Trucker Diablo – ‘Rise Above The Noise’


Exactly a year ago, mid-Ulster hard rockers Trucker Diablo shocked fans by announcing that they were putting the brakes on and going on an indefinite hiatus. Guitarist Simon Haddock had already announced his intention to quit the band, due to family commitments: a show at a small social club on the outskirtsExactly a year ago, mid-Ulster hard rockers Trucker Diablo shocked fans by announcing that they were putting the brakes on and going on an indefinite hiatus. Guitarist Simon Haddock had already announced his intention to quit the band, due to family commitments: a show at a small social club on the outskirts of Belfast, on Saturday March 1, was supposed to be his farewell performance – but, within hours, it emerged that it was, in fact, the band’s last hurrah, at least for the foreseeable future. The Big Truck was no longer rolling… However, you can’t keep a good band down. Within weeks, frontman Tom Harte was writing songs again, and collaborating on a number of projects: then late in the summer, hints were being dropped online that the boys might just be warming up their collective engines again – hints which resulted in the mid-October release of a new single, ‘Party Like They Started The End Of The World’. Shortly afterwards, developments shifted up a gear when they launched a PledgeMusic campaign for the recording of a new album – and now, exactly one year to the day after that “farewell” show, the Big Truck is back on the […]

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