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Band members

  • Current line-up
    • Matt Alfieri (guitar)
    • Ian Belshaw (vocals, bass)
    • Dario Lastro (guitar)
    • Joss Separovic (drums)
  • Former members
    • Loony (guitar) (2000 - 2005)
    • Chris (guitar) (2003)
    • Matt (drums) (2003)
    • Rainer (guitar) (2000)



Sydney, NSW, 2000

Band information

Shackles was formed in Sydney in 2000 by Belshaw, and guitarists Loony and Rainer, formerly of German band Minotaur. Separovic from Samsara's Wounds joined on drums shortly afterward and several songs were written before Rainer left. The band continued as a three piece until 2002 when Separovic (by now also a member of Infernal Method) quit both bands to live in Adelaide. A new line-up featuring ex-Mordacum and Samsara's Wounds members existed for a short time before more line-up changes occurred and Shackles was interrupted once more. By late 2003, Separovic was back in the band. Alfieri and Lastro were added some time later and in 2005 the group supported Toxic Holocaust and played some shows interstate. A 7" single appeared in 2007 and the following year's Coup de Grace featured demo and live tracks. A support with Grave was played in 2008.



2008 Coup de Grace self release
2009 Traitor's Gate Hell's Headbangers


2007 Inquisitor's Curse self release

Compilation track:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2008 "Fer de Lance" Kill City Volume 7 272 Records