Enter Shikari

Formed 2003.
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Enter Shikari are an English four-piece rock band formed in 2003 in St Albans, Hertfordshire. They are well known for their crossover style incorporating post-hardcore and various heavy metal sub-genres, such as metalcore and alternative metal, with elements of various electronic genres, such as industrial, dubstep, trance, and occasionally drum and bass, creating a very distinct sound. The band is named after a boat belonging to Roughton "Rou" Reynolds' uncle, and a character in a play which he wrote before forming the band, both of which are named Shikari. Their debut album, Take to the Skies was released on 19 March 2007 and reached No. 4 in the Official UK Album Chart. Their second album, titled Common Dreads, was released on 15 June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16. Their third studio album, A Flash Flood of Colour was released on 16 January 2012 and was positioned at the top of the UK Album Chart for almost its entire week of release, however it eventually debuted on the chart at 4. The band then spent considerable time supporting the release through the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour, before beginning work on a fourth studio album, due for release in 2015.

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  1. Review of A Flash Flood of Colour

    A Flash Flood of Colour 2012

    Reviewed by Ian Winwood
    St Albans quartet lays out its blueprint for a new world order.
  2. Review of Common Dreads

    Common Dreads 2009

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    The mashup of post hardcore and trance is weirdly, unexpectedly good.
  3. Review of Take To The Skies

    Take To The Skies 2007

    Reviewed by James Young
    One part hardcore, one part rock, a big splash of trance, and a twist of drum 'n' bass.
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