Truckfighters

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Truckfighters
Truckfighters.jpg
Background information
Origin Örebro, Sweden
Genres Stoner rock, stoner metal, heavy metal, psychedelic rock[1]
Years active 2001–2018
Labels Fuzzorama Records
MeteorCity
Poison Tree Records
Website www.truckfighters.com
Members Ozo
Dango
El Danno
Past members Fredo
Paco
Franco
Frongo
Pedro
Pezo
Poncho
Enzo

Truckfighters are a Swedish rock band from Örebro, formed in 2001.

Truckfighters at Wacken Open Air 2015
Oskar „Ozo“ Cedermalm at Wacken Open Air 2015
Niklas „Dango“ Källgren at Wacken Open Air 2015
Axel „Enzo“ Larsson at Wacken Open Air 2015

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.[2] 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".[3] 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 (Fuzzomentary) by Joerg Steineck and Christian Maciejewski portrays the band's life.[4] 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.[5][6]

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

The band's most recent album, V, was released on September 30, 2016.[7] It marks a significant change in style for the trio, as they intermingle their trademark heavy stoner rock sound with lengthy atmospheric sections.

On February 21, 2018, the band announced on their Facebook page that they are going on a "long, long hiatus" and "Might come back stronger than ever (that's the only way) or not at all!"

Members[edit]

Current line up[edit]

  • Ozo (Oskar Cedermalm) - vocals and bass
  • Dango (Niklas Källgren) - guitar
  • Pezo (Oscar Johansson) - drums Was previously in the band (2001-2003) (2008-2009) (2011-2012)

Former members[edit]

  • El Danno (Daniel Israelsson) - drums (2016)
  • Enzo (Axel Larsson) drums (2015)
  • Poncho (Andre Kvarnström) drums (2013-2014)(Now in Blues Pills)
  • Mckenzo (Danne Mckenzie) drums (September-December 2012)
  • Frongo (Fredrik Larsson) - drums (2010–2011)(Now in GRID)
  • Pedro (Pär Hjulström) - drums (2009–2010)
  • Fredo (Winfred Kennerknecht) - guitar (left the band in 2008)[8]
  • Paco (Andreas von Ahn) - drums (left the band in 2008 due to wrist injury)[9]

Session musicians

  • Franco (Fredrik Nilsson) - guitar stand-in one European tour 2006
  • Lobo (Michael Aaron Boyer) - session drummer shows in Jan-March 2017
  • Taco (Robert Wiiand) - session drummer shows summer and fall 2016 - spring 2017
  • Maco (Marcus Johansson) - session drummer shows fall 2016

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 first two EPs Desert Cruiser and Heading for God's Warehouse.
2013 Truckfighters-Super 3LP
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: LP
The first two albums 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 and red limited to 500 each and collector's edition 10" gatefold cover.
2016 V
  • Released: 30 September 2016
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records / Century Media
  • CD, LP, DI

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
2014 Truckfighters vs. Witchrider - Return of the Fuzzsplit Vol. 1
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Fuzzorama Records
  • Formats: 12-inch + digital
split 12" with Witchrider 2014.

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. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/truckfighters-mn0001497932
  2. ^ "Truckfighters MusicMight Biography". 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ Fuzz on MTV.se[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Fuzzomentary, Truckfighters (2011-09-05). "Truckfighters Film website". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  5. ^ Pegoraro, John (2005-03-30). "Truckfighters - Gravity X review". Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  6. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Truckfighters: Biography". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  7. ^ "TRUCKFIGHTERS Sign to Century Media; New Album 'V' Due 9/30". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  8. ^ Michaels, Jon (2008-04-02). "Truckfighters Line Up Change". Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  9. ^ Pegoraro, John (2008-01-15). "Truckfighters Line Up Change". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

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