Register Forgot login?

© 2002-2023
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Privacy Policy

Mark "The Shark" Shelton

Mark "The Shark" Shelton

Real/full name:
Mark Wayne Shelton
60 (born Dec 3rd, 1957)
Jul 27th, 2018
Died of:
Heart attack
Place of birth:
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.

The Shark Project played folksy acoustic songs and perform locally in Wichita, Kansas.

Although Shelton ...



Circus Maximus

As Mark Shelton:
Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards


Drums, Vocals (1973-?)


Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (lead) (2011-2018)

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

Manilla Road

As Mark Shelton:
Guitars, Vocals (1977-1992, 1994-2018)

1979 Underground (Demo) Guitars, Vocals
1980 Invasion Guitars, Vocals
1982 Metal Guitars, Vocals
1983 Crystal Logic Guitars (6-string, 12-string), Vocals (lead), Songwriting
1984 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 Vocals (lead), Guitars (6-string, 12-string)
2004 Invasion / Metal (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals
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), Bass
2013 Mysterium Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizer (track 9), Bass (track 10)
2015 The Blessed Curse Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics
2016 Dreams of Eschaton (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals
2017 In the Wake (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2017 To Kill a King Vocals, Guitars
2020 Live at Up the Hammers 2018 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2023 Witches Brew / Astronomica (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2023 Crystal Logic / Flaming Metal Systems (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars
(show all)

Mark Shelton

Lead & Harmony Vocals, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Synthesizers (?-2018)


As E. C. Hellwell:
Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Keyboards (?-2018), Unknown

Shag Nasty


Shelton Chastain


2018 The Edge of Sanity: 88 Demo Session (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting

The Herd


The Shark Project

Unknown (?-2018)




As Mark Shelton:

2005 Age of Chaos Guitars, Vocals (track 1)
2018 Codex Epicus Vocals, Guitars (lead) (track 3)


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 Producer, Engineering, Mixing (as "Mark Shelton")
2017 Behind the Demon's Eyes Engineering, Mixing (as "Mark Shelton")


1989 Shock Waves Lyrics

Manilla Road

1980 Invasion Cover art
1982 Metal Cover art, Producer
1984 Open the Gates Producer
1986 The Deluge Producer
1987 Mystification Producer, Cover art concept, 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 The Courts of Chaos Liner notes
2011 Playground of the Damned Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Lyrics (as "Mark Shelton")
2012 Metal Liner notes (as "Shark")
2012 Invasion Liner notes (as "Shark")
2013 Mysterium Producer, Engineering
2015 The Blessed Curse Recording, Mixing (discs 1, 2) (as "Mark Shelton")
2017 To Kill a King Engineering, Mixing (as "Mark Shelton")
2017 Open the Gates Liner notes
(show all)


2014 An Evening in Chaos Producer (tracks 6-14)

Stygian Shore

1984 Stygian Shore (EP) Producer (as "Mark Shelton")
2007 The Shore Will Arise Producer (as "Mark Shelton")
2021 Ultra Psychic Nightmares Engineering, Producer (as "Mark Shelton")
Added by: tomcat_ha Modified by: speidy09
Added on: 2011-04-09 15:47:35 Last modified on: 2023-06-29 13:23:49
Duplicate? Please file a report for merging.