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Alternative 21/12/2018

WANK Releases New Album "White Knuckle Ride"

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Orange County pop-punk vets WANK have released physical CD's of their brand new album 'White Knuckle Ride'!
"Wank returns with an even tighter grip on their sound"- OC Weekly
"Life is a White Knuckle Ride with Wank"- LA Weekly

All songs produced by WANK✪ with Paul Miner / Except "Salvation" Produced by Chris Shiflett
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Paul Miner @ Buzzbomb Studios - Orange, CA
Check out a video of WANK in the studio with Chris Shiflett here:
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WANK will play a holiday show with Santos y Sinners, Los Mysteriosos and Dano Forte this Saturday night December 22nd at Gallaghers Pub Huntington Beach.

WANK formed in 1995 in Huntington Beach, CA. Mixing pop sensibility, rock chops, and punk energy, WANK (influenced by the Beatles and the Clash, among others) quickly gained momentum and garnered a reputation for themselves with melodic songs and highly entertaining live shows. In 1996, WANK self-released their debut, Get a Grip on Yourself. Their continuing success as a live act brought them to the attention of producer Mike Ness of Social Distortion, who oversaw the recording of "Larry Brown" for a split 7" on Time Bomb Records (1997.) Ness also produced WANK on their version of "Auld Lang Syne," their contribution to the comp, Christmas Gone Wrong (1997.)

In late 1997, "Forgiven" was added to rotation at the World Famous KROQ 106.7 in Los Angeles, and WANK was still unsigned. An industry bidding war ensued, and WANK signed a historic record deal with Maverick Records. In 1998, following an expedited major label re-release of Get a Grip on Yourself, WANK took their show on the road, touring with The Specials, Goldfinger, Social Distortion, and Warped Tour '98. The band parted ways with Maverick Records in 1999 and focused on other projects.

In 2000, Amodeo was diagnosed with cancer, and after years of treatment, he's back and rock ready. Walker formed and fronted Handsome Devil and was signed to RCA in 2001. Handsome Devil released three albums - Love and Kisses (2001), Knock Yourself Out (2004), and Fully Automatic (2007), and toured with The Used, Lit, Zebrahead, and Warped. In 2007, Walker and friends (from Lit, Adolescents, and Cadillac Tramps) formed Rockers in the Round - an acoustic showcase series. Walker released two singer-songwriter albums - Mumble & Strum (2011) and Salvation (2012). Spider focused on session work and artist management, and he's still the hardest hitting drummer around.

WANK reunited in 2016, self-releasing their 5 song EP - On with the Show and, in 2017, added guitarist Higgins X-13, formerly of the Offspring. In 2018, WANK is in the studio finishing a new full-length album for release. Enjoy - WANK is back.
WANK 2018

Bobby Amodeo (lead vocals, bass)
Danny Walker (guitar)
Higgins X-13 (guitar)
Spider (drums)

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