Apr 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Band

The name SHRIKE is inspired by a literary character of Dan Simmons “The Hyperion Cantos”. In the story Shrike is a capricious creature, which influences his surroundings but at the same time isn’t affected by others.

The band SHRIKE was founded in May 2006 by Use, Jul und Moe. In June of the same year the band released their first album “Meine Wucherung” after only seven rehearsals. In the end of 2009 the band found a new permanent member in the guitarist Xaver. Since 2011 bassist Fabi (former member of NATURAL BORN GRINDERS) brings a fresh wind, ideas and creativity into the band. Now SHRIKE are ready with their second album “Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit” which will be released in June 2013. SHRIKE distances themselves from every kind of extreme ideology and inhuman believes (like racism, violence etc.). Black Metal is neither war nor an propaganda instrument. Black Metal changes and strengthens feelings, emotions and the subjective perception of the inner and outer world. This is what SHRIKE stands for and they don’t want to be changed. But of course the band is inspired by other artists like PINK FLOYD, SHINING, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE or NOCTE OBDUCTA.


Uwe – Vocals
Jul – Guitar
Xaver – Guitar
Fabi – Bass
Moe – Drums


Meine Wucherung (2006)

Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit (2013)

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