Enter Shikari 2016
Photo by Jordan Curtis Hughes.
Origin St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Genres Electronicore
alternative rock
experimental rock
Years active 1999 - present
Labels Ambush Reality
Websites Official Website
Current members Chris Batten
Rou Reynolds
Rob Rolfe
Rory Clewlow

Enter Shikari are a British four-piece post-hardcore band formed in 2003 in St Albans, Hertfordshire. They are well known for their crossover style incorporating post-hardcore and various heavy metal sub-genres, such as metalcore and alternative metal, with elements of various electronic genres, such as electronica, dubstep, trance, industrial and occasionally drum and bass, creating a very distinct sound. The band is named after a boat belonging to Roughton "Rou" Reynolds' uncle, and a character in a play which he wrote before forming the band, both of which are named Shikari. Shikari also means 'Hunter' in Marathi, Persian, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali. Their debut album, Take to the Skies was released on 19 March 2007 and reached No. 4 in the Official UK Album Chart. Their second album, titled Common Dreads, was released on 15 June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16. Their third studio album, A Flash Flood of Colour was released on 16 January 2012 and was positioned at the top of the UK Album Chart for almost its entire week of release, however it eventually debuted on the chart at 4. The band are currently embarking on the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour.

In interview with JaME World[1], Taka and Toru admitted that their music is influenced by Enter Shikari.


  1. Interview with ONE OK ROCK - JaME World (2009)