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If we started in the 21st century, our music would probably sound very similar to TRANK."
(Deep Purple - after choosing TRANK as their opening act)

"They don't play metal, but what they play is very cool and metal fans will love it"

(Anthrax's management - after choosing TRANK as their opening act)

"TRANK's music is absolutely fantastic"
(musique-alliance.fr)

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Angry, highly-emotional rock [that] sounds unique in both writing and performance, by turns atmospheric, merciless and melancholic. What we have here is a top-level act - made in France !"
(Batteur Magazine)

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TRANK are a French independent rock band based in Geneva, Switzerland – whose first EP and singles, released between 2016 and 2019, have earned them massively successful opening gigs with rock legends Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed, even though they have not even yet signed to any label. TRANK's furiously catchy, multi-layered alternative rock blends classic metal riffing with post-punk influences into intense yet immediately accessible songs, full of infectious power, melodic introspection and arena-sized flamboyance - as reflected in their live act. On this site you will find everything about the band - enjoy and share !

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SEP 15, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS
TRANK LAUNCH 1st ALBUM AND NEW SINGLE VIDEO, "THE ROPES"

It's finally here. The first album by TRANK, "The Ropes", is available today from most download and streaming platforms, or as a limited edition digipak CD (signed or standard) from this site - and the title track video is out on YouTube. TRANK's first full-length album, “The Ropes”, is fuelled by the energy and experience gained on arena stages opening for major acts like Deep Purple, Papa Roach, Anthrax and Disturbed, as well as hours of painstaking studio work spent honing their epically intimate sound. Exploring the lyrical theme of relationships and the multiple ties that bind us, "The Ropes" sums up the signature TRANK sound - an intensely catchy blend of alternative riffs and post punk atmosphere, in equal parts dark and fiery. The band are already being flooded with fantastic reviews, which will be posted here.

 

Get the album from iTunes HERE - it's also available on most other digital platforms, and you can even get your limited edition digipak CD, standard or signed by all four members of the band, from the "Shop" page of the site.

 

The striking video for title track "The Ropes" is also out today, and visible on YouTube here, or on the"Videos" page of the site. Created by band friend and visual director Alban Verneret, the film showcases the incredible talent of three shibari artists, whose bondage ritual tells the story of the "ties that bind us, knowingly or not" - and is at the center, not only of the video, but also of the album design. .

 

Keep an eye on the band's Facebook page for more news and reviews around the album : we couldn't have done it without you, and we can't wait to hear what you think of it - or to play it live for you. Thank you for your support and see you soon !

TRANK The Ropes Album Artwork 3000 x 300
AUG 15, 2020
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE "BEND OR BREAK (2020)" !

Next up in the series of single releases preceding their first album, "The Ropes", due September 2020, TRANK are revealing "Bend or Break (2020 Album Version)."

A hugely successful live number which blends a powerful, intense alternative metal feel with singalong choruses, "Bend or Break (2020)" asks the question of "who dominates who" in relationships of power, and despite its obviously sexual overtones, also speaks to the resilience of each of us in the face of pressure from the outside - a theme that resonated very strongly with Eastern European audiences, with whom the song went down a storm. Like its predecessor "Undress to Kill (2020)," the song was first released in 2018, as part of a trio of singles which had gotten the band the attention of rock giants Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed : after triumphant opening sets for all of the above in arenas across Eastern Europe, the band decided to re-record those songs for inclusion on their first album, with new performances, recording and mix - a sonic upgrade which reflects the quantum leap in the power and drive of their act, honed upon those gigantic stages. The accompanying video was shot by their friend and visual director Alban Verneret, who also designed the upcoming album visuals - and it features the beauty and burlesque talents of band friend "Mamzelle Viviane." The song is available on YouTube, all the usual digital platforms (be sure to look for the "2020 Album version") - and on this page for download. Enjoy, like and share - and stay tuned for the next single plus full album release on September 15th !

JUN 30, 2020
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE "UNDRESS TO KILL (2020)" !

Continuing the series of single releases preceding their first album, "The Ropes", due September 2020, TRANK unleash "Undress to Kill (2020 Album Version).

The song is a high-powered blend of alternative rock, metal and post-punk electronics, with a lyrical theme in keeping with the rest of the album's focus on the complexity of relationships. "It's not about serial killers or anything - it's about how some people don't just dress to kill, they also UN-dress to kill, meaning, they're so obsessed with the notion of impressing whoever they might be having sex with for the first time, that their ego takes over what should be a moment of sharing, and turns it into something poisonously self-centred." The song, first released in 2018, was one of a trio of singles which had gotten the band the attention of rock giants Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed : after triumphant opening sets for all of the above in arenas across Eastern Europe, the band decided to re-record those songs for inclusion on their first album, with new performances, recording and mix - a sonic upgrade which reflects the quantum leap in the power and drive of their act, honed upon those gigantic stages. The accompanying video was shot by their friend and visual director Alban Verneret, who also designed the upcoming album visuals. The song is available on YouTube, all the usual digital platforms (be sure to look for the "2020 Album version") - and on this page for download. Enjoy, like and share - and stay tuned for further releases !

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