ALPHA OMEGA Management has a huge pleasure to announce that the French alt-metallers TRANK are confirmed for the second edition of Shock'Metal Fest 2020, taking place on June 27th-28th at Palabigauda Arena di Camporosso (Imperia, Italy). TRANK will go onstage on the first festival day, Saturday June 27th, headlined by PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARDS SON, alongside NASHVILLE PUSSY, ROOMATES and M.O.T.H.
Comments the band:
“TRANK are delighted to announce their upcoming live performance at the Shock Metal Festival on Saturday, June 27th 2020, in Palabigauda Arena, Camporosso, Italy ! The 2-day festival will feature a range of heavy metal hitters including Nashville Pussy, Artillery, Extrema, and ex Motörhead Phil Campbell with the Bastard Sons. TRANK will perform live for the first time since embarking into the recording and mixing of their upcoming first album, “The Ropes” which will come out later this year - and after so much time holed up in the studio, the band have plenty of energy to release on stage and share with their audience. The band are very excited and looking forward to meet as many of you as possible before, during, and after the concert. More news and updates as we get closer to the actual day - stay tuned!”
[Stage-photo by Tom Nodal]
Sunday, 28th June, will be headlined by ARTILLERY, alongside EXTREMA, NECRODEATH, SHOCKIN' HEAD, XENOS. To complete the festival bill, there will be organized a band contest, starting in Spring. More information TBA.
The is organized by SHOCK Events Agency in collaboration with Volcano Records & Promotion and Radio Stella Piemonte. Facebook Page Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/411983809466379/
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TRANK are a fully independent band from France, whose unique brand of arena-friendly rock blends alt-metal and post punk influences into an emotionally charged, furiously contagious, richly powerful sound. Their independently produced 2018 – 2019 singles and videos got them the attention of such giants as Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach or Disturbed, who all offered them support slots – to overwhelming crowd response. The band are currently working on their debut full-length album, scheduled for release in 2020. More details will be unveiled shortly.
About TRANK’s sound.
A contagious, intense, raging brand of rough-as-rock introspection. Or, as they half-jokingly describe it, “like silicium : not metal, but just as hard.” TRANK want “to make you jump AND think at the same time” : their music blends infectious, propulsive, angry energy, with a more seasoned lyrical look upon life and its trials than you’d expect from a band that sounds this powerful. Their songs capture the sort of world-weariness, cynicism and empathy that only comes with living a little – before you song- write; but their sound brings those feelings to life with irresistible drive and cathartic flamboyance. A combination which very much defines their identity – between alternative metal and post-punk…. And has attracted attention from no less than Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed, all of whom have chosen TRANK as their opening act in major concert arenas across Europe.
Read below what DEEP PURPLE and ANTHRAX say about TRANK:
“If we started in the 21st century, our music would probably sound very similar to TRANK.” – (Deep Purple, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)
“They don’t play metal, but what they play is very cool and metal fans will love it”. – (Anthrax’s management, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)
Undress to Kill (Official Video) –