The cover artwork is an entrancing, hand-painted magnum opus, depicting a full scale riot with the mob descending on a pyramid of the ‘eye of providence’, a symbol representing the modern social structure. They are intent on tearing it down - and themselves along with it. If the revolution was to ever occur, there would be no group loyalty, just total chaos, every man for himself each taking their bat, ball and smashing each other's heads in. It was painstakingly painted by Tom Emery, a good friend of the band and a truly phenomenal artist.
The picture features over 1000 figures in incredible detail, and really must be seen to be believed. Frankenbok are also proud to be releasing ‘The End Of All You Know’ on their own record label, Fair Dinkum Records. The album is available via their website (www.frankenbok.com), and every online order comes with a free album cover t-shirt, album poster and other Frankenbok paraphernalia. Since 1997 Frankenbok have toured Australia and New Zealand many many times and shared the stage with the likes of Exodus, Slayer, Machine Head, System of A Down, Fear Factory, Malevolent Creation and Skinlab as well as the cream of Australian heavy metal. In their fine tradition of really getting amongst it, Frankenbok have spent the past year on the road in Australia & New Zealand, showcasing the new album and are chomping at the bit to pummel new audiences into the ground with their eclectic swag of ferocious ditties.
Frankenbok are the real deal. They are a genuine band of brothers who love to play it hard, fast and loud - and they’re coming for your limited attention span... INGREDIENTS: Danimal – Vocals Hazzard – Guitar Mikbok – Drums Tim Finish Him – Bass & vocals Yeti Van Halen– Guitar GENRE: Heavy F***ing Metal! CONTACT: General: firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings/Interviews: email@example.com WEBSITES: Official: www.frankenbok.com Merch: www.frankenbok.bigcartel.com Mailing List: www.ymlp.com/xgmmeeuwgmgb Bio/Tour Dates: www.frankenbok.com/The_End_Of_All_You_Know.html Label: Fair Dinkum Records (www.frankenbok.com) Facebook: www.facebook.com/frankenbok Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/frankenbok Myspace: www.myspace.com/frankenbok Twitter: www.twitter.com/frankenbok Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenbok LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Frankenbok FREE MP3! Thanks for getting this far! Here's a FREE MP3 download for ya! Dine In Hell: www.frankenbok.com/Dine_In_Hell.zip VIDEO: “Dine In Hell” (2011) - http://youtu.be/SVCYMaxVVXw Frankenbok - Live (2011) - http://youtu.be/5AVXy5P-1nw Album Teaser (2011) - http://youtu.be/FNOJ_CzmNJ4 “Dig” (2008) - http://youtu.be/Q3ZkdJNTEhM “The Last Ditch Redemption” (2008) - http://youtu.be/lMKUSNv9SDo “What Is Real” (2006) - http://youtu.be/fY9-ERo7IEg “Victims” (2003) - http://youtu.be/eYsBlSMYo4E “Gone Evil X21” (2003) - http://youtu.be/uePAKG60pSw DISCOGRAPHY: The End Of All You Know (LP - 2011) The Last Ditch Redemption (EP - 2008) Murder Of Songs (LP - 2007) Blood Oath (LP - 2003) The Loopholes & Great Excuses EP (EP-– 2001) Greetings & Salutations (LP - 1999) (Special Edition re-release 2001) PRESS: www.themetalreview.com - Liam Guy (31-Jul-12) “Most bands would throw in the towel after copping a lot of the hardships these Melbourne metallers have had to endure (line-ups and labels being among many), but not Frankenbok. Still playing on the back of their latest album “The End of All You Know”, the quality of tonight’s set and the enthusiasm from the crowd as they lapped it all up showed that this band is truly a master of its craft after all that has been thrown at them.” www.metalbuzz.net: “Having never heard a song by this band before, and not knowing what to expect, I was a little excited to hear it. Things kicked off superbly with the powerful self-titled lead track on Frankenbok’s fourth full-length, ‘The End Of All You Know’.
I am reminded immediately of ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ era Pantera. This is of course a good thing. Things do not slow down a bit with the next monstrous track, the album’s first single, ‘Dine In Hell’, in fact, they speed up. And the speedy pace remains throughout the first seven tracks.
It isn’t until the song ‘God Complex’ that we hear a slow intro. But it doesn’t last too long. ‘God Complex’ escalates to a frantic pace and is one of the best tracks on the record. The album finishes with the blistering ‘Never Say Die’.
By the time this 3:44 song was over, I was short of breath and covered in sweat. I also felt like I just got smacked in the head with a bucket of cement. The guitar solo in this song is of epic proportions. Bassist Tim Miedecke’s backing voice is a great compliment to Dan McDougall’s lead vocals throughout the album.
Check the tracks ‘Falling Down’, ‘Hypocrisy Democracy’, ‘Boiled In Blood’ and ‘Never Say Die’ for proof of this. Behind the kit, Mick Morley is a master skin shredder while Tim’s thunderous bass lines dot all the “’s” and cross all the “t’s.” I hear a slew of influences throughout ‘The End Of All You Know’. I already mentioned Pantera. Add to the mix Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Entombed and Napalm Death among others.
While Frankenbok combine elements of these great bands into their sound, it’s their own crushing, death metal rhythms and thrashing riffs combined with Dan’s throaty vocals that make up the overall package that is Frankenbok. Each of the twelve tracks on ‘The End Of All You Know’ is unique. The band reinvent themselves over and over again thanks to their expert songwriting and precision musicianship. If it wasn’t for the unfaltering lyrics of Dan McDougall, you’d think that you were listening to a compilation consisting of twelve different bands.
Australia has been on fire lately, producing some of the best new metal around, and now comes Frankenbok, my new newest favourite band, fifteen years into their career and showing no signs of slowing down. Heads up, it’s time to “DINE IN HELL!” Beowolf Productions: “These guys have been kicking around the scene since 1997 and been getting better and better with each new release, they have done nothing but improve on an already killer sound - tighter, more aggressive and powerful sounding. The fast paced guitars have an old school Thrash vibe going on, while the vocal style is where I can hear the Hardcore & Thrashcore influences coming into play. If you were to mix bands like PANTERA, LAMB OF GOD, MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, S.O.D., SICK OF IT ALL & HATEBREED together, you'd get a pretty clear idea of how great this band is.
If you haven't heard these guys before, pick this up and then search out their past catalog. You won't be disappointed. Amazing band!” The Metal Forge - Justin Donnelly: "Huge melodies, catchy riffs & a towering performance from McDougall. Frankenbok will have only proven that nothing can kill them off, & that right now they're stronger than they've ever been.” www.live4metal.com: "The lead-filled 12” length of hosepipe hits the back of my head & induces a small skull fracture & takes me to the ground.
Teeth are spat out or swallowed, breathing becomes difficult. Or to suffer similar brutality, just open your CD tray & pop in this latest offering from Frankenbok." The Drum (Street Press) S.J Finch: "Strangers run up to each other & randomly throw punches. A sort of fight-club plays out to the murderous thunder of Frankenbok" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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