The explosive music of THE CHIMPZ were born and developed from their everyday struggles in the streets of Los Angeles. The Chimpz are currently in the studio recording their new LP. The band has released 2 new singles “Screaming” in 2019 and “What Are We Fighting For” in early 2020. The Chimpz songs are a street savvy chronicle of their musical journey through the hustle and flow of life in LA and always deliver a memorable hook.
The latest singles and the 2 previous EP’s “Who Can I Trust” and The self titled EP “The Chimpz” which included the hits “California” and “Right to Left” (as heard on Sons of Anarchy),were produced by platinum award winning producer Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth). The newest single “Not Enough” is currently in video production and is scheduled to be released in 2020 with an EP to follow. Several re-releases including “War Machine” are to follow as well.
THE CHIMPZ’s music has been heard on several episodes of FX’s "Sons of Anarchy (Seasons 3,5 and 7), "Lucha Underground" (On camera performances for Season 3, episodes 1-5), every episode of MTV's "Bam Margera's Unholy Union", The Challenge”, MTV’s “Real World”, Fox Sports, Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell”, Action Sports TV show “Adrenalina” and a host of other television placements.
In addition, the band has also been featured online and in print magazines including No Cover, Loudwire, MTV, ThePRP.com, Campus Circle, Planet Mosh, Antimusic, CrypticRock, Unsung Melody, Examiner.com, Sonic Hits, AbsolutePunk.net, PureGrainAudio.com, Metal Underground, WN Network, Hard Rock Haven, Rock N Roll Magazine, Hip Rock Magazine, Indie Rock Magazine, AI, Rockwell Unscene, Rock Thiz Magazine and Rock ‘N Roll Industries.
The Chimpz have honed their always entertaining live act while building a loyal and growing following. They have brought their music to life performing shows such as the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival main stage and were the only artists requested to play a second stage alongside Linkin Park, Chevelle, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Weezer, and more after being in the Loudwire Video Competition against artists such as Korn, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, and Black Veil Brides.
Loudwire retired the Chimpz after holding steady in the top 9 for twenty weeks in a row. In addition, the band has also performed at Rocklahoma 3 times (2013, 2014, 2015,)Rockstar Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, the Tropicana Casino (Las Vegas), FEX Fest (Mexicali, Mexico (5,000 people - 2013, 2014), Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, The Viper Room, and Venice Beach Summerfest.
As a testimony to their drawing power as a live act, the band has an enviable roster of sponsors & touring partners including:
Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, JBL Harman, Hustledank Clothing, Xcel Drumsticks, Soundcraft , Bolted Spine Designs, Pickbay, Mogami cables, Effectrode, Mesa Boogie, Sullen Clothing, ESP guitars Japan, Eventide, Fishman, ISP technologies, and Reunion Blues cases.
The Chimpz are:
Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals)
Chuck P (Vocals)
Doug Wiand (Guitar)
Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass/Vocals)
Sean Topham (Drums)
Ice Queen Entertainment, LLC.
Mark Hyman, CEO-
Andrea Roberts, Agent