CRANKSHAFT is a high octane rock band from Vancouver, Canada. The music scene is over saturated with alt rock, hipster rock and pop music, and CRANKSHAFT is here to reclaim it. With a huge metal and grunge influence, CRANKSHAFT has blended melody, dynamics, and talent, with raw, unwaivered power.
CRANKSHAFT's core is heavily influenced by 90's metal and Grunge. We pride ourselves on writing a hybrid of raw, in your face emotion and powerful riffs that are simple but effective and most of all HEAVY. But what sets us apart is we present it in a way that’s vibrant and fun, not a driving force of negativity just unbridled emotion. The riffs are designed to get your blood pumping, and the vocals are designed to help fuel that, traditionally our style of music would warrant a lot of screaming, but we write very melodic choruses that are catchy and easy to sing to. We do throw in some screams to please ourselves and the masses to stay true to our roots, but our music is created to make the listening experience an escape into the song. Live performances are a full bodied experience; nobody's going to be sitting in an easy chair and gently clapping. We want you to leave throttled, completely embossed in the experience that was CRANKSHAFT.
Crankshaft has released an 8 song LP titled HFR, and its first single is 'Shit For Brains'. The album was recorded at EarArt Studios, under Clayton Creed Productions and will be available for sale and download Fall 2012.