On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, instrumental rock band, APE SHIFTER, are releasing their third album, Monkey Business.
APE SHIFTER have performed four European club tours in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and The Netherlands since their formation in November 2015. They have also released two full-length albums, and will release their third album, Monkey Business, on March 31st, 2023.
Recorded in January 2022 at Sounzz in Seifen, Germany.
Mixed & Mastered by Tim Hecking.
Produced by APE SHIFTER.
Artwork, layout graphics, and cover photo by Chris Lakriz.
Back cover photo by Bernd Kuhn.
all compositions by Jeff Aug, arranged by Ape Shifter and published by Protozoa Music
APE SHIFTER redefines intense simian instrumental rock from the hellish pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo with rockin’ 70s riffs played with punk rock ferocity, creeping metal grooves, and all-out bashers.
Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who was born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Laurel, Maryland. He has been living at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for more than 20 years. He has toured with Soft Machine, Allan Holdsworth, Greg Howe, Stu Hamm, and Albert Lee, as well as with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, Ice-T & Bodycount, and his former band. He has collaborated with Government Issue’s John Stabb, toured and recorded with Anne Clark for more than two decades, and toured as a solo guitarist for more than two decades.
Additionally, Jeff can be heard on the album “Is This Hyperreal?” by Atari Teenage Riot ( Digital Hardcore Records and Dim Mak Records). Jeff holds two Guinness World RecordsTM: in 2009 and 2012, he set the record for “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours.”
The lineup is completed by drummer Kurty Münch, a member of the German punk band Rotting Carcass, and bass virtuoso Florian Walter, of the band Less.
APE SHIFTER employs Dunlop picks and guitar accessories, EVH/Charvel, Floyd Rose, D’Addario, and Planet Waves cables. Earebel is worn by Ape Shifter.
Find more from APE SHIFTER now:
Pre-Order the album on CD and/or vinyl via e-mail at: info@MAXIMUMBooking.com
For more information: www.ape-shifter-com, www.facebook.com/apeshifter/