U.S. rap metallers Stuck Mojo have announced their return, with a new album, line up, and Bloodstock appearance. After a seven-year hiatus from touring, and almost nine years since the band's last release, new album, 'Here Come The Infidels', will be released on 1st July 2016, ahead of the four-pieces's shock Bloodstock slot.
Produced by Megadeth, Exodus and Testament producer, Andy Sneap, the band's unexpected return with 'Here Come The Infidels' is being hailed by many as "the comeback of the decade".
Comments guitarist Rich Ward: "Let me get this out of the way: I love Andy Sneap. He is arguably the best metal producer in the world, and his leadership in the making of this record has elevated it to a standard that few albums achieve. Plus, we had a great time seeing how loud we could turn up a guitar amplifier for an extended period of time."
'Here Come The Infidels' , the artwork of which can be viewed below, contains eleven tracks of unmistakeable Ward riffing, working like a sledgehammer in partnership with long time drummer and groove partner Frank Fontsere. Twenty-five years of chemistry make Ward and Fontsere one of the best in the pocket rhythm sections in heavy music. These big Stuck Mojo riffs lay the foundation for the spit-soaked lyrics of counter culture fury, delivered by new vocalist Robby J. J was discovered through through a YouTube video, and replaces Lord Nelson, who fronted the band from 2006-2008.
Says Ward of the new appointment: "Robby J is a fucking ninja, the total package vocalist / front man. Mark my words, this guy is going to set a new standard for what a band with a rapper looks like."
The line up is rounded out by the newest addition to the band, bassist Len Sonnier. Hailing from the Texas-Louisiana border, Len is a veteran bass player, best known for his time spent as the touring bassist in King's X front man Doug Pinnick's Poundhound project.
'Here Come The Infidels' is released on 1st July 2016.
Bloodstock takes place in Catton Park, Derbyshire from 11 - 14 August 2016. Tickets plus various VIP packages are available now priced from £139. For more information visit the official Bloodstock site.