THE CHIMPZ: New BattleGrounds MMA Theme Song; Announce Live Performance at BOK Center

The Chimpz
The Chimpz

SoCal rap-metal band THE CHIMPZ have penned the brand new, official theme song for BattleGrounds MMA! BattleGrounds MMA is a Tulsa, Okla.-based, world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion that places its athletes on a major stage in the most challenging and exciting format possible: one-night, single-elimination tournaments that reveal the toughest competitors in their respective weight classes.


In addition to writing the new theme song, entitled ‘BattleGrounds’, THE CHIMPZ will perform the track while walking out to the cage at the BOK Center on June 27th at the Battlegrounds O.N.E. Tournament. BattleGrounds O.N.E. (One Night Elimination) touts 8 world-class, welterweight (170 pounds) fighters competing for a Grand Prize of $50,000! Learn more about the event at


The track ‘Battlegrounds’ will also be available on June 27th for purchase via iTunes. You can listen to the song now via the band’s ReverbNation page here.



THE CHIMPZ will release their adrenaline-injected self-titled EP on May 27th. The EP includes the band’s latest single, ‘War Machine’, which you can watch an exclusive lyric video for now via You can also purchase ‘War Machine’ via iTunes here.



The band is currently working on their self-titled EP at Validus Recordings in North Hollywood, CA with top-notch producer Ryan Greene (NOFX, Bad Religion). The new self-titled EP goes above and beyond what The Chimpz Nation is used to hearing from the band – with a fresh songwriting approach featuring memorable hooks and denser grooves. You can pre-order the EP by emailing the band at


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:

5-24-2014        Pryor, OK @ ROCKLAHOMA

8-1-2014          Frasier Park, CA @ Fiesta Days Festival



THE CHIMPZ boast sponsorships with famous brands like Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Coffin Case, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Xcel Drumsticks, Audio 2000’s, and Outlaw Threadz. The band’s music has been featured on networks like FX and MTV, on shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Real World, and Bam Margera’s Unholy Union.



Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

Chuck P (MC/Vocals)

Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)

Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)

Sean Topham (Drums)


For more information about THE CHIMPZ, please visit:

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