Mascot Label Group is thrilled to announce that the Belgian, multi-award winning band Triggerfinger has signed with their label Mascot Records. The loudest band in Antwerp is joining MLG's roster which features talents such as Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Ayreon, Beth Hart, Monster Truck and Bootsy Collins. Triggerfinger is currently finalizing the successor of their hugely successful album 'By Absence Of The Sun', which will be released worldwide later this year. The loudest band in Antwerp will start a European tour following the release of their fifth studio album.
For those who have never heard of Triggerfinger: imagine three sharp dressed man, in suits, with the boldness of Motörhead, Marc Bolan's grooves and the virtuosity of Queens Of the Stone Age...The result? Triggerfinger, not only the loudest band in Antwerp but also Europe's very best kept secret. Every band wants to sound like them, and everyone wants to be as cool as them. Triggerfinger is a band that has developed the hard way; years of touring clubs, pubs and festivals and dives of Europe have bred a fierce, unique and raw sound.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Ruben Block, bass player Monsieur Paul and drummer Mario Goossens, Triggerfinger have rocked out together since 1998. Following the release of their first three recordings; 'Triggerfinger' (2004), 'What Grabs Ya?' (2008) and 'All This Dancin' Around' (2010) the group received unexpected attention when their live cover of Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers" went viral and hit #1 on the Belgian, Dutch, Austrian and Polish charts in early 2012. Then Triggerfinger's latest album, 'By Absence Of The Sun' (2014) reached the #1 position and was rewarded with a gold record in both Belgium and The Netherlands. The Dutch press wrote, in admiration, that Triggerfinger posseses the ability to let the most gritty rock swing. And that's something that also attracted Ed van Zijl, Mascot Label Group's CEO: "Triggerfinger is incredible, both in the studio and on stage. They're vile and hard, with a unique appearance. A band that deserves to be acknowledged by the international music scene. I am convinced that we can achieve that with Mascot and our unique corporate structure. We are very happy to welcome Triggerfinger to our Mascot family."
Triggerfinger's year will be completely dominated by their new album, which will be released on Mascot Records this fall. "We are really excited about this new partnership with Mascot", says Triggerfinger's Ruben Block. "Mascot has a strong international network that is truly effective. And they're not just focussing on album sales, they're also working on possibilities to play live both inside and outside Europe."
More details about Triggerfinger's upcoming album and tour will be announced in the next few months.