Monster Truck (band)

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Monster Truck
The members of monstertruck 2014-05-07 22-46.jpg
Background information
Origin Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Southern rock, blues rock, hard rock, stoner rock
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels Dine Alone, Mascot
Website ilovemonstertruck.com
Members Jon Harvey
Jeremy Widerman
Brandon Bliss
Steve Kiely

Monster Truck are a Canadian rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. After the release of two EPs,[1] their debut album Furiosity was released on Dine Alone Records on May 28, 2013 and distributed on Universal.[2] The band's second studio album entitled Sittin' Heavy was released on Mascot Records on February 19, 2016. Members include lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey, guitarist Jeremy Widerman, keyboardist Brandon Bliss and drummer Steve Kiely.

Monster Truck's 2011 EP The Brown EP found success for them in Canada. The single "Seven Seas Blues" charted in the top ten of the both the active rock airplay chart and the alternative rock airplay chart in the spring of 2012.

The band won the 2013 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year.[3] They played the Download Festival in 2013 and supported Vista Chino on their European tour in October and November 2013. The band started recording the Sittin' Heavy album in January 2015 after touring with Alice in Chains, opening for them on their Canada/United States North American 2014 tour.[4]

Their track "Sweet Mountain River" was included in Ubisoft's music game Rocksmith 2014,[5] "Seven Seas Blues" in EA Sports' NHL 13, and "Old Train" was used in an episode of Orphan Black, "Variable and Full of Perturbation". The first single from their second studio album was released on October 19, 2015, a track called "Don't Tell Me How to Live".[6] A song, "The Enforcer", was also available only when pre-ordering the album. Their song "Righteous Smoke" is featured in EA Sports' NHL 17. The song "The Enforcer" was also used as the goal song for the Toronto Maple Leafs after every goal scored with a "Go Leafs Go" chant added to the song.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2010: Monster Truck
  • 2011: The Brown EP

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
CAN AUT GER SWI
Furiosity[7] 13
Sittin' Heavy[8] 6 42 52 64

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart
Positions
Album
CAN
[9]
CAN
Rock

[10]
US
Main.

[11]
2011 "Sworded Beest" × The Brown EP
"Seven Seas Blues" ×
2012 "Righteous Smoke" 11
2013 "Sweet Mountain River" 84 1 Furiosity
"The Lion" 2
2014 "Old Train" 7
2015 "Don't Tell Me How to Live" 8 27 Sittin' Heavy
2016 "For the People" 6
"The Enforcer" 34
2017 Saturday Night Non-album single

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