Shihad are a rock band from New Zealand, formed in 1988. The band consists of founding mainstays Tom Larkin (drums, backing vocals, samplers), Phil Knight (lead guitar, synthesiser, backing vocals) and Jon Toogood (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), who were joined by Karl Kippenberger (bass guitar, backing vocals) in 1991. The band were renamed as Pacifier between 2001 and 2004.
Shihad have released five number-one studio albums, sharing the honour for most number-one records for any New Zealand artist with Hayley Westenra. As from August 2014 Shihad had the most Top 40 New Zealand chart singles for any local artist, with 25; three of these reached the top ten. Their singles, "Home Again", "Pacifier" and "Bitter" are listed at No. 30, 60 and 83, respectively, in the Nature’s Best compilation, an official collection of New Zealand’s top 100 songs.