Thursday, May 16, 2013
We wanted to announce that Bill Goodman from The Soda Shop has joined us in a consulting role helping with A&R for Ripple! When you got a guy with that much musical knowledge around you know there's gonna be some big Ripple news coming. Welcome aboard Bill!!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Last week, their single "Drive" beat out the likes of ALICE IN CHAINS, VOLBEAT and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE in Classic Rock Magazine's online Track of the Week poll. This week, they take over the rest of the world.
Northern Ireland melodic rockers TRUCKER DIABLO have released their sophomore effort,Songs of Iron, today via Ripple Music. A strong contender for Album of the Year, Songs of Ironis available on digital, vinyl and CD formats at The Ripple Music Webstore.
Heavy melodies firmly planted on a foundation of steamroller rock n' roll aggression is the fuel behind the latest offering from Northern Ireland export, TRUCKER DIABLO. Songs of Ironpicks up where the breakthrough hit album, The Devil Rhythm left off, blasting listeners with the sonic fury of modern heavy rock mixed with a road worn southern swagger. After releasing two viral videos ("Drink Beer, Destroy," and "Voodoo") taking the stage at Hard Rock Hell, Download, and opening for The Foo Fighters amongst others, TRUCKER DIABLO surged to new heights of popularity in 2012. Now 2013 finds the band upon their international acclaim by cranking out another set of pile-driving melodic rockers. Songs of Iron, ups the ante on heaviness, crunching guitars and sing-along chorus, and is sure to please TRUCKER fans the world over, new and old.
"I suppose I should have mentioned that I'm a huge fan of Trucker Diablo: they're good, honest, down-to-earth hard-working musicians who put their everything into what they do. 'Songs Of Iron' demonstrates this, in spades, and as the Big Truck Keeps On Rollin' I suggest you either jump aboard or get out of the muthafuckin' way!" - PlanetMosh.com
"Trucker Diablo would kick Nickelback's pearly white asses everyday of the week, and twice on Sundays." - DangerDog.com
"Big things are starting to happen for that band and they really deserve it, because they're a really great bunch of guys, hardworking, fantastic musicians and players and I'm a big, big fan of theirs." - Ricky Warwick: Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy
"If you call yourself a 'tastemaker' and don't know Trucker Diablo then get the f*ck out you're fired! Trucker Diablo are Rock N' Roll pure and simple" - Brian Basher: Hard Rock Nights, KHRN Dallas
The Trucker boys took 2012 by the throat and played a massive 40 shows, which including some key highlights from playing Hammerfest with Anthrax, supporting Foo Fighters at Tennents Vital, supporting Terrorvision on their UK tour, rocking crowds on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell festival and topping off 2012 by supporting their heroes Thin Lizzy in Belfast. Trucker's second album Songs of Iron, will be released in May 2013 through Ripple Music and Bad Reputation (FRA). There's a big open road in front of Trucker Diablo, jump on board, be a part of the convoy and catch them on tour in the U.K and Europe in 2013.