TRANK To Release Debut Album “The Ropes” By The End Of 2019, First Details Unveiled!

TRANK To Release Debut Album “The Ropes” By The End Of 2019, First Details Unveiled!

French alt-metallers TRANK have announced their debut full-length album “The Ropes” coming out by the end of 2019. Today the band has unveiled the first details, starting with the meaning of title track and talking about the band’s sound, read below.

TRANK’s first full-length album, “The Ropes”, is fuelled by the energy and experience gained on arena stages, honed through hours of painstaking studio work. “The Ropes” is very much the essence of the TRANK sound and spirit.

About the title-track “The Ropes” the band stated:

“It’s a fitting title for an album that’s about learning – and showing – the ropes about TRANK: this is how we sound, this is how we fight. But ‘The Ropes’ is also the title-song – and much like the rest of the album, it talks about the bonds of domination that tie all of us in so many ways, most of which we’re not really comfortable with, or even ready to acknowledge. The song is about the danger of escaping one form of tyranny to jump into the next one – whether it’s a party, a religion, a substance, or a relationship. The chorus goes “I will show you all the ropes – tell me if you mind the marks.” Meaning, be careful, you might think I’m setting you free, but I might just be offering a new set of shackles. We’re interested in the idea of how the individual can live and thrive in a crowd or a mass, in helping people open their eyes and ears and find a vision of the world in which they can fit, and belong, without losing themselves.”

About TRANK’s sound.
A contagious, intense, raging brand of rough-as-rock introspection. Or, as they half-jokingly describe it, “like silicium : not metal, but just as hard.” TRANK want “to make you jump AND think at the same time” : their music blends infectious, propulsive, angry energy, with a more seasoned lyrical look upon life and its trials than you’d expect from a band that sounds this powerful. Their songs capture the sort of world-weariness, cynicism and empathy that only comes with living a little – before you song- write; but their sound brings those feelings to life with irresistible drive and cathartic flamboyance. A combination which very much defines their identity – between alternative metal and post-punk…. And has attracted attention from no less than Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed, all of whom have chosen TRANK as their opening act in major concert arenas across Europe.

More album details will be unveiled shortly, stay tuned!


TRANK are a fully independent band from France, whose unique brand of arena-friendly rock blends alt-metal and post punk influences into an emotionally charged, furiously contagious, richly powerful sound. Their independently produced 2018 – 2019 singles and videos got them the attention of such giants as Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach or Disturbed, who all offered them support slots – to overwhelming crowd response. The band are currently working on their debut full-length album, scheduled for release at the turn of 2020. More details will be unveiled shortly.

Read below what DEEP PURPLE and ANTHRAX say about TRANK:

“If we started in the 21st century, our music would probably sound very similar to TRANK.” – (Deep Purple, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)

“They don’t play metal, but what they play is very cool and metal fans will love it”. – (Anthrax’s management, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)

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