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Ottawa, Canada's SHOCK, an influential underdog from the talent-rich late 80s Metal scene reformed in late 2011. Debuting in 1985, SHOCK received rave reviews for a series of demo recordings which were circulated among the worldwide Metal underground. SHOCK's live performances throughout Eastern Canada, as a headliner and opener for Metal titans such as MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, METAL CHURCH, SWORD and many more, established the band's reputation as one of Canada's most original offerings to the period Metal scene. Frustration at being unable to secure a suitable recording contract, and several near-miss brushes with success, led to the band's breakup in 1990. After a period of reflection and experience with other musical projects, Tony V, John Tennant, Steve Monette, and new drummer Chad Walls reintroduced SHOCK to the Metal community with a renewed intensity. SHOCK's first live performance of their modern era was opening for Helix at a sold out show in March of 2012. The show was highly anticipated by metal fans who remembered SHOCK’s distinctive melodic power Metal. Energized by the crowd reaction, the band spent the balance of 2012 in Pebble Studios, recording 8 classic songs from their extensive back catalogue including SPLITTING THE ATOM, PATHS OF GLORY, and FIGHTING CHANCE. Released May 4th, 2013 as "Once Denied", the CD has received glowing reviews from Metal Press around the world, and has made many writers Top Metal CDs of 2013 lists. They finished their 2013 live schedule opening another sold out show for Ottawa Thrash Metal legends ANNIHILATOR.
2014 sees the band preparing for a slate of live shows with new drummer Taylor Calderone, while also pulling together material for their next highly anticipated release to be recorded late this year and to be released early 2015.