Econoline Crush are an unstoppable force on their new single and video Invincible — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
When you’ve been through tough times, the act of surviving and reaching a better place can feel miraculous. To experience a major hurt or loss and still find a way to move forward is a powerful feat. No one knows this more than the Vancouver rockers, who make a triumphant return with their new single.
The song opens with the bombastic power of frontman Trevor Hurst, as he dares pain to come at him with everything it’s got. His vocals explode in the song’s chorus, which is enhanced by the band’s bassist Troy Zak, drummer Dayvid Swart and the late guitarist David “Ziggy” Sigmund.
In fact, Ziggy was a key inspiration for this song. “Ziggy and I were working on songs in Los Angeles with Stephan (Flash) Sigerson almost 10 years ago,” Hurst says. “Flash recorded Ziggy jamming some riffs over a rock beat one afternoon and finding some gold in the madness. Flash looped one particular riff for me to check out and see if I could vibe with it.”
Econoline Crush formed in 1992 and signed with EMI Music Canada in ’94, debuting that year with the EP Purge. The groundbreaking band, who fused industrial music with rock at a time when keyboards were typically used in pop, followed it up with the full-length Affliction in 1996, and their platinum-selling 1997 breakthrough The Devil You Know. 2001’s Brand New History was their final album for EMI. The band returned with the album Ignite in 2008, followed by the EP The People Have Spoken, Vol. 1, in 2011.
Due this fall, When The Devil Drives is the band’s first album in over a decade. Produced by one-time Miniatures frontman Ian Alexander Smith and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig, two of the nine songs feature Sigmund, who played guitar in Econoline Crush from 1997-2002 and rejoined in 2010. He passed away suddenly in March 2022, just as the album was being mixed, delivering “a huge personal blow” to Hurst. This spring, the band released the single No Quitter, a fiery, pulsing ode and tribute to Sigmund.