"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)
"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)
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRANK
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 alt-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 !
JUN 30, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE "UNDRESS TO KILL (2020)" !
Continuing the series of single releases preceding their first album, "The Ropes", due September 2020, TRANK are unleashing "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, their ego takes over what should be a moment of sharing, and turn 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 work which reflects the quantum leap in the power and drive of their sound, honed onto 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 !
MAY 11, 2020
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO "CHROME" !
Well, it was a long time coming, but now it’s here : TRANK are pleased to celebrate the start of gradual de confinement in their home country with the May 11th release of the 1st video and single from their upcoming 1st album, "Chrome".
The song is a tribute to the band's biker friends : the lyrics are a "prayer" of sorts in celebration of their love of freedom and the open road, and the music is quintessential TRANK - high-power alternative metal blended with post-punk electronics into an intense, irresistible ride. The video was shot during the band's breakthrough live performances opening for such major acts as Deep Purple or Anthrax in Eastern Europe, after their early singles caught the attention of both giant acts - as well as Disturbed and Papa Roach. Recorded in France with band co producer and seasoned recording engineer Yvan Barone, the song was mixed in NYC by Bring me the Horizon and Avenged Sevenfold engineer Brian Robbins, and mastered - also in NYC - by Andy VanDette, of Porcupine Tree fame.
“Chrome" is taken from TRANK's first full-length album, "The Ropes", due for release later this year - more details to follow. Many thanks again to the fantastic crowds in Riga and Moscow who supported us as well as they did - we hope you enjoy seeing yourselves on screen :).
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
TRANK ANNOUNCE UPCOMING FIRST ALBUM "THE ROPES"
We in the TRANK camp are very excited to share the press release from our new friends of Alpha Omega Management : "French alt-metallers TRANK have announced their debut full-length album “The Ropes” coming out in 2020. Today the band has unveiled the first details, starting with the meaning of the title track [...]. TRANK's first full-length album, “The Ropes”, is fuelled by the energy and experience gained on arena stages, honed through hours of painstaking studio work. “The Ropes” is very much the essence of the TRANK sound and spirit. About the title-track “The Ropes” the band stated :
“It’s a fitting title for an album that’s about learning – and showing – the ropes about TRANK : this is how we sound, this is how we fight. But ‘The Ropes’ is also the title-song – and much like the rest of the album, it talks about the bonds of domination that tie all of us in so many ways, most of which we’re not really comfortable with, or even ready to acknowledge. The song is about the danger of escaping one form of tyranny to jump into the next one – whether it’s a party, a religion, a substance, or a relationship. The chorus goes “I will show you all the ropes – tell me if you mind the marks.” Meaning, be careful, you might think I’m setting you free, but I might just be offering a new set of shackles. We’re interested in the idea of how the individual can live and thrive in a crowd or a mass, in helping people open their eyes and ears and find a vision of the world in which they can fit, and belong, without losing themselves.”
Read the full press release by clicking on the picture below - and see you soon for more news about the album.
JULY 15, 2019
TRANK THANKS EASTERN EUROPEAN FANS BEFORE HEADING TO STUDIO
TRANK have now completed their mini-tour of Eastern Europe with massively successful opening gigs for Papa Roach in Vilnius, and Disturbed in Bucharest - as well as a fantastic reception by Ukrainian fans at Kyiv's legendary Atlas Weekend Festival. The band are now fully concentrating on their first full length album, and will continue their now-established tradition of sharing news and behind-the-scenes about the process of making the album on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. We hope to be ready with the finished product by the end of this year - including not only the album but at least TWO new videos for songs that will appear on it. We'll be sure to keep you posted, and in the meantime, thank you so very, very much for your continued support. See you very soon !