Shear enters studio

Finally all the songs for the upcoming album have been rehearsed and fine-tuned, and it’s time to hit the studio. The drum-recordings will start on Wednesday 2nd of March, and the recordings of the rest of the instruments and the vocals will follow within the next couple of months. We will record a total of 10 songs. All the songs sound really good and we can’t wait to get them all recorded.

We will also post video material from our studio sessions so be sure to visit our site for frequent updates!

Shear in 2011

The year of 2010 is leaning to an end and it’s time to take a look back. We’ve had a great year. We released our debut EP ‘In Solitude’ and got loads of positive feedback. We’ve been playing a bunch of gigs and enjoyed every single one of them. It has been a blast!

So what will the year 2011 bring us? We’re glad to announce that we will start recording our debut album in March of 2011. In the last couple of months we’ve been writing a lot of new songs, and we’re really pleased with the outcome. The songs are really diverse, ranging from very melodic songs to heavier riff-oriented songs. We’re still in the process of laying down the finishing touches to the songs and about to start arranging the songs.

We will keep you updated through the whole album making process by posting news and videos. Expect more frequent updates when we hit the studio.

Last but not least the whole band would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Have a good one!

Shear at Dubrovnik 11th December

Shear will be performing at Dubrovnik, Helsinki, on Saturday the 11th of December. Second act for the night is Grendel. More info about the event at Facebook.

Shear at Vernissa 20th of November

Shear has confirmed a new gig. We’ll be playing at Vernissa, Vantaa on Saturday the 20th of November. Other acts for the evening are Dead Shape Figure, Full Scale Conflict and Philadelphia Dynamite. Tickets cost 6 euros and 4 euros for VELMU members. Be there!

New live pictures

Live pictures from our latest show at Gloria are now available. The photos were taken by Toni Salminen. Head over to the gallery here.

Shear at Semifinal 22.10

Shear will be performing at Semifinal, Helsinki on Friday 22nd of October. The evening will be a female-fronted band night. Other bands performing are Tacere and Dotma. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Tiketti or at the venue on the night of the performance.

Shear at End of the Earth festival

Shear will be performing at the End of the Earth festival Saturday, 25th of September at Gloria, Helsinki.

Shear at

The Finnish metal webzine has reviewed and chosen the In Solitude EP as demo of the month. The review is in Finnish and can be read here.

In Solitude buyable on CD!

We’ve been getting quite a bit of inquiries regarding the ordering of the In Solitude EP in physical format. Now we have finally opened our merchandise section where the EP is buyable. If you have downloaded the EP already, but wish to buy a physical copy (with better sound quality of course), head over to merch page and place an order!

Furthermore, Shear has advanced to the semi-final stage of Radio Rock’s Rockstarba competition! If you want to support Shear, feel free to vote for us over at the Radio Rock site!

Shear in Inferno-magazine

Shear’s ‘In Solitude’ EP is featured as demo of the month in the latest Inferno-magazine (#77). Besides the review the magazine features an interview of Shear. Be sure to grab the latest issue and check the review and interview out!

Inferno Magazine #77