Inspired by legendary acts such as Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and Tool, Countershock brings their own unique twist to the alternative hard rock genre. With Friz's piercing guitars, M'Lisa's soulful vocals, Jeff's aggressive drumming, and Rick's melodic bass style, Countershock delivers powerful energy and emotion like few independent artists can, especially in their live performances. In 2004, Paul 'Friz' Frislie (guitar) and M'Lisa Black (vocals) formed Disclaimer, a foursome out of Southern California. After about a year of performing on the local Southern California club scene and after recording a 4-song demo, they found themselves in need of a drummer and bass player, with the old bass player picking up rhythm guitar, making it a 5 piece band. Jeff Lyons eventually took over percussion duties and another bass player was brought in. Citing creative differences, the rhythm guitar player quit after a few months. Although the group was a little apprehensive about the loss, they soon found a whole new vein of creative freedom. In a matter of months, they had expanded their sound, doubled their set list and revamped some of their original material. Towards the end of 2006, while recording their first full-length CD, entitled TOYS, the band found themselves without a bass player, again. Recording continued with Jeff covering the bass parts as well as drums while the search for a permanent bass player was started. It wasn't until the CD was being pre-mastered that they found Rick Jones to round out the lineup. Rick solidifies the rhythm section like never before and, along with the 6 months of downtime, renewed the band's thirst for performing live. It was at this time they discovered that Disclaimer would no longer work as the band name for legal reasons. With CD production halted, the rush was on to come up with a new name. M'Lisa came up with Countershock after looking through a medical text book. CD production resumed and the band was soon quenching their thirst; booking gigs in anticipation of their TOYS release in 2007. With a new name, new CD, and new personnel, Countershock are set to take on the world, one venue at a time.
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