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Featuring the singles :
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Chrome
02 Bend or Break Single.jpg
Bend or Break
03 Undress to Kill Single.jpg
Undress to Kill
01 In Troubled Times Single.jpg
In Troubled Times
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The Ropes
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In Troubled Times
(12 inches of Trouble Mix)
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Shining
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Illustrated Girl
(Live Studio Session)

«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 - ALBUM OF THE MONTH DEC 2021)

«An unbelievably strong release... A truly cross-genre album» (PowerPlay UK, 8/10 FEB 2022)

«An album of extremely high standards throughout, which dispenses emotions of indisputable depth with a rare, measured elegance. A real concentrate of intensity and inspiration.» (Rock Hard Italy - INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE MONTH FEB 2022)

«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)

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRANK

TRANK are a French / Swiss independent heavy alt-rock band – whose first singles earned them massively successful opening gigs with rock legends Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed. TRANK's first album, "The Ropes", an instant smash with the indie / underground rock press, captured their unique,  furiously catchy blend of alternative rock with metal riffing and electronic post-punk - intense yet accessible songs, introspective yet powerful, intimate yet stadium-sized. While the band are working on their second album, you will find everything about them here - enjoy, feel free to share, and thank you for visiting !

LATEST NEWS
JAN 21, 2024 - BREAKING NEWS
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TRANK CAMP !

We know we've been quiet for a while, but rest assured that the recording and mixing of the second album is well underway... And that BIG changes are coming. We won't say more for now but hopefully you'll love the results and continue to support us - thank you for being here, and see you very soon !

AUG 22, 2023
TRANK INTERVIEW AHEAD OF ZOOLOO FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE !

Three quarters of TRANK recently gave a slightly unhinged, if quite typical, interview to the kind folk running the Zooloo Festival in the Geneva area, where the band are due to perform on August 25th (details here). It's all in French... But it should give you an idea of the mood in the ranks right now. Enjoy ! 

TRANK interview for Zooloo
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JUL 13, 2023
TRANK RELEASE NEW LIVE-IN-THE-STUDIO VIDEO !

As we work on the composition and recording of our second album, we thought we'd share another song from that infamous "live-in-the-studio" session at Studio des Forces Motrices : a live-to-tape rendition of our own "Illustrated Girl". Recorded at Geneva's Studio des Forces Motrices, where Young Gods and other pioneers of European rock and indus-metal recorded their greatest albums, "Illustrated Girl" is a signature TRANK track that features on our album "THE ROPES" - and balances alt-rock tension and furious romanticism; Rock Hard France praised the post-punk flavor of the song when they chose "THE ROPES" as their "ALBUM OF THE MONTH" a while ago. Michel explains : "The idea for the song goes back to Ray Bradbury's "Illustrated Man", whose body is covered with tattoos that come to life to each tell their own story: the idea came to us that, among our friends, many wear tattoos that would say a lot if they could come to life, because the story of each of them is full of difficult moments they've known how to get through. The song is about this way of transcending these moments through the beauty of drawing." It's also an opportunity for Julien to showcase his signature blend of flamenco-inspired guitar staccatos and soloing, making good use of his Manson guitar's built-in touchpad - and beloved Whammy pedal. Yes, guitar geeks, we love you too. 

Enjoy, stay tuned for more, and thank you for your support !

(Video credit : Alban Verneret)

FEB 27, 2023
JOIN TRANK AS THEY PERFORM LONG-OVERDUE LOCAL DATES - GET A FEEL FOR THEIR LIVE SOUND WITH NEW LIVE-IN-THE-STUDIO VIDEO !

So we love to do things backwards : we cut our teeth touring Eastern Europe as the opening for major acts in 2018 / 2019 - and now, after an extended post-COVID break, we finally play the area we live in : check out the flurry of dates. 
The Geneva area, both on the French and Swiss side, is packed with fantastic small-but-attractive venues and cool festivals, with great audiences badly in need of rock energy. And it seems all of a sudden they've realized we're in the vicinity ;). Here's the list of dates and places where we've either just played (sorry...) or will be playing (a-HA !) :


19/11/2022 : Eternal Metal Festival - Barakason - Geneva (CH). What a blast !

11/02/2023 : Habère-Poche Music Festival - (France). What a MEGA blast !

03/03/2023 : Guitare en Scène selections - Le Brin de Zinc - Chambéry (France)

17/03/2023 : Hellfest Warm Up, L’Atelier - Cluses (France)

05/05/2023 : M&O Music label showcase - Rock ’n Eat - Lyon (France)

13/05/2023 : I Cinque Del Bikers Festival - Geneva (CH)

02/09/2023 : Rock in Town Festival - St Gallen (CH) - as headliners !

The first couple of dates have been an absolute blast, although they were also happy-sad because our new bassman, Cristobal, has been forced to give up on joining the band due to life circumstances which, as they do, did get in the way. We wish Cristo the best, and our David has now picked up the bass again - but in the meantime, he's also worked out a way of sharing guitar duties with Julien for studio recordings, and worked with Michel to create a system that lets him double up his bass with a "virtual" rhythm guitar when playing live, to fatten the sound during Julien's solos - Royal Blood style. So we're firing on all FOUR cylinders, and in between dates, finding time to record the follow-up to our first album...

 

Last but not least, we're finally taking the time with band co-producer and engineer Yvan Barone to mix the results of our Live-in-the-studio lockdown session from last year. Performed in the conditions of a concert in the recording room of Geneva's Studio des Forces Motrices (a frequent base for industrial pioneers Young Gods & Treponem Pal), the set was typical of our live performances - down to the inclusion of live favorite "Call Me / Personal Jesus" cover mashup.
 

Enjoy, stay tuned for more, and thank you for your support !

(Video credit : Alban Verneret)

MAR 20, 2022
TRANK GETS RECOGNITION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ROCK PRESS !

We should probably start by apologizing for not even taking the time to wish every one of you a happy new year : blame it on the flood of good news and the hard work that we've been up to (still : happy belated new year !).

While we're dealing with the frustration of not playing live for so long by working VERY hard on the second album (more to come on both the playing live and the new songs...), we've received extremely cool news to lift our spirits, and hopefully yours : the recent reissue of our one-year-old first album, "THE ROPES - MONOLITH EDITION," has been given the accolade by the INTERNATIONAL ROCK PRESS !


In the UK, PowerPlay Magazine have given us a month-best 8/10 rating, praising "an incredibly strong release" and "a truly cross-genre album." At the same time, Rock Hard Italy have made us Independent Album of the Month, with a month-best 8.5/10 rating and boundlessly enthusiastic words for "an album of extremely high standards throughout, which dispenses emotions of indisputable depth with a rare, measured elegance. A real concentrate of intensity and inspiration." 
Last but not least, at home in France, "THE ROPES - MONOLITH EDITION" got voted best album of 2021 by the readers of major online mag "RockMeeting" - pipping Iron Maiden's "Senjutsu" at the post. Needless to say we're unbelievably proud of all of this, and it's gotten us fired up for our soon-to-be confirmed return to the stage... Stay tuned, and thank you for the support !

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FIND THE ALBUM

Stream or download "THE ROPES - MONOLITH EDITION" from your favorite digital platforms by clicking here >

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Stream or download "THE ROPES - MONOLITH EDITION" in high resolution from audiophile store Qobuz by clicking here >

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