For many years, Southern California has been recognized in the music world for pushing out some of the most potent hard rock, metal, hip-hop music, and even more so for boasting some artists with the skill to combine these genres to create a unique style that sets them apart from the pack.
THE CHIMPZ are one of these artists, continuing the tradition of classic metal and hip-hop fusion. Not only has the band impressed enough to gain a large following of loyal fans across the country, but has garnered the distinct attention of companies like Jagermeister, Schecter Guitar Research, Sabian, and television networks like FX and MTV (the band’s music has been featured on shows like Sons Of Anarchy, Real World, and Bam Margera’s Unholy Union). The band also recently released their brand new single, ‘War Machine’, which you can purchase via iTunes here.
With all of this budding attention, THE CHIMPZ are ready to take the next step. They recently released their Who Can I Trust EP to great reviews, so now with their impending visit to Validus Recording Studios with producer Ryan Greene (NOFX, Bad Religion) to record their next offering, the band is reaching out to fans to become a part of the journey.
THE CHIMPZ have kicked off their first PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their new EP, which also serves as a pre-order. Fans (or as they’ve branded, The Chimpz Nation) can choose from several donation options ranging from album downloads, signed CDs, guest appearing in a music video, VIP show tickets and beyond, to merch packages, Skype lessons, signed guitars or a full band house concert! Check out all of the options and pledge here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thechimpz.
THE CHIMPZ have been touring consistently since their inception, playing shows like the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, Lane County Fair, Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, and other great venues. THE CHIMPZ have several upcoming shows in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, including the band’s second performance at ROCKLAHOMA via Axis Entertainment! See below for all currently booked dates.
THE CHIMPZ – Upcoming Events:
3-26-2014 North Hollywood, CA @ Skinny’s Lounge
3-30-2014 Hollywood , CA @ Loaded
4-05-2014 Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
4-25-2014 Scottsdale, AZ @ Electric Ballroom – The Chimpz CD Release party!
4-26-2014 San Diego, CA @ The Merrow
5-17-2014 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
5-21-2014 Tulsa, OK @ The Hunt Club
5-24-2014 Pryor, OK @ ROCKLAHOMA
8-1-2014 Frasier Park, CA @ Fiesta Days Festival
“…The Chimpz are one hot band… “Who Can I Trust” is a phenomenal album.” – Our City Radio, Minneapolis
“The Chimpz could singlehandedly resurrect the rap-metal genre.” – HardRockHaven.net
“The Chimpz ride a fine line of rocking fun sound and songs with meaning and purpose. Even at their most serious, you’re going to enjoy their music.” – TastesLikeRock.com
“A brilliant listen.” – Metal Shock Finland, review of 2011 EP “Who I Can Trust”
THE CHIMPZ sponsors include Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Coffin Case, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Xcel Drumsticks, Audio 2000’s, and Outlaw Threadz.
THE CHIMPZ are:
Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Chuck P (MC/Vocals)
Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)
Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)
Sean Topham (Drums)
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