This download contains the Shihad album Love Is The New Hate and an audio rip from the bonus DVD Live in Aotea Square. An interview on Aucklands BFM with Shihad about the making of the album is also included in the album folder.
Formed in 1988 by high school chums Tom Larkin and Jon Toogood, Shihad began playing in their home town of Wellington, New Zealand, rapidly becoming one of the cities most popular acts. They are currently New Zealand's powerhouse of rock!
Released in May, 2005- Love Is the New Hate is their sixth album, and yielded the singles "Alive", "All the Young Fascists", "Shot in the Head", "Dark Times" and "None of the Above".
The album is considered a return to Shihad's earlier heavier style, after an ill-fated attempt to make it big touring America under the Bush administration. The lyrics themselves are notably darker because of this- and are far more politically-orientated than their earlier material.
The album entered the New Zealand music charts at number two, going Gold in its first week of release - and then Platinum two weeks later.
In May, 2006, the band released a Limited Edition copy of Love is the New Hate which came with a DVD of the album release performance in Aotea Square in May, 2005.