The explosive music of THE CHIMPZ was born and developed from their everyday struggles in the streets of Los Angeles. The band released their new single "California", followed by a new self-titled EP which was released September 9th, 2014. Their songs are a street savvy chronicle of their musical journey through the hustle and flow of life in LA, while always delivering a memorable hook.
The new EP was produced by platinum award winning producer Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth), who also helmed their previous release, "Who Can I Trust". This is the band’s 4th commercial release.
THE CHIMPZ’s music has been heard on several episodes of FX’s "Sons of Anarchy" (new song “Right To Left” was used in episode 2 on 9/16 of in Season 7 of “SOA”), every episode of MTV's "Bam Margera's Unholy Union", The Challenge”, MTV’s “Real World”, Fox Sports, Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell”, Action Sports TV show “Adrenalina” and a host of other club placements.
They have also been featured online and in print magazines including No Cover, Loudwire, ThePRP.com, Campus Circle, Planet Mosh, Antimusic, CrypticRock, Unsung Melody, Examiner.com, Sonic Hits, AbsolutePunk.net, PureGrainAudio.com, Metal Underground, WN Network, Hard Rock Haven, Rock N Roll Magazine, Hip Rock Magazine, Indie Rock Magazine, AI, Rockwell Unscene, Rock Thiz Magazine and Rock ‘N Roll Industries.
Active Rock and Hard Alternative radio have embraced The Chimpz release of "California" which has remained steady in the charts with their current rankings as follows:
Mediabase Active Rock chart: 93*
BDS Mainstream Rock chart: 121*
BDS Mainstream Rock Indicator chart: 66*
Mediabase Active Rock Activator chart: 42*
Mediabase Active Rock Independent Artists rankings: #16
The Chimpz have honed their always entertaining live act while building a loyal and growing following. They have brought their music to life performing shows such as the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival Mainstage and were the only artists requested to play a second stage along side Linkin Park, Chevelle, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Weezer, and more after being in the Loudwire Video Competition against artists such as Korn, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, and Black Veil Brides. Loudwire retired the Chimpz after holding steady in the top 9 for twenty weeks in a row. The only band in Loudwire history to ever be retired. In addition, the band has also performed at Rocklahoma three times (2013, 2014, 2015), Rockstar Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, the Tropicana Casino (Las Vegas), FEX Fest (Mexicali, Mexico – 5,000 people - 2013, 2014), Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, The Viper Room, and Venice Summerfest; and just recently completed their 2nd 25 date U.S. Tour.
As a testimony to their drawing power as a live act, the band has an enviable roster of sponsors & touring partners including Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Audio 2000's, Outlaw Threadz, Rock~n~Roll Gangstar Apparel, Sullen, JBL, Curt Managan Strings, Pick Bay, and Bone Custom Drums. The Chimpz have also developed their own coffee and vape juice line.
The Chimpz are:
Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Chuck P (MC/Vocals)
Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)
Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)
Sean Topham (Drums)
The Chimpz Online:
www.thechimpz.com // www.facebook.com/chimpznation //www.twitter.com/thechimpz //www.youtube.com/thechimpz