Thursday, December 3, 2015

Monster Truck is Coming Back!


Attentive readers may remember that a couple years back, in a different place altogether, Monster Truck's debut "Furiosity" cracked my year-end top ten list.  Well, they're gonna take another shot at it in 2016.  Details below!

“Monster Truck is one of the few really great down to earth rock ‘n’ roll bands... they’re hard, soulful and heavy” – Slash

(New York, NY) – Juno-Award winning rock outfit Monster Truck have just announced that their highly anticipated sophomore album, SITTIN’ HEAVY, will be released February 19th, 2016 on Dine Alone Records in North America, Australia and New Zealand and via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group in Europe. The album is available to pre-order via the band’s webstore, Dine Alone webstore and iTunes. Those who pre-order the record via iTunes will instantly receive “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” and the anthemic new track “The Enforcer”.

Last month, Monster Truck teased the new record with the release of the highly contagious first single “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”. The lead track catapulted into the Top 5 at Canadian Rock radio in just three weeks and is already becoming a sports arena favourite, having been featured during a number of major sports events over the past few weeks.

Produced by the award-winning Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats), SITTIN’ HEAVY was recorded at Vespa Studios, Revolution Recording in Toronto and Monster Truck’s new jam-space studio. The 11-song collection is a glorious hard rocking statement, retaining all of the ingredients that enabled Monster Truck to break out of the box whilst continuing a gradual evolution expanding upon ideas established at the quartet’s inception. Month after month spent on the road has served to improve them as a band, just as it should, fundamentally because they looked around and learned.

“Touring the last record we’ve been privileged to play with a lot of great headlining acts,” says guitarist Jeremy Widerman. “For instance, when we opened for Slash we would pick up on how accurately he controls the Wah pedal, and we wanted to include some of that in our own songs. Or touring with Alice In Chains and watching their vocal harmonies and realizing that we needed to strengthen up in that area – so we did. There are so many little ways to hone our sound.”

Monster Truck is Jon Harvey (vocals, bass), Jeremy Widerman (guitars, vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ, vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums, vocals).

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