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Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal Metal/Punk: Power Metal Moods: Featuring Guitar Moods: Mood: Christmas Metal/Punk: 80's Metal

By Location
United States - Pennsylvania

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AFTERSHOK has returned in 2016 with Detonate, their third full-length album. For this release, guitarist George Mihalovich and drummer George Borden joined forces with new vocalist Gord Sheffroth to create 13 tracks of modern classic metal.


AFTERSHOK is a four-piece classic metal band that showcases aggressive guitars and powerful, melodic vocals. Their sound is firmly grounded in the best traditions of classic metal and hard rock, but through their commitment to strong songwriting and musicianship they have forged a style that is all their own.

The band began in the summer of 1996 as a collaboration between vocalist Vic Hix and guitarist George Mihalovich. Vic and George M quickly realized that they shared the same vision for a classic metal/melodic hard rock band, and made the decision to concentrate on developing the project until they found just the right individuals to solidify the line-up. Fast-forward a few years; veteran drummer George B. came aboard in late 1999, and bassist Nick G. joined in early 2000. The band was complete, and after months of intense rehearsal, AFTERSHOK began to perform in late 2000.

Throughout 2001 and early 2002, the band began recording as they continued to hone their material through live performances. In April 2002, AFTERSHOK celebrated the international release of their independent debut CD, Unfinished Business, and in January 2005 the band followed it with their second full-length CD, Burning Chrome (Auburn Records). As a result, AFTERSHOK has been reviewed/featured in esteemed international metal publications and websites such as Heavy, Oder Was!?, Metal Hammer and Rock Hard (Germany); Burrn! (Japan); Heavy Metal Pages (Poland); MetalZone, Forgotten Scroll and Metal Hammer (Greece); Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and MetalRules (Canada); and Hard Radio, Metal Maniacs, MetalReviews, The Harder Beat and Pittriff (U.S.).

Since their first live appearance at Cleveland, OH's famed Odeon Concert Club on November 25, 2000, AFTERSHOK has performed with many noted international recording artists, including: Judas Priest, Ratt, Yngwie Malmsteen, Savatage, Nevermore, Y&T, Kip Winger, Firehouse, Warrant, Lizzy Borden, Seven Witches, Britny Fox and Doro Pesch. AFTERSHOK also supported Skid Row/Vince Neil/Poison and Motorhead/Dio/Iron Maiden on the Pittsburgh, PA dates of their respective 2003 summer tours.

The band is not currently performing due to "geographic challenges" - but this is subject to change at any time!