THE CHIMPZ Reveal Upcoming Self-Titled EP Details; New Lyric Video for “War Machine”

The Chimpz
The Chimpz

SoCal rap-metal band THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce brand new details on their upcoming, adrenaline-injected self-titled EP, hitting stores on May 13, 2014. The EP will include 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 the EP at Validus Recordings in North Hollywood, CA with top-notch producer Ryan Greene (NOFX, Bad Religion).

THE CHIMPZ have the utmost respect for Ryan Greene and his production work, which comes as no surprise as he is also responsible for producing the band’s previous EP, the critically celebrated Who I Can Trust., “Ryan Greene is a professional producer in every sense. He has the ability to get the best performance out of each of us, great guy to work with, and is a true master of his craft!”

THE CHIMPZ are by far, the hardest working band I know and feel they’ve put everything they have into the new songs.  I look forward to being a part of the project,” adds Ryan Greene.

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. “This EP has killer hooks, verses, choruses and bridges, with heavy rhythmic grooves with an awesome and unique style,” states lead guitarist Scary Cary. “I can’t wait to share this with our fans, as it will keep them excited, interested, and they’ll go crazy in a good way, every time they listen to it!”

“I’m very excited about this EP, for many reasons,” adds bassist Sonic. “It delivers songs with awesome arrangements that will surprise our fans and keep them interested in listening to it for years to come.”

The official EP tracklisting and album art are set to be revealed within the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more details coming soon!


THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce that they’ve reached their PledgeMusic campaign goal to help fund the new EP! But don’t worry – the page is still live and fans can continue to pre-order the album at the PledgeMusic campaign page here: Several pre-order/pledge options are available, 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!


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:

4-25-2014        Scottsdale, AZ @ Electric Ballroom – The Chimpz CD Release party!

4-26-2014        San Diego, CA @ The Merrow

5-09-2014        Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues on the Sunset Strip

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 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)


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