SHAI HULUD formed in 1995, the project a few friends with a love for metal and hardcore, and for writing and recording. When the metalcore sound was in its infancy, there were 4 bands that every band was copying and those bands were Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Poison the Well, and SHAI HULUD. SHAI HULUD – yes, they take their name from Dune-- fused punk, metal, hardcore, and thrash in a way that hadn’t been done before, and the inspired, fevered lyrical delivery attracted rabid fans who had a cult-like worship for the band. SHAI HULUD represented an ethos and an ethic: touring till they wore the tread off the tires, playing expressly for the kids, and having something of note to say in the lyrics. SHAI HULUD were vital, essential and relevant, so much so that Alternative Press did an “oral history” feature on the band, an accolade reserved for bands that have carved out an undeniable place in the hearts of music fans.
Fast forward to 2008: Matt Mazzali is the new singer of SHAI HULUD, having been introduced to the band by a mutual friend. Misanthropy Pure is the long-awaited follow up to 2003’s That Within Blood Ill Tempered.
As for Misanthropy Pure, the band’s first offering in over 5 years, SHAI HULUD kicks it old school…”It's melodic, heavy, technical, fast, smart, driven hardcore metal and proves SHAI HULUD are still a force to be reckoned with” Absolute Punk.
SHAI HULUD are back in the studio and fans are salivating at the very thought of a new album…stay tuned!