TRUCKSTOP formed in 2020 during the pandemic in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Jerry Larew, Justin Ewing and Nash Morris had already been playing music together, but decided to create something with more thrash-based roots. Larew had a backpack full of material he brought to the table, and since they were roommates, they could all continue to write while they were stuck inside. They began practicing with Austin Erb via Zoom, and Facetime, and when the restrictions lifted they were able to finalize their debut album “Bloodwitch”, which will be released during Summer of 2022. “Bloodwitch” is being Produced by Dave Hillis at The Vault Recording Studio and The Meat Locker Recording Studio. Hillis has an impressive resume and has worked with Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Blind Melon and more. He also played guitar for MACE, a killer 80s thrash cross-over band. With influences like Metallica, Overkill, The Misfits, My Chemical Romance, and Avenged Sevenfold the guys knew they wanted to create a thrash-based sound with more clean vocals.
Catch them with Self Inflicted and Horrid Ordeal on Saturday, September 30 at Westside Bowl.