Space Ape is a three piece Heavy Rock/Stoner/Doom band from Dallas, TX. Since the band’s formation in 2014, they have steadily become a staple of the North Texas area Rock & Metal scene with their music and live performances earning acclaim from music critics and fans alike. Their music has been featured on 97.1 The Eagle, Stoned Meadow Of Doom, Deep Dallas Radio, KNON, Heavy Planet & The Texas Metal Show and they’ve appeared in publications including The Dallas Observer, Fort Worth Weekly & Voyage Magazine. They have also performed alongside such nationally/internationally touring acts such as Great Electric Quest, Hyborian, Mothership, Duel, Wo-Fat, Black Magic Flower Power, Godmaker, The Well, Stonecutters & Moon Tooth.
Space Ape is: Joseph Martin - (Guitar/Vocals), James Duffer - (Drums/Vocals) & Nick Stanley - (Bass). Their music consists of a wide range of styles and influences from classic riff based rock & metal to stoner, prog, thrash & doom. The band’s music is comprised of heavy riffs that can range from fast and intense or slow, groovy & sludgy. Memorable, catchy & powerful vocals by Duffer & Martin are juxtaposed to Stanley’s solid bass lines and Duffer’s powerful drumming forming a steady sonic foundation for Joseph’s compelling guitar passages & solos.
Their debut album “Space Ape” was produced by Kent Stump (Wo-Fat) and was released in 2016. The album was re-released on CD & Cassette in 2019 with a Vinyl edition coming soon as the band is also currently at work on their 2nd album…