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Ruben Block
Background information
OriginLier, Belgium
GenresHard rock, blues rock, indie rock, stoner
Years active1998–present
LabelsExcelsior Recordings, Mascot Records
Associated actsSin Alley, AngeliCo, BJ Scott, Noordkaap, Monza, Hooverphonic, HJ Kras, Selah Sue
MembersRuben Block
Paul Van Bruystegem
Mario Goossens
Past membersWladimir Geels

Triggerfinger is a Belgian rock band from Lier, Belgium, formed in 1998. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ruben Block, bassist Paul Van Bruystegem and Mario Goossens (formerly of Winterville) as drummer.

Musical career[edit]

The band gained popularity while performing prior to the band's debut album. They released their self-titled debut album Triggerfinger in 2004, after previously having released the singles Inner Peace and Camaro from the album. The album was well received by rock fans, with the band's sound being compared to bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, by the younger audience, and Led Zeppelin, by the older rock fans.[original research?]

The album was followed by a live album called Faders Up, which featured several of their previous album's songs as well as a few covers of other bands. The following year, they released their next studio album called What Grabs Ya?, which, despite efforts, failed to make the band break through. In 2009, What Grabs Ya? was re-issued, with several new songs added to the track list.

Paul Van Bruystegem at the PictureOn Festival 2014

The third studio album, All This Dancin' Around, was released in November 2010. The recordings of this album took place in the Sound City Studios in North Hollywood, California. The release of this album managed to increase the band's popularity with moderate success.

They are listed as support act in many European dates of the 2011 tour of the band Within Temptation.[1]

In April 2012, an acoustic cover of Lykke Li's pop hit "I Follow Rivers" reached number one in Belgium and abroad in the Netherlands and Austria.

On 7 July 2012 they performed before the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson heavyweight title fight, which took place in Bern, Switzerland.

On 8 December 2012 they won four Belgian Music Industry Awards or MIAs (hit of the year, best group, best alternative music and best live-act).[2]

The band supported the Rolling Stones on 6 July 2013 during the Barclaycard Summer Time Festival[3] in Hyde Park, London.

On 4 November 2013 they started recording their fourth studio album in Los Angeles, which was released on 18 April 2014.[4] The name of the album is By Absence Of The Sun.

In 2017, the band signed to Mascot Records and released their fifth studio album: Colossus.[5].


Studio albums

Live albums

Extended plays

  • Driveby (2013)


  1. ^ Triggerfinger as support act on WT dates
  2. ^ "Triggerfinger grote winnaars van de Mia's". De Redactie. 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ Triggerfinger at Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park Archived 2013-07-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "In de opnamestudio met Triggerfinger (videodagboek - dag 5)" [In the recording studio with Triggerfinger (video diary - day 5)]. Humo (in Dutch). 8 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "TRIGGERFINGER SIGNS WITH MASCOT LABEL GROUP". Mascot Label Group. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Triggerfinger announce new album Colossus, celebrate with twisted kidnap video". Classic Rock. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

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