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(Not to be confused with DJ Shiva. If you are here because of that artist, Fix your artist tags.)

There are at least six bands with the name Shiva:

1-A heavy metal/progressive band. Though signed to the classic Heavy Metal label during the height of the NWOBHM, Shiva had little in common with many of their contemporaries, opting for a melodic style influenced a bit by progressive rock rather than the rough style of the era. Firedance was an interesting album, but a bit lost in time, and possibly because of this, they were unable to survive, breaking up in the summer of 1983 and then reuniting for one final show in 1986.

2-A Turkish alternative/rock band from Istanbul. The band formed in 2004 by guitarist Ersin Caglayan and drummer Evren Arasil. Mehmet Yaranona and Murat Aksay of the band Joke for a While later joined the duo and the band released a demo in the same year. Shiva joined the Nokia Supersound competition with a song titled “Pembe” and managed to be one of the 10 finalists out of 700+ bands/artists with this piece. The band has recently finished working on their debut album.

3-A female fronted Swedish Melodic Rock/Metal band. Founding members were Mats Edström & Anette Johansson. So far they released 3 albums : Shiva (2002), Desert Dreams (2004) & The Curse Of The Gift (2006).

4-A teenage Indie band from South East London. Listed in Last.fm as shiva (UK)
Formed in 2007, the members are Franklin Dawson, Alex Saleh, Audrey McIlwain, Milly Dawson and Henry Nicholson. They’ve released 3 EPs, and in 2010 they released their debut single “Waiting” followed by “Far Away”. These were both taken from the EP “Waiting” which was recorded at Compass Point Studios with producer Terry Manning.

5-A UK dance act from the mid-90s, signed to FFRR Records. Shiva featured Louise Dean on vocals, with musicians/songwriters Paul Ross and Gino Piscitelli. Their biggest hit was Freedom.

6-A metal band from Makó, Hungary.

Edited by kataitamas on 25 Mar 2012, 21:07

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