Ok it's been a while since
the last update but we can confirm we haven't been
slacking off in that time, instead we've been working on
the next album which should see release in 2013.
More details to come soon. In the meantime check out
some live action from last year.
SHAKIRA SIGN WITH NEW LIVE BOOKING & MANAGEMENT COMPANY
We are delighted to announce Dot Music as our new
If you want to book us get
in touch with:
DOT Music AB,
P.O. Box 1542 -
SE-701 15 Örebro,
House of Shakira got the
honour of opening for Legends - Voices of Rock (Steve
Augeri, Bill Champlin, Fergie Fredriksen) in Stockholm
on 24 of August.
Venue Kägelbanan has a nice, cosy club feeling to it and
the placed was crammed with enthusiastic music lovers.
The roof took off as the band opened with "Brick Wall
Falling" from their latest album "HoS". A smiling,
cheering crowd made it all an unforgettable gig. 30
minutes and 8 songs later, House of Shakira left the
stage on fire, for the following headlining legends.
Some images from the
Live and in yer face.
Anders about to bribe Steve Augeri for Neal
Schon's guitar secrets.
Andreas nailing mic stand pose #71
...before sliding effortlessly into mic stand
You won't like Basse when's he's angry.
Mats showing off his custom guitar.
Mr Larsson is there on drums in the sea of red
Vocal harmonies? Yep we got 'em.
Andreas finding time to admire Kägelbanan's fine
Mats remembering the need for a stomp box
Sammy Hagar might think there's only one way to
rock, here HOS give you three.
Quasi devil horns at a HOS gig? cool :)
The home stretch...
"Fall to your knees and repent if you please".
Its been a long time coming
but we are pleased to announce a new live date.
House of Shakira will
proudly open for Legends - Voices of Rock on August 24
in Stockholm, along with three other Swedish rock bands.
You don't wanna miss it!
UNRELEASED TRACK FEATURED ON MELODICROCK.COM COMPILATION
We are pleased to have
contributed the unused track from the "HoS" sessions to
the new melodicrock.com MRCD9 compilation "15 Years
The first of three
promo videos over the next three months is unveiled.
Enjoy and please spread!
VIDEOS IN THE WORKS
The past weekend (14-15
April) has seen us shoot 3 promo videos for tracks from
the current "HoS" album. The first will be ready
for unveiling in a few weeks time but until then we'll
keep you guessing on what tracks are getting the
Andreas prepares his "moves" for shooting.
Mats felt that 1 amp and guitar wasn't quite
Anders also felt the need to go a little "Tufnel".
Rabbit caught in the headlights impression?
Drummers.... what can you say?
Andreas prepares for the money shot!
GREAT REVIEWS CONTINUE TO COME IN
Like this one from the world famous journalist Janne
On the 26th of January 2012, House of Shakira threw a
release party to celebrate their new album "HoS". The
album has received stunning reviews and the band proved
why, as hundreds of old and new fans showed up and
supported them at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden.
We performed the majority of
the album live, and the CD was sold at very special
price. Also previous members showed up and shared the
evening, such as Andreas Eklund, Per Schelander Tony
Andersson, Bernt Ek and Michael "Zifa" Ericson. The band
enjoyed signing the CD, talking to the guests and
actually had a beer or two…
Andreas Novak comments, “It was a pleasure to meet
and greet new and old fans, especially to talk to some
of the guys that was in the band way before me. Trying
out the new tracks live, in front of an enthusiastic
crowd was a real kick, thanks everybody that showed up!”.
Mats Hallstensson added, “We were a bit nervous of
how people would react on the “new HoS” but everything
went fine and it was a great evening. It was very fun
playing with the newcomers, I really enjoyed myself."
RELEASE PARTY REPORT A big thanks to
everyone that showed up at the release party last
night!! We had a blast and hope that everybody enjoyed
it. The new album is now out, see you out there in a
NEW ALBUM 'HOS'
NOW ON ITUNES & CDBABY The digital
version of the new album is now available on all leading
WEBSITE UNVEILED AND NEW ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!
Welcome to the new House of Shakira website. Most
of the basics are present and more features will be
added over the course of time. If there is
anything you want to see that's missing fire us an
ALBUM RELEASED 27-01-2012
Yes the wait is over. Our new album featuring new
members Andreas Novak, Basse Blyberg and Martin Larsson
sees release on 27 January 2012 via Lion Music. We
are delighted with the results and superb press is
coming all the time.
INTERVIEWS + PRESS Look out for
interviews in Sweden Rock magazine, Rock It magazine
(Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux), Fireworks (UK) and
many more webzines.
Some excerpts from
leading rock/metal webzines:
album that I am sure will make a few year end best of
lists. Fans of the band are in for a treat and if you
have never tried this band before, what are you waiting
Hopefully it won’t be forgotten
when it comes time for websites and magazines to make up
their top ten releases of 2012 as it surely will be one
It’s a “gotta own album” if you
are just like me; weak for melodic rock with a lot of
guitars, marvellous melodies, clean high male vocals and
perfect production. www.powerofmetal.dk
This the sound of a band
revitalised and perhaps with a point to prove in 2012.
Fans of honest hard rock with a strong dose of melody
are well advised to check this out pronto. A contender
for melodic rock album of the year already.
HoS is a welcome return to form
for House of Shakira. Here's a strong and diverse album
of edgier melodic hard rock from a fine band.