If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. "The best band that ever existed" as Josh Homme said in the 2011 "fuzzomentary" Truckfighters. And the band's sizzling fifth album, V, certainly continues the Truckfighters grand tradition of blending big riffs, dynamism and intricate songwriting.
"The album won't come as a huge surprise for those who've heard our earlier work - but at the same time it feels like a leap forward. We've been able to create some of our best songs so far. For us this is definitely the album of the year," says Niklas ‘Dango‘ Källgren.
If you really know Truckfighters then you're also aware of their checkered history with drummers. There's been quite a few. "We use to say that Truckfighters has a ‘very Spinal Tap relationship' to drummers," adds Dango, "but we are really happy with the contributions of Daniel ‘El Danno' Israelsson on V." Also, it's pretty cool that we got our friend, drummer extraordinaire Peter Damin – known from the Paradise Lost album Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us – to play the drums on the track The 1."