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Chimp Spanner

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Below is our complete Chimp Spanner news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Killing Joke Added To Hammerfest 4

Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.

Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
Hark
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


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Periphery Drummer To Miss Upcoming Shows

Periphery, which is out now with new album "Periphery II," has checked in with the following announcement about Matt Halpern missing upcoming tour dates due to an injury:

"Peripherals! Bad news... Matt had an unfortunate accident yesterday and dislocated his shoulder! He'll be ok, but he wont be able to play for part of our current UK/European tour.

"Luckily, our good drummer friends, Mike Malyan of Monuments and Boris Le Gal of Chimp Spanner will be stepping up to fill Matt's shoes for this run.

"Please send Matt your love, and expect him back behind the kit maybe even as soon as the end of this current tour! Thanks for understanding, and see you at the shows!"

For more info on Periphery, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Chimp Spanner Posts "Mobius Part 3" Playthrough

Chimp Spanner will be touring with 7 Horns 7 Eyes and The Contortionist this coming July, and the band has now posted a video clip online discussing the upcoming dates. Check out the footage below, which also features a playthrough of "Mobius Part 3." Chimp Spanner also commented:

"A short word on my upcoming North American tour with 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Jeff Loomis and The Contortionist, plus a cheeky (but sadly low quality) playthrough of Mobius Part 3! If anyone would like to recommend me an inexpensive digital video camera with a flip screen so I can see what I'm doing, please leave it in the comments below!"

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The Contortionist To Tour With Jeff Loomis

The Contortionist has announced a headlining tour with Jeff Loomis presented by Metalsucks, with additional sponsorship from Royal Family Clothing and Guitar World Magazine. Kicking off in Indianapolis, IN, dates will run through July and August (dates available below, more to be announced soon). Support will come from Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns 7 Eyes.

The Contortionist will also be featured on a handful of dates in this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The band will release new record "Intrinsic" on July 17th, 2012 via eOne/Good Fight Music.

"On 'Intrinsic', we've found ourselves focusing on the songwriting as well as the new textures and melody we're striving for. Each song has its own identity and flow, but the album is fun to listen through in order cause of the conceptual ties," says vocalist / keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter.

The upcoming tour dates from The Contortionist are as follows: More...

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Chimp Spanner Posts Drum Recording Footage

Sick Drummer Magazine has posted exclusive studio footage of Chimp Spanner drummer Boris Le Gal in the studio during the "All Roads Lead Here" EP recording sessions.

Check out the video clip below. The "All Roads Lead Here" EP was released last month through Basick Records, and you can stream tracks from the release at this location.

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Chimp Spanner Posts Guitar Playthrough Clip

Progressive metal multi-instrumental virtuoso Paul Antonio Ortiz, aka Chimp Spanner, has posted a guitar playthrough clip online for the song "Mobius Pt. 1," which is taken off the new EP "All Roads Lead Here." Check out the footage below. You can also stream songs from the EP by heading over to this location.

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Chimp Spanner Streaming Songs From New EP

Chimp Spanner has now released the new "All Roads Lead Here" EP through Basick Records. The label is now stream several tracks from the release online, which you can hear via BandCamp or through the player below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dark Age Of Technology
2. Engrams
3. Mobius Pt I
4. Mobius Pt II
5. Mobius Pt III
6. Cloud City More...

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Chimp Spanner Live Footage Available

Digital Fufux has posted footage online of Chimp Spanner performing "Bad Code" live in Paris during the band's current run of European tour dates alongside Cynic. Check out the performance clip below, or find more details on the tour at this location.

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Basick Records Offering Free Sampler

Basick Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a free sampler album online:

"To wish all our fans, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and special New Year, we've released a FREE sampler featuring some of our favorite tracks from the Basick roster.

"This new sampler features tracks from recent signings Skyharbor, Blotted Science, and The Algorithm, as well as stunning work from Chimp Spanner, Aliases, Circles, Monuments, Uneven Structure, and many, many more. Did we mention it's FREE! Pick it up at Amazon today!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dark Age Of Technology Chimp Spanner
2. Act III Circles
3. The Uncollective (instrumental) Monuments
4. Celestial (edit) Skyharbor
5. Awaken (edit) Uneven Structure
6. The Winnowing 7 Horns 7 Eyes
7. A Sting Operation - Human Barbecued Blotted Science
8. This Is The Last Time I Repeat Myself Ion Dissonance
9. The Resurgent The Arusha Accord
10. The Reality Of Beliefs Aliases
11. Oceans Visions
12. Isometry Algorithm

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Basick Records Announces HMV Showcase

Basick Records has confirmed that the label will be showcasing its talent at the annual new music festival HMV’s Next Big Thing.

On Monday, February 6th 2012 the label will be taking over one of London’s most infamous venues, The Camden Barfly, to showcase live sets from progressive metal king Chimp Spanner along with French pairing Uneven Structure and The Algorithm, the latter performing with the much talked about young drumming phenomenon Mike Malyan.

Chimp Spanner will also be releasing his new record "All Roads Lead Here" on the very same day, as such this showcase will be doubling up as a release party.

Basick Records Director Barley comments: "2012 is going to be a HUGE year for BASICK in many different ways, so HMV presenting us with an opportunity to showcase the label's rapidly growing international roster is a real honour! CHIMP SPANNER will be releasing his brand new record in conjunction with the event, so we want to see everyone turn out to make it a party we'll never forget!"

More info on HMV’s Next Big Thing can be found by heading over to this location.

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Chimp Spanner To Release New EP

Multi-instrumental virtuoso Paul Antonio Ortiz, aka Chimp Spanner, will be releasing the new "All Roads Lead Here" EP on February 6th, 2012 via Basick Records. In addition to the CD and digital formats, a strictly limited edition clear transparent vinyl version will be available, with the exclusive addition of the "Supereroremix" EP.

"All Roads Lead Here" features six new tracks, which in true Chimp style, range from the luscious and beautiful to the twisted and sinister, with the stunning three-part centrepiece "M?bius" showing off his immense talent for gripping arrangements. And as expected, the EP flows like a groove driven atmospheric sci-fi soundtrack, as Paul himself explains:

"I'm really happy with how the EP turned out! It was kind of hard at first to find a sound that progressed and evolved nicely from At The Dream's Edge', but I think making some of the songs a bit darker helped to set them apart from all the glossy futurism of the previous album. The three part song, 'M?bius', is still spacey and sci fi inspired (as you can tell from the awesome artwork by Daniel Wagner), but it's also got some more personal themes going on too. I hope you guys enjoy this record - I can't wait to get out there and play it!"

Chimp Spanner will hit the road throughout Europe with Cynic in December. Dates are as follows:

Sat 03.12.11 The Village, Dublin, Ireland.
Sun 04.12.11 Limelight, Belfast, UK.
Mon 05.12.11 The Underworld, London, UK.
Tue 06.12.11 Trix, Antwerp, Belgium.
Wed 07.12.11 Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Thu 08.12.11 Divan Du Monde Paris, France.
Fri 09.12.11 Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland.
Sat 10.12.11 Rock'n'Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy.
Sun 11.12.11 Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Mon 12.12.11 Arena, Vienna, Austria .
Tue 13.12.11 Club 202, Budapest, Hungary.
Wed 14.12.11 Randall, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Thu 15.12.11 KD Kyje, Prague, Czech Republic.
Fri 16.12.11 Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany.
Sat 17.12.11 Kleine Freiheit, Osnabrück, Germany.
Sun 18.12.11 Templet, Lyngby, Denmark.
Mon 19.12.11 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany.
Tue 20.12.11 P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands. More...

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Hypno5e Posts Tour Promo Video

French act Hypno5e has unleashed a tour promo video for the band's upcoming run of shows with Cynic and Chimp Spanner in Europe this December. This video also features a few new song extracts in raw and instrumental form. Check out the video clip below.

Dates for the European trek are as follows:

Sat, 12/3/11 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
Sun, 12/4/11 - Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Mon, 12/5/11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Tue, 12/6/11 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Wed, 12/7/11 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Thu, 12/8/11 - Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Fri, 12/9/11 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Sat, 12/10/11 - Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy @ Rock’n’Roll Arena
Sun, 12/11/11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
Mon, 12/12/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Tue, 12/13/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Club 202
Wed, 12/14/11 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randall
Thu, 12/15/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ KD Kyje
Fri, 12/16/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
Sat, 12/17/11 - Osnabrück, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
Sun, 12/18/11 - Lyngby, Denmark @ Templet
Mon, 12/19/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Tue, 12/20/11 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands @ P60
Wed, 12/21/11 – Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos Saa

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Hypno5e To Tour With Cynic And Chimp Spanner

French experimental metallers Hypno5e have been confirmed for the Carbon-Based Anatomy Live European tour with Cynic and Chimp Spanner. The tour kicks off on December 3rd in Dublin, Ireland and routes all the way until December 20th to The Netherlands. Hypno5e also recently contributed to Metalunderground.com's "Pit Stories" column with a story of an ill-timed stage dive at this location.

Dates for the European trek are as follows:

Sat, 12/3/11 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
Sun, 12/4/11 - Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Mon, 12/5/11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Tue, 12/6/11 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Wed, 12/7/11 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Thu, 12/8/11 - Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Fri, 12/9/11 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Sat, 12/10/11 - Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy @ Rock’n’Roll Arena
Sun, 12/11/11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
Mon, 12/12/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Tue, 12/13/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Club 202
Wed, 12/14/11 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randall
Thu, 12/15/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ KD Kyje
Fri, 12/16/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
Sat, 12/17/11 - Osnabrück, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
Sun, 12/18/11 - Lyngby, Denmark @ Templet
Mon, 12/19/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Tue, 12/20/11 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands @ P60

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Tesseract Canceling European Shows

Tesseract has checked in with the following update about canceling shows from the "Lowering the Tone" tour due to illness:

"Hi guys,

"Due to illness we're having to cancel the first part of the 'Lowering the Tone' tour in Europe with Chimp Spanner. This really sucks and it is something that we are deeply sorry about.

"However, we are trying to make sure that we're able to perform at Euroblast on October 22nd, and in Breda with Textures on the 23rd. To everyone that had purchased a ticket and everyone that was planning on coming along we're truly sorry."

For further details on Tesseract, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.

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Tesseract Posts European Tour Teaser

Tesseract will be heading out on a European tour with Chimpspanner this October, and the band has now posted a teaser clip for the trek, which can be viewed below.

The dates are as follows:

Sat, Oct 15 Logo Hamburg
Sun, Oct 16 Magnet Berlin
Tue, Oct 18 Modrá Vopice Statenice
Wed, Oct 19 Nachtleben Frankfurt
Thu, Oct 20 Arena Wien Bezirk-Landstrasse
Sat, Oct 22 EUROBLAST Underground Koln
Sun, Oct 23 (w/ Textures) Mezz Breda

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Euroblast Festival Teaser Clip Posted

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Germany's upcoming Euroblast Festival, which takes place on October 21st and 22nd. The clip can be viewed below, and more details on the festival are available here.

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Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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Chimp Spanner Signs To Basick Records

Progressive rock/metal band Chimp Spanner, who recently signed to Basick Records, has released their new album, "At The Dream's Edge," via online retailers.

Performed, recorded, produced and mixed entirely by Paul Antonio Ortiz, "At The Dreams Edge" encompasses many styles of progressive rock and metal, delivered on a movie-like soundscape with a tight and punchy modern production. "Visualise an instrumental Dream Theater meets Toto, arranged by Vangelis and produced by Devin Townshend, with Frederik Thordendal on rhythm and Steve Vai on lead guitars!" states the record label.

Check out the new album sampler up on the band's MySpace player for a taste of what's in the new album.

Grab the album from iTunes here or on AmazonMP3 here.

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