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APE SHIFTER Print E-mail
Written by RogorMortis   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Progressive Rock Ensemble APE SHIFTER To Release Self-Titled Debut Album “Ape Shifter” + Tour Dates Progressive Rock Ensemble APE SHIFTER To Release Self-Titled Debut Album “Ape Shifter” + Tour Dates
 
It was a cold, dark day when the fire burned high and the simian shadow raised his hand through the smoke in solemn praise and exclaimed, “It is time for instrumental rock!”
 
Germany – Progressive Rock ensemble APE SHIFTER will be releasing their self-titled debut album in March 2017! APE SHIFTER is all instrumental and reaches from rockin' 70's riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves. Intense Simian Instrumental Rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.
 
Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 18 years.  He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Johnny A., Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band.  He's worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 10+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 20+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012)!
 
Progressive, loud instrumental rock; that's how APE SHIFTER describes their sound. APE SHIFTER brings you the perfect combination of melody intertwined with fat 70's riffs and punk rock ferocity.
 
After 3 albums with his rock band Sorry About Your Daughter, 1 album with his punk band Banana Peel Buzz, 8 instrumental acoustic guitar albums, 3 albums & 1 DVD with Anne Clark, guest appearances with ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, 2 Guinness(TM) world records, and a #1 album on the iTunes Acoustic Music Charts in the U.S., Jeff Aug gives you his new instrumental rock band: APE SHIFTER!
 
Featuring:
Jeff Aug: guitar
Florian Walter: bass
Kurty Münch: drums
 
APE SHIFTER Live Video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqE5iatY7uU
APE SHIFTER “Brain-O-Mat” (rough mix): https://soundcloud.com/jeffaug-1/ape-shifter-brain-o-mat-rough-mix
APE SHIFTER “Sakrotani”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm2SIixr574&feature=youtu.be
 
APE SHIFTER's self-titled debut album is available via iTunes, Amazon and at www.ape-shifter.com
 
Artist:  Ape Shifter
Album Title:  Ape Shifter
Label:  Brainstorm Records       
Catalogue Number:  BS0401639            
LC Number:  11050       
Barcode / EAN:  40 27791 00810 3              
 
Tracklist:

01 Uhluhtc  03:33
02 Revolution Summer  03:10
03 Desert Rock  03:27
04 Dopamatic  04:27
05 Hot Rod 02:34
06 Verdammt  03:54
07 Dead Tuna Boogie  02:58
08 Ratchet Attack  05:08
09 Sakrotani   03:13
10 Brain-O-Mat  03:47
11 Superhero Helden  02:30
 
Recorded on 09./10.July 2016 by Jürgen Schlachter at 36music in Leipheim, Germany.
Mixed in Winter 2016 by Alec Empire at The Hellish Vortex Studios in Berlin, Germany.
Mastered by Calyx in Berlin, Germany.
Artwork & layout graphics by Chris Lakriz.
Cover photo by Peter Travers.
This album was recorded live in the studio. There are no overdubs or “punch-ins.”
All compositions by Jeff Aug and published by Protozoa Music.
 
Ape Shifter and Jeff Aug use Hughes & Kettner amplification, Hipshot accessories, D´Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, and Dunlop picks & guitar accessories.  Ape Shifter wear RatRax.

APE SHIFTER Tour Dates:
Presented by GUITAR Magazine
27.01.2017 DE-Leipzig, Naumanns im Felsenkeller (with Shotgun Valium)
28.01.2017 DE-Dessau, Cadillac (with Jeff Aug solo performance)
03.03.2017 DE-Weikersheim, Club W71
04.03.2017 DE-Immenstadt, Rainbow (official album release concert!)
09.03.2017 DE-Karlsruhe, KoHi
10.03.2017 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil*
11.03.2017 NL-Landgraaf, Oefenbunker*
12.03.2016 DE-Düsseldorf, Pitcher*
17.03.2017 DE-Reutlingen, Franz.K (as support for WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE!)
27.04.2017 DE-Burgkunstadt, TECnet
28.04.2017 DE-Schwerin, Speicher
29.04.2017 DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller HsD (w/ Shotgun Valium)
30.04.2017 DE-Berlin, Supamolly  (special guest:  JUD)
*with special guest Chris Haskett's Amplified Ambition (Rollins Band guitarist!)
 
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