The Chimpz - California
The Chimpz – California

The explosive music of THE CHIMPZ was born and developed from their everyday struggles in the streets of Los Angeles. The band will be releasing their new single “California” on July 29th, following with a new self-titled EP to be released September 9th, 2014. Their songs are a Street savvy chronicle of their musical journey through the hustle and flow of life in LA, while always delivering a memorable hook.

The new EP was produced by Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth), who also helmed their previous release “Who Can I Trust”. This will be the band’s 4th commercial release.

THE CHIMPZ’s music has been heard on several episodes of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”(new song “Right To Left” will be used in multiple episodes of upcoming Season 7 of “SOA”), every episode of MTV’s “Bam Margera’s Unholy Union”, NBC’s “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 placements. The band is playing at a Live Pay-Per-View MMA event at The B.O.K. center in Oklahoma City on Oct. 3rd, and the song ‘Battlegrounds” is being used in all the promos and bumpers as the Theme song for the event.

They have also been featured online and in print magazines including No Cover, Loudwire,, Campus Circle, Planet Mosh,, Sonic Hits,,, Metal Underground, WN Network, Hard Rock Haven, Rock N Roll Magazine, Hip Rock Magazine, Indie Rock Magazine, AI, Rockwell Unscene, and Rock ‘N Roll Industries.

Active Rock and Hard Alternative radio have embraced The Chimpz – among the notable call letters are 98 KUPD/Phoenix; 97.5 – KMOD-FM/Tulsa, 81X – Dallas, TX, WDSP/Myrtle Beach, SC; KWSS/Scottsdale, AZ; 100.1 KKZQ /Palm Desert, CA; 103.9 KMSM-FM/Butte, MT; Music World Radio; and Renegade Radio.

The Chimpz have honed their always entertaining live act by performing consistently for years, building a loyal and growing following by playing shows including Rocklahoma twice (2013, 2014), Rockstar Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, The Tropicana Casino (Las Vegas), FEX Fest (Mexicali, Mexico – 50,000 people – 2013, 2014) Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, The Viper Room, and Venice Summerfest. As a testimony to their drawing power as a live act, the band has an enviable roster of Sponsors & Touring Partners including Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Coffin Case, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Audio 2000’s, and Outlaw Threadz. A 60 + date tour will be announced in August and is scheduled for the fall with additional dates being added into 2015.

The Chimpz are:
Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Chuck P (MC/Vocals)
Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)
Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)
Sean Topham (Drums)