Instrumental Riff-Rock Masters APE SHIFTER To Release Sophomore Album APE SHIFTER II

Since releasing their self-titled debut in March 2017, APE SHIFTER have completed two European club tours encompassing Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. They have shared the bill with Loudness, The Skull, White Cowbell Oklahoma, and Mörglbl, among others. Festival performances have included Zytanien (main stage), Burg Herzberg Festival, OBOA, Free n Easy, Festival Kult!, and others.

On Friday, 29.March 2019, APE SHIFTER release their follow-up album to their debut with their sophomore release APE SHIFTER II.

From rockin’ 70’s riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves and all out bashers, APE SHIFTER give new meaning to intense simian instrumental rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.

Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 20+ years. He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Greg Howe, Stu Hamm, Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band. He’s worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 15+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 25+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album Is This Hyperreal? (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012)!

Featuring:

Jeff Aug : guitar

Florian Walter : bass

Kurty Münch : drums

Side 1

01 GRAVITY

02 HASKETT

03 MASK OF THE ANCIENT WARRIOR

04 SHOEGAZER

05 AMERICAN EAGLE

06 7 YEARS FAT, 7 YEARS LEAN

Side 2

07 DIE RAUSSCHMEIßER

08 FU MANCHU

09 8 SHOT

10 NO CHORDS ALLOWED, JONATHAN

11 STEVEN AVERY IS INNOCENT

12 JIGGY JIGGY BOOM BOOM

13 MATILDA

Recorded on 29./30.June and 01.July 2018 by Tim Hecking at Sounzz in Seifen, Germany.

Mixed in Fall 2018 by Alec Empire at The Hellish Vortex Studios in Berlin, Germany.

Mastered by Calyx in Berlin, Germany.

Artwork & layout graphics by Chris Lakriz.

Band photos by Andreas Tittmann.

all compositions by Jeff Aug (except “Gravity” by Aug, Münch, and Walter) and published by Protozoa Music.

Violin on “Matilda” performed by Kilian Kayser.

RELEASE FORMATS:

APE SHIFTER I & II Double Vinyl (Ape Shifter I & II as one double-vinyl set!)

APE SHIFTER II CD

APE SHIFTER II Digital

APE SHIFTER Tour Dates:

30.03.2019 DE-Immenstadt, Rainbow (w/ Andy Susemihl & Superfriends)

14.04.2019 AT-Salzburg, Rockhouse

15.04.2019 DE-Bamberg, Live Club

16.04.2019 DE-Jena, Rosenkeller

17.04.2019 DE-Fürstenwalde, Club Im Park

18.04.2019 DE-Hamburg, Bambie Galore (w/ Odcult, Electric Hydra)

19.04.2019 DE-Berlin, Supamolly (w/ JUD)

20.04.2019 DE-Hannover, Strangriede Stage

23.04.2019 DE-Stuttgart, Kap Tormentoso

24.04.2019 DE-Frankfurt, The Cave

25.04.2019 DE-Köln, Club Helios (w/ Pinski)

26.04.2019 DE-Oldenburg, Club Cadillac

27.04.2019 DE-Karlsruhe, KOHI (w/ Far Behind The Sun)

30.04.2019 DE-Willofs, Veteranentreffen

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