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The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists

Shock rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good shock rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top shock rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Shock rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all shock rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest shock rock bands of all time, since the most famous shock rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best shock rock music.

You can click on the shock rock band names to see more information about that particular notable shock rock group. If they're near the top of the best shock rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top shock rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the shock rock band names themselves.

Examples of items on this list include some of the best shock rock metal bands, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson. Vote for the best items to see them graduate to the top of the list. What's better, Iggy Pop or Gwar?

All important, significant and iconic names in shock rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new shock rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of shock rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into shock rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good shock rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent shock rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best shock rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest shock rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular shock rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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    Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    added by idsfa paul I.D.S.F.A. Shock Metal, Shock Rock, Punk Metal

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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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    Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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    Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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    Spoken word, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal

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    new! & added by PaulWojciechowski New Wave, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Shock rock, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    added by metal S.h.o.u.t Shock Rock,Heavy Metal Heavy Metal,Shock Rock,Hard ...

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    Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Rock and roll

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Pop rock

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    Shock rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Scum punk, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Crossover thrash, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Scum punk, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Pop rock

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    Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Shock rock

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Shock rock

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    Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Pop music

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    Glam metal, Shock rock, Gothic metal

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    Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Progressive music, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Pentti Glan Rock music, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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    Rock music, Shock rock

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    Katherine Turman Rock music, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Horror punk, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

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    Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Horror punk, Gothic rock, Shock rock

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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