Trucker Diablo release single and announce new album details

Trucker Diablo are looking for fans to help with the new album by kicking in for their Pledge campaign.

They’ve found the keys, they’ve given the big truck a service, and they’re ready to put it back out on show. Trucker Diablo are back, the hiatus is over and the band are wanting you to get involved with the new album!

Monday Oct 13th saw the band launch a Pledge campaign to fund the recording of the new album, Rise Above The Noise. The band have been releasing teasers every Friday and Monday over the last few weeks, hinting that something is happening. Most recently the video trailers featured an excerpt from the new single, Party Like They Started The End of the World!

To launch the Pledge campaign, the lyric video for the new single was released exclusively through the Pledge website on 13th October. This is the first new material from the band in almost a year, and the first sign of activity since they went on hiatus at the end of February due to band members close family health issues.

When the band announced their hiatus, it was at the end of a period when Simon Haddock announced he was leaving, however as the situation has developed during the hiatus period, and with the band not committing to playing a lot of shows, Simon is very much still part of the band and contributed to some of the new songs destined for Rise Above The Noise. However, during the time off, bassist Glenn Harrison has decided life holds other opportunities for him now, and while he is proud of what Trucker achieved, he has decided to leave the band and will not feature on the new album. Trucker will not be looking for a permanent replacement just yet and they wish their buddy Glenn well for the future, he will be missed!

Why Pledge? Well having previously released albums on Ripple Music and Bad Reputation in different markets, the band decided that Pledge would be the best option for this project, frontman Tom Harte commented 'Given that we will still be restricted on what shows we can do due to family health situations, we felt keeping a new album close,between us and the fans, would be the best option and possibly remove any pressure to get out and promote and sell copies. Now, we can release this, and as time and situations allow, we will play a few gigs in 2015.

With The Devil Rhythm and Songs of Iron we played many many shows at our favourite venues and festivals like The Diamond Rock Club, to Rock n Blues Festival, Steelhouse and of course Download, to opening for bands like Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy and Black Stone Cherry…the situation is different right now, so as gig offers come in we’ll assess what we can and can’t manage at the time. However, it’s become clear, we will keep writing new music, hopefully the fans will get behind this Pledge campaign and we’ll get the album out there, it’s written, it’s been demoed in my Rock Shed, time for the big truck to start rollin’ again!'