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Enter Shikari Biography

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Birth Place: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Years Active: Since 2003
Genres: Post-hardcore, Electronica, Alternative Metal, Dubstep, Melodic Metal, Alternative Rock, Metalcore

Enter Shikari is a British band that combines post-hardcore and various heavy metal sub-genres such as metalcore and alternative metal with elements of various electronic genres such as electronica, dubstep, trance and occasionally drum and bass therefore making a very strong electronicore sound. The band formed in 2003 in St Albans, Hertfordshire and is named after a boat belonging to Roughton “Rou” Reynolds' uncle, and a character in a play which he wrote before forming the band, both of which are named Shikari. Shikari also means “Hunter,” in Marathi, Persian, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali.

Their debut album, “Take to the Skies” was released in March 2007 and reached #4 on the U.K. Albums chart. Their second album, titled “Common Dreads,” was released in June 2009 and debuted on the U.K. Albums chart at #16.

Their third studio album, “A Flash Flood of Colour” was released in January 2012 and debuted on the U.K. Albums chart at #4.