Cleveland, Ohio metal metallers SHOK PARIS will debut new material from their forthcoming “Full Metal Jacket” album at this year’s Warriors Of Metal festival, which is being held June 17-18, 2011 at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio (located 20 minutes east of Columbus). The band will take the stage on Saturday, June 18 and perform a full 70-minute co-headlining set with ASKA to close out the event. The new songs performed will be “Full Metal Jacket”, “Do Or Die” and “Hell Day”.
Commented SHOK PARIS vocalist Vic Hix: “We’ll be debuting three new songs from our upcoming CD at the festival. This will give us a chance to see how the crowd responds to the new material. I just can’t wait. We love the chance to do this festival and let the new songs rip in front of a live audience. Of course we’ll have plenty of time in our extended set to feature the old SHOK favorites as well. The fans are going to be in for something very special at this show.”
“Full Metal Jacket” will be SHOK PARIS‘ fourth studio album and their first since 1989’s “Concrete Killers”, which was released via I.R.S./ Auburn Records and distributed through MCA.
“We’d like to have 15-20 songs ready before entering the studio,” says guitarist and main songwriter Ken Erb. “I’ve got a ton of ideas and have been working hard in putting everything together.”
The band plans on entering Noise Floor Studios in Cleveland later this year to begin recording “Full Metal Jacket”. The CD is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2012 via Auburn Records.
SHOK PARIS will reunite with LIZZY BORDEN for the “Summer Of Blood” July 13 tour stop at Peabody’s Concert Club in Cleveland. The two bands toured the U.S. together in 1989.
Warriors Of Metal will be SHOK PARIS‘ only 2011 festival appearance. The band has also been confirmed to headline the opening night of the Up The Hammers festival, set to take place March 2-3, 2012 at the An Club in Athens, Greece.
“Playing the Warriors Of Metal festival is a great opportunity for SHOK PARIS to do an open-air festival not only here in the States, but also in our own State of Ohio”, adds Hix. “We could not ask for anything more by having the chance to play in front of our own family and friends.”