Atlanta rap/metal pioneers STUCK MOJO have parted ways with Austria's Napalm Records, the label that released the band's last two albums, 2007's "Southern Born Killers" (originally made available in 2005 as a free download) and 2008's "The Great Revival".
Commented guitarist/songwriter Rich Ward, "We released two records [through Napalm] and did two extensive tours of Europe with EKTOMORF and VOLBEAT [while signed to the label]. We both got what we wanted and when the initial recording obligations were fulfilled, we parted company happy, which was a first!"
STUCK MOJO will embark on the "Here Comes The Monster" tour of Europe starting on October 25. The trek will include a total of 16 shows in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Denmark and Czech Republic. Joining STUCK MOJO on the bill will be Atlanta progressive metal outfit HALCYON WAY and the rock quartet LIES from France. This follows STUCK MOJO's July 2010 appearance in Germany, where the band performed on the main stage as part of the With Full Force festival.
During the 18-month hiatus from the road, STUCK MOJO released guitarist Mike Martin and welcomed back long time drummer Frank Fontsere, returning to its original four-man roots. "Here Comes The Monster" tour will feature Lord Nelson on the mic, Rich "The Duke" Ward on guitar, Sean Delson on bass and Frank Fontsere on drums and will include material from all six of the band's studio records.
"The Great Revival" was released in November 2008. The CD — which was mixed at producer Andy Sneap's (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS) Backstage studio — was previously described by guitarist Rich Ward as " very heavy in spots and very mellow in spots. When it's angry, it's angry. When it's not, it's not. No politics, just songs about life and how our experiences have molded us. A record about friends, family, love, loss, success and failure. Any fan that has followed us over the years will not be super surprised as we have left a bread crumb trail over the last few years."
"Here Comes The Monster" tour dates:
Oct. 25 - E - Pamplona - Sala Totem
Oct. 26 - E - Madrid - Sala Ritmo y Compás
Oct. 27 - E - Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Oct. 28 - FR - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
Oct. 29 - CH - Luzern - Schuur
Oct. 30 - DE - Pforzheim - Rockstüble
Oct. 31 - AT - Wien - Viper Room
Nov. 01 - AT - Linz - Posthof
Nov. 02 - H - Budapest - Dürer Kert
Nov. 03 - CZ - Ceske Budejovic - Marty´s Club
Nov. 04 - DE - Cham - L.A. Cham
Nov. 05 - DE - Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
Nov. 06 - DK - Aalborg - Aalborg Metal Meeting Festival
Nov. 07 - DE - Berlin - K17
Nov. 08 - DE - Hamburg - Logo
Nov. 09 - DE - Osnabrück - Bastard Club