“We’re very happy to finally release our first EP Tip The Scale. City Keys is a band all of us have been wanting to do for a very long time but never really got the time for. After the break up of Anchor this kind of happened naturally, we still need to express ourselves and play shows, there’s still tons of places we haven’t seen that we wanna see, and we’re very excited to start fresh with a new band.” – Fred (City Keys)
Born out ot the ashes of former Scandinavian tour machine Anchor, a new straight edge hardcore vessel rises: City Keys (slang for bolt cutter). The members carry a history of being in bands with relentless touring and recording ethics such as Gust, I Am Hunger, Iron and former common band Anchor.
Tip The Scale is a taste of what’s to come. 4 tracks clocking in at just under 12 minutes, a raw mix of heavy riffs, dark harmonies and sociopolitical and personal fueled rage influenced by equal amounts of American hardcore as of Swedish classic metal and punk.
Recorded 15.000km apart with instrumental sessions taking place in Melbourne, Australia and vocals taken care of in Malmö, Sweden. Guest vocals by Johannes Persson from one of Swedens heaviest and most international well-known bands, Cult of Luna and Daniel Austin of Texas most furious hardcore band, Die Young.
Recorded and mixed by Fred Hunger (Fvck Life Studios) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege).
City Keys Tour Dates:
October 18 2016 DE, Kiel @ Alte Meirei
October 19 2016 DE, Dresden @ C40B
October 20 2016 DE, Mannheim @ JUZ
October 21 2016 DE, Leipzig @ Kulturcafe Manfred
October 22 2016 DE, Berlin @ Orwo Haus
October 23 2016 DE, Griefswald @ Juz Klex
November 23 2016 TBA
November 24 2016 DE, Braunschweig @ B58
November 25 2016 DE, Cologne @ Club Privat
November 26 2016 DE, Esslingen @ Komma Kultur
November 27 2016 DE, Munich @ Feierwerk
November 28 2016 CH, Lucerne @ TBA
November 29 2016 AT, Vienna @ Venster99
November 30 2016 TBA
December 1 2016 CZ, Prague @ Na Pul Cesty
December 2 2016 PL, Krakow @ Warsztat
December 3 2016 PL, Warsaw @ Poglos
December 4 2016 PL, Poznan @ Rozbrat
July 8 2017 DE, Hardcore Help Foundation Fest