Formed in June 2005 by brothers Matt and Sam Sheppard from New Zealand...
SINATE recorded their first album, 'Beyond Human' in August 2005, released it in September and went on a nationwide co headlining tour of NZ with Dawn Of Azazel, then onto a more extensive headlining tour, playing 17 dates.
In March 2006, SINATE went to Vasteras, Sweden to record the second album 'Violent Ambitions' with producer Pelle Saether ( Carnal Forge, Corporation 187, Grand Design).
From it's release in October 2006 to 2009, SINATE toured Australia and NZ extensively, playing huge shows like the main stage at the Big Day Out 2007 (over 30,000 people) and shows with Slayer, Motörhead, Suffocation, Behemoth, Mastodon Trivium, God Forbid and several headlining tours.
In 2009, Sinate moved to Europe for a year to play shows and record the 3rd album. After 3 shows in Germany a tour was offered to play 19 shows across 13 countries with Vader and Marduk in 2010. The Funeral Nation Tour was a huge success and afterwards Sinate continued with shows in Germany and Sweden then recorded the third album in Sweden again with Pelle Saether, and finished off the year with a NZ tour.
To The Death was released in January 2012, and was awarded 'New Zealand Metal Album of The year 2012' on KIWI FM and won best video for 'Premonition of the Wicked'.
Since it's release, SINATE have been touring in New Zealand, Europe, UK and Ireland and are playing festivals in Sweden, Germany and Ireland in the summer of 2015.
Matt Sheppard - Vokillls, Guitars
Alex Stenzel - Lead Guitar
Shawn Griswold - Bass
Sam Sheppard - Drums