realized the error of their ways a couple of years later and went back to Shihad. Their new album, FVEY - due out this Friday - is also produced by Jaz Coleman and is considered to be a brutal return to form.