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German instrumental stoner/progressive rock trio Ape Shifter return with their third full-length album »Monkey Business«

German instrumental stoner/progressive rock trio Ape Shifter is back with their third full-length album, »Monkey Business«, which was released on March 31st, 2023.

01. MPU
02. Stampede
03. Misery
04. Promises Of A Progressive Future
05. Ahab
06. Dregs Of Doom
07. Purple
08. Cure
09. Gucci, Baby!
10. Mind Of You
11. Shitkicker
12. Lying In Wait

Since their inception in November 2015, Ape Shifter has released two full-length albums and completed four European club tours encompassing Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and The Netherlands. They have shared the bill with Villagers Of Ioannina City, Loudness, The Skull, White Cowbell Oklahoma, Baron Crane, AC/DC’s Chris Slade, and Mörglbl, among others. Festival performances have included Zytanien (main stage), Burg Herzberg Festival, OBOA, Free n Easy, ArtRock Festival, Fehmarn Open Air, Festival Kult!, and others.

On March 31, 2023, Ape Shifter released their third album »Monkey Business«. From rockin’ 70’s riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves and all out bashers, Ape Shifter give new meaning to intense simian instrumental rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.

Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 20+ years. He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Greg Howe, Stu Hamm, Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band. He’s worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 15+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 25+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album »Is This Hyperreal?« (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012). Filling out the line-up is bass virtuoso Florian Walter from the band Less and drummer Kurty Münch known for his stint in the German punk band Rotting Carcass.

Ape Shifter’s »Monkey Business« available on vinyl (140gr black vinyl), CD, Digital. Order your copy here:

All compositions by Jeff Aug, arranged by Ape Shifter and published by Protozoa Music.
Recorded in January 2022 at Sounzz in Seifen, Germany.
Mixed & Mastered by Tim Hecking.
Produced by Ape Shifter.
Artwork, layout graphics, and cover photo by Chris Lakriz.
Back cover photo by Bernd Kuhn.

Jeff Aug – Guitar
Florian Walter – Bass
Kurty Münch – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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