The Shanks (CA) invade Europe with “Skordalia”!

Here come The Shanks! Beware The Shanks!

Founded in 2005, the SHANKS are the rock n roll brainchild of songwriter/vocalist/bassist Ian Donald Starkey (Pistolwhip von Shankenstein). Starkey tapped drummer John David Brumell (who started slaying stages as a SHANK in 2010) to play on the latest SHANKS release “Skordalia”. Brumell (Colonel Crankshaft) began to play the drums when his parents took him in utero to see Buddy Rich at the Imperial room. A rock duo of the largest caliber firepower made up of only bass and drums, “Skordalia”, earned them an EXCLAIM! Magazine “Album of the Year” nomination.

“Skordalia” is now set to be released in Europe via Sonic RendezVous, a strategic entry point in The Shanks’ invasion that sees them land a little to the North of Dunkerke, closer to Alkmaar, in September 2012.

Could this initial maneuver perhaps be a decoy, though? The Shanks promise brand new music striking the rock n roll heart of Germany in November of this same year, and produced by Sir Ian Blurton no less!

“Alice Cooper eat your heart out, Ian Starkey has found an interesting way to take leave of the everyday… a musical wizard who brings an epic quality to each tune” In The Hills

“If you like the Dead Boys, you’ll like the SHANKS… Chart-blasting two-piece rocknroll grenades for animal husbandry enthusiasts… do you really know where meat and potatoes come from?” New Music Canada / CBC3

“Deep, hard-driving rock that carries the listener along with a dark but captivating style” The Gauntlet
“The SHANKS? It’s like…. rock and roll high school!”  Dave Bookman THE EDGE 102.1

‘On a farm in the middle of nowhere the SHANKS fine-tuned their bass/drum assault. Despite the lack of members, SHANKS manage to create some big-sounding music, stacking the haunting vocals of Pistolwhip von Shankenstein over pounding and deceptively simple drumming” EXCLAIM!

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