The new album by Portland-based heavy rockers Ape Machine, Mangled by the Machine, was released May 14 on Ripple Music. Next Friday, the band starts a run of shows alongside Greek riffers Nightstalker (new video here) that includes a stop June 1 at the Freak Valley fest.
Kudos to the band for getting out and getting their passports together and all the rest of it. Mangled by the Machine is available to stream following the PR wire info below, courtesy of the Ripple Music Bandcamp:
APE MACHINE Gearing Up For European Tour
Portland, Oregon heavy rockers APE MACHINE are set to kick a 13-date trek across Europe next week in support of their newest 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 - www.freakvalley.de) 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
Mangled by the Machine was released on May 14th via Ripple Music. This already critically-acclaimed album was immediately made available on CD, black vinyl and digital formats. Earlier this week, Ripple Music issued a limited edition (100 copies only) Splatter Vinyl that comes with a signed poster of the album’s original cover concept. To order, visit ripplemusic.bigcartel.com.
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.