"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 6-track EP, « Midlife Noises », and follow-up singles "In Troubled Times," "Bend or Break" and "Undress to Kill", have earned them massively successful opening act spots 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 intensely emotional, driven 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 thanks for dropping by :).
MAY 11, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS
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 !
JUNE 13, 2019
TRANK GET TRIUMPHANT WELCOME IN VILNIUS WITH PAPA ROACH !
This officially goes down as our favorite concert so far, and the competition is tough. The crowd of Papa Roach fans in Vilnius gave us a fantastic welcome - one for the books. In fact the kind people at Compensa Hall told us they'd never heard that sort of reception for an opening act before... We also test-drove a couple of all new songs that will feature on the first album and they went down a storm. Thank you very much to the Vilnius crowd for being such a wonderful audience, and to Papa Roach for having us and being such a class act, on stage AND off. See you soon, Vilnius, that's one promise we intend to keep ! (Picture credit : TomNodalPhoto)