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INDIE BAND OF THE WEEK: BONZ

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There is a different kind of sweet tea brewing down in Atlanta, Georgia.  Yes, the kettle is on high boil and the sound that emanates is not an ear-splitting whistle, oh no, it’s far more attention getting than that, but in a more audibly pleasing way!  The band BONZ is the newest concoction brewed up by none other than the charismatic “Mouth of Mojo” former STUCK MOJO frontman, Bonz and Curt Taylor (PRIMER 55) on guitar, along with Ronnie Gardner (bass) and Erin Stagg (drums).  The recipe is perfection and we strongly suggest that you try it out…

Blazing trails is nothing new for Bonz, who with Stuck Mojo, became an overnight sensation back in 1989 by turning the rap-rock genre on it’s head by melding a Southern-bred, heavy metal sound with the hip-hop that pumps through BONZ’ veins like a straight shot of heroin.  

Stuck Mojo’s first release, “Snappin’ Necks,” hit the airwaves and became a huge hit.  This was a band that dared to be different, gave the system a big “FU” musically and kicked down  barriers along the way.  They are the catalyst that  inspired bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Run DMC and Black Sabbath (yes, Black Sabbath) to experiment with genre-bending sounds as well. 

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.

In 2009 Bonz joined forces with Bobby Burns, and Curt Taylor of Primer 55 and created Killer in the Workplace.  BONZ.2The 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.  However, Bonz and Curt had developed a bond and musical chemistry that was undeniable, so they forged ahead and formed 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, backed by the perfection of a band that delivers the goods night in and night out.  Their live dates thus far are nothing short of nuclear energy blasts of musical bombardment; packing houses wherever they play.   Don’t believe us?  Check it out….

Watch BONZ Perform “Broken Silence” Live

Yep…like THAT!  

BONZ  has been hard at work creating their debut recording at Virtuo Sound Studios in Canton, Georgia with Josh bonz.mouth1Hack handling the engineering, mixing, mastering, and co-production duties. The highly anticipated, full-length album will be ready for an early 2013 release.  

BONZ just finished up the Anarchy for Autism Tour with Red Lamb featuring Dan Spitz (formerly of ANTHRAX) and will be heading out on The Mouth of Mojo Tour, which will have the band trekking across the U.S. and Europe in the coming months.  

Check out the schedule HERE, listen to some more BONZ below and make sure to connect with this band (links below)!   Stay tuned to RockRevolt™Magazine for updates on the new album and added tour dates! 

Listen to more BONZ by clicking on the links below:

Bad News

Sour Diesel

Take It Personal

Broken Silence 

 

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