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Truckfighters Release Their “Calm Before the Storm”

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Truckfighters won my heart at SXSW 2014 and their album Universe worked its way onto my Top 15 list that year, both thanks to the Swedish trio’s unstoppable energy — part grunge, part stoner, part metal and 100% RIFFS.

In that regard, “Calm Before the Storm” is a bit of an odd choice for the first single to be released from their forthcoming album V; it’s about as chilled out a track as I’ve heard from them and, contrary to their usually concise songwriting, it’s eight minutes long! It’s four minutes before we even hear a fuzzy guitar — the signature Truckfighters M.O. — and even then the song retains a mid-paced feel. But it’s good nonetheless, sounds a whole lot like the Truckfighters I fell in love with, and… well, even so, I just hope the title of this track is indicative of how the rest of V will roll out, with a bit more to headbang to. It’s good though, I like it, I really do!

V comes out through Fuzzorama and Century Media on September 30th. Pre-order here.

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