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Tribal. Supremely talented. Fiercely noble. Richly proud. Shepherds Reign are bringing their house to your ears, mind and heart, their power and passion unequivocal, their musical voices luminescent and majestic. Hailing from South Auckland New Zealand, and thus Polynesian by birth and blood, Filiva’a James (vocals and keytar), Gideon Voon (guitar), Oliver Leupolu (guitar/production), Shaymen Rameka (drums) and Joseph Oti-George (bass) are not playing games. Shepherds Reign is life, Shepherds Reign is survival, Shepherds Reign is mental and physical health and Shepherds Reign is what they are on this planet to do. Their voice is their mighty, fearsome music and their vocation is to share with the world every aspect of lives and cultures deserve the international ear. Whether unleashing the raw, guttural tribal roar of “Aiga” or the biker-rough riffery which is “Ua Masa'a”, there is a special passion and power in every single note Shepherds reign share with the world, a rare presence which demands the world stage.


Believe the hype, this is one of the best metal albums of the year. In a time where music is consumed via singles and playlists, this album from front-to-back was an incredible journey with each song standing on its own. For those wanting to experience an exciting and international standard of heavy music, look no further and embrace the Shepherds. Fa'afetai.” - Kris Raven