Repentance have announced the addition of Stuck Mojo frontman Robby J. Fonts to their lineup. The rest of the band features Shaun Glass (ex-Broken Hope/Dirge Within, etc.), Markus Johansson (4Arm, etc.), Anthony Lien (Blue Felix) and Mike Sylvester, and they will make their live debut at The Forge in Joliet, IL on May 23, as the opening act for Trivium and Toothgrinder.
Glass commented on the project:
“Repentance came together very naturally, which was a very cleansing experience. At this point in my life, I was hoping to start working and creating new music with an almost entirely new group of people, and this crew organically locked into place.”
“The band’s sound is definitely very aggressive, pummeling metal and we can’t wait to share some music with everyone soon. Everyone is bringing their own style to the table, and the uniqueness of each is helping to shape our sound. All that said, we’re all on the same page in terms of the musical direction that we’re headed. ‘Don’t play metal if you ain’t metal!’ We’re creating a style that we enjoy ourselves first and foremost.”
“It’s crazy how things happen. I was looking to start a new band since Rich [Ward] and Frank [Fontsere] are currently busy outside of Stuck Mojo [touring with Fozzy], so the timing for Repentance came perfectly. It was Nonpoint’s drummer, Robb Rivera that introduced me to Shaun. One phone call later, we were stoked to get this show on the road. Shaun sent me demos, I wrote lyrics and vocals and our songs started coming together quickly.”
“You know you’re onto something special when everyone connects instantly and the creativity keeps on flowing. I think fans of our previous work will be in for a pleasant surprise…this band’s sound is HEAVY. Get ready for Repentance!”