Manilla Road - Mark Shelton Passes Away

Sadly, it has been reported that guitarist/vocalist and founder of the legendary band Manilla Road, Mark Shelton, has passed away aged 60. It was the band's singer Bryan Patrick who broke the news this morning. Mark Shelton performed for the last time in Germany at the Headbangers Open Air Festival. The festival has also released a statement confirming that that he passed away in the hospital after their show at the fest.

Bryan Patrick shared on his Facebook page: "July 27th 2018: I'm very sorry to announce today that my long time brother and Best Friend since 1981 has passed through the Halls of Valhalla. Mark W. Shelton may you Rest In Peace! There will be more information within the next couple of days. There will be a Go Fund Me page set up in order to get Mark back home to his family. My heart is shattered. Please take time today to love your loved ones and hold them close."

Headbangers Open Air posted: "Rest in Peace Mark Shelton. Horror news, last night Mark Shelton, godfather of metal passed away in hospital the night after his HOA show. We started a donation campaign to support his family in US."

The band has now also released this statement: "It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Mark (The Shark) Shelton, founder and lead guitarist for Manilla Road. Mark passed away suddenly, while at the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany. His brothers and band mates are making arrangements to bring Shark's remains home. All money donated will go directly to Mark's Mother Janet Elliot for the hospital and mortuary expenses. Thank You for all your support and loving Facebook messages. Thank you for your generosity and May the Lords of Light be with you! or you can donate through our paypal account:"

According to a video posted by singer Bryan Patrick, Mark Shelton had a heart attack.

Band profile: Manilla Road
Posted: 27.07.2018 by BloodTears


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27.07.2018 - 14:21
Vasil de Shumen
One of the most significant people in the Metal history at all
R.I.P. Mark
27.07.2018 - 14:23
RIP. Crystal Logic is hands down the best album of its genre ever made so eternal thanks for that.
27.07.2018 - 15:20
Much too few people know about his music. R.I.P.
27.07.2018 - 16:01
27.07.2018 - 16:53
Rest in peace Mark 🙏
27.07.2018 - 17:20
More metal. More power.
27.07.2018 - 19:54
28.07.2018 - 02:24
Paleblood Hunter
He has passed through the veils of negative existence. Rest in Peace, Mark. Long may your music sound! \m/
The force will be with you, always.
28.07.2018 - 13:55
Sadly, he had a heart attack.

Their singer explained what happened in the video I linked in the news piece.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.

My Instagram
29.07.2018 - 19:57
Written by Maco on 27.07.2018 at 17:20


Make it Manilla Road albums + Hellwell albums + Riddlemaster's Bring the Magik Down + Mark Shelton's Obsidian Dreams
You Think It Is My Chastity Belt But They Are My True Metal Underpants
30.07.2018 - 20:47
Bad English
R.I.P. , he reached city of the dead, ...... best MN song ever

Through the jungle by the river Styx
I've journed long and far this day
Lurking shadows in the parapets
Will never make me turn away
Darkened city veiled in crimson mist
Entombed in time without decay
Never thought it would be like this
It feels like I'm living inside a dream
But my mind tells me I'm

Lost in Necropolis, lost in Necropolis
Lost in Necropolis, lost in Necropolis

Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
30.07.2018 - 22:51
I was a rocker from birth
A rocker I'll be till I die
Scorching the face of the earth
Bringing the music to life
Flying on high like a bird
Nothing can ever shoot down
Metal is dead so I've heard
But not while I'm still above ground

You Think It Is My Chastity Belt But They Are My True Metal Underpants
12.08.2018 - 18:21
Gordon Freeman
One of the most important acts in the formative years of power metal. What might have been had they come from Hamburg instead of Wichita...

Rest in peace Shark...
God Dammit Doug! Take off your hat, Night Moves is playing. Don't be a prick man!

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