Portland, Oregon stoner-rockers APE MACHINE
have joined forces with TKO BOOKING and now share a roster with the likes of Motörhead
, Superjoint Ritual
and other legendary acts. For now, they have revealed three new spring dates in support of their latest record, Mangled By The Machine
, which is out now in the Ripple Music store here
.Please contact [email protected]
for any press inquiries, including guest list spots, photo passes and interviews.
4/13 Portland, OR @ The Know
(w/ Berri Txarrak, and Order of the Gash
4/14 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah – 2 sets on patio stage
4/15: Chandler, AZ @ Ovations Live!
The name APE MACHINE
is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE
‘s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band’s stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE
demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the ’70s and their asses firmly in the present” and “real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation” that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll.”Blending equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine
is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.
Ape Machine’s mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, Ape Machine provides a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.
“Ape Machine retro-rocks for almost forty minutes in a way acts like The Sword and Witchcraft can only dream of.”
– Lords of Metal
“Amidst all the hipster indie tameness of the Portland, OR, music scene, Ape Machine prove there’s still some stoner salvation to be found.”
– High Times
“Mangled By The Machine is just a brilliant and hard-rocking blast from start to finish. Riffs are the main selling point and Ape Machine are modern day masters of the riff. Excellent and Highly Recommended. Ignore this album at your peril!!!”
– The Sludgelord