As they come into the final week of their triumphant November-December European tour with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three, Monster Truck have announced they will be returning in April-May 2019 for a 25 date headline European tour. They will be calling through the UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The Canadian juggernaut will be playing songs form their new album ‘True Rockers’, which was released on Mascot Records inSeptember, as well as some of their classics. By the time the tour comes around it would have been 2 years since their last headline run outside the US and Canada and talking about returning for the tour singer/bassist Jon Harvey says, “I f***ing love Europe and the UK! I’m so excited to come back and play a proper headline set to our supporters! We have an incredible night of rock n roll planned. It will be a night no one will ever forget.”

Guitarist Jeremy Widerman also says, “One of our favourite things to do is touring Europe/UK and when we get a chance to headline it’s even better.  Expect a long raucous set filled with songs from every album.

True Rockers’ was written during the time on the road whilst they were touring with the likes of Deep Purple, Billy Talent, Nickelback, Jane’s Addiction and more through 2016 and was produced by Dan Weller (SiKth, Young Guns, Enter Shikari) at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina in July 2017.

True Rockers’ is the sound of a band letting lose and having fun. Frontman/Bassist Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey affirms, “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.” “Yeah, that’s what I was gonna say too,” adds Widerman. “I mean right off the beginning of the album you hear me scream at Marv. That just kicks off the entire vibe of the album. Us in a room, having fun, joking and yelling at each other.

2019 European Tour Dates
Thurs 18 Apr           O2 Academy, Bristol, UK – Tickets
Fri 19 Apr                O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK – Tickets
Sat 20 Apr               O2 Academy 2, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Mon 22 Apr             SWG3, Glasgow, UK – Tickets
Tues 23 Apr            O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, UK – Tickets
Thurs 25 Apr           Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – Tickets
Fri 26 Apr                Waterfront, Norwich, UK – Tickets
Sat 27 Apr               Electric Ballroom, London, UK – Tickets

Mon 29 Apr             Rockhal, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG – Tickets
Tues 30 Apr            Kavka, Antwerp, BELGIUM – Tickets
Weds 1 May            Melkweg, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – Tickets
Fri 3 May                 Kantine, Cologne, GERMANY – Tickets
Sat 4 May                Gibson, Frankfurt, GERMANY – Tickets
Mon 6 May               Backstage Werk, Munich, GERMANY – Tickets
Tues 7 May              Dynamo, Zurich, SWITZERLAND – Tickets
Weds 8 May            Legend, Milan, ITALY – Tickets
Fri 10 May               L’Empreinte, Savigny le Temple, FRANCE – Tickets
Sat 11 May              Le Forum, Vauréal, FRANCE – Tickets
Tues 14 May          Hydrozagadka, Warszawa, POLAND – Tickets
Thurs 16 May         Chelsea, Vienna, AUSTRIA – Tickets
Fri 17 May               Huxleys, Berlin, GERMANY – Tickets
Sat 18 May              Ubel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, GERMANY – Tickets
Mon 20 May            Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DENMARK – Tickets
Wed 22 May           John Dee, Oslo, NORWAY – Tickets
Thurs 23 May         Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN – Tickets

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Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 Years are thrilled be returning to the UK for the first time since their appearance at Download Festival in 2006 for a September tour following the release of their latest album ‘(how to live) As Ghosts, which was released in October 2017 on Mascot Records.

Tues 4 Sep – The Underworld, London – TICKETS
Weds 5 Sep – Corporation, Sheffield – TICKETS
Fri 7 Sep – Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe – TICKETS
Sat 8 Sep – Factory, Manchester – TICKETS
Sun 9 Sep – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – TICKETS
Mon 10 Sep – Broadcast, Glasgow – TICKETS

Following a fantastic Canadian tour with Shinedown and In This Moment earlier this year, 10 Years continue to power through the open road including US shows with Breaking Benjamin, A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Popevil, Seether, Nonpoint, Butcher Babies and more as well as festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Northern Invasion and Rockfest so the UK can expect an explosive show.

Guitarist Matt Wantland said, “I’m genuinely excited to get back to Europe; we haven’t been able to make the journey since around 2008. So much of my favorite music and culture was born, and lives, in that part of the world. I want to share in that energy, and I want them to share it back with us. Travel and new experiences are what help you grow as a human being, as a person, and as a band I don’t think there’s a better opportunity than this to grow personally and professionally and to push us to a new level. We’ve always felt Europe is a place we should be spending more of our time.”
The first single from the album, ‘Novacaine,’ has received over 4.8 million plays on Spotify, with the combined streams for the album exceeding 10.5 million streams.  The video has been viewed over 1.3 million times and was playlisted at Scuzz and Kerrang TV as well as the song being playlisted at Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio. With the release of this video, and over half a million streams to date, ‘Burnout’ follows in its footsteps to being on it’s way to becoming a global hit.

10 Years returned in October 2017 with the new studio album (how to live) AS GHOSTS, and welcomed back former members Brian Vodinh (guitar / drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar) alongside Chad Huff (bass), Kyle Mayer (drums) and Jesse Hasek (vocals). The band’s eighth studio album was produced by the Grammy Award winning Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Deftones, KoRn, Mastodon).

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Following their storming main stage set at Download Festival, Monster Truck will return to the UK on an Arena tour with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three, starting at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 6th December and finishing at the SSE Wembley Arena on 14th December.

The news follows the announcement of brand new album ‘True Rockers‘, which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th September 2018.

Talking about the tour, guitarist, Jeremy Widerman says; ‘after only playing handfuls of shows with our friends in Black Stone Cherry it will be a blast to travel overseas with them and bring a serious mix of Blues and Rock to the UK.’

It’s been two years since the mighty ‘Sittin’ Heavy‘ came out and in the 18 months that followed its release, they played over 150 shows, which included arena tours with Nickelback, Billy Talent and for the final ever European Deep Purple tour – They also played with Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, The Temperance Movement, Jane’s Addiction, Rob Zombie and Alter Bridge. They embarked on their biggest European headline tour to date selling out venues across the continent and thundered through main stage festival slots across the globe.

During the time on the road the band took a recording rig on tour and songs came together for what was to become ‘True Rockers’ and they began to send material back and forth to producer Dan Weller (SiKth, Young Guns, Enter Shikari). They returned to Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina in July 2017 to record the album.

True Rockers” is the sound of a band letting lose and having fun. Frontman/Bassist Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey affirms, “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.” “Yeah, that’s what I was gonna say too,” adds Widerman. “I mean right off the beginning of the album you hear me scream at Marv. That just kicks off the entire vibe of the album. Us in a room, having fun, joking and yelling at each other.

O2 pre-sale: Wed 13th June, 9am
LN pre-sale: Thu 14th June, 9am
General Onsale: Fri 15th June, 9am

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Thu 6th Dec – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena
Fri 7th Dec – NEWCASTLE – Metro Radio Arena
Sun 9th Dec – GLASGOW – SECC
Mon 10th Dec – MANCHESTER – Arena
Tue 11th Dec – BIRMINGHAM – Arena
Thu 13th Dec – LEEDS – First Direct Arena
Fri 14th Dec – LONDON – The SSE Arena Wembley

Track Listing:

  1. True Rocker
  2. Thundertruck
  3. Evolution
  4. Devil Don’t Care
  5. Being Cool Is Over
  6. Young City Hearts
  7. Undone
  8. In My Own World
  9. Denim Danger
  10. Hurricane
  11. The Howlin’

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Review: DeWolff – Thrust

Mascot Records (May 4th)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

I said to DeWolff vocalist Pablo van de Poel when I interviewed him last month regarding the band’s new album ‘Thrust‘, for some inconceivable reason I’d not come across them before!

Well, after the first play of ‘Thrust’, I promptly went and bought the band’s back catalogue. I guess that is a fairly strong indicator that I kind of liked what I’d heard. I am loving the mainly European bands who are ‘re-visiting’ that Seventies vibe, but also putting their own take on it.

DeWolff are most certainly a band who inject their own DNA into the music. Layers of Hammond organ, a tight bass line and vocals which have a slight psychedelic twist to them. This all adds up to an absolute foot-stomper of an album.

In keeping to the whole Seventies thing, the band recorded the album in analogue at their own purpose built studio. While I’m listening to the advance on streamed audio, you can still detect that all encompassing warmth that comes with that process which of course enhances the music even further.

DeWolff are a band who know what they want out of an album, and deliver that in a straight no nonsense fashion, displaying a maturity to both the song writing and musicianship that bands twice their age don’t always manage.

I’m not going to break the album down track by track, I want you to go out and explore it yourselves, trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed and your volume knob will without a doubt be cranked up a few levels.

Highly recommended.

 

Black Country Communion have released the second episode of their ‘Making Of BCCIV’.

The brand new album is their first album in 5 years and you can now go behind-the-scenes of the recording of it.

BCCIV is released on Friday 22nd September via Mascot Records and Black Country Communion will play two exclusive European shows in Wolverhampton and London in January 2018.

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Black Country Communion have just released the first episode of their ‘Making Of BCCIV’.

The brand new album is their first album in 5 years and you can now go behind-the-scenes of the recording of it. 

BCCIV is released on Friday 22nd September via Mascot Records and Black Country Communion will play two exclusive European shows in Wolverhampton and London in January 2018.

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Black Country Communion have just released a video for the new single ‘Collide‘.

The single is taken from BBC’s brand new album ‘BCCIV‘, released on Friday 22nd September via Mascot Records. 
BCC are launching the video to coincide with the start of the ticket pre-sale for their exclusive UK tour dates.

Planet Rock 48-Hour Ticket Pre-sale
Wednesday 2nd August2017 AT 9AM From www.planetrock.com

Tickets On General Sale Friday 4th August
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444
www.eventim.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 844 0444
Venue: 0870 320 7000
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London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 4th January 2018

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 844 0444
Venue: 020 8563 3800
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