SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will play the following dates in late November/early December:Nov. 27 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA (w/ PSYCHOTIC SUSPENSIONS, MIRAGE)
Nov. 28 - Uncle Doctors - Columbia, SC (w/ DROP COMIX, GODS OF MARS, SOUTHPAW)
Dec. 12 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC (w/ NONPOINT, MIRAGE, HEADSNAP, THROTTLEROD) SHAITAN MAZAR recently posted their entire four-song demo in MP3 format at their official web site. The tracks available for download are as follows: 01. Twice Denied (mp3)
02. Ascent (mp3)
03. Baptizme (mp3)
04. Poison the Mind (mp3) SHAITAN MAZAR's musical style is being described by Spires as "ranging from the most extreme attack to metal, ambient, melodic passages. Our purpose is, basically, no limits." The band, who are completed by Jason Hohenstein (vocals), Robert Dirr (guitars) and Brett Goode (drums), are currently shopping the demo to interested labels with a view towards releasing their debut album in 2004.