Year Formed
New Zealand


Sinate formed in June 2005, by September that same year they had recorded and released their debut album 'Beyond Human'. Following up with a number of shows in October and a 7 date tour of New Zealand in November, . After more shows during December, a 17 date tour of New Zealand followed throughout January, February, and March of 2006. 

Then it was off to Sweden to record their 2nd album, 'Violent Ambitions', with World renowned producer 'Pelle Saether'. Upon their return Sinate kept playing shows throughout the country including 'The Metal Day Out' which hosted 18 bands, both International and Local. Australia was next for Sinate, playing at Brisbane's popular 'Hellfest'. Yet another tour of New Zealand followed, this time with Brisbane based band State Of Integrity. 

Along came 2007 and the Main Stage at the Big Day Out. A 23 date tour of New Zealand in support of 'Violent Ambitions' was next for Sinate, this tour included playing with 4 International giants, 'Suffocation', 'God Forbid','Mastodon', and the almighty 'SLAYER'. After a short break Sinate headed off on their 'Attacked From Within' Tour' which was kicked off opening up for Motorhead and finished by opening for Polish band Behemoth. 2008 will see Sinate playing at the Mammoth Metal fest, the renowned Audience with the Devil, the V8 SuperGig in Hamilton and the Brutalfest in Brisbane, Australia. Also in the works, a nation wide tour of NZ and also some dates in Aussie to coincide with the Brutalfest. 

2008 also saw Drummer Sam Sheppard get full endorsement from Paiste Cymbals. He becomes only the third person in New Zealand to receive this honour. 

In early 2009 Sinate recruited Matt Fawcett from Dammed Age on lead guitar and Sam Sheppard recieved sponsorship from Tama NZ and signature sticks from Promark. 

2010 - Sinate toured Europe as part of the Funeral Nation Tour with Mastic Scum ,Vader and Marduk then finished writing for the long awaited 3rd album which has just been completed in Sweden's Underground Studio in Vasteras.As yet untitled, the album is due for release worldwide in October 2010.