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Portland, Oregon heavy rockers Ape Machine are set to kick a 13-date trek across Europe next week in support of their newest Ripple Music release, "Mangled by the Machine." The tour, which begins on Friday, May 31st in Münster and includes an appearance at the Freak Valley Festival (June 1st in Netphen) will see Ape Machine providing direct support for Small Stone recording artists Nightstalker. Tour dates are as follows:
MAY 31st - Münster @ Rare Guitar
JUNE 1st - Netphen @ Freak Valley Festival
JUNE 2nd - Antwerpen @ Antwerpen Music City
JUNE 4th - Paris @ Glazart
JUNE 5th - Leuven @ Rockbar
JUNE 6th - Aachen @ Wild Rover
JUNE 7th - Hasselt @ Carpe Diem
JUNE 8th - Würzburg @ Immerhin
JUNE 9th - Salzburg @ Rockhouse
JUNE 11th - St. Gallen @ Rümpeltum
JUNE 12th - Feldkirch @ Graf Hugo
JUNE 13th - Erfurt @ Stadtgarten
JUNE 14th - Berlin @ Dazzle Berlin
Ripple Music has set May 14th as the date on which Ape Machine's "Mangled by the Machine" will be made available to the masses (one day earlier in the UK). The following press release was issued about the new offering:
"A conceptual album that mixes animal aggression and technical precision, Ape machine's Mangled by the Machine carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years, and infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the pissed-off, protest-minded lyrics lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, Ape Machine demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation that delivers true guts and glory rock and roll. Mangled by the Machine will be available as CD, digital, and vinyl releases. For Fans of: Quicksand, Led Zeppelin, The Sword, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, and The Rival Sons."
The track listing is:
1. Gun You Down
2. Everybody Bleeds
3. Tyrant's Arm
4. Angry Man
5. Mangled By The Machine
6. Ruling With Intent
7. They Want You To Bleed, They Want You To Bleed Out
8. Grind Of Defeat
9. Strange Are The People
10. Pay Attention More...
Hard-hitting heavy rock animals Ape Machine, who recently signed with Ripple Music, recently announced their March 2013 SxSW Tour.
The tour is in advance of the band's third album, "Mangled by the Machine," which Ripple Music will be releasing worldwide shortly. Below are the tour dates:
3/8 - Portland, OR - The Know (w/ Sons of Huns and Bison Bison)
3/9 - Redding, CA - Bombay's (w/ Armed for Apocalypse)
3/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Knockout (w/ Hollow Mirrors and Buffalo Tooth)
3/11 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp (w/ Armed for Apocalypse and Horseneck)
3/12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/ Dirty Sirens, Wha?, and Roxy Jones)
3/13 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room (w/ From Dogs to Wolves, Keeping Shay and Red Complex)
3/15 - Austin, TX - Rusty's (Hype Music, Swing House, D'Addario Day Party)
3/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto (Fuzzed Out! Fest with WoFat, Lord Fowl, Freedom Hawk)
3/17 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace (with Black Empress, Been Obscene)
3/18 - Tucson, AZ - TLMS (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/19 - Los Angeles, CA (tbd)
3/20 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 (with Style Like Revelators, Been Obscene and Rare Monk)
3/21 - Chico, CA - Cafe Coda (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/22 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bonds (with Psyrup, Testface and Been Obscene)
3/23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (with Bitches Crystal, and Been Obscene) More...
Portland, OR rockers Ape Machine will be unleashing a new one. The band's third album, "Mangled by the Machine," is set for worldwide release on Ripple Music in the coming months as the band takes off to plow over the masses on a full-scale European Tour, including appearances in all the major heavy rock festivals.
Ape Machine commented yesterday upon the new alliance; "We are very excited to be a part of the Ripple family and to work with one of the most genuine heavy rock labels in the world! It's clear that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they've released speaks for itself. We're very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!"
Below is the cover art for "Mangled by the Machine," with studio footage of the band streaming over at this location.