The Chimpz
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The Chimpz

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band Rock Hip Hop

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On with the show! Next up, this band lives up to their motto of high energy rock with garnishes of hip hop and metal: The CHIMPZ! Their influences are rock, metal, punk, hip hop/R&B, metalicore, jazz/blues, funk fusion, and death metal. After a special request by Paladino's that this band be on the bill, I quickly made the call. No monkeyin' around here! The Chimpz have a unique sound that, if you haven't heard by now, well, what are you waiting for? Get up and get down with The Chimpz. And if you missed them at Toys For Tots, you'll be happy to know they'll be back for an encore very soon! www.myspace.com/thechimpz - ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE Review by Debra Stocker


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The Chimpz 2006-On Parole
The Chimpz 2010-Home Invasion
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The Chimpz have been friends for many years through playing in different bands on the Los Angeles circuit and are now preparing to tour in support of their new album “Home Invasion” and new video for the song “home Invasion”.
The Chimpz have a wide range of influences including punk rock, heavy metal, hip hop, and hard rock. They have played with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Airbourne, Adema, Josh Todd, Silent Civilian, Prom Kings, and LA Guns, and have songs featured on every episode of MTV’s Bam’s Unholy Union, and Bam Margeras’s movie “Where The F*** is Santa. The Chimpz have also been interviewed by pro BMX rider Rick Thorne for ESPN Action Sports. The song "Home Invasion" is also featured on The hit T.V. show "Sons Of Anarchy" 1st episode, season 3. They were also on "The Jimmy Star Show", the 13th top internet radio station in the world They also have a full page ad for their sponsor Anarchy sunglasses in AP Alternative Press Magazine on news stands worldwide for the month of August 2010 issue. They also played the Rock Star Uproar Festival in Sept. 2010 with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hellyeah, and Halestorm!

Front man Artimus Prime, a gifted rap rock singer and guitar player out of the San Fernando Valley, CA shows his talent through his raging vocals and stage presence. He lives up to his abilities to build a chimp nation.

Chuck Preston began rapping in the 3rd grade while growing up in New Mexico. He started doing music with the Chimpz in 2005 the energy has grown ever since. In addition Chuck also writes music for tv and film and has appeared in various commercials as a part time actor.

Scary Cary, a guitar graduate of Musicans Institute has been studying with the guitar legend Bruce Bouillet of Racer X and Greg Harrison (Teacher at M.I.). Cary has preformed in the punk band Misguided Youth and has shared stages with Pennywise, NOFX, Sublime, Lagwagon, and Strung Out.

Cuzzit best bass player of the year Rock City News 2002 was married at a GWAR concert, and has been doing studio work for many bands and playing live shows since his early teens, and has shared the stage with such bands as Incubus, Warrent and Wrath Child America.

Sean Topham, winner of All Access Magazine’s Best Drummer Award 2007 has been customizing drums for years, starting with owning his own drum company Topham Drums (www.tophamdrums.com), then worked at Rockett Drum Works with Rikki Rockett from Poison (www.rockettdrumworks.com) and later became his drum tech along with Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Anthony “Tiny” Biuso of T.S.O.L and Hed Pe.