Order the upcoming release, Furiosity by Monster Truck and get a limited* autographed CD booklet with purchase!
What started as a fun and albeit 'selfish' musical side-project, quickly gained momentum and took on a life of its own. Monster Truck self-released a self-titled EP produced by Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Preistess, Hollerado) in 2010 and followed up with The Brown EP (2011) produced by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, Three Days Grace) on Indie powerhouse Dine Alone Records. The Brown EP aggressively showcased the band's ability to keep a firm grasp in the classic roots that enabled them, while staying contemporary and true to their vast influences. Singles "Seven Seas Blues" and "Righteous Smoke" became runaway hits reaching Top 10 on Canadian Rock radio and true to their notorious maxim "Don’t Fuck With The Truck", the band hit the road with a vengeance. Tours included a 2011 cross-Canada sold-out run with The Sheepdogs. Additional tours followed in 2012 when Monster Truck was handpicked to open for Slash on his North American tour, as well as sold-out dates in support of legends Deep Purple.
After an unexpected, yet highly successful year of relentless touring, Monster Truck returned home hell bent to record a full-length album. Over the course of 2 months, the guys put together 12 original songs showcasing not only their determination to continue churning out heart-pounding rock tracks, but that also highlighted another dimension to the band’s songwriting and performance. The result is their debut full-length LP aptly titled Furiosity.
Produced once again by JUNO-nominated Eric Ratz at Vespa Studios in Toronto and Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, Furiosity showcases Monster Truck's ability to seamlessly integrate influences from grunge and punk era greats that they love so dearly with alt-sounding vintage rock. The resulting album remains anchored in grooves, yet propulsive and volcanic, fueled by frontman Jon Harvey's colossal vocal delivery.
The album impressingly runs the gamut from crushing first single "Sweet Mountain River" which features a highly infectious chorus juxtaposed against a killer riff, to tracks like "The Lion" and its definitive old-school, boogie-rock vibe. "While the bulk of songs were written and executed in fairly quick fashion, tailoring the pace and fine tuning the transitions took longer than usual," says Widerman of the writing process. "We really wanted the songs to take the listener on an exciting journey." Gems like "Old Train" featuring epic gang vocals were in fact kept under wraps from the producer and the label until the band reworked them to their liking while "Power of the People" -- a Rage Against The Machine inspired track -- is a commentary on a society in turmoil and an anthem for those who wish to band together and make a difference.
Monster Truck's Tour Dates:
- 5/13 Rushmore Plaza Civic Centre Rapid City, SD
- 5/14 Civic Center Exhibit Hall Bismarck, ND
- 5/15 Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN
- 5/17 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, M
- 5/18 Boondocks Springfield, IL
- 5/22 The Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, L
- 5/23 Front Porch Of The South Columbus, GA
- 5/24 The Roc Bar Jacksonville, FL
- 5/25 Mullet Festival Grounds Niceville, FL
- 5/26 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
- 5/27 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
With Alice In Chains:
- 7/1 Deer Lake Park Vancouver, BC
- 7/2 Cowboys Stampede Tent Calgary, AB
- 7/6 Brant Centre Regina, SK
- 7/8 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
- 7/9 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St Paul, MN
- 7/11 Budweiser Gardens London, ON
- 7/15 Metropolis Montreal, QC
*Offer valid only with purchase of Furiosity. This special offer is valid for domestic (U.S.) orders only. CDs shipping with promotional items are limited to (5) per customer. Autographed CD booklets will be available while supplies last, newburycomics.com will post information when autographed booklets are sold out.
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