The Damn Dirty Apes

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Andy Clark – guitar, Erik Wellen – drums, Jody – vocals, Stacy Feit – bass

“Somewhere between the cutting edge and the fiery past, humanity is lost. Evolution has begun, and the future looks…..Dirty”

Comprised of 4 veteran local musicians, bored with the same old local music scene, these four guys set their sights on a side project that would become the Damn Dirty Apes. They emerged from winter (2009-10) rehearsal to the delight of mosh pits all over the area.

The Lehigh Valley hasn’t been the same ever since, with their “take no prisoners” approach to the music and stage, their antics have even got the Apes bounced from a local music awards show for “Being To Wild”.

The band’s sound & influence (S.O.D./Anthrax/Gwar/G.B.H.) would be best described as fast & furious with brutal surges of power (Thrash Metal), big choruses, and lyrics that can blur the edges of both anger and black comedy. It didn’t take long for a buzz to filter out of the underground via 90.3 WXLV’s Matt Metal Radio Show before a single gig.

The Apes debut in April-2010 at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pa with Chuck Treece’s, McRad, and gigs the area over with likes of Ovlo, Sinister Realm, Rough Rats, Skin of My Teeth, Road of Bones, Corndogs, AmRev 2 & Eric Vain cemented the bands reputation as a must see live act locally.

Gigs outside of the immediate area started to materialize as the networking skills of (KONG) had the Apes teaming up with the likes of Common Enemy, The Noid, Atomic Age, American Speedway, & The Dirty Lookers. This helped increase exposure & visibility between the PA triangular area of the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia & New York, which lead to some higher profile gigs supporting DRI, The Meatmen, Reverb’s PA SkateFest, and The Punk Rock Picnic 2010-11.

The Apes have signed with the influential Fleetwood, PA’s Overdose On Records with the release of “The Apes Of Wrath”, the albums artwork was handled by (Jim Altieri) who laundry list of credentials includes the Dead Kennedy, Jello Biafra, Common Enemy, Jucifer, & Sonic Youth.

It’s their Planet, you’re just living on it………

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