Posted on: January 27, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

 Scandinavian power trio TRUCKFIGHTERS will release its fourth studio LP Universe in North America on February 4 via Fuzzorama Records.  The spectacular Swedish band, who Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has called “not just the best band I’d ever heard, but the best band that ever existed” and who has created some of the best stoner rock records of the last decade, describes the new album as simply “the ultimate fuzz.”  Universe supercharges the riff-heavy roots of TRUCKFIGHTERS‘ signature sound while charting a more progressive, challenging path — a hybrid of fuzz and prog — with an increased focus on textures and dense arrangements loaded with engaging melodies and outstanding musicianship. These advancements don’t come at the expense of the catchy and heavier aspects of the group’s sound, rather it shoots TRUCKFIGHTERS psychedelically-tinged rock into rich and rewarding new dimensions.  Universe is available for pre-order purchase now at this location.

TRUCKFIGHTERS resurrect the spirit of the decibel-heavy 1970’s to stunning effect.  Formed in 2001, the band — Oskar “Ozo” Cedermalm (vocals/bass), Niklas “Dango” Källgren (guitar) and Andre “Poncho” Kvarnström (drums) — is an absolute force in the live setting, thrilling audiences worldwide by packing a dozen bands worth of energy into each and every performance. Since 2011, TRUCKFIGHTERS have completed three full U.S. tours, winning over new fans at every turn with an exhilarating show built for arenas yet executed in small clubs.  The high-energy trio has been called “an appealing mix of fuzz-wreathed boogie and heavy-lidded hooks” by Time Out New York, “unbelievable” by the Philadelphia City Paper, “righteously-riffed” by the Aquarian Weekly and “fuzz, pedal-soaked, psych-rock-influenced stoner-metal rock-and-roll that should whip fans who like artists such as Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Wolfmother and Pentagram into an immediate frenzy” by the Dayton City Paper.  When the trailer for the recent “fuzzomentary” about the band, titled “Truckfighters” hit the internet, the band found an instant buzz. The film included cameo appearances and quotes from influential musicians such as Homme, Nick Oliveri and Alfredo Hernandez (Kyuss, Yawning Man) and bands like Fu Manchu, Valient Thorr, Witchcraft and Graveyard all singing the bands praises (see trailer below).



Truckfighters - The Chairman
Truckfighters – “The Chairman” (official video)
With Universe, the ideas TRUCKFIGHTERS have offered since 2001 — a colossal, airtight rhythm section, psychedelically-tinged guitarmonies, teasing maneuvers/crushing payoffs and pure climactic catharsis — are realized with purpose and aim.  From the sonic high arc of the opening cut “Mind Control” to the fuzzy riffs, vocal hooks and proggy passages of the leviathan-like “The Chairman” to the monstrous groove of “Convention” and through to the album-closing, tongue-in-cheek nod to buddies Mastodon (“Mastodont”), TRUCKFIGHTERSUniverse is a definitive mission statement and an accurate portrait of a band that has molded its veracious desert session anthems into chiseled hard rock monoliths.


1.) Mind Control 

     2.) The Chairman 
     3.) Prophet 
     4.) Get Lifted
     5.) Convention
     6.) Dream Sale
     7.) Mastodont
TRUCKFIGHTERS (Fuzzomentary) Trailer 2011
TRUCKFIGHTERS “Fuzzomentary” Trailer  
      TRUCKFIGHTERS will tour North America extensively this spring in support of Universe, bringing its explosive energy and contagious enthusiasm to as many cities as possible.  The band is also planning an appearance at the 2014 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival, this coming March in Austin, TX.  This, you won’t want to miss.  Or as Josh Homme said, “Beatles, Schmeatles; Rolling Stones, Rolling Bones. Truckfighters: that’s the good shit.

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