Ape Machine opens for Motörhead in AZ 4-15-14

Ape Machine opens for Motörhead Tuesday April 15th at Ovations Live in Chandler, AZ.

No other hard rock band on the circuit today can claim the same level of touring, kick-ass albums, and real rock n’ roll history as Motörhead.

Airheads (1994 movie) Quote:
Chazz: Who’d win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?
Chris Moore: Lemmy.
[Rex imitates a game show buzzer]
Chris Moore: … God?
Rex: Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy *IS* God.

Ape Machine is honored to be sharing the stage with the mighty Motörhead.

Ape Machine announces new album – Mangled by the Machine

Ape Machine has a new album on the way after going back in the studio with producer Ikey Owens to record a new full-length LP. The album is called Mangled by the Machine and will be released by Ripple Music. An excerpt from the label signing announcement follows.

From Ripple Music:
RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting American heavy rockers, APE MACHINE to their ever-expanding roster!

The band’s third album, “Mangled by the Machine”, is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC in the coming months as the band takes off to plow over the masses on a full-scale US and European Tour, including appearances in all the major heavy rock festivals.

APE MACHINE commented yesterday upon the new alliance; “We are very excited to be a part of the Ripple family and to work with one of the most genuine heavy rock labels in the world! It’s clear that these guys don’t compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they’ve released speaks for itself. We’re very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!”
…Keeping in line with their proud “retro” heritage, the new album, “Mangled by the Machine”, was recorded on analog tape and is being pressed from analog lacquers and plates, which will ensure the highest quality analog sound and fidelity.

With a catalog of underground releases, Ape Machine has gained accolades, awards and a hard earned cult-like status. They have established themselves as the go-to band for those searching out more than just a few killer riffs; a foundation of heavy that will flourish under the Ripple banner.

Back in the Studio

Ape Machine has teamed up with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents to produce a new record for 2011. Owens has done a string of productions in recent years in addition to his role as keyboardist for the Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents. Owens brought out the soul in the layered the gospel harmony-filled spastic rock of Dusty Rhodes & The River Band in their release “First You Live”. He also produced the beautifully powerful and vocal driven album by Chase Frank — “Smile Trials” as well as recordings of the Crystal Antlers, among others. This will be the second record for Ape Machine in as many years. The upcoming release will pack newly-formed fusions with prog and some “what-the-fuck-are-they-doing?”. All the while keeping your head bobbing and connecting the pain in your Root Chakra to your balls and your broken heart. Jeff Stuart Saltzman, Bryan Daste and Tony Lash have provided engineering and the album is currently being mixed. More updates soon!

Thursday, Dec. 16 Ape Machine opens for Killing Joke at The Wonder Ballroom

Normally we’d talk up the alluring details of our show, or the beer available, but this time we’d like to talk a bit about Killing Joke. This is the band who comes out of the late-seventies, English post-punk scene and has influenced practically a whole generation of rock music. For those of you who remember Metallica in the early days, the album Garage Days (not the 90s remake), had a cover of Killing Joke’s “the Wait”. Helmet and Foo Fighters, among others have recorded covers of Killing Joke songs. Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” practically borrows verbatim the main riff from Killing Joke’s song “eighties”. They’ve influenced bands we love such as Godflesh, Napalm Death, the Melvins, Ministry, Big Black, Mr Bungle… The list goes on. We’re excited to see this band, let alone share a stage with them.

For Ape Machine’s part, the band will be performing new songs from the upcoming record. The band goes back into the studio in January, with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents producing. This will be the last local show of the year before hunkering down in the studio to paint a new picture of heavy-riffing head-bobbing rock, connecting the pain in your Root Chakra to your balls and your broken heart.

Ape Machine Debut Album

Ape Machine has recorded an 8 song LP entitled “This House Has Been Condemned”. The album was recorded at the Magic Closet in Portland, OR and was engineered by Jeff Stuart Saltzman, Ian Watts and Josh Heinze, and includes tracks produced by Sebastian Rogers. The album is scheduled to drop in May so all of those who have been waiting can look forward to picking up a copy this spring! The record will be released on vinyl, digitally and on a CD that will be included in the vinyl purchase.