Juno award-winning rock outfit, Monster Truck, will release True Rockers on September 14 via Dine Alone Records in Canada and via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group for the rest of the world. This is the band’s third full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s critically successful Sittin’ Heavy. Alongside the album announce, Monster Truck has also unveiled a brand new single titled “Evolution”.
Says guitarist Jeremy Widerman of the new track, which sees the band embracing a more modern rock aesthetic on both their songwriting style and production quality, “We wanted to try something a little different for Evolution…something with a bit more of a modern edge to our classic rock formula to convey a dire yet seemingly obvious message about the future.”
Produced by Dan Weller (SiKth, Young Guns, Enter Shikari), as well as Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace) and Maia Davies on select tracks; including lead single “Evolution”, True Rockers is the sound of a band letting loose and having fun. Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, the sentiment that remains consistent throughout the new record is, ‘join the gang and we’ll all have fun together, no one is going to be excluded’. “We want people to listen to (this record) and have as much fun as possible,” affirms lead vocalist and bassist Jon Harvey.
From the roaring, high energy, anthemic opener “True Rocker”, which features Mr. “I Wanna Rock” himself, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), to the thrashy, juggernaut tune “Thundertruck”, to the infectious, bluesy-rock track “Devil Don’t Care”, True Rockers is Monster Truck at its finest. Amongst the feel-good tracks that make up the majority of the album, Monster Truck explore real depth in the emotional “Undone” which was written about people that struggle with addiction and the feeling of hopelessness, while album closer “The Howling” poses the question, are spirits real?
Monster Truck, who recently played a sold-out show in Toronto at The Phoenix, will perform at this year’s Download Festival and Winnipeg’s Super Spike before heading on a European tour later this year. For a complete list of confirmed tour dates, click HERE. Stay tuned for additional tour info.
*Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:
07.21.18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Super Spike
08.14.18 – Tumbler Ridge, BC @ Grizzfest
Hamilton, Ontario’s prodigious sons Monster Truck are one of the biggest groundswell stories in Canadian rock in the past decade, with numerous Top 10 Canadian Rock radio hits, a 2013 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”, a 2014 Juno nomination for “Rock Album of the Year” and countless tours under their belt. Their critically acclaimed sophomore album Sittin’ Heavy debuted at #3 on the Top 200 Canadian SoundScan chart and featured Top 5 Canadian rock radio hits “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” and “For The People”, as well as the ultimate hockey anthem “The Enforcer”, which garnered attention from legendary hockey commentator Don Cherry. The track was featured in the opening montage and second intermission of Hockey Night in Canada and would go on to be used as the goal song for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Their debut full-length, Furiosity, which recently received Gold certification in Canada, debuted at No.13 on the Top 200 SoundScan chart, hit #3 on the German Rock/Metal chart and earned the band two #1 singles at Canadian rock radio. The album also landed the band features in countless tastemaker publications, as well as a Bandit Rock Award nomination for ‘International Breakthrough Artist’ in Sweden.
Monster Truck’s unabashed dedication to creating killer riffs and putting every ounce of themselves into their show night after night has created quite an impression not only with fans across the globe, but iconic rock bands as well. The band has been championed by the likes of Slash, Alice in Chain’s Mike Inez andTwisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Monster Truck has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S, Europe and the UK, alongside such iconic acts as Alice in Chains,Slash, Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction, Nickelback, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Buckcherry, Alter Bridge, Volbeat, The Temperance Movement, Rival Sons, and VISTA CHINO (Kyuss) and has performed at a number of popular festivals including Download Festival, Bonnaroo, Welcome to Rockville, Rock on the Range andEdgefest.
Monster Truck is Jon Harvey (vocals & bass), Jeremy Widerman (guitar & vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ & vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums & vocals).