It's Official: SHIHAD Become PACIFIER

New Zealand's SHIHAD have officially changed their name to PACIFIER due to their previous moniker's similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. The band recently made an unannounced appearance under the new name at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, thus confirming that PACIFIER is indeed the name they love and are sticking with. Frontman Jonny Toogood commented: We know many of our fans will be annoyed that we didn't announce officially on our web site or something more formal, but we are a rock band not a bank and we can't sit still long enough for a press conference. And besides, it's tattooed on my mum's back, you tell her to change it!

PACIFIER recently completed work on their first album for new label The Label/Warner Bros. Records with producer Josh Abraham (i.e. STAIND, ORGY). A summer release is expected.

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