Trucker Diablo


Four rockers performing what can only be called Stadium Pub Rock and drinking beer all along the way is none other then Trucker Diablo.

Tom Harte is frontman and guitarist the band Trucker Diablo.  The band was born in 2008 and quickly gained a name for themselves picking up endorsements along the way from their peers such as Ricky Warwick, Ginger Wildheart, Joe Elliot, Damon Johnson and Cormac Neeson.  2011 saw the band be handpicked by festival promoters to appear at Download Festival and finish off the year supporting Black Stone Cherry on the sold out Irish leg of their UK tour. Leading right into 2012 the band has their single “Drink Beer, Destroy” feature on Kerrang TV, MTV Australia and Xbox game Rock Band 3.

Here is ‘Drink Beer, Destroy’ in all its glory!

Ever since the band have never looked back. Keeping the foot firmly on the pedal in 2012, Trucker gave their home fans a blistering performance supporting the Foo Fighters at the Tennents Vital festival.  Since 2012 the band released Songs of Iron and Rise Above The Noise, played festivals such as Steelhouse and Ramblin Man as well as being nominated for the NI Music Prize (which this year is giving a legend award to Vivian Campbell). Tours included a run of O2 Academy shows, as well as opening for Airbourne, Ginger Wildheart, Thin Lizzy, and playing with Black Label Society at Hard Rock Hell.

Following their shows in 2017 with Thunder, and festival appearances at Amplified, Steelhouse and Ramblin Man Fair, Trucker Diablo have established themselves as one of the UK’s most resilient bands.  Combining big riffs and choruses they band will close 2017 with an absolute juggernaut of an album in “Fighting for Everything”. A band who have survived most than most and still firmly raise the fist of rock alongside their countless fans, there’s no denying Trucker Diablo, listen and decide for yourself.

From the album ‘Fighting For Everything’ comes the music video for  ‘Let’s Just Ride’.

Classic Rock Magazine had this to say:

Swooping in with an arena rock attitude, the third album from this Northern Irish foursome elevates them to a new level. Often referred to as stadium pub rockers, the emphasis is now firmly on the ‘rock’, their songs blazing with big ambitions.  Taking cues from AC/DC, Lizzy and Black Stone Cherry, the records hits you right in the chops with the muscular Born Trucker and We Will Conquer All. Let’s Just Ride is so insistently catchy you’ll want to rewind and OD on its melodic drift.  Guitarists Tom Harte and Simon Haddock have an understanding of what Lizzy, Aerosmith and Wishbone Ash achieved; Harte’s vocals are also convincingly powerful. The band are at their best on epic closing track When The Waters Rise – a joyous amalgam of beautifully balanced passion and depth. High grade quality all round.

Let’s see what Tom Harte has to say about Vocalzone!

“Vocalzone for me is my comfort blanket on tour, that piece of mind to help you through performances. On our last tour in December 2017, I was fighting quite a persistent chest infection over a 2 week period and I believe without Vocalzone I would not have been able to perform as well as I did. Vocalzone is the best kind of wingman in the music industry.”

Written by Dan Manley

Love for all things heavy, Dan is a big fan of the metal scene! Keep an eye out at your local festival, you see a man in a Vocalzone Tee, chances are it's Dan Manley! Endorsements Co-Ordinator at VZ