Shokker announce new lead vocalist Josh Faro
Chicago, Illinois, USA heavy metal rockers Shokker have announced another change in lead vocalist as Josh Faro is the group’s new singer replacing David Kraus who replaced Rachel “Raxx” Quinn back in July 2018. Shokker released a self-titled debut EP in 2015 and the full-length album III in 2017 with Quinn handling the lead vocals.
The following message was posted in part on Shokker‘s Facebook page yesterday:
“We would like to take this time to introduce our new lead singer, Josh Faro! Josh has an incredible voice, and we’re extremely excited for the future of Shokker!
We would like to thank David Kraus for everything he’s done for us. We can’t say enough how much we appreciate David helping us out, keeping the Shokker ball rolling.
We wish David the best, and we’ll always continue to be a huge supporter of his music. Thank you so much David, we love you man!
We rolled some video over the weekend of a rehearsal we did at Ranger Rehearsal Studios, and we thought we’d share some of it with you. (We even threw in a new song for ya ) To give you a little taste of what you’ll hear at Josh‘s debut show this Saturday, June 8th, at Penny Road Pub, in Barrington, IL for AMB Fest! Come out and watch us throw down some straight up heavy metal!”
See posts, photos and more on Facebook.
Shokker‘s difficulties in having a lead vocalist for an extended period of time in their line-up were highlighted in an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in September 2015 when it was noted that the band had already had the following singers prior to Quinn: Liley Lilova, Ashley Ruiz, Cherri Montgomery (or Jax), Rachel Danger Mendes and Dustin Walker. Bassist Jorey Guillermo replied in that regard: “What led to the departure of all of our past singers and the band nearly breaking up was the fact that the core of the band had a vision that the other singers never shared. Though we experimented with different styles, we always knew where we wanted to be, and it was difficult to get them on the same page.”