Monster Truck Releases New Video for ‘Don’t Tell Me How To Live’ 

The Canadian hard-rockin’ juggernaut Monster Truck, will release their new album Sittin’ Heavy on Friday 19th February 2016 via their new home of Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group (Black Stone Cherry, Black Label Society, Joe Bonamassa) for Europe and Dine Alone Records for the rest of the World.

 Ahead of this they have put togeher an epic storm of a video for Don’t Tell Me How To Live. The song is inspired by a comment made by singer and bassist Jon Harvey’s girlfriend – “She started giving me trouble for playing guitar every day and I replied, ‘This is my job, don’t tell me how to live’” – its message holds true in a variety of situations. “The song is about being independent in one’s life, rather than worrying about what people think or the expectations of other people; just be true to yourself.”

 The stadium sized track needed a fitting location and they pitched up to the middle of nowhere at Caledon, Ontario, Canada on an oil rig with drone cameras and captured the band playing in the middle of a snowstorm.

Talking about the video, guitarist Jeremy Widerman remembers “When it comes to music videos It seems that the bigger a pain in the ass it is to film the better it turns out. Between an improbable 5 story industrial load in and numerous warnings that the drones flight path was too dangerous….. the entire video shoot balanced on knifes edge.  Luckily with some unexpected help from Mother Nature we were able to get exactly what we wanted and come out unscathed.”

 The result was both epic and beautiful as singer/bassist Jon Harvey laughs “It was cold, it was wet and it was tiring, but it looks awesome. Next time someone says, ‘drones’, I’m all ears.”

You can watch the video here: 

Glenn Sargeant

Monster Truck’s new album ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ is released on Friday 19th February 2016 on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group in Europe and Dine Alone for the rest of the world. In addition, Monster Truck will be supporting the release with a European Tour which will finish at the famous 100 Club in London, United Kingdom. Tickets are priced at £17.65 (including booking fees) and are available here:

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(Feature image by Matt Barnes. Thanks to Lee Puddefoot at Mascot Label Group for help with this announcement)