(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
REPENTANCE, the new project featuring past / present members of Broken Hope, SOiL, 4ARM, Dirge Within and more, have unveiled the identity of their vocalist.
It is none other than the controversial current Stuck Mojo frontman, Robby J. Fonts!
For several months now, REPENTANCE have been ensconced within Chicago’s Superior Street Studios working on music. The band’s line up includes guitarists Shaun Glass and Markus Johnsson, drummer Anthony Lien and bassist Mike Sylvester. The addition of Fonts to the project, one whose music is rumored to be heavy and quite aggressive, is an intriguing new development.
Shaun Glass comments: “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.”
Robby J. Fonts adds: “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.”
“The band’s sound is definitely very aggressive, pummeling metal and we can’t wait to share some music with everyone soon,” adds Glass. “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.”
“You know you’re onto something special when everyone connects instantly and the creativity keeps on flowing,” says Fonts. “I think fans of our previous work will be in for a pleasant surprise…this band’s sound is HEAVY. Get ready for REPENTANCE!”