Shikari Logo Skulls

(1999-2005)

Meaning bandname: The Shikari is a predator, extremely intelligent, with excellent senses, tracking abilities. They are also extremely fast and agile. Shikari prefer to hunt in packs, so they have rarely been seen alone. If a lone Shikari is encountered approach with extreme caution, as they are known to use a variety of tactics including luring and ambushing targets. Shikari means “Hunting Dead Bodies” in japanese…

History: During spring 1999, Mark and Maurice from Office Killer decided to start a new band and asked Michael and Bas to join. In January 2000 the first concert was done in a local youthcenter and in february recordings were made in the Kuschel Rock studio in Bremen. These recordings have been released as a 10” by Deadlock Records in December 2000. In February 2001 Shikari recorded 6 songs for a split 10” with Seein’Red in the Kuschelrock. Plus another 3 songs (1 for a spanish compilation called “Biela”). In August 4 songs more are recorded for a 7” on Throne Records from Spain. In September Shikari joins Ação Direta on a part of their European tour in Eastern Europe. In November one song (“Ons Land”) is recorded live in the Bunt’s Studio in Utrecht for the “Maximaal Onthaal” compilation-CD (on Royal Blood Records from Amsterdam). In december the entire split 10” session is re-recorded due to deletion of the original tracks. Instead of 6, it’ll be 4 songs. The “Biela” project has been cancelled and in April 2002 this song is released on a limited edition UK Tour 3” creditcard MCD together with Seein’Red (who also recorded for this compilation at the time). In May the 7” on Throne Records gets cancelled and is released by Level Plane in the USA in November 2002. Several more records were released until the band split up in 2005.

Lyrics: Personal & Political

Description: Hardcorepunk

Line-Up:
Bas Wit (bass) – One Day Closer, Disengage
Mark Hoogvliet (vocals) – Office Killer, Orwell Nation, Grinding Halt
Maurice van der Es (guitar) – Office Killer, Allöchtöön, Autumn
Michael Bacteria (drums) – Puinhoop (vocs), Bloedbad (vocs), Intensity/R.O.Conspiracy (vocs), Catweazle, PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Makiladoras

Discography:
2000 – Robot Wars (Deadlock Records, NL)
2001 – The Deleted 10″ Session (Never released)
2002 – Shikari / Seein’Red 3″ CD (MasterHardcore, NL)
2002 – Shikari / Seein’Red 10″ (Deadlock Records, NL)
2002 – Shikari 7″ EP (Levelplane Records, USA)
2003 – Shikari CDEP (Level Plane Records, USA)
2004 – Shikari / Phoenix Bodies 7″ EP (The Electric Human Project, USA)
2004 – 1999-2003 CD (Level Plane Records, USA)
2004 – Your Revolution Is Not Much More Than A Paper TAPE (Antagonia Difusion & Rebirth Records, Chili)
2004 – Shikari / Ação Direta 7″ EP (U.P.S. / De Graanrepubliek, NL)
2005 – 1999-2004 TAPE (Bullwhip Records, Malaysia)
2005 – Shikari / Louise Cyphre 9″ (Crucificados Pelo Sistema, GER / Level Plane Records, USA)
Compilations

Concerts:
1999.12.10 Simplon, Groningen (+ Spirit 84, N.B.P.)

2000.04.15 Vera, Groningen (+ Makiladoras)
2000.04.20 Krisis, Hilversum (+ Makiladoras, Fear Is The Path To The Dark Side, To All My Friends)
2000.07.05 Entrepotdok, Amsterdam (+ Tempers Rise, Ebola)
2000.07.06 Rote Flora, Hamburg GER (+ Rue Montmartre, Ebola)
2000.09.15 La Zone, Liege BEL (+ El Corazon Del Sapo, Counter Attack)
2000.10.12 OCCII, Amsterdam (+ Cathode, Zegota)
2000.10.19 Grand Theater, Groningen (+ Channel Zero, Space Age 70’s, O.D. Baby)
2000.10.21 Parkhof. Alkmaar (+ Soberresponse, Betercore, Point Of Few)
2000.11.17 Goudvishal, Arnhem (+ Death Of The Subject, Robocop Kraus, Zegota)

2001.02.10 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Cathode, Betercore, Mihoen, Collywobbles, Seein’Red, Point Of Few, Insult)
2001.02.17 Fabrik, Duisburg GER (+ Seein’Red, Makiladoras)
2001.02.18 ACU, Utrecht (+ Makiladoras, All Tensed Up, Cockroach, Amdi Peterson Armee)
2001.02.21 Vera, Groningen (+ At The Drive In)
2001.03.09 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Loct, Chaos Engine, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad, Aversion, The Last Mile, Revolt)
2001.04.12 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Omega Cinco, Golden Ponyboy, Point Of Few)
2001.05.18 Oude ULO, Leek (+ Default, Revolt)
2001.05.20 Plankier, Leeuwarden (+ Loct, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad)
2001.05.25 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Mindføk, Kempes)
2001.06.27 Worm, Rotterdam (+ Orchid)
2001.07.20 J.C. Sparrow, Klazienaveen (+ Instil)
2001.07.22 G18, Bremen GER (+ Seein’Red, Burden)
2001.09.20 Zoro, Leipzig GER (+ Ação Direta, Creation = Crucifixion, Social Insecurity)
2001.09.21 A.Z. Conni, Dresden GER (+ Ação Direta, Eradicate)
2001.09.22 Papirna, Praha CZE (+ Ação Direta)
2001.11.24 De Kelder, Amersfoort (+ Yage, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad)
2001.12.01 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ The Barnhouse Effect, Tragedy)

2002.01.11 De Troubadour, Groningen (+ Vicious Visjes, Nomen, Cassady, Zebra, Noon, Liquid, Antapnux, Cousin X)
2002.02.09 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ The Deal, Springrain, The Last Mile)
2002.02.23 Bar & Boos, Leiden (+ The Last Mile)
2002.03.08 A.J.Z., Bielefeld GER (+ Seein’Red, Makiladoras, Schichtvampir 15)
2002.03.09 J.U.Z.I., Göttingen GER (+ Seein’Red, Makiladoras)
2002.03.23 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ All Tensed Up, Boxed In)
2002.04.07 Alhambra, Oldenburg GER (+Amanda Woodward, Yage)
2002.04.26 K13, Gent BEL (+ Seein’Red, Amanda Woodward)
2002.04.27 Duke Of York, Bristol UK (+ Seein’Red, From Ashes Rise)
2002.04.28 Indian Queen, Boston UK (+ Seein’Red, Poundaflesh)
2002.04.29 Redhouse, Manchester UK (+ Seein’Red, Burn All Flags, Driven Down, Sex Maniacs)
2002.04.30 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK (+ Seein’Red, John Holmes)
2002.05.01 The Old Vic, Nottingham UK (+ Seein’Red, Army Of Flying Robots)
2002.05.02 13th Note, Glasgow SCO (+ Seein’Red, Scalplock, Shank)
2002.05.03 1 in 12 Club, Bradford UK (+ Seein’Red, Scalplock, The Horror)
2002.06.29 Vera, Groningen (+ Seein’Red)
2002.07.05 Baracke, Münster GER (+ Kaospilot, Hot Cross)
2002.11.09 A.J.Z., Homburg GER (+ Cockroach, Face Up To It!, D.H.I.B.A.C., My Own Lies)
2002.11.10 C.S. Turenne, Reims FRA (+ Zhe Bargess, Face Up To It!)
2002.11.11 Frontline, Gent BEL (+ Amenra)
2002.11.14 OCCII, Amsterdam (+ Sin Dios)
2002.11.24 J.H. Bogaard, Geel BEL (+ Yage, Pn)
2002.12.13 Wehrschloss, Bremen GER (+ Y, Crude)

2003.02.01 Asbestbar, Groningen (+ Nobby & The Impregnators, Mindføk)
2003.03.08 Q-Bus, Leiden (+ Cripple Bastards, Intumescence, Blood, Narcosis)
2003.04.04 Villa Friekens, Amsterdam (+ Makiladoras, S.O.L.)
2003.04.09 Poortgebouw, Rotterdam (+ Malkovich, People Listening Wonder)
2003.05.15 Simplon, Groningen (+ Athletic Pooha, Kempes, Pooier666)
2003.06.14 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Lomb, Destroyer, Surfnazis Must Die, Tear It Up, What Happens Next?)
2003.09.23 CO-9, Zwolle (+ The Last Mile, Kevorkian)
2003.10.14 Brouwerij, Hengelo (+ Makiladoras, Ekkaia)
2003.11.23 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Sayyadina, Cyness, Betercore, Kriegstanz)
2003.12.12 De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Makiladoras)

2004.01.31 Plexat, Heemstede (+ K10 Prospect, Seein’Red, Reproach, Blood I Bleed, Tasker, Painted Smile)
2004.02.01 Volta, Amsterdam (+ Instil, Rise & Fall, Dead Rivers, Greyline, Bleeding Through, Converge)
2004.03.13 Ojeesee, Hardenberg (+ Mihoen, Painbrouwer, Tumour)
2004.04.01 Vera, Groningen (+ Keelhaul)
2004.04.28 Schlachthof, Bremen (+ Ill11, Todes Punk Squadron)
2004.05.13 SCCI Cell, Den Haag (+ Phoenix Bodies)
2004.05.14 Joy’s Garaach, Mol BEL (+ Phoenix Bodies, Takaru, Senseless, Nilghai)
2004.07.02 ACU, Utrecht (+ Human Alert)
2004.09.16 Winston, Amsterdam (+ Murder Of…, Daughters)
2004.09.24 Alte Meierei, Kiel GER (+ Confused, Calling Gina Clark, Zann)
2004.09.25 BDP Haus, Bremen GER (+ Confused, Calling Gina Clark, Zann)
2004.10.15 Lala-Haus, Versmold GER (+ Keitzer)
2004.10.16 Exhaus, Trier GER (+ Heaven Shall Burn, Razor Crusade, Endstand, Amulet, Cataract, Stretcharmstrong, Cult Of Luna, Destiny, Bridge To Solace, Paint The Town Red, A Thin Red Line)
2004.10.23 Bar Le Duc, Groningen (+ Neuron, Ação Direta)
2004.11.13 De Klos, Emmeloord (+ Jetset Ready, Go Revolution Go)

2005.05.07 Simplon, Groningen (+ The Now-Denial, Seein’Red)

2009.06.26 O.R.K.Z, Groningen (+ Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb)
2009.06.27 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ Graf Orlock, Danse Macabre, Dolcim, Ghostlimb, Zann, Ghostchant)

2010.09.11 Vera, Groningen (+ Resurrectionists)
2010.09.12 V39, Tilburg (+ Expulsion, The Hunger, Drainland)

Miscellaneous:
Articles & Interviews
Kuschelrock Studio, Schwanewede, our 2nd home
ORKZ rehearsalroom
Ads, Logo’s & Designs
Pictures
Leftover Merch
Link to old website