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Short Sharp Shock
|Also known as||SSS|
|Genres|| Crossover thrash |
|Associated acts||Down and Outs|
Chris and the Zipcodes Walk The Plank , Salem Rages , Withdrawn , Sheer Attack, Library and Archive
|Website||MySpace – SSS|
|Past members||Mark Magill|
Short Sharp Shock (also known as SSS) are an English crossover thrash band from Liverpool, England. They are signed to the music label Prosthetic Records.
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The band formed and featured members of Liverpool punk and hardcore bands Down and Outs and Walk the Plank and released a six track demo in May 2005, a four track EP the next year and their debut album Short Sharp Shock soon thereafter. Their label at the time was Thrashgig / Dead & Gone Records. Their switch to Earache Records meant the album was re-issued in early 2007 with bonus tracks.
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