From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
OriginMetro Manila, Philippines
Years active1997–present
Associated acts
Past membersReynold Munsayac

Slapshock is a Filipino heavy metal band. They were formed in 1997, originally as a nu metal act, with their early musical style compared to that of Korn. They have since shifted towards a metalcore style.


The group was formed on February 14, 1997 by several students at UP Diliman, with original vocalist Reynold Munsayac; he was soon replaced with guitarist Jerry Basco's cousin, Jamir Garcia.[1]

Heavily influenced by American East Coast rap, they played in clubs in Manila in the 1990s before signing to EMI Philippines (now PolyEast Records) and releasing their debut album, 4th Degree Burn, in 1999. The group has released six albums and been met with sustained commercial success in the Philippines, particularly with their third album, Project 11-41.[1] They were nominated for Band of the Year at the NU107 Rock Awards in 2001 and 2002, and in 2003 were nominated for Best Artist by MTV Asia. Bassist Lee Nadela was also named Bassist of the Year at the 2001 NU107 Rock Awards.

The band was featured on Rivermaya's first live album, Live and Acoustic, filmed and recorded on May 18, 2002 from the "Double Trouble: Akoustik Rampage" concert held at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan.

In 2007, Slapshock released their second compilation album, Recollection, a collection of their greatest hits and includes a new track, "Sigaw" (Shout).

Slapshock released their sixth album, Cariño Brutal in 2009.

They made music videos for their second single, "Like Eskimo", as well as "Cariño Brutal" from their 2009 album of the same title.

They were the guest VJ artist of MYX for the month of August 2010.

Kinse Kalibre, their seventh studio album, was released in 2011, with its lead single '"Ngayon Na", which topped the Myx Daily Top 10 for three straight days. Their second single for the album was a hard rock song called "Langit'".

In 2014, they signed with's label BMBX Entertainment.[2]


  • Jamir Garcia – lead vocals
  • Lee Nadela – bass guitar
  • Lean Ansing – lead guitar
  • Chi Evora – drums
  • Jerry Basco – rhythm guitar / backup vocals


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Back to the 2 Inch (2003)
  • Recollection (2007)

Extended plays[edit]

Singles/music videos[edit]

  • "Agent Orange"
  • "Evil Clown"
  • "Madapaka"
  • "Get Away"
  • "Shezzo Wicked"
  • "Numb"
  • "Wake Up"
  • "Queen Paranoia"
  • "Anino Mo"
  • "We Are One"
  • "Misterio"
  • "Miles Away"
  • "Direction"
  • "Waiting"
  • "Adios"
  • "Stranded"
  • "Sigaw"
  • "Cariño Brutal"
  • "Like Eskimo"
  • "Ngayon Na"
  • "Langit"
  • "Salamin"
  • "Unshakable"
  • "Night Owls"
  • "The Crown"
  • "Turn Back Time"
  • "Atake"
  • "Luha"
  • "Lason"
  • "Bandera"


  1. ^ a b Slapshock at Allmusic
  2. ^ Kok, Melissa (31 May 2014). "New music label BMBX by wants South-east Asian talent". The Straits Times. Retrieved 4 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
NU Rock Awards
Best New Artist

Succeeded by