Ottawa, Canada's SHOCK, an influential underdog from the talent-rich late 80s Metal scene, has reformed. Debuting in 1985, SHOCK received rave reviews for a series of demo recordings which were circulated among Metal connoisseurs worldwide. SHOCK's live performances throughout Eastern Canada, as a headliner and opener for Metal titans such as MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, and METAL CHURCH, 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 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 have reintroduced SHOCK to the Metal community with the band's strongest lineup. SHOCK's distinctive melodic power Metal has been energized by a phenomenal rhythm unit, which was clear for all to see and hear when SHOCK opened for HELIX at a sold-out concert in Ottawa in March 2012. The band spent the balance of the year in Pebble Studios, recording 8 of its classic songs such as I'M DANGEROUS, PATHS OF GLORY, and FIGHTING CHANCE. Set for release in early 2013 as "Once Denied", the band is excited to finally make these songs available to its loyal legion of followers, with a production quality worthy of the material. Early previews of the recording have elicited positive comments from such Metal luminaries as Joey Vera (Armored Saint/Fates Warning), Dan Beehler (Exciter), and Canadian journalist Martin Popoff (Iron Maiden & Rush documentaries, etc.). SHOCK's mission is to finally bring justice to its "Tough Music - Worth Checkin' Out" ("Metal Forces" - UK).