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Montreal, QC – February 1, 2017
For fans of Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Vancouver’s CRNKSHFT Announce New Self-Titled EP, Feb 2nd Show Date w/ Lordi
Streaming Tracks ‘Systematic’ and ‘Old Habits’
L-R: Trevor “Tre” Miles – Bass | Josh Lauze – Drums | Shane “Shanr” Jolie – Vocals | Sebastien “Sea Bass” Mark Pulse – Guitar | Geoff “Gway” Way – Guitar
Photo Credit – Alex Barredo
Vancouver, BC’s CRNKSHFT announce they will be unleashing their new self-titled EP produced by Daren Grahn (Metallica, Hedley, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi) on March 24, 2017 to follow their 2015 debut ‘Hard Fucking Rock’. Since the band’s formation in 2015, CRNKSHFT’s engine has been firing on all cylinders setting their scene ablaze with their explosive, drop tune aggression with melody at its core.Influenced by bands like Alice In Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera and Godsmack, CRNKSHFT have carved out a sound in the vein of Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge plus Black Stone Cherry and are ready to shift gear to full speed.
The wrecking crew comments on the forthcoming EP:
The EP’s first single ‘Systematic’ has already won ‘Best Metal Song’ by the Academia Awards Academy in Los Angeles, demonstrating that CRNKSHFT’s punishing high octane sound is ready to win over the masses.Listen to ‘Systematic’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8nMR5NEi90
plus their second single ‘Old Habits’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f10TV3GVDA
When it comes to lyrics, vocalist Shane Jolie explains:
“This EP is pseudo political, but also has songs about heartache and emotions, it’s not a story from start to finish, and each song has its own message. It’s an EP to show the world who we are and what we’re all about. My writing is dark, ideas came from depression and anger, sometimes when I’m happy, but mostly not and it’s still very true to this day. I want people to take whatever they can from the listening experience of our new EP. Music always helped me out of my funks and I want CRNKSHFT to do the same. Let it be accessible to all people and all feelings.”
CRNKSHFT prides itself on writing raw, emotional music and when they perform with zero fucks given, what you see is what you get…a leave it all on stage attitude that gets fans fists pumping, head banging and singing along to the band’s anthemic melodies. The band has already been tapped as local support for such touring bands as Prong, Grim Reaper, and The Veer Union.
“We’re not a band that’s going to give you stage props and fake blood and shit, we’re going to give you an emotional rollercoaster, it’s not just straight metal or straight rock its a mixer of everything in between, the songs have tonnes of dynamic, and we push for people to get caught up in it.”
Their next show date will be opening for Finnish metallers LORDI’s first North American tour stop on February 2nd at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Full details can found here.
There is no stopping the CRNKSHFT freight train. Mark it down on your calendar; their self-titled EP will be available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Spotify and all major online retailers as of March 24, 2017.
Feb 1 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Lordi, Saints of Death
March 25 – Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
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“Wow wow WOW!!!!!!! This is amazing!!!! What a great track! I’m just listening, and this track just ripped my FACE OFF!!! I’m totally interested in being involved in your project in any way I can. ” - Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Prince, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust and Tom Petty) - about the Single « Systematic »
“You Guys are the first real band I have seen in three years, when you came on stage I was like, F*** ya, you guys are a band”… When I approach a label they ask me are these guys stars, I’m going to tell them these guys are stars” - Tommy Mac (Bass Player for Hedley/BigFatScratch/Flybanger/Everything After)
“Like an ominous storm in the distance that’s slowly moving towards you, Crnkshft’s music hits you with such strong dynamics and power that it will knock the breath right out of you.” ‐ Darren Grahn (Producer – Metallica, Hedley, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue)
“I have always said I wish I had “one of those tracks” under my belt. You know, the track that you could play for really anybody; a kid, a peer, a heavy musician, a producer, someone whom you’d like to impress for whatever reason, anybody… that is the track for me. Great writing, tons of energy, unapologetic, dynamics, intent, world class production, all parts are so strong, title and guitar hook so memorable.” ‐ Tony Ferraro (drummer for Trooper, Fear Zero,) - about the Single « Systematic »
“Great band ! Sounds pretty heavy. Intro riff is killer ! “ ‐ Cory Churko (guitar player for kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain) about the Single « Systematic »
“Having worked with the band for a few years, I’m always impressed by the bands power and song writing. Definitely one of Vancouver’s more proficient writing teams. The guys know how to get a crowd excited.” ‐ Kevin Schallie (Event Manager -‐ Rednyne Productions & The Live Agency)