Shihad is a New Zealand alternative rock band, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. During Shihad's recording career, they have produced four number-one studio albums and three top-ten singles in their home country of New Zealand.
At the release time of their seventh studio album Beautiful Machine, Shihad are ranked as 1st equal for most Top 40 charting singles for a New Zealand artist in the New Zealand charts with 19. (although Dave Dobbyn has 22 with Th'Dudes, DD Smash and as a solo artist.) Of these singles, Home Again, Pacifier and Bitter are listed at number 30, 60 and 83 respectively in the Nature's Best compilation, an official collection of New Zealand's top 100 songs.
Shihad was formed by vocalist/guitarist Jon Toogood and drummer Tom Larkin in 1988.