L.A. Rap Metallers THE CHIMPZ Release Brand New Music Video for “California” via Loudwire


“[The Chimpz] are the NWA of Heavy Metal. I wouldn’t compare them to Korn, Limp Bizkit, or even the collaboration of Anthrax and Public Enemy (“Bring the Noise”). These guys are harder, rougher, and a lot more fun”

– Rockwell Andersen-Riverside Examiner

“…The Chimpz are one hot band…”

– Our City Radio, Minneapolis

“The Chimpz could singlehandedly resurrect the rap-metal genre.”

– HardRockHaven.net

“The Chimpz ride a fine line of rocking fun sound and songs with meaning and purpose. Even at their most serious, you’re going to enjoy their music.”

– TastesLikeRock.com



SoCal hip-hop-influenced hard rockers THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce brand new details on their upcoming, adrenaline-injected self-titled EP produced by Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth), hitting stores on September 9, 2014. The EP will include the band’s new single, ‘California’, which is being released today in the form of a brand new music video, exclusively via Loudwire! Check out the music video here: http://loudwire.com/the-chimpz-california-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/


THE CHIMPZ have the utmost respect for Ryan Greene and his production work, which comes as no surprise as he is also responsible for producing the band’s previous EP, the critically celebrated Who I Can Trust.


“Ryan Greene is a professional producer in every sense. He has the ability to get the best performance out of each of us, great guy to work with, and is a true master of his craft,” states the group in a band statement.


THE CHIMPZ are by far, the hardest working band I know and feel they’ve put everything they have into the new songs. I look forward to being a part of the project,” adds Ryan Greene.


The new self-titled EP goes above and beyond what THE CHIMPZ Nation is used to hearing from the band – with a fresh songwriting approach featuring memorable hooks and denser grooves. “This EP has killer hooks, verses, choruses and bridges, with heavy rhythmic grooves with an awesome and unique style,” states lead guitarist Scary Cary. “I can’t wait to share this with our fans, as it will keep them excited, interested, and they’ll go crazy in a good way, every time they listen to it!”


“I’m very excited about this EP, for many reasons,” adds bassist Sonic. “It delivers songs with awesome arrangements that will surprise our fans and keep them interested in listening to it for years to come.”


image004Track listing for The Chimpz EP:

1). War Machine

2). California

3). Right To Left

4). In a Box

5). Save Our City

6). Battlegrounds


THE CHIMPZ have been touring consistently since their inception, playing shows like the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, Lane County Fair, Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, and other great venues. THE CHIMPZ have several upcoming shows in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, including the band’s second performance at ROCKLAHOMA via Axis Entertainment! See below for all currently booked dates.  ** At Second Level of Sponsorship with Jagermeister – Co-Branded Merchandise now available.


THE CHIMPZ – Upcoming Events:

8-3-2014 – House Of Blues, Hollywood, CA

9-13-2014 – Mud N Music 4/Dirty’s D’s B-Day Bash,at Stinger’s Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino, CA

10-3-2014 – Battlegrounds MMA O.N.E. – BOK Center Tulsa, OK

10-4-2014 – RumRunnerz – Tulsa, OK


THE CHIMPZ boast sponsorships/partnerships with famous brands like Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Xcel Drumsticks, Audio 2000’s, and Outlaw Threadz. The band’s music has been featured on networks like FX and MTV, on shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Real World, and Bam Margera’s Unholy Union and My Cat From Hell.



Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

Chuck P (MC/Vocals)

Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)

Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)

Sean Topham (Drums)