Hot on the heels (well, sort of!) of fabled good times together at SXSW ’17, The Shanks’ very own 4-string rock machine St. Pistolwhip von Shankenstein has been invited for a cameo during DUOTANG’s set at The Smugglers’ reunion gig at The Horseshoe in Toronto, June 16th.
This is obviously a rock n roll moment not to be missed, in and of itself, and we are very happy to be a part of it. It’s true: Mods and Rockers. We love Duotang!
The Shanks’ fifth studio album, “Prisons of Ecstasy”, produced by Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric) is set for a worldwide release date of October 14th.
While the US and Canada have already become familiar with the North.American version of the album, that was released Sep. 23rd, the October 14th release heralds the “Prisons of Ecstasy” DELUXE EDITION, and the CD comes with a bonus (hidden) track. The physical and digital (iTunes only) booklet also features full lyrics and the zeitgeist tales authored by Pistolwhip von Shankenstein, founder of the Shanks.
Meanwhile, Colonel Crankshaft has also overseen design production for the Deluxe Edition, which was undertaken in Madrid by ZORDON Spain – another country The Shanks hope to conquer in 2017.
Also be sure to check out The Shanks’ brand new video for Incarceration Man:
Mono’s very own noise distillers The Shanks play two home town gigs this month of March!
MARCH 18th: TORONTO – Cherry Cola’s
MARCH 20th: MONO Mastinée @ The Tractor Shop
Following these gigs, The Shanks’ new label Here to Everywhere Entertainment Inc. shall announce the release of The Shanks’ first new single in 2016 – and its accompanying video!
See you at the shows!
We regret to inform that The Shanks’ gig with The Membranes at Lee’s Palace has been cancelled. John Robb from The Membranes explains,
“We regret to announce that despite spending £5000 and weeks of planning and work we still have not received our visas for touring the USA. We have not been turned down for visas: We have been approved for visas but the American embassy in London can’t hand them over to us until Thursday so we just cannot get to the show in Toronto.
We are still hoping to play Brooklyn on Friday.
It’s been an agonising and expensive process.
We are really unhappy about this situation. It is something that British bands have to put up with all the time now – a really expensive and shambolic process that makes it really difficult to tour the USA which makes playing Canada difficult as well. Sorry and we hope to still play as much of our tour as possible and return next spring to play Toronto. It is time to change this ridiculous system and the campaign has now started.”
NO. SLEEP. ‘TIL. BROOKLYN!
New SHANKS US tour announcement, we are hitting the interstate for 10 dates as direct support act for the seminal Manchester UK art-punks THE MEMBRANES right after we open up for them at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Wed. October 14th. Pumped!
Oct. 15 Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 16 Brooklyn NY – The Grand Victory
Oct. 18 Boston MA – Middle East
Oct. 20 Cleveland OH – Now That’s Class
Oct. 21 Nashville TN – Stone Fox
Oct. 22 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Oct. 23 New Orleans LA – Circle Bar
Oct. 24 Austin TX – Sidewinder
Oct. 25 Fort Worth TX – Lola’s
Nov.12 Chicago IL – The Burlington
Find out more about The Membranes on their website http://www.themembranes.co.uk/
SHANKS CMW 2014 Showcase – “German Heavy Metal Girl” Video Premiere Event
Cherry Cola’s Rocknroll Cabaret
200 Bathurst St. Toronto
Thursday May 8, 3 AM
Canada’s “Grand Viziers of Rock Annihilation” the SHANKS present the world premiere screening of the video for the Squirtgun Records release of the new single track “GERMAN HEAVY METAL GIRL”. An epic Polish buffet rendered in the “Grand Style” will remain in place for the duration of the show, fully fortified as long as the supply lines can be maintained.
The show is also going to be broadcast live to the internet so our friends in the EU can tune in.
“Hard rock/indie like Motorhead and Two Gallants, also classic 70s
arena rock. Clear songs with dirty attitude. Final summary : GOOD” 3/4
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE (German Language Edition)
The Shanks will be performing a late night rock extravaganza at CMW in Toronto, May 8th… more details coming soon… https://cmw.net/music/artists/details/?id=7527