Philadelphia’s The Station venue played host to a ripping rock show featuring Sweden’s Truckfighters along with touring companions The Midnight Ghost Train and local support from Skeleton Hands and The Company Corvette. Truckfighters are among the most influential rock and Alternative metal bands of the last decade, having toured extensively with the like of bands that span from Metallica to Kyuss, and if you are just tuning into this Swedish powerhouse, consider this your late pass.
In 2011 Truckfighters released their Hidden treasures of fuzz EP containing out of print material and b-side collections through Fuzzorama Records. 2011 also saw the release of Truckfighters Fuzzomentary, a documentary film documenting the prolific career of this charismatic band and we’ve included a trailer below this gallery for your viewing pleasure. Last week’s performance found Truckfighters in their prime, commanding a packed house of unhinged Philly concertgoers. Fueled on booze on crushing rock riffs, Philadelphia got a full dose of this Swedish wrecking crew of a rock band. It is refreshing to see a band with so much musical history still reaching new heights of sonic maturity and energy. Really an A+ performance. Longtime fans enjoyed a set list selection that spanned the band’s three full-length albums Gravity, Phi, and Mania and it is safe to say no one left The Station disappointed.
The bill was rounded out by touring companions The Midnight Ghost Train who more than stepped up to the occasion. You could feel the energy and excitement just pour out of this band as they headed back into the studio to record a new material yesterday for a forthcoming release tentatively entitled, Buffalo. This is another band to keep in eye in 2012, as we look forward to reviewing the new material these guys are laying down right now. Fans of Kyuss and even Black Sabbath will find a lot to love here.
Local openers The Company Corvette and Skeleton Hands proved they were fitting selections to support this raucous tour package that delivered from all angles. We’ve included links where available so be sure to investigate further.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All pictures by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging
Words by Joshua T. Cohen