This year we have seen a heap of really good albums coming out of Australian bands, and a few weeks ago we finally got our hands on one that we’ve been hanging out for, ‘Redemption’, the latest album from mosh metal veterans Shinto Katana. With the band heading out on the road with mates, Antagonist A.D over the coming weeks, we feel that these guys are well deserving of our Band of The Month title for August.

Sydney based wrecking ball Shinto Katana are devastating, with a sound heavier than all and the live experience to back it up. Shinto Katana aren’t a band that is easily ignored, they come at your senses like a sledgehammer, you will take notice.

Having formed midway through the last decade, they have spent their time honing their craft, doing the hard yards and winning over audiences one show at a time. From humble beginnings in the west Sydney metalcore scene to being the most promising Australian heavy bands in years, Shinto Katana have shared stages on tours with bands like Emmure, Shai Hulud, The Red Shore and Deez Nuts and supporting the likes of Stick To Your Guns, Darkest Hour and First Blood.

Having released two full length albums, 2008’s much loved “Cold Streets” and 2010’s more metallic sophomore release “We Can’t Be Saved,” Shinto Katana will return to the studio in 2011 to release a third full length that they describe as combining the best elements of all they have written before. With new track Ghost spreading like wildfire, its evident that they are making good on their promise. If you were a fan of anything Shinto Katana has done before, its time to get excited again.

With a full length album hitting stores in late July, 2012 is shaping up to be Shinto Katana’s biggest year to date and one which should see their name on the tip of everyone’s tongues.  

Pick up a copy of Redemption over at Skull and Bones Records HERE

Check out Shinto Katana on tour with Antagonist A.D. at the following dates:

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Friday, 10 August – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic/AA)

With Armed With Integrity & Machete
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or Venue*Tix on (08) 8225 8888 or

Saturday, 11 August – Bang, Melbourne (18+)
With Heights (UK)
Tickets at the door only

Sunday, 12 August – Phoneix Youth Centre, Melbourne (AA)
With Divisions & Outsiders Code
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix Outlets

Tuesday, 14 August – Musicman Megastore, Bendigo (AA)
With Outlines & Eater Of The Sky
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix Outlets

Wednesday, 15 August – Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra (AA)
With Reigner & Frail
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, and Moshtix Outlets

Thursday, 16 August – Hot Damn, Sydney (18+)
With Adversary
Tickets at the door only

Friday, 17 August – Masonic Hall, Blacktown (AA)
With Renegade & Asura
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, and Moshtix Outlets

Saturday, 18 August – Thriller @ X&Y Bar, Brisbane (18+)
With Ill Temper
Tickets at the door only

Sunday, 19 August – Eagleby Community Hall, Brisbane (AA)
With The War & Never Lose Sight
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix Outlets




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