Slapshock was a Filipino heavy metal band. They were formed in 1997, originally as a nu metal act, with their early musical style compared to that of Korn. They have since shifted towards a metalcore style.

OriginMetro Manila, Philippines
Years active1997–2020
Associated acts
Past members
  • Jamir Garcia
  • Lean Ansing
  • Jerry Basco
  • Lee Nadela
  • Chi Evora
  • Reynold Munsayac


The group was formed on February 14, 1997 by several students at UP Diliman, with original vocalist Reynold Munsayac; he was soon replaced with guitarist Jerry Basco's cousin, Jamir Garcia.[1]

Heavily influenced by American East Coast rap, they played in clubs in Manila in the 1990s before signing to EMI Philippines (now PolyEast Records) and releasing their debut album, 4th Degree Burn, in 1999. The group has released six albums and been met with sustained commercial success in the Philippines, particularly with their third album, Project 11-41.[1] They were nominated for Band of the Year at the NU107 Rock Awards in 2001 and 2002, and in 2003 were nominated for Best Artist by MTV Asia. Bassist Lee Nadela was also named Bassist of the Year at the 2001 NU107 Rock Awards.

The band was featured on Rivermaya's first live album, Live and Acoustic, filmed and recorded on May 18, 2002 from the "Double Trouble: Akoustik Rampage" concert held at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan.

In 2007, Slapshock released their second compilation album, Recollection, a collection of their greatest hits and includes a new track, "Sigaw" (Shout).

Slapshock released their sixth album, Cariño Brutal in 2009.

They made music videos for their second single, "Like Eskimo", as well as "Cariño Brutal" from their 2009 album of the same title.

They were the guest VJ artist of MYX for the month of August 2010.

Kinse Kalibre, their seventh studio album, was released in 2011, with its lead single '"Ngayon Na", which topped the Myx Daily Top 10 for three straight days. Their second single for the album was a hard rock song called "Langit'".

In 2014, they signed with's label BMBX Entertainment.[2]

In October 2020, the band's bassist Lee Nadela announced that the band broke up.[3]

In November 26, 2020, vocalist Jamir Garcia was found dead in his home due to suicide by hanging.[4]


Final line-up
  • Jamir Garcia – lead vocals (1998–2020; died 2020)
  • Lee Nadela – bass guitar (1997–2020)
  • Lean Ansing – lead guitar (1997–2020)
  • Chi Evora – drums (1997–2020)
  • Jerry Basco – rhythm guitar, backup vocals (1997–2020)
Former members
  • Reynold Munsayac – lead vocals (1997–1998)


Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Back to the 2 Inch (2003)
  • Recollection (2007)

Extended playsEdit

Singles/music videosEdit

  • "Agent Orange"
  • "Evil Clown"
  • "Madapaka"
  • "Get Away"
  • "Shezzo Wicked"
  • "Numb"
  • "Wake Up"
  • "Queen Paranoia"
  • "Anino Mo"
  • "We Are One"
  • "Misterio"
  • "Miles Away"
  • "Direction"
  • "Waiting"
  • "Adios"
  • "Stranded"
  • "Sigaw"
  • "Cariño Brutal"
  • "Like Eskimo"
  • "Ngayon Na"
  • "Langit"
  • "Salamin"
  • "Unshakable"
  • "Night Owls"
  • "The Crown"
  • "Turn Back Time"
  • "Atake"
  • "Luha"
  • "Lason"
  • "Bandera"
  • "Sana Pag Gising"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2000 Awit Awards Best Engineered Recording "Agent Orange" Won[5]
NU Rock Awards Best New Artist N/A Won
Rock Video of the Year "Agent Orange" Won
Listener's Choice N/A Won
2001 NU Rock Awards Artist of The Year N/A Won[6]
Bassist of the Year (for Lee Nadela) Won[6]
Listener's Choice N/A Won[6]
Song Of the Year "Get Away" Nominated
Album of the Year Headtrip Nominated
Best Music Video "Get Away" Nominated
Best Album Packaging Headtrip Nominated
Vocalist of the Year (for Jamir Garcia) Nominated
Guitarist of the Year (for Jerry Basco & Lean Ansing) Nominated
Drummer of the Year (for Chi Evora) Nominated
2002 NU Rock Awards Artist of The Year N/A Won
2004 NU Rock Awards Best Album Packaging Novena Won
2007 MYX Music Awards Favorite MYX Live Performance N/A Nominated[7]


  1. ^ a b Slapshock at Allmusic
  2. ^ Kok, Melissa (31 May 2014). "New music label BMBX by wants South-east Asian talent". The Straits Times. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Slapshock bassist Lee Nadela confirms band's breakup". Rappler. October 23, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Hallare, Katrina (2020-11-26). "Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia dies at 42". Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  5. ^ "13th Awit Awards Results". Archived from the original on 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2006-05-08.
  6. ^ a b c "RockAwards 2001: And the winners are..." Archived from the original on 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2006-05-08.
  7. ^ Baby A. Gil (February 5, 2007). "A MYX Magna for Apo nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 16, 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
NU Rock Awards
Best New Artist

Succeeded by