Shi - 死
Shi Band
Background information
Also known as
Origin Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Genres Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
Years active 2015 - Present
Associated acts Rusty Old Crows, Zgowonto Lizards
Website Facebook
Band Logo
Shi Logo

(Or Shi, pronounced sǐ) are a doom/stoner metal band from Louisville, Kentucky, active since 2015. The band's official Latinized name Shi reflects the Japanese pronunciation of the character 死. In Mandarin Chinese, the character is pronounced sǐ. In both languages, the character means "death".


死 began in the summer of 2015 with the band quickly recording a demo with music about witches, robot bikers and dragons. Their first show followed on 10 July 2015 at the Mag bar in Louisville, Kentucky (with Seawitch and The Mighty Auroch.[1] More shows would follow throughout 2015 at venues such as Modern Cult Records and Massey's in Danville, KY. In 2016 the band would release a follow-up EP in Robot Songs with more sporadic shows. the band would begin 2017 with a performance at The New Vintage showcasing 3 Songs, their most recent recordings.


  • 2015 EP (2015)
  • Robot Songs (2016)
  • 3 Songs (2017)


  • Zach Payne - Bass (2015 - Present)
  • Tyler Lewis - Drums (2015 - Present)
  • Bob Lowrey - Guitars, Vocals (2015 - Present)



External LinksEdit


  1. Shi FacebookAccessed 9 January 2017


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