Shock rock is a variation of rock or metal. Arising in the United States in the mid-1950s, the music often seems to subordinate a terrifying image and a shocking show. There is frequent use of elements from horror films and literature, including of course the Satanic references necessary.
The most famous shock rockers were Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. The best known contemporary example is Marilyn Manson. Also acts like Rockbitch, W.A.S.P., Lordi and GWAR are counted to this genre.Because of their extreme stage acts can also the German band Rammstein to this genre be counted.