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CRNKSHFT

Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/09/08

Vancouver, BC’s CRNKSHFT are setting the scene ablaze with their explosive, drop tune aggression with melody at its core. To sum it all up…these guys are ‘hard as f**k’.

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.

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.

Ready to shift gear to full speed, the wrecking crew will be unleashing their next self-titled EP produced by Daren Grahn (Metallica, Hedley, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi)

“Our new EP is a beast; we are really excited to showcase our melodic side. The four songs should touch a wide demographic of fans, which is what we want. We aren’t looking to be defined as just a heavy metal band, but as a hard knocking punch to get anyone going. We’re accepted by all those who listen to metal and rock. The whole idea of CRNKSHFT’s music is that we’ll be enjoyed by fans across a variety of genres.” states the band.

When it comes to lyrics, vocalist Shane Jolie explains.

“This EP is pseudo political, but also has songs about raw emotions, it’s not a story from start to finish, and each song has its own message. It’s an EP to show the world who we are and what we’re all about. My writing is dark, ideas came from depression and anger, sometimes when I’m happy, but mostly not and it’s still very true to this day. I want people to take whatever they can from the listening experience of our new EP. Music always helped me out of my funks and I want CRNKSHFT to do the same. Let it be accessible to all people and all feelings.”

CRNKSHFT prides itself on writing raw, emotional music and when they perform with zero f**ks given, what you see is what you get…a leave it all on stage attitude that gets fans fists pumping, head banging and singing along to the band’s anthemic melodies.

“We’re not a band that’s going to give you stage props and fake blood and shit, we’re going to give you an emotional rollercoaster, it’s not just straight metal or straight rock its a mixture of everything in between, the songs have tonnes of dynamic, and we push for people to get caught up in it.”

Make no mistake there is no stopping the CRNKSHFT freight train. The self-titled EP is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Spotify and all major online retailers, with 2 new singles being released this summer!

http://www.crnkshft.com/

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