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LIPSHOK is an original gothic rock/metal act out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Highly unique, Scarlett, the female lead vocalist/songwriter/keyboardist performs keyboards and vocals from the center of the stage live and leads the band with haunting melodic vocals and incredible songs with commercial hooks and mesmerizing compositions. Dynamic chord changes and with fantastic harmonies, LIPSHOK is a band that lets your soul travel to another reality, alternate dimensions, and magical realms. With a new CD, "The Soul of a Broken Mind" just out, and a new video to the number 1 track, "Path of Stone", LIPSHOK is on the way to success. Along with Scarlett Dark is Phil Jameson on bass, Massimiliano Maggiari on guitar, and Joe Londeree on drums. The newest CD "To Haunt a Quiet Realm" out now as of November 2016 and there is a fantastic lyric video to the number 1 track "Bad Place"..
LIPSHOK is experienced, professional, with a varied background. For many years, LIPSHOK was a corporate dance/party band and even played at Santa Rita Jail 13 times as well as the Dublin Federal Penn twice! Needless to say, everyone loves a captive audience! Then in 2009, they returned the original scene, released a CD in 2010, "In Darkness, Light", and now another CD at the end of 2013, "The Soul of a Broken Mind". The music is available on itunes, amazon, CD Baby, etc. And the newest CD "To Haunt a Quiet Realm" is out and features Glen Avelais (Forbidden, Testament, HateFX) playing all the guitar parts. And here is a lyric video from that CD :
Lipshok is now signed with Sliptrick Records for European distribution.
New CD "Shadows of a Dark Heart" being released 12/22/20

Eternal, Gothic, Dark, Haunting, Ethereal, Magickal

Screen name:
Member since:
May 01 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
93 years


Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Delain, Luna Obscura, Within Temptation, Sixx: AM, Evanescence...

Members Of Band

Scarlett Dark/Debbi: Lead vocals and keyboards
Phil Jameson: Bass
Joe Londeree: Drums
Massimiliano Maggiari: Guitar


You name it, we probably already have it.



new venue

Past Events

Lipshok is playing with Rose Haze

This is a special benefit show for Alfredo Irahata

8990 Kruitof Way in Fair Oaks Ca. This is a Pagan like festival and Lipshok is headlining the night time metal show around 8pm.

Lipshok will be playing songs from the new upcoming album "Shadows of a Dark Heart"

this is Lipshok's first show with new guitarist Masimilliano Maggiari
1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord, CA

1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord, CA

Lipshok will be playing at the great Vinnies in Concord. 2045 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Concord, CA

Pangaia Festival in Fair Oaks, CA

1240 Apollo Way

Lipshok is headlining at Red Hat with Wintersorrow and Tera Volts

Big Halloween show

Lipshok is up with Midnight Sinfini and Shaylon.

Lipshok is playing in a great historical venue in the old town of Crockett

1865 Monument Blvd.

875 Rincon Ave.

Also on the bill with LIPSHOK at the Anti Valentines Metal show is Lychdom and Sothis

Lipshok is participating in a norcal fire victim benefit show.

Special birthday party for Zara Stone

LIPSHOK is back at their fave club, Red Hat. More info to come.

Quarternote is located at 1214 Apollo Way in Sunnyvale, CA. Lipshok will be opening this show around 9:30pm

LIPSHOK is playing at Ladies Night at a new club.

Lipshok is back at Red Hat for the first time in over a year.

LIPSHOK will be the featured band at the Resonance Gothic Industrial Night at On the Y in Sacramento, Ca. We will play around 10:30pm. 670 Fulton Ave.

So far on the bill it's LIPSHOK and discordia. More info to come.

875 Rincon Ave. in Livermore, CA

500 4th St. in San Francisco.

360 Saratoga Ave. LIPSHOK is playing with Black Knights Rising and Shaylon

20990 Homestead Rd. LIPSHOK has Art Cox on guitar for this show. Halloween is of course the most important holiday of the year.

LIPSHOK is playing with Discordia, RetConStruct, and Amaris at a fun venue in the south bay. 5.00 at the door. LIPSHOK plays second around 10pm.

Red Hat 1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord

This is the Project Independent Artist Showcase that LIPSHOK is honored to have been invited to play for the second year in a row.

LIPSHOK is at Rockbar once again. 360 Saratoga Ave. Right after the big pre season football party!!

All ages show with many bands and a lot of fun.10.00 at the door.

Special wednesday night show.

1860 Monument Blvd. LIPSHOK opens at 9

FIrst show at the great Rockbar

HUGE show! 10.00 at the door. With Vivifyd, and Standoff.

LIPSHOK is playing at an AKA show at Pine St. More info to come.

LIPSHOK is playing with The New Position, Typical Ritual, and Telepathic Birds. 5.00 at the door.

LIPSHOK will be back with their new guitarist at Red Hat in Concord!

LIPSHOK is playing back at Red Hat, one of the best places to support local bay area talent!

More info to come. At Eli's Mile High Club

LIPSHOK is playing at O'Malley's, 2135 Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View. A new club. On the bill with LIPSHOK is Dammat! and The Ghost Next Door

LIPSHOK will be opening the Project Independence Showcase at Annex in San Lorenzo. 10.00 tickets. Live webcast to over 500,000. Multi camera shoot. A whole bunch of fantastic bands!

More info to come

1001 B St. in Hayward

LIPSHOK will be playing for the first time at Winter's Tavern in Pacifica. 1522 Francisco Blvd.

This is a huge event with over 20 bands and LIPSHOK is opening at 2pm. It is also all ages.

First show for LIPSHOK at this all ages venue

More info to come

This show is a special benefit for Tatom Fisher

On the bill with LIPSHOK is Buried, and Anisoptera.

LIPSHOK is playing at Red Hat Sports Bar with The KIng Must Die, Angels of Fear, and Accidentally Murdered. This will be LIPSHOK video release show!

LIPSHOK will be playing songs off the new CD "The Soul of a Broken Mind" live as they headline at Pine St. in Livermore.

394 S. 2nd St. in San Jose. LIPSHOK plays from 8 - 8:30pm

LIPSHOK is opening the big event "Screams of Metal 2" at Milanos Restaurant and Nightclub at 394 S. 2nd St. in San Jose. They play from 1 - 1:30pm on Sat. Oct. 19th.
Ticket link:

We are hoping this will be LIPSHOK's CD release show.

LIPSHOK will be playing tunes off their new upcoming CD "LIPSHOK: The Soul of a Broken Mind".

LIPSHOK is playing at Music Annex, 2554 Grant St. in San Lorenzo at this all ages event. Also playing is Discordia, Fantasia, Gundacker Project, and Mayhem Mary

LIPSHOK gets to rock with Gypsy Flight and Black Mast.

LIPSHOK plays with Discordia in Belmont. One more TBA

LIPSHOK at Red Hat with Freex and one more TBA

1214 Apollo Way. With Knowledge Lives Forever

LIPSHOK is playing with Love and Voodoo and Freex.

On the bill with LIPSHOK here, is Death Under Fire, Suburban Paranoia, and Skinner.

1087 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose, CA

On the bill with LIPSHOK so far is Cultural Warfare

Here's a great showcase. 1087 S De Anza Blvd in San Jose/Cupertino. Show starts at 6pm, and it's all ages. Tickets are 12.00 at the door, 9.00 advanced. 4 or 5 bands in all, so lots of original music for one early night.
Here's the link for tix:

LIPSHOK is at Red Hat at 1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord. They will go on first at 9:00.

656 Benecia Rd.

LIPSHOK is playing with Random Chaos and more TBA on Sat. Mar. 12th 2011 at Red Hat Sports Bar at 1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord, CA. Show starts at 9pm.

This is a special show put on by Bands 4 Bands and the Salvation Army. It's a toy drive and entrance is a unwrapped toy or 5.00 donation. On the bill with LIPSHOK is Hands of Time and MereSol. It's also all ages and starts at 7pm.

875 Rincon Ave.

This is a fun event at Expressions Center in Emeryville, 6601 Shellmound St. It's a live web broadcast on a big stage in a big room! LIPSHOK plays from 11:30pm to 12:30am and the room is open and everyone can hang and yell and scream (sounds and looks good....)and the whole world can hear and see! There will be a guest list, and the doors open at 11pm...I know, sounds like a late night private party...

1860 Monument Blvd. Live with Scranton and others TBa.

656 Benicia Rd.

Chris' Club is located at 656 Benicia Rd. in Vallejo.

Friday June 18th, LIPSHOK is at the Quarter Note in Sunnyvale, 1214 Apollo Way.

Come on out and celebrate with LIPSHOK Live the beginning of Summer 2010 at 9pm at The Red Hat at 1860 Monument Blvd. in Concord.

El Balazo is loated at 250 Market Place in San Ramon. The club closed...

LIPSHOK is playing at Roosters Roadhouse in Alameda on Friday February 26th. 1700 Clement Ave. Show starts at 8:30pm. LIPSHOK is 3rd on the bill.

A great club in Livermore and it's a special female rocker night! Show starts at 9pm. LIPSHOK is headlining.

This show is at the The Englander in San Leandro at 101 Parrot St. A special all ages show and entrance is a new unwrapped toy. This show is put on by Bands4Bands for the Salvation Army. Show starts at 7pm.

What better night for gothic haunting original progressive symphonic metal?

Time Out in Concord, CA is a great place for original bands! Can't wait for the show! 4 bands including LIPSHOK and the music starts at 8:30 pm.