Moncton, NB-based rock band, Truce has unveiled their latest single, “Holyroller”, which they say is a sonic testament to the metal gods. The track is pulled from the band’s meticulously crafted new album, Unentitled, the release is a labour of love accounting for various rock styles — including blues, punk, and doom.
As the band maintains,
“we don’t discriminate when it comes to riffs…
If it rips, it rips.”
The blistering new track came together quickly and is inspired by those who talk the talk but don’t follow through on what they say. Truce‘s use of music as a means to connect with audiences based on critical issues is a deliberate choice.
“Our songs usually stem from life, death, social injustice, sobriety, current events or whatever else strikes a passionate idea in our hands or mind,” they share.
The visceral lyrics on “Holyroller” are brought to life by the soaring vocal work of singer/guitarist Spencer Davis who pierces the skies with an electric performance worthy of rock legend.
Truce is the result of determination and a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to work ethic and artistic compromise. It all began when singer/guitarist Spencer Davis and lead guitarist Red Kang decided to stop covering other bands and perform original music together. Bassist Alex Lemieux had already played with Davis and Kang in other bands, so it was a natural fit. Rounding out the band is a longtime friend of the band and drummer Daniel Mills, who was brought in to keep it all together.
A sense of trust and loyalty are principles to their success not just as friends, but as experimental artists; Truce’s cohesion as a band stems from the strength of their relationship outside of music, and a general, philosophical acceptance of collaborating as bandmates.
“We aren’t hobbyists or bandwagon players,” they say. “We’re lifetime, committed musicians. It’s extremely comforting to know we can turn any musical corner and be relevant.”
Check out “Holyroller” below, and stay up to date with Truce via their socials.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.