Feelgood rockers Massive Wagons have signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records – ending a hugely successful alliance with former home Off Yer Rocka Recordings.
Formed in Lancashire by brothers Adam (guitar) and Alex (drums) Thistlethwaite, the Wagons join a vibrant roster including Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Massive and Biters.
Rounded out by Barry ‘Baz’ Mills (vocals) and Adam Bouskill (bass), the band will celebrate their major label move by playing a special set at the inaugural HRH Awards on November 8.
Massive Wagons’ Earache debut is slated to drop in early 2018 and frontman Mills said: “You always hear people talk about ‘making it’ -rock fans chatting about who they think will ‘make it’ or who they’d like to see ‘make it.
“I’ve never really known what that truly means to be honest – I suppose everyone has a different take on what it means to them – but if you ask me, I’d say ‘making it’ means being lucky enough to reach a platform where our music is taken seriously, recognised and respected.
“I want our music to be cemented in history, referenced in the future – maybe by our peers – as a band that did something and remembered by rock fans. I wanna leave a legacy – however big or small that is.
“I want us to leave our mark and although I want to take this thing much further, I firmly believe through signing with Earache that we have achieved this. I’m so proud to sign this deal and to be able to work with such a huge label like Earache is a dream come true.
“The new Wagons album is just about written so next is the studio, then the biggest, baddest release yet. Bring it on! I just wanna thank the people at Earache for having faith in what we do and giving a group of guys from the street an opportunity to stand out. And I’d like to thank everyone at Off Yer Rocka for helping us to reach this point and for supporting us in the early years.”
“We’re mega excited to have signed to the world’s toughest and truest hard rock and metal label, Earache Records,” added lead guitarist Adam. “We have always been impressed by their artists and are extremely confident that the best material we’re writing has found its rightful home in Earache for many years to come. We are straining at the leash to get stuck into 2018 and beyond.”
Don’t miss Massive Wagons at the following shows:
Oct 28 – Lancaster, UK – Lancaster City Library (SOLD OUT)
Nov 06 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion (w/ VON HERTZEN BROTHERS)
Nov 08 – Pwllheli, UK – Hard Rock Hell Awards (SOLD OUT)
Nov 25 – Troon, UK – Winterstorm Festival
Dec 02 – Porthcawl, UK – Planet Rockstock