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Once Denied


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Tony V - Vocals, Guitar
Chad Walls - Drums
Steve Monette - Bass

Current Reviews of Once Denied:

“Quite simply, Shock have delivered with 'Once Denied' a CD filled with power metal tunes that rival any debut album in that genre... Add to that a thundering rhythm section and some amazing guitar solos and you have one of the best metal CDs of 2013.” METALTITANS (Can)

“Once Denied is the kind of album that grows on the listener with each spin, infecting you like a drug that you just can’t get enough of…..I listen to it at least once a day ... Given the repertoire of music that this group have stashed away, one can only hope that Once Denied will be followed with more releases. Good things come to those who wait…….and you’ve been waiting for this whether you know it or not!” Rich Dillon - Rock
United Reviews (USA)

“Shock is more than the sum of its parts. There is a thriving energy coursing through the riffs and engaging lyrics that don’t seem dated or stale. The music elicits a slab of great power/traditional metal and I am hopeful fans all across North America get the opportunity to hear some great Canadian music.” Kenneth Gallant - Horror Metal Sounds (Can)

“If you’re feeling reminiscent for a blast of old school heavy rock that is completely devoid of the whiney ‘woe is me’ mentality that dragged grunge and nu-metal into the dumps, then wrap your leather studded fist around this platter from the mighty SHOCK ... This is all metal, all real, all old school and all overflowing with monstrous riffs, catchy melodies ... in their steadfast refusal to ‘modernise’ lies great purity and belief.” Shane Pinnegar - 100% Rock Magazine (Australia)

“An album that I beleive the world needs to hear!...All in all, a truly excellent release that has quickly become a regular in my listening rotation. Check out Ottawa's Shock and their brand of 80's power metal with some decidedly thrashy overtones...” The Meister - Decibel Geek (Can)

"digging the CD - great recording, vocals, cool twists and turns but authentically old school power metal like the mid-'80s US power metal definition? Does everything right - no frills slamming power chord metal." – Martin Popoff, Metal Historian, Reviewer and Author of books such as “The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums of All Time” (Can)

"Once Denied puts Shock on par to open the discussion for which power metal or thrash metal band has the greatest debut album of all time -- as it has to be up there with Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Iron Maiden's self-titled album as best debut in the genre...If you like early Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and amazing guitar work, Shock's Once Denied is likely just what you are looking for" – Olivier from Sleazeroxx (Can)

"It's a fiery album of classic melodic heavy metal, with nuances of speed and power metal. Strong clean vocals, roaring guitar solos, and a raging rhythm section propel this band and their music...Overall, Once Denied is powerful and entertaining classic heavy metal; it's hard to believe Shock was passed over by any label back in the day. It's good to have them back. Easily recommended." – Craig Hartranft - Dangerdog Music Reviews (USA)

"What I found was some great classic thrash songs with some really good guitar riffs. It’s understandable as to why Shock was tour mates with Megadeth and Metal Church as they share similar thrash metal sounds. Songs like ‘Full Speed Ahead’ and ‘Paths of Glory’ offer some great classic thrash tunes and speed metal sounds" – T.J. Fowler (aka skullbone76) - Skullbanger Media (Finland)

"makes for an album which sounds both retro and modern. The production is near perfect. It's never overstated or too "up front" making the album sound smooth and yet, perhaps, a little raw. In a way it's much like some of those classic thrash albums of old. Imagine "Once Denied" sounding like "Kill "Em All" and "Peace Sells...but Who's Buying". " – Andy Davis - Heavy Metal Time Machine (USA)


released May 4, 2013

Produced by Mike Bond www.producedbybond.com and SHOCK
All songs by SHOCK
Illustrations by Gary Frederick www.gdfpro.com
2013 All Rights Reserved, SOCAN


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SHOCK Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Metal band SHOCK release Forewarned, the follow-up recording to their critically acclaimed 2013 debut Once Denied.

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