Paul Ortiz, mastermind of the project Chimp Spanner, is a relatively new face in the states, and on his first US tour with such bands as 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Jeff Loomis, and The Contortionist. On July 26, these bands showed up at Martini Ranch in the city of Scottsdale,AZ. Chimp Spanner came on right after 7 Horns 7 Eyes and did a wonderful job for their début here in Arizona. For those who don’t know Chimp Spanner is an instrumental band (Animals as Leaders comes to mind) led by Paul Ortiz who writes and records all the music. On a live setting Paul Ortiz was able to get members from Jeff Loomis‘ backing band to fill in on drums and rhythm guitar.
When Paul Ortiz came to Martini Ranch last Thursday we had a chance to speak with him. We spoke of the tour, his project Chimp Spanner, plans for a new LP and the future of Chimp Spanner and the scene of Djent. Check out our video interview below.