Holiday Season Giveaway

As the holiday season is approaching we wanted to celebrate it with a small giveaway. We will be handing out five (5) copies of our debut album “Breaking the Stillness” for free. If you happen to win, you can choose between a signed or unsigned copy of the album.

All you have to do to enter the contest is “like” the image below and our page on Facebook!

Shear’s music on GOMTV

Are you interested in video games such as Starcraft 2? Whether you are already familiar with the game, or completely new to it, now is your chance to enjoy some high quality gaming entertainment accompanied by Shear’s music.

GOMTV is a South-Korean broadcasting company which streams competitive Starcraft 2 matches around the world. Shear’s song “Crowned by Fools” has been chosen as the lead track for this season’s Starcraft 2 tournament. If you want to check the games out, head over to the GOMTV website, register to the website and download the GOM video player. Registering and watching the games is completely free for everybody.

Furthermore, Lari and Mikael had the chance to visit the GOMTV studio in Seoul and meet the people making the show. GOMTV made an interview with us which will be aired at a later date. Keep visiting our site for further updates!

Shear confirmed for Hammerfest 5!

We are glad to announce that we will be playing at Hammerfest 5 in March of 2013, in Wales, UK. Other currently confirmed acts include Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Iron Savior, Huntress etc. To read more about the festival be sure to visit the official festival festival site.

Shear welcomes Silver Ots

We’re proud to welcome Silver Ots as our new band member. Some of you might know Silver from other bands such as Dead Shape Figure, The Nibiruan and Amoral.

Our former bassist, Eerik Purdon, decided to step down after many great years together. We thank Eerik for the good times and wish him the best of luck for the future.

We are currently writing and rehearsing new material for the next album. We will also be playing gigs later this year, hope to see you there!


Shear in Metal Hammer UK

Shear can be found in the Metal Hammer UK Summer 2012 issue. Be sure to check the latest issue out! Photography by Tage Rönnqvist.

Metal Hammer Summer 2012

Shear confirmed for Nummirock 2012

We’re glad to announce that we will perform at Nummirock Metal Festival 2012. The festival has a great lineup of bands including Fear Factory, Sabaton, Sparzanza etc.

Album reviews

Our newly released album “Breaking the Stillness” has been reviewed in many different magazines, websites etc., and we thought that sharing them would be interesting. Here is a partial list of reviews of the album found on the internet.

Metal Guide – 9/10 – 8.5/10
Jukebox:Metal – 4/5
Sugar & Spikes – 9/10
Metal Temple – 8/10
Metal Kaoz – 8/10
Myrevelations (DE) 15/15
Time for Metal (DE) – 9/10 (DK) – 90%
Artrock (SE) – 8/10
Lady Metal (DE) – 8/10
Metal Hammer (DE) – 5/7

Breaking the Stillness out worldwide!

Finally the day has come. Our debut album Breaking the Stillness is now available worldwide! The album was first released in Japan in the end of February, in North America March 13., and now the album is available in Europe. If you missed last week’s prelistening and still hesitate whether you want to buy the album or not, fear not, you can still prelisten to the album before buying the album. The album will be streamable for one whole week at Recordshop X’s website.

Album available for streaming

The complete ‘Breaking the Stillness’ album is now available for streaming for one week at the Finnish site Inferno. In addition to the listenable songs, each track includes a short description by Lauri and Lari. Unfortunately the description are only in Finnish, but the album is streamable for everyone!

Breaking the Stillness released in North America and as digital release!

Breaking the Stillness has now been released in North America. We are super excited that the album is becoming available for more people. Europeans still have to wait a few weeks for the physical release of the album.

For people in North America looking to buy the physical album, the album can be bought for instance at

For people looking to purchase the digital version of the album, it is now available on iTunes among other online stores.