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Featuring the singles :
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Chrome
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Bend or Break
03 Undress to Kill Single.jpg
Undress to Kill
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In Troubled Times
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The Ropes
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In Troubled Times
(12 inches of Trouble Mix)

«If we’d started in the XXIst Century, we’d probably sound very much like TRANK.»
(Deep Purple, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)


​«Watch out, huge sound and big emotions galore on this first album ! An excellent record on the edge of heavy metal,
with perfect vocals and a groove to die for…»
(Rock Hard)

«Devastating, raging, post-punk-flavored alternative rock, that sounds both authentic and ambitious…» (Metal Obs)

«Their unique blend of pop / rock / metal / electronica has that rare ability to transport the listener to rare & fascinating territories… A genuine identity, a great sense of songwriting, of killing riffs and obsessive grooves.» (Batteur Magazine)

«Impressive firepower… Enough to bring stadium audiences to their feet.» (L’Alsace)

«What a kick !... This is the future of French rock – and they are cut for worldwide success.» (Metal Eyes)

«A very good surprise «made in chez nous» - TRANK’s first album is both rich and classy.» (Among the Living)

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRANK

TRANK are a French independent rock band – whose first singles, released between 2016 and 2019, have earned them massively successful opening gigs with rock legends Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed. TRANK's just-released first album, "The Ropes", an instant smash with the indie / underground rock press, captures their unique,  furiously catchy blend of alternative rock with metal riffing and electronic post-punk - intense yet accessible songs, as introspective yet powerful, intimate yet stadium-sized. On this site you will find everything about the band - enjoy and share, and thank you for visiting !

LATEST NEWS
NOV 05, 2021 - BREAKING NEWS
TRANK LAUNCH "THE ROPES - MONOLITH EDITION" DOUBLE ALBUM !

The band are INCREDIBLY excited to bring you their first album, "THE ROPES" - in an all new two-disc version available in both physical & digital formats.

Indeed, fans and friends - TRANK’s "THE ROPES" is now getting the Deluxe release treatment, with distribution by M&O Music, a new master by Andy Van Dette (Porcupine Tree, David Bowie), and a bonus disc of 12 remixes,  created by a variety of artists (French techno act Mokroié, indie producer Aura Shred) and engineers who  have worked with some of the band's reference acts (Young Gods, Nitzer Ebb). Says the band : "The album, as we initially  self-released it (in France, late 2020), already sat at the crossroads of many influences, from Soundgarden  to early Muse via Depeche Mode and 80's electro-post-punk : adding those remixes to it now is a fun way  to push the electronic side and get people to dicover new sides to the songs, without losing the blend of  fire and ice that makes them TRANK songs."

The original, single-disc version of "THE ROPES" was released small-scale and entirely independently - and garnered dozens of unanimously rave reviews across the French indie on-line press, to the point of being picked up by French distributor M&O Music. M&O will distribute the album in its all-new, double disc incarnation online via digital distribution behemoth Believe Digital - and in brick-and-mortar stores via legendary metal label Season of Mist.

 

As ever, TRANK and visual director Alban Verneret have paid special attention to creating a design that does justice to the content - and please believe us when we say  the physical 2-CD digipak is a thing of beauty. You can order it on line by clicking HERE, or on the sleeve below - or you can find all the links you need to download or stream the album by clicking HERE. You can also buy the double CD in a SIGNED version from the "Store" page of this site, as well as the SIGNED single disc - we have now sold out the standard single disc version, so you should hurry up !

 

Whichever way you choose to buy it, we hope and trust that you will enjoy, not only the intensity of the original songs - but also the way the remixes take them to the edges of TRANK's sonic territory. Enjoy, share with your friends, and if your local shop doesn't carry the CD, feel free to tell them they should... Thank you so much for your continued support, and let us know what you think of this new version of the album !

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SEP 23, 2021
TRANK RELEASE NEW REMIX AND VIDEO AHEAD OF "DELUXE" ALBUM !

Today, TRANK release « In Troubled Times (Twelve Inches of Trouble Version) »,
an exclusive remix with a spectacular 3D video created by the band’s visual director, Alban Verneret
. Available on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes etc, this brand new remix precedes the release of a 2CD Deluxe "Monolith" version of the band’s debut album, « The Ropes », originally released late 2020 to unanimously rave reviews from the French Indie & metal press – which celebrated its rich, powerful & intensely catchy blend of alt rock, metal and electronic post punk.

TRANK’s « The Ropes – Deluxe Edition » is due November 2021 and will include the album’s 12 original songs, mixed in NYC  by Brian Robbins (Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria) & mastered by Andy Van Dette (Porcupine Tree, David Bowie)... But it will also include 12 stunning remixes created by David Weber (engineer for the Young Gods), Mokroïé and Aura Shred (both cult French electro acts), and Greco Rossetti (who has recorded Nitzer Ebb), plus the band themselves.

The name of this first remix, « Twelve Inches of Trouble », is a reference to the golden age of the twelve inch single – and the pioneering remixes the band grew up with, from the likes of Depeche Mode, The Cure or Nine Inch Nails. « TRANK is a band of diverse influences, some of them more obvious than others in the original tracks; we hope that these remixes will be an opportunity for fans of electronica, industrial music and post-punk to discover our sound. »

Check out the video here, stream / buy the single here - or play the video below... and don't forget to like, comment and subscribe directly on YouTube - TRANK remains a fully independent band and every little bit of support helps. Enjoy !

FEB 23, 2021
TRANK T-SHIRTS NOW IN STOCK !

As promised a while back, you can now ORDER your very own TRANK fan T-shirts - available in limited quantities so go get yours now ! Created by our visual director Alban Verneret and inspired by the lyrics and videos of the band, they are quality items that will help you wear your love for TRANK proudly. Stocks are limited so get them while you can - and we will be back shortly to tell you more about a fantastic bunch of stunning remixes that will expand the sound of TRANK in all sorts of surprising directions. See you soon and keep sharing the music !

NOV 12, 2020
FANTASTIC ALBUM REVIEWS !

Well - the virus stops us from defending our first album "The Ropes" on stage, but others are defending it for us - French alternative rock writers and journalists are literally flooding us with outstanding reviews.

We will very soon be posting some of those on the site, so you can get an idea of the sort of enthusiastic, passionate response the album is generating among French critics and rock lovers (you can find most of them on our Facebook page in the meantime, as well as the many interviews that surrounded  the album release)... And maybe help us get the same sort of thing going in YOUR country ? In the meantime, we are overwhelmed with the love we're getting - and very pleased to see that in the views of title track video "The Ropes", which has just passed 100,000 plays on YouTube. Thank you for your support  - and see you very soon !

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