Biography

Having once been described as the “The Ultimate Halloween Band”, Seraphim Shock is a project based in Denver, Colorado, USA that is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist/programmer Charles Edward. In a world full of manufactured bands that do what they’re told and chase the record labels “flavor of the week”, Seraphim Shock stands proud with it’s middle finger raised! From the bands early Goth roots to the Hard Rock’n hybrid that it is today, Seraphim Shock continues to captivate people from all walks of life with it’s infectious hooks and dark overtones. The quality of S.S. works speak for themselves and one needs only to look at the reviews they have garnered over the years (see reviews at www.seraphimshock.com.).

Best known for its stage presence and Charles Edward’s vocal croonings, Seraphim Shock arrived on the national scene in November of 1997 with the release of the critically-acclaimed “Red Silk Vow”. The video single “After Dark” claimed top honors in three major film festivals, including the prestigious Leigh Gipper award at the Philadelphia International Film Festival. Ignoring trends and so-called “industry experts”, S.S. spent the next two years tearing up the underground, spending five months on the road crushing audiences nationwide with its over the top stage show (see complete tour history at www.seraphimshock.com). During this time the band also released the cult favorite “Nightmares for the Banished” (5/99) and the Succubus Club single “Prey” (2/2000).

S.S. spent 2000 and 2001 bringing it’s complete theatrical production (Lights, Risers, Fire, Strippers, Nuns, Blood ect ect) to only a select few national events. It was the first time those outside of Denver had witnessed the S.S. mayhem full-scale. These events helped take the band to a new level and continued the development of a cult following on the road that is virtually unheard of for an unsigned act. All of this was done without advertising or distribution but by word of mouth and reputation. In fact, ticket sales in select markets made Seraphim Shock one of the most highly sought after unsigned acts in America.

In the spring of 2002 a new full length release was scrapped in favor of more touring when S.S. was offered middle slot on The Electric Hellfire Club’s “Down With The Devil” Tour. With an additional midwest/east coast tour later that summer, the fall of 2002 brought a pivotal point in the history of Seraphim. Faced with the pressure of releasing new product with a group of individuals that had grown complacent, driving force Charles Edward opted to take a 15 month hiatus to write, record and re-emerge with a new touring line-up.

And so…2004 brought the highly anticipated “Halloween Sex N Vegas”. HSV’s raw, stripped down, “Sex, Guns & Rock N Roll” attitude brought with it rave reviews, a wave of new fans and select headlining slots all over America that put the band back at the forefront of the national underground. With the success of it’s 2005 “White Trash Satan” tour and it’s growing popularity in Europe, SS is now gearing up to unleash a new full length album and tour DVD!!! Stay tuned and Stay sick…

(taken from their myspace page)

Edited by E-Clect-Eddy on 17 Apr 2012, 20:20

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