Shear to play in Tokyo, Japan in November!

This was already announced in our previous update about Petri Mäkipää joining Shear, but this definitely deserves its own update as well.

On November 21st we will be playing our first show ever in Tokyo, Japan at Astro Hall! We’re extremely excited for the event and can’t wait to hit the stage!

More information about the event can be found here.

Shear welcomes Petri Mäkipää as drummer!

Shear welcomes Petri Mäkipää as drummer! Juhana Karlsson had to step down from his position as SHEAR’s drummer due to logistic reasons. We would like to thank Juhana for all these years, he was an important part of SHEAR and will be greatly missed. We wish him nothing but the absolute best!

Petri Mäkipää (Ghoul Patrol, Diablerie, The Nibiruan, Fleshred) has played various gigs with SHEAR throughout the last 6 years and he even filled in for Juhana on our European Tour last year. Pete has proved to be an amazing drummer in addition to being a great friend, so we warmly welcome him on this journey!

To Juhana, we love you, take care and keep rocking!

To Pete, fasten your seatbelt, next stop LOUD & METAL MANIA VOL.2 and HOKUO MUSIC FEST in Tokyo, Japan!

Ps. SHEAR is now on Instagram, make sure you follow ShearOfficial to get all the latest news and pics!


Shear webshop open

Hello everyone and hope you’ve had a great start to the year of 2015! Thus far our merchandise has only been available for purchase at our shows, but now you can also order our shirts and tank tops online! The webshop accepts bank transfer and PayPal as payment methods.

Visit our merchandise store at


Shear European Tour 2014 Video Teaser

Just under a month until our European tour starts with Gloryhammer and Twilight Force, time to get hyped! Here is a small tour teaser for you guys. See you soon!

Shear to tour Europe with Gloryhammer in December


Shear will be joining forces with Gloryhammer and Twilight Force conquering a venue near you this December! Get your tickets and see you on the road!

5.12 – Paris, FR – Boule Noire
6.12 – Pratteln, CH – Z7
7.12 – Brescia, IT – Colony Club
8.12 – Munich, DE – Backstage
9.12 – Frankfurt, DE – Nachtleben
10.12 – Hamburg, DE – Marx
11.12 – Berlin, DE – Maschinenhaus
12.12 – Cologne, DE – Underground
13.12 – Bochum, DE – Matrix
14.12 – Vosselaar, BE – Biebob


Shear confirmed for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2014

We are extremely glad to announce that we have been confirmed for this year’s edition of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2014! Other acts for the festival include Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Anthrax and Emperor among others. Read more about the festival, the acts and information regarding tickets at the official website.

Supporting Insomnium in Finland

We’re happy to announce that we will be supporting Insomnium next month on a short mini tour in Finland. Insomnium will release their upcoming album “Shadows Of The Dying Sun” in the end of April. We are thrilled to be part of the upcoming shows! The dates for the shows are:

08.05 – Jyväskylä, Lutakko
09.05 – Joensuu, Kerubi
10.05 – Helsinki, The Circus


“Katharsis” out in Europe!

Katharsis has now been released in Europe and digitally worldwide. The release date for North America is April 1st. Order your copy or listen to the new album from the links below:

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Complete “Katharsis” album available for streaming

We are proud to announce that our upcoming sophomore album “Katharsis” is now available for streaming for a complete week! The album can be listened to at KaaosZine’s website.


“Hollow, Black & Cold” available for streaming

The official release date of our second album “Katharsis” is closing in. Today we are proud to share a track called “Hollow, Black & Cold” from the new album. We really hope you guys like it!