IT'S an exciting few months ahead for the Big Truck as Trucker Diablo gears up for festival dates and the release of their latest set of soaring songs on 'Fighting for Everything'.
A series of slots at some of the most respected festivals in the UK will gather the legions of fans together once more and an acoustic show is set with the legendary Ginger Wildheart at the Diamond Rock Club.
We caught up with Tom Harte to chat about the next six exciting months, starting off with how the new album is coming along with just over three months until release.
"After being locked away for a few month recording our new album, it's time to fill the tank and cast some riffs to the wind," he said.
"We are nearly ready to mix the album and its gonna be a non stop riff monster with the usual trucker stamp on it.
"We will be releasing a new single and video shortly and we are excited to get things underway."
As to playing Trucker have a hectic schedule ahead.
"On the live front we will be starting off at the excellent Amplified festival, which we can't wait for, after that we are playing FUEL in Cardiff, so that kicks thing off nicely before we return to the mountain of rock and the much loved Steelhouse festival before rounded things off at the epic Ramblin' Man Fair."
And, come August there is a wee bit of unfinished business...
"Keeping the foot down, but distortion off we will be joining Ginger Wildheart at the Diamond Rock Club," said Tom. "He is a hero of ours and an honour for us to support him, we were offered a tour last summer but couldn't do it for family reasons, so we're thrilled to help kick things off, and delighted to open what will be a memorable night."
The rest of the year promises to keep the Big Truck rollin'.
"After the gig with Ginger we will be concentrating on getting the album done followed by a UK tour and festival shows at Planet Rockstock and Rock n Roll Circus.
"After that we will be concentrating on getting the album done followed by a UK tour and festival shows at Planet Rockstock and Rock n Roll Circus at the end of the year. We are looking forward to getting the big truck rolling again!"