Trucker Diablo Signs Album Deal With Ripple Records
August 1, 2011
Irish rockers Trucker Diablo have signed a deal with the relatively new independent Californian label Ripple Music.
In a statement the band said, “We have initially signed a two album deal with worldwide distribution including potential North American distribution through a major label. We have had quite a few email and phone conversations so we talked things through quite a bit before we decide to go ahead.
The main reason we choose Ripple is the ‘Family factor’, it might sound strange but they are 100% into their bands and want us to be a part of their musical family and help us grow as artists over a period of years. This was critical for us as they want to promote us in the States and elsewhere to increase our profile. In the UK we found this was the opposite with labels and we didn’t want to be a part of that. I think in Trucker Diablo we have always felt we would be suited to the States and this has now been proved with some great reviews and now a label having us on board. In fact we probably get more airplay in the States that anywhere else in the world.
So from here we want to take things to the next level and do everyone proud and let you know ‘You are the fuel’, without you there is no Trucker Diablo and as long as you continue to support us, we will continue on to do what we love.”
Trucker Diablo began in early 2008 as four friends coming together collectively as a group to play music they loved and that defined them as individuals. This soon became an unstoppable machine through the local support of fans and the internet. Quickly they were hailed as a Northern Ireland super group due to the band members successful past.
Simon Haddock had been a previous member of Joyrider who enjoyed a highly successful career signing to A&M Records in the late 90’s, touring internationally and appearing on the legendary Top of the Pops with their single “Rush Hour” which reached 22 in the UK charts. Tom Harte and Terry Crawford were members of acclaimed Hard Rock outfit Tilted who signed to Shattered records in the late 90’s . They enjoyed a successful career touring the US, UK and Canada and received praise from acclaimed L.A producer Kim Foley.
Present Day Trucker Diablo have been playing the local circuit supporting Ricky Warwick and Adam Bomb on their recent UK tours and have released their debut album ‘The Devil Rhythm’ with a guest appearance from Northern Irish Rock Star and new Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick from The Almighty fame. The band also gained some recent praise in the form of Joe Elliot (singer with Def Leppard). 2011 is already looking to be a successful year for Trucker Diablo with festival dates penciled in…