SHELL SHOCK formed just outside New York City by Andy (vocals) and Scoot (guitar) in 2002. Andy had played in a punk band called FSO and Scoot had previously played in the NYHC band AWKWARD THOUGHT. Soon Jonah (drums) and Jeff (bass) joined the band, and with this line up they recorded a 5 song demo and started playing shows. Things took off quickly and they started playing New York City constantly at places like CBGB's and Abc No Rio. They soon started playing regionally in the Northeast.

In 2004, after selling about 500 demos, Puke n Vomit Records from California released a SHELL SHOCK/BULLET TREATMENT split 7" record. SHELL SHOCK continued playing everywhere and anywhere they could and would spend weekends driving as far west as Chicago, north to Massachusetts, and south as Virginia.

In 2005 SHELL SHOCK recorded and released their 15 song full length album on Puke n Vomit Records called "Born to Kill". In August of 2005 they went on a 10 day West Coast U.S. tour with NEON MANIACS playing Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, and other cities. That same year saw the release of a SHELL SHOCK/SHEEVA YOGA split CD on Hyenyzm Records from the Czech Republic.

At the end of 2005 their singer Andy left the band and joined the Army. SHELL SHOCK continued to play with their friend Jeff on vocals. They recorded some new songs with Jeff but the band was not sure if they would ever be released. The band played a show in December 2007 with Andy and Jeff both onstage singing together.

Tragically, Jeff passed away a few months after this show, and SHELL SHOCK officially broke up in May 2008. With Jeff's passing the band wanted to pay tribute to their friend and released a memorial 7" EP titled "Comics Transformers & Punk" which featured those final recordings with Jeff on vocals. There was also a memorial show held in August of 2008 that raised money for a non-kill animal shelter.

In 2012 with Andy out of the Army, Andy asked Scoot if he would be interested in doing SHELL SHOCK again. Scoot said yes and soon they had new members Mike (drums) and Tim (bass) and they started playing shows again in 2012. In August of 2012 SHELL SHOCK did a short Southwest U.S. tour hitting Austin, El Paso, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. After the tour they went into the studio to record three new songs with plans of a new 7" record. But in 2013 Scoot decided to leave SHELL SHOCK and they played their last show in February of 2013. The catalog of SHELL SHOCK music now available digitally via Dead City Records.

Band website: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SHELLSHOCKNYHC


SHELL SHOCK DEMO (2002) - The first demo released by SHELL SHOCK. Originally released on CDR and sold only at shows. Professionally recorded raw versions of their earliest songs. Old School!

Shell Shock- "2002 Demo"
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Track Listing:
1. BACKLASH
2. LESSONS OVER
3. LIARS
4. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
5. CAN WE SEE

BORN TO KILL (2005) - Debut Full length release by SHELL SHOCK features 15 songs of amazing old school hardcore punk. Following the release of this album in 2005, SHELL SHOCK embarked on a Wast Coast tour which introduced them to a wider audience. SHELL SHOCK was acecpted by the New York Hardcore crowd as well as West Coast and California Punk scene. Born To Kill is considered an old school hardcore classic that was well received by fans of Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, and Negative Approach.

Shell Shock - "Born To Kill"
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Track Listing:
1. WAKE UP
2. SLAVE
3. IT MATTERS
4. MISDIRECTION
5. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
6. I DARE YOU
7. DECIDE
8. YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG
9. LESSONS OVER
10. DECLARATION
11. SAVE YOUR ADVICE
12. GOOD JOB
13. CAN WE SEE
14. LIARS
15. BACKLASH

COMICS, TRANSFORMERS, & PUNK (2008) - Originally released as a tribute to the bands 2nd singer Jeff. The band recorded these 5 songs with Jeff on vocals in 2007 but was not sure if they wanted them released as these recordings were meant for the band only. Once Jeff passed away the band wanted to pay tribute to him so they released these songs on a limited 7" record. Professionally recorded powerful music, and a fine tribute to Jeff!

Shell Shock - "Comics, Transformers, & Punk"
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Track Listing:
1. NOT LIKE YOU
2. RUN YOUR MOUTH
3. HYPOCRITICAL BASTARD
4. TO THE POINT
5. YOUR PLACE AMONG US

RARITIES (2003 - 2012) - Featuring some previously unreleased material from the history of the band as well as rare split and compilation tracks. The song SPF43 features Andy and Scoot singing from their final recording session in 2012. Other songs are from a Czech Republic split releases or rare studio recordings. Also features a full live "in studio" session on the University Of Maryland radio from 2003. This is what hardcore punk is all about! 19 total tracks recorded between 2003 and 2012.

Shell Shock - "Rarities 2003 - 2012"
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Track 1 from a 2012 Studio Session.
Track 2 from a 2005 Creephouse Studio Session.
Track 3-10 from a Split Release 2004.
Track 11- 19 is Live On Univ Of Maryland Radio 10/10/03.

Track Listing:
1. SPF 43
2. FOR THEM
3. IT MATTERS
4. GOOD JOB
5. YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG
6. I DARE YOU
7. WHAT WILL IT TAKE
8. WAKE UP
9. SAVE YOUR ADVICE
10. DECLARATION
11. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
12. WAKE UP
13. BACKLASH
14. LIARS
15. FILLER
16. YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG
17. WHAT WILL IT TAKE
18. SAVE YOUR ADVICE
19. CAN WE SEE