Summer Annihilation 2013
Hellbent, Last Transgression, Dheo, Dheo
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
BONZ - New band formed by the former front man of Stuck Mojo, "Bonz"
Stuck Mojo trail blazed the rap-rock genre by melding their heavy metal-bred Southern heritage with a frontman (Bonz)who bled hip-hop. Formed in 1989 by guitarist Rich Ward, Stuck Mojo set out to experiment with this genre-blending musical hybrid, inspired by bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Run DMC and Black Sabbath. When Stuck Mojo's first release, "Snappin' Necks," appeared in the mid-90's via Century Media, they were something of a phenomenon to some and a question mark to others. Daring to be different in a non-socially acceptable way, they challenged the system musically and broke down barriers.
After being named the year's best live band by MTV Europe, the band would go on to tour with the likes of Machinehead, Pantera, Testament, Life Of Agony, Type O Negative, The 24/7 Spyz, Sevendust and Clutch. STUCK MOJO became Century Media's biggest selling act in America and would remain so until 2004.
Fast forward to 2009, Bonz joins forces with Bobby Burns, and Curt Taylor of Primer 55 and creates Killer in the Workplace. The band would go on to record a full length album and tour to support it. However, by 2011 it was obvious that it was not in the cards for the band to continue on. Bonz and Curt had developed a bond and musical chemistry that was undeniable, and after KITW they decided to forge ahead and form the band BONZ.
After creating the first few demos, they knew that something really new and invigorating was in store, and the music reflects that feeling. This is a "new" Bonz, with all of the flair and attitude that only he can bring, as part of a band that delivers the goods night in and night out, reiterating that the "Mouth of Mojo" is indeed back in fine form.
David Pruitt - Vocals
Jonathan Taunton - Drums
Billy Pouncey - Bass
Jimmy Johnson - Lead Guitar
Mike Daniels - Guitar
HellBent was started as a studio project in early 2005. Mike and Dave spend a few years writing and recording different styles of metal to form their own sound. After about 4 years of working on and off developing the completely original sound that you enjoy today they decided it was time to go full time with it and start playing shows and put out a professional album. Mike and Dave tried a few different combinations and finally found a drummer in early 2012. While things didn’t work out with that drummer it lead to meeting the right people to truly make up HellBent as Mike and Dave visualized years ago.
Now HellBent is putting together shows across the southeastern US and playing with great bands. We will be in your town soon enough and can’t wait to meet y’all and melt your faces.
It has taken a long time for HellBent to get to the point that it is today. But every minute of every day was worth it. We appreciate all the support we get from the local scene and our friends and families. We know it’s a hard on them to let us go off and chase our dreams. We do everything we do for every one of you.