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TARI TEENAGE RIOT curate in Berlin, the first of many events challenging the apathy of the dance floor and rise of Nationalism.



2. December 2017, 8:30pm – 6am, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin


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“A call to arms and sonic statement against an increasingly polarised world; Atari Teenage Riot return to Berlin on December 2nd.  As an exile of Brexit Britain, I’ve seen the wrong voices amplified stoking the flames of hatred many thought  were consigned to history.  Now we see the pattern spreading globally like a virus – nationalism rapidly eroding the fragile social progress we’ve come to take for granted. From Sam Cooke to Public Enemy, Nina Simone to Georgia O’Keeffe, creatives have long shown the power of art to shape and indeed change the world.  Art is the most powerful weapon all of us have to express ideas and thoughts that can only exist through our chosen medium.  With Burn Berlin Burn! Atari Teenage Riot have curated what will be the first of many events challenging the apathy of the dance floor.  This is not a promotional show or a stop on a tour, this is a necessary response to events we cannot just sit back and watch.”


-Zan Lyons *


*Zan Lyons is ATR’s visual artist since the band’s return in 2010 Atari Teenage Riot curate first of many events in Berlin challenging the apathy of the dance floor and rise of nationalism Atari Teenage Riot play a new show with live visuals. Expect a hyper speed sonic assault on the senses with ferocious political charge more relevant now than ever before Alec Empire will play a brutal DJ set of crushing shrapnel blast beats and noise Oake will bring their inimitable post industrial soaring dronescapes to the stage for the fist time in over a year.  Zan Lyons will perform a new audiovisual live show merging explosive beats and melancholic live viola with his hypnotic otherworldly films.  Blush Response will be performing a live set of blistering rhythms that punishes speakers and eardrums.










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For Immediate Release
Progressive Rock Ensemble APE SHIFTER To Release Self-Titled Debut Album “Ape Shifter”
It was a cold, dark day when the fire burned high and the simian shadow raised his hand through the smoke in solemn praise and exclaimed, “It is time for instrumental rock!”
Germany – Progressive Rock ensemble APE SHIFTER will be releasing their self-titled debut album in March 2017! APE SHIFTER is all instrumental and reaches from rockin’ 70’s riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves. Intense Simian Instrumental Rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.
Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 18 years.  He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Johnny A., Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band.  He’s worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 10+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 20+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012)!
Progressive, loud instrumental rock; that’s how APE SHIFTER describes their sound. APE SHIFTER brings you the perfect combination of melody intertwined with fat 70’s riffs and punk rock ferocity.
After 3 albums with his rock band Sorry About Your Daughter, 1 album with his punk band Banana Peel Buzz, 8 instrumental acoustic guitar albums, 3 albums & 1 DVD with Anne Clark, guest appearances with ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, 2 Guinness(TM) world records, and a #1 album on the iTunes Acoustic Music Charts in the U.S., Jeff Aug gives you his new instrumental rock band: APE SHIFTER!
Jeff Aug: guitar
Florian Walter: bass
Kurty Münch: drums
Album Stream (for reviewers only) Bandcamp:
APE SHIFTER’s self-titled debut album is available starting 24.March 2017 via iTunes, Amazon and at
Artist:  Ape Shifter
Album Title:  Ape Shifter
Label:  Brainstorm Records
Catalogue Number:  BS0401639
LC Number:  11050
Barcode / EAN:  40 27791 00810 3
01 Uhluhtc  03:33
02 Revolution Summer  03:10
03 Desert Rock  03:27
04 Dopamatic  04:27
05 Hot Rod 02:34
06 Verdammt  03:54
07 Dead Tuna Boogie  02:58
08 Ratchet Attack  05:08
09 Sakrotani   03:13
10 Brain-O-Mat  03:47
11 Superhero Helden  02:30
Recorded on 09./10.July 2016 by Jürgen Schlachter at 36music in Leipheim, Germany.
Mixed in Winter 2016 by Alec Empire at The Hellish Vortex Studios in Berlin, Germany.
Mastered by Calyx in Berlin, Germany.
Artwork & layout graphics by Chris Lakriz.
Cover photo by Peter Travers.
This album was recorded live in the studio. There are no overdubs or “punch-ins.”
All compositions by Jeff Aug and published by Protozoa Music.
Ape Shifter and Jeff Aug use Hughes & Kettner amplification, Hipshot accessories, D´Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, and Dunlop picks & guitar accessories.  Ape Shifter wear RatRax.
debut album out on 24.March 2017!
Presented by GUITAR Magazine
03.03.2017 DE-Weikersheim, Club W71 
04.03.2017 DE-Immenstadt, Rainbow (official album release concert!)  
09.03.2017 DE-Karlsruhe, KoHi  (with Jeff Aug solo performance)
10.03.2017 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil*
11.03.2017 NL-Landgraaf, Oefenbunker*
12.03.2016 DE-Düsseldorf, Pitcher*
17.03.2017 DE-Reutlingen, Franz.K (as support for WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE!) 
27.04.2017 DE-Burgkunstadt, TECnet
28.04.2017 DE-Schwerin, Speicher  (with Jeff Aug solo performance)
29.04.2017 DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller HsD (w/ Shotgun Valium) 
30.04.2017 DE-Berlin, Supamolly  (special guest:  JUD) 
01.05.2017 DE-Lübeck, 01.Mai Treibsand Festival  NEW!!!
25.05.2017 DE-Kempten, Künstlerhaus (support:  MELANIE)
26.05.2017 DE-Isny, GoIn  (support:  MELANIE) 
*with special guest Chris Haskett’s Amplified Ambition (Rollins Band guitarist!)
Artist Management & Booking by MAXIMUM Booking:
For more information:
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,
Album copies for promotion and review available upon request. Artist is available for interviews. All press inquiries to Billy James at Glass Onyon PR
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Best regards


Hello Everyone    Here are the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO tourdates.  Please put them on your websites  print them in your magazines  tell your friends  and send them to your print  radio  retail  and online partners.  Alex is available for interviews.  Press and photo accreditation also available.



New Sounds in the Old World

European Tour 2016
Support:  JEFF AUG

January 28th – Bluegarage, Frauental – Austria

January 29th – Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

January 30th – Reigen, Vienna, Austria

January 31st – Cafe Museum, Passau, Germany

February 1st – Kofferfabrik, Fürth, Germany

February 3rd – Agharta, Prague, Czech Republic

February 4th – venue tba, Warsaw, Poland

February 5th – Bochnia, Kino Regis, Bochnia, Poland

February 7th – Pitcher, Düsseldorf, Germany

February 8th – Au Camionneur, Strasbourg, France

February 9th – KOHI, Karlsruhe, Germany

February 10th – Little Devil, Tilburg, Netherlands

February 11th – Klubsen, Hamburg, Germany (presented by KULTURNEWS)

February 12th – Podium Duycker, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

February 13th – Piano, Dortmund, Germany


“A wonderful display of rock infused jazz” (Dublin Concerts)

“Alex is not your average, everyday shredding guitarist. In reality, he defies categorization by musical genre.” (Making Music)


“Alex Skolnick is that rare thing, a passionate, innovative and adventurous guitarist.” (GRTR UK)

“Originals & metal covers converted into jazz with highly satisfying results.  Sumptuous, technically proficient music” (


Though Alex Skolnick may be well known as the guitarist of the legendary thrash metal band Testament (which he joined at age sixteen, left in the early 1990s and returned to in 2005), these days, more and more recognize him as a “musician’s musician” for whom terms such as shredder, thrasher etc don’t paint the full picture. Describing him as a “genre-defying guitar hero” for a 2015 cover story, Making Music Magazine said: “Though he’s pretty much a household name in heavy metal, Alex is not your average, everyday shredding guitarist. In reality, he defies categorization by musical genre.” (Making Music, Jan 2015).


For evidence, one needn’t look any further than the Alex Skolnick Trio (AST). AST blends the conviction of rock with the elegance and sophistication of jazz. Conceived while Alex was pursing his jazz degree from New York’s New School University, AST are known for their sophisticated re-harmonisations of classic hard rock and heavy metal songs, along with originals whose depth, humour and character are enthralling to fans across the musical spectrum, achieving legitimacy in the eyes (and ears) of sceptics while converting first-time jazz listeners to the pleasures of music without mosh pits.


The trio’s 2011 album, Veritas, reached the Top Ten of the iTunes jazz charts at no.7, positioned between Dave Brubeck and Esperanza Spalding and was released via the esteemed jazz label, Palmetto Records.  Since their 2002 debut, AST has been honoured with 4 ½ stars by Downbeat, reviewed by Jazziz, The Village Voice, has charted on the Jazz Week radio charts and enjoyed its status among the greats as an NPR Jazz Daily Pick feature.


Fans of the group include international superstars Rodrigo y Gabriella., who have taken the trio on tour, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo (a noted jazz fan and producer of the upcoming Jaco Pastorius documentary) who joined the band for an impromptu jam at Radio City Music Hall. AST was also the main support band on Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s consecutive European and US tour in 2010, including five sold-out nights in London.


Skolnick’s additional instrumental work include his acclaimed 2014 album “Planetary Coalition” (including Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Kiran Ahluwalia and many others), “What’s Next?” – a jazz duo album by New York pianist-composer Randy Klein and several stints as a first-call guitarist for electric bass hero, Stuart Hamm. AST’s first live album, featuring two new original tunes, is forthcoming.



Alex Skolnick Trio:

Alex Skolnick – guitar

(Testament, Trans Siberian Orchestra)

Matt Zebroski – drums

(Gil Goldstein, Dave Eggar) 

Nathan Peck – bass

(Maynard Ferguson, Maria Maldaur, Richard Cheese)<




ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (live video):


ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (live video):


ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (live video):


SUPPORT:  Jeff Aug (Guinness™ World Record Holder, Allan Holdsworth tour support, etc…)


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