About Shikari: Spring 1999. Mark and Maurice decide to start a new band beside Office Killer. They ask Michael and Bas to join. The name SHIKARI (Word used for hunter, in India) makes it appearance. Obvious musical influences from bands such as Mohinder and Union of Uranus. 2000. First gig in local youthcenter Simplon (Groningen, Netherlands) in January. In February the first recordings (8 songs) are made in the Kuschelrock Studio in Bremen, and are released on Deadlock Records in December as the "Robot Wars" 10".