The idea of forming Shinigami was born in late 2007 when founding members Dion (guitar) and Hector (bass) met while doing their national service. The enthusiasm they shared for rock and heavy metal music was what sparked their friendship and they soon talked about playing together.
It was however only in 2009, after Dion had quit the band he was playing for, that the two of them decided to form a band of their own.
Combining one of Dion’s killer riffs with Hector’s lyrics, the first of Shinigami’s songs – Kamikaze – started to take form.
Long-time friend of Hector’s, Manos P.(main lyrisist, first Shinigami’s drummer) was called in to occupy the drum stool, bringing a large volume of lyrics with him. Next to join the group was singer Chris.
Right from the beginning Shinigami concentrated on writing their own material. With each member of the group bringing his own musical influences from outstanding Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Dio, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Motley Crüe, Tool, etc. Shinigami managed to find their own style and musical personality playing Heavy Rock.