Katharsis released in Japan!

Katharsis has now been released in Japan by Marquee/Avalon. We are so excited that the album finally hits the stores. Our European and American friends still need to wait for their release a bit, but we can guarantee that it will definitely be worth the wait! Below you can find a couple of links where the album can be ordered.

KATHARSIS album release show announced

We’re glad to announce that we will play our special Album Release show on April 4th. The venue for the show is On the Rocks in Helsinki, Finland. Tickets for the show are 5 euros. Hope to see you there!

Katharsis Release Show @ Facebook


Video footage: Katharsis Studio Sessions Part 1

While recording Katharsis we managed to capture some video footage on tape. Here is the first part of our video diary captured in 2013 while recording our sophomore album. Enjoy!

First song available for listening

Let us present the opening track “Last Warning” from our upcoming album “Katharsis”. We are so excited to finally share some new music with everyone! Check it out!

Sophomore album info and cover revealed

We are proud to announce the release dates and artwork for our sophomore album Katharsis. More information about the release including album guest appearances here.

The release date for Katharsis in the different regions are:

  • February 26th – Japan
  • March 24th – Europe
  • April 1st – North America

Album artwork by Remko Tielemans:

Shear - Katharsis

Read the complete press release at Lifeforce Records.

Shear confirmed for Metalheim Festival IV

We have been confirmed for the upcoming Metalheim Festival IV held in Helsinki, Nosturi. The dates for the festival are October 11th through 12th. The lineup includes band such as Twilight of the Gods, Thyrfing, Einherjer, Wolfheart etc. Be sure to grab your tickets for the festival here.

Shear supporting ENGEL and AVATAR

We will be supporting the Swedish bands ENGEL and AVATAR on Saturday 18th at Nosturi, Helsinki. Tickets can be bought at Tiketti.

Shear working on second album

Even though there has been a lack of bigger updates lately, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes. As we speak, we are putting down the finishing touches to the foundations of the songs for our second album. We’re very excited about the new material, it could be described as a bit darker, faster and heavier, yet incorporating shameless melodic hooks.

We will be entering the studios in the end of April and start laying down the drum tracks for the songs. We still don’t know the exact details regarding the recording schedule or release dates, but we will keep you updated as the work progresses.

If you want frequent updates about the recording process, be sure to like our Facebook page!

Vote for Shear in Metal Storm Awards 2012

Our album “Breaking the Stillness” has been nominated in Metal Storm Awards 2012 in the category of Best Power Metal Album. We would very much appreciate your support in the competition. If you want to vote for us, follow the link below.

Video footage from acoustic show

Happy New Year of 2013 to everyone! We played our first acoustic show ever a couple of weeks ago, and we managed to capture some video footage from the show. Here are our acoustic versions of the songs “Someone Else’s Eyes” and “The Awakening”