Musician. Trumpet player. Composer
Former SOIL and DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass has joined forces with STUCK MOJO frontman Robby J. Fonts in a new band called REPENTANCE.
Joining Fonts and Glass in the group are guitarist Markus Johnsson, drummer Kanky Lora and bassist Mike Sylvester.
"REPENTANCE came together very naturally, which was a very cleansing experience," states Glass. "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."
It's crazy how things happen," comments Fonts. "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 on to 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!"
Only The Damned Die Young is a play on words of the classic adage.
Some people take their lives for granted, forgetting that it's precious and can end in an instant.
Although we live in a dangerous world, we can't let it stop us from living our lives to the fullest.
I don't believe that the good die young…only the damned do.
(Chicago, IL) Earlier this year, REPENTANCE hit the scene with a pair of back-to-back demos, released exclusively on YouTube ahead of their live debut with Trivium. Now, the band enters fall with the release of “Enter the Gallows,” an epic display of new American metal and their first “official” single, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and more.
“Since the release of ‘Collide’ and ‘Born to Choose’ this past spring, we have spent much of the year writing mode. We recently jumped into the studio and finished recording some of the new material, emerging excited and proud of the growth in our sound. We’re happy to share some fresh new metal for all to hear what we’ve been working on! Enjoy ENTER THE GALLOWS!”
-- Repentance 2018
“Enter the Gallows” was recorded at Electrowerks Recording with Chuck Macack (Born of Osiris, Oceano) engineering. The track was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (Prong, KXM) of CMC21 Productions.