ALBUM REVIEW: Kittie – Fire

2024 may very well be remembered as the year of comebacks in Modern Metal! So many bands have returned from retirement or hiatus, and few bring the fire, with the proverbial smoke of hype. One eagerly-awaited return band is Kittie, which started its comet-like return at fests such as Sick New World (interview here) and Blue Ridge Rock Fest (RIP)! The band returns with Fire – their first new album in thirteen years and first for Sumerian Records, who scored a coup signing the veteran band. Continue reading

Video: Stuck Mojo -Verbal Combat Lyric Video, Pledge Campaign For New Album Launched


Stuck Mojo has risen again with new music, a new lyric video, and a new lineup. They released the lyric video to a new song, ‘Verbal Combat’, which you can see at this link or below:

Stuck Mojo leader Rich Ward commented on the Pledge Music campaign launched to support their new album, Here Come The Infidels:

“Pledge Music is a perfect fit for us. This time we’re not just putting out a record like bands have done since the dawn of the record industry, we’re offering it directly to YOU. Pledge Music has become our virtual merch booth, where you can buy a CD, a limited-edition LP in red vinyl and a t-shirt directly from us, just like you would at one of our shows. And unlike traditional retail chain stores, Pledge Music also allows us to offer signed CDs, LPs and posters, in addition to all kinds of one of a kind items, right from our Pledge store.”

Produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Killswitch Engage, Accept), Ward also commented on that relationship:

“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.”


The band ha been relaunched with another new lineup with Rapper Robby J. and bassist Len Sonnier. On Robby J., Ward opined:

Robby J is a fucking ninja, the total package vocalist/frontman. Mark my words, this guy is going to set a new standard for what a band with a rapper looks like.”

Stuck Mojo new lineup:

Rich Ward – Guitars/vocals

Robyy J – Vocals

Len Sonnier – Bass

Frank “Bud” Fontsere – Drums

Here Come The Infidels will release on June 24th. Here is a link to the full Pledge campaign, complete with tons of free extras for even lowest levels of support. The band describes the album as “an album for this moment in history, as it escalates Stuck Mojos rich history of desecrating the remains of Che’ Guevara and causing your Prius to emit plumes of black smoke. Its overwhelming lyrical rebuke against leftist, authoritarian, fascist dogma makes ‘Here Come The Infidels’ a 41-minute-and-18-second pushback against the social justice movement.”

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Sevendust/Coal Chamber/Lacuna Coil/Stolen Babies Live @ The Palladium, Worcester MA

_DSC04897DLajon02bandwI know a lot of people out there scoff at the notion that there was a time before the internet and music downloading existed, but this era did actually happen. Before technology made instant experts of everyone, music got churned out by labels and fans gravitated to whatever captured them. We have actually reached a mark in our current time when fans are feeling nostalgic about some these bands, with the higher quality ones are still around and kicking. Thus, you can understand the demand for this bill, from which the two co-headliners once toured constantly together  from 1996-1999.Continue reading