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Triggerfinger is a Belgian rock band from Lier, Belgium, formed in 1998. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ruben Block, bassist Paul Van Bruystegem and Mario Goossens as drummer.
The band gained a small amount of popularity while performing prior to the band's debut album. They released their self-titled debut album Triggerfinger in 2004, after previously having released the singles Inner Peace and Camaro from the album. The album was well received by rock fans, with the band's sound being compared to bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, by the younger audience, and Led Zeppelin, by the older rock fans.
The album was followed by a live album called Faders Up, which featured several of their previous album's songs as well as a few covers of other bands. The following year, they released their next studio album called What Grabs Ya?, which, despite efforts, failed to make the band break through in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2009, What Grabs Ya? was re-issued, with several new songs added to the tracklist.
The third studio album, All This Dancin' Around, was released in November 2010. The recordings of this album took place in the Sound City Studios in North Hollywood, California. The release of this album managed to increase the band's popularity in Belgium and the Netherlands with minor success.
They are listed as support act in many European dates of the 2011 tour of the Dutch band Within Temptation.
In April 2012, an acoustic cover of Lykke Li's pop hit "I Follow Rivers" (recorded at Dutch radio station 3FM in February) reached number one in both Belgium and The Netherlands, marking Triggerfinger's first Dutch chart hit.
On July 7th 2012, they performed before the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson heavyweight title fight, which took place in Bern, Switzerland.
The band supported the Rolling Stones on July 6th 2013 during the Barclaycard Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London.
On November 4th 2013, they started recording their fourth studio album in Los Angeles, which is planned to be released in spring of 2014.
- 2004 Triggerfinger
- 2007 Faders Up
- 2008 What Grabs Ya?
- 2010 All This Dancin' Around
- 2012 Faders Up 2 - Live in Amsterdam
- Official website
- Label website
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