Truckfighters

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Truckfighters
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Background information
Origin Örebro, Sweden
Genres Stoner rock
Heavy metal
Desert rock
Psychedelic rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels Fuzzorama Records
MeteorCity
Poison Tree Records
Website http://www.truckfighters.com
Members Ozo
Dango
Enzo
Past members Fredo
Paco
Franco
Frongo
Pedro
Pezo
Poncho

Truckfighters is a rock band from Sweden.

History[edit]

Truckfighters was formed in Örebro, Sweden in 2001. After releasing EPs in 2001 and 2002, they recorded a split-EP with local Swedish band Firestone in 2003.[1] In 2005 they released their debut album Gravity X on both Fuzzorama Records and MeteorCity Records. Their follow-up album, Phi, was released in 2007 by Poison Tree Records in the U.S. and on the Fuzzorama label elsewhere. Their sound has been described as classic desert rock, similar to bands like Dozer, Fu Manchu, and Kyuss. They have been featured on the MTV Sweden show "Fuzz".[2] The band has done extensive touring over the years, playing more than 300 live shows, most of them in Europe. Their first USA tour, in July 2011, included stops in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland.

The film Truckfighters by Joerg Steineck and Christian Maciejewski portrays the band's life.[3] It was released in December 2011 and features interviews with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. The film provides an ironic, entertaining view of the three "ordinary" guys who transform into Fuzz Monsters onstage.[4][5]

Their latest album, Universe, was released on February 24, 2014. As a teaser, The Chairman EP was released in October 2013.

Members[edit]

Current line up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Poncho (Andre Kvarnström) drums (2013-2014)
  • Mckenzo (Danne Mckenzie) drums (September-December 2012)
  • Pezo (Oscar Johansson) - drums (2011-2012)
  • Frongo (Fredrik Larsson) - drums (2010–2011)
  • Pedro (Pär Hjulström) - drums (2009–2010)
  • Fredo (Winfred Kennerknecht) - guitar (left the band in 2008)[6]
  • Paco (Andreas von Ahn) - drums (left the band in 2008 due to wrist injury)[7]
  • Franco (Fredrik Nilsson) - guitar (stand-in)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

year Album details
2005 Gravity X
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / MeteorCity Records
  • Formats: CD
2007 Phi
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / Poison Tree Records
  • Formats: CD
2009 Mania
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / Rough Trade Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
2011 Hidden Treasures of Fuzz -the anniversary of the century!(2001-2011)-
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: LP
The two first ep's Dessert Cruiser '01 and Heading for god's warehouse '02 on one album.
2013 Truckfighters-Super 3LP (Special Edition No.1)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: LP
The two first album's, Gravity X and Phi plus bonus tracks as a 3 vinyl box set.
2014 Universe
  • Released: 21 February 2014
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / Sony Music Sweden
  • CD, LP, DI
Vinyl editions, Yellow Limited to 500 and 500 Red and collectors edition 10" gatefold cover.

EPs & Singles[edit]

2001 Desert Cruiser EP
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: ?
  • Formats: CD
Out of print, side one on Hidden Treasures of Fuzz 2011.
2002 Heading for God's Warehouse
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: ?
  • Formats: CD
Out of print, side two on Hidden Treasures of Fuzz 2011.
2003 Truckfighters vs. Firestone - Fuzzsplit of the Century
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
split EP with Firestone 2003.
2004 Truckfighters do Square - Square do Truckfighters
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: CD, Single
split 7" with Square 2004.
2013 The Chairman EP
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / Sony Music Sweden
  • Formats: 10 inch + digital
2013 The Chairman Special Edition
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Last Hurrah Records
  • Formats: 12-inch on multi-colored vinyl

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Analougus" on The Ultimate Fuzzcollection Volume One CD (2004 Fuzzorama Records)
  • "Freewheelin'" on Road to Nowhere CD (2007 Poison Tree Records)
  • "In Search Of (The)" on ...And Back to Earth Again: Ten Years of MeteorCity CD (2007 MeteorCity Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Truckfighters MusicMight Biography". 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  2. ^ Fuzz on MTV.se
  3. ^ Fuzzomentary, Truckfighters (2011-09-05). "Truckfighters Film website". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  4. ^ Pegoraro, John (2005-03-30). "Truckfighters - Gravity X review". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  5. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Truckfighters: Biography". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  6. ^ Michaels, Jon (2008-04-02). "Truckfighters Line Up Change". Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  7. ^ Pegoraro, John (2008-01-15). "Truckfighters Line Up Change". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

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