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Mark "The Shark" Shelton

Mark "The Shark" Shelton

Real/full name:
Mark Shelton
59 (born Dec 3rd, 1957)
Place of origin:
United States (Wichita, Kansas)


Founder of Roadster Records.

In the early 90s, Mark started a side-project named Circus Maximus, who played keyboard-heavy hard rock. They recorded one album, but the label intervened and insisted it was released under the Manilla Road moniker, and with "The Circus Maximus" as its title.

In addition to Manilla Road and Hellwell, Mark is currently active with a project tentatively titled ...


Vocals (lead), Guitars (2011-present)

2012 Beyond the Boundaries of Sin Vocals (lead, backing), Guitars (electric, acoustic)
2017 Behind the Demon's Eyes Vocals, Guitars, Piano

Manilla Road

As Mark Shelton:
Guitars, Vocals (1977-1992, 1994-present)

1979 Underground (Demo) Guitars, Vocals
1980 Invasion Guitars, Vocals
1982 Metal Guitars, Vocals
1983 Crystal Logic 6 & 12 String Guitars, Vocals (lead)
1985 Open the Gates Guitars, Vocals (lead) (as "Mark W. Shelton")
1986 The Deluge 6 & 12 String Guitars, Vocals
1987 Mystification Guitars, Vocals
1988 Out of the Abyss Guitars, Vocals
1988 Roadkill (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
1990 The Courts of Chaos Guitars, Vocals (as "Mark (the Shark) Shelton")
1992 The Circus Maximus Guitars, Vocals (on tracks 1, 5, 10)
1999 Dreams of Eschaton (Demo '81) (Demo) Guitars, Vocals
2001 Atlantis Rising Guitars, Vocals
2002 Spiral Castle Guitars, Vocals (as "Mark (The Shark) Shelton")
2002 Mark of the Beast 6 & 12 String Guitars, Vocals (lead)
2005 Gates of Fire Guitars (acoustic & electric), Lyrics, Vocals (as "Mark (The Shark) Shelton")
2007 Clash of Iron Vol. I - Live at Keep It True (Split) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Voyager Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2009 After Midnight Live (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2011 Playground of the Damned Guitars (6 & 12 string), Vocals (lead & backing)
2013 Mysterium Guitars, Vocals
2015 The Blessed Curse Guitars, Piano, Vocals
2016 Dreams of Eschaton (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals
2016 Underground (EP) Guitars, Vocals
(show all)

Mark Shelton

Lead & Harmony Vocals, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Synthesizers

The Shark Project




Circus Maximus

As Mark Shelton:
Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards



Shag Nasty


The Herd





As Mark Shelton:

2005 Age of Chaos Guitars, Vocals on "The Wanderer"


As Mark Shelton:

2005 Fate Is Calling (Pt. I) Guitars (lead) (Track 3)


2008 Overlords of Chaos Vocals (tracks 2, 3, 12)


2012 Beyond the Boundaries of Sin Engineering, Mixing (as "Mark Shelton")


1989 Shock Waves Lyrics

Manilla Road

1980 Invasion Cover art
1982 Metal Cover art, Producer
1985 Open the Gates Producer
1986 The Deluge Producer
1987 Mystification Producer, cover art design, Lyrics
1988 Out of the Abyss Producer
1988 Roadkill (Live album) Mixing, Producer
1990 The Courts of Chaos Mixing
1992 The Circus Maximus Producer
2001 Atlantis Rising Producer, Mixing Engineer
2002 Spiral Castle Engineering, Mixing (as "Mark Shelton")
2005 Gates of Fire Producer, Mixing, Mastering (as "Mark Shelton")
2008 Voyager Mixing
2009 After Midnight Live (Live album) Producer
2011 Playground of the Damned Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Lyrics (as "Mark Shelton")
2013 Mysterium Producer, Engineering
(show all)


2014 An Evening in Chaos Producer (6-14)

Stygian Shore

1984 Stygian Shore (EP) Producer (as "Mark Shelton")
2007 The Shore Will Arise Producer (as "Mark Shelton")
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Added on: 2011-04-09 15:47:35 Last modified on: 2017-02-10 12:47:04
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