Origin: Ohio, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: March 25, 2007

Shok Paris

Shok Paris were one of the top representatives of a pretty decent Ohio metal scene of the eighties, with a style midway between mainstream hard rock and the heavier, but still accessible, metal style of the times. Their first album, Go For The Throat, is probably their heaviest, while Steel And Starlight is the one that seems to be their most well-known. Yet another victim of the numbers game, as they played well, drew plenty of fans, but didn't quite have that extra something that could elevate them to the next level.

Last Lineup

Vic Hix

vocals (ex-Aftershok)

Ken Erb

lead guitar/backing vocals

Eric Marderwald

guitars/backing vocals

Kel Berkshire

bass/backing vocals

Danny Simmons


Former Members/Guests

Bill Sabo

drums RIP: March 16, 2007, heart failure, age 46

Jan Roll

drums/backing vocals


Go For The Throat  
1984 Auburn
  1. Marsielles de sade
  2. Battle cry
  3. Burn it down
  4. On a wing and a prayer
  5. Chosen ones
  6. Caged tiger
  7. Never say why
  8. Go for the throat
  9. Can't fight the evil
  10. Run but don't hide
  • Vic Hix
  • Ken Erb
  • Eric Marderwald
  • Kel Berkshire
  • Bill Sabo

Steel And Starlight  
1987 IRS
  1. Go Down Fighting
  2. Steel And Starlight
  3. Tokyo Rose
  4. Rocked Outta Love
  5. Castle Walls
  6. On Your Feet
  7. Fallin' For You
  8. Exhibit A
  9. Lost Queen
  10. Hot On Your Heels
  11. Streets Of Pleasure (CD bonus track)
  • Vic Hix
  • Ken Erb
  • Eric Marderwald
  • Kel Berkshire
  • Jan Roll

Concrete Killers  
1989 IRS Metal
  1. The American Dream
  2. The Heat And The Fire
  3. Away Too Long
  4. Hold Out
  5. In The Dark
  6. Find A Way Out
  7. Memories
  8. One War With The World
  9. Windows
  10. Concrete Kille
  11. Get It Right (CD bonus track)
  • Vic Hix
  • Ken Erb
  • Eric Marderwald
  • Kel Berkshire
  • Danny Simmons

Z Rock - Live In Dallas 1989  LIVE
2004 Auburn
  1. American Dream
  2. Find a Way Out
  3. Exhibit A
  4. Concrete Killers
  5. Falling for You
  6. Memories
  7. Never Say Why
  8. Hot on Your Heels
  9. In the Dark
  10. Away Too Long
  11. The Heat and the Fire
  12. On Your Feet
  13. Go Down Fighting
  14. Burn It Down
  15. Run but Don't Hide
  • Vic Hix
  • Ken Erb
  • Eric Marderwald
  • Kel Berkshire
  • Danny Simmons

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