Vancouver’s CRNKSHFT have a new single out, the punchy, invigorating “Innocence”, mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch). This track is the first in a series of singles that they are releasing in an attempt to gain radio traction before committing to a full-length record.
Lyrically, the song itself taps into the idea that in a world of cancel culture, no one is truly innocent and harps on this fact by asking people, “Are we all so innocent?”. Musically, the band tells fans to expect “devastation”. They continue to explain:
“Turn everything you loved about us up to 10. We have changed through the years, but the core of our style will always be the same; we write with dark topics and heavy guttural crunch, and tempo shifts. Fans that have been with us for awhile can hear the changes, but it always has that CRNKSHFT vibe.
We like to also thank Ryan Van Poederooyen (DTP, Imonolith) for laying down the epic drum track for our new single! When our drummer at the time left right before we wanted to start recording Innocence, we were in an obvious bind. Luckily, he left us with a decent demo track for the single and as it turns out we had another stroke of luck with Ryan ready to go at The Armoury Studios in Vancouver."
The single is prime radio rock, hard enough to satisfy headbangers and catchy enough to be a listener's first foray into the heavier side of music. Listeners can expect passionate emotional swings, combined with an explosion of energy.
The band recently released a music video for "Innocence" , which can be viewed at
Looking to start a band that flowed between genres and refused to be pigeonholed, CRNKSHFT released their first EP “Heavy F***ing Rock” in 2012, which was followed by a self-titled EP in 2016. This new single is the first release since then, but there will be more to come. When CRNKSHFT returns to the stage, fans can expect “Face Melting Hard F*ing Rock”.
CRNKSHFT is recommended for fans of Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Bad Wolves.
“Innocence” is available on all digital platforms at https://crnkshft.hearnow.com/
Influenced by bands like Alice In Chains, Pantera, Metallica, Nirvana and Godsmack, CRNKSHFT have carved out a sound in the vein of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Alexisonfire, that gives them a refreshing sound that’s forges these genres together. Their riffs are designed to get your blood pulsing, their dynamics get your fist-pumping, and the melody keeps you singing along.
Since the band’s formation in 2015, CRNKSHFT’s engine has been firing on all cylinders with their debut EP ‘Hard F***ing Rock’ released in 2015 plus being tapped as local support for such touring bands as Prong, Grim Reaper, Lordi and The Veer Union. The wrecking crew then unleashed their self-titled EP in August 2017 produced by Darren Grahn (Metallica, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi) which allowed the formation to embark on a Tour that took the 5 members from Vancouver to Montreal.
CRNKSHFT has been Nominated for Break Out West – Hard Rock Band of the year 2018, and then started working on new material, which lead to the recording process of the new single Innocence, which was mixed and mastered by Kane Churko.