Stuck Mojo ‎– Southern Born Killers

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1 I'm American 3:00
2 Southern Born Killers 4:10
3 The Sky Is Falling
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Eric Frampton
5:52
4 Metal Is Dead
Voice – Taff The Voice
4:14
5 For The Cause Of Allah
Vocals [Spoken Words] – Walid Shoebat
4:35
6 Open Season
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Eric Frampton
7:19
7 Prelude To Anger
Created By – Rich Ward
1:03
8 That's When I Burn 4:02
9 Yoko
Guitar [First Guitar Solo] – Mike Martin (6)
7:47
10 Home 4:44
11 Go 3:35
12 The Fear Is All Around Me 5:32
13 This Is How We Swing 3:23

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Tracks 11 to 13 are bonus tracks.

Catalogue number on back cover: NPR 241 CD.

Drums, bass and guitars recorded at Backstage Studios - Ripley, UK.
Keyboards recorded at Analog Playpen Studios - Atlanta.

All songs published by Psalms of the Ward (ASCAP).

Management: Mark Willis - ninjadude@comcast.net
Business manager: Jeff Schwind, CPA
US booking agent: Corie Anziano - canziano@gmail.com
Booking rest of the world: Inns Brooklyn Media - booking@innsbrooklynmedia.com
Radio promotion: Randy Sadd - protocolmusic@aol.com

Additional website assistance:
James Davies - www.myspace.com/stuckinthemojo
David Weinstein - www.stuckmojo.net
Chris Salzmann - www.stuckmojo.de
Zack - www.stuckmojo.ba.ro

Design by Meran Karanitant - www.darkmouth.com

© + ℗ 2008 Napalm Records Handels GmbH.

Made in Germany.

Some copies come with sticker on front : Includes 3 New & Unreleased Bonus Tracks! On Tour With Ektomorf

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  • Barcode (String): 693723510422
  • Barcode (Text): 6 93723 51042 2
  • Label Code: LC 11368
  • Matrix / Runout: ['Sonopress Arvato' logo] 52554273/NPR241 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 50
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0743
  • Rights Society: Austro Mechana
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Stuck Mojo Southern Born Killers(CD, Album + DVDr, DVD-V + Ltd) Not On Label none US 2007 Sell This Version
MICH-10009 Stuck Mojo Southern Born Killers(CD, Album) Halftonic MICH-10009 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
NPR 241 Stuck Mojo Southern Born Killers(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Napalm Records NPR 241 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
IROND CD 08-1421 Stuck Mojo Southern Born Killers(CD, Album) Irond IROND CD 08-1421 Russia 2008 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

Seven years since their last studio album, Stuck Mojo are back! But fans who were excited to have their beloved rap metal pioneers return were met with something different than what they'd come to love in the 90's. And we all know that in the world of metal, this could be a huge problem...

Having parted ways with original vocalist, the much-loved hardcore-influenced Bonz, Stuck Mojo were now fronted by the man known as Lord Nelson. The major impact this had on the groups sound is unmistakeable. Whereas Bonz was versatile in his ability to rap, growl and shout, whilst emitting boundless energy and emotion in his performance, Nelson was, by-and-large, a legit rapper. Not one to shout, or jump around on stage like a lunatic, Lord Nelson comes from a hip hop background where most of his vocals are spoken word. I like it. Sure, it's nowhere near as exciting to listen to as Bonz, but it's still works well with the bands new style.

Speaking of which...

Seven years is a long time to pass when you're a musician, and no doubt influenced by the sound he'd developed with his band Fozzy, as well as his solo Duke project, it's no surprise that band leader and songwriter, guitarist Rich Ward has evolved his own playing style from the endless barrage of brutal metal riffs fans were use to, to a more varied style of hard rock which had a wider pallet of influences to draw inspiration from.

As a result, 'Southern Born Killers' is a more modern, more "complete" sounding band. With a proper rapper on board and more emphasis on song-writing techniques. Tracks like 'I'm American', 'Metal is Dead' and 'Open Season' are all classic Mojo, while songs like 'Yoko' and 'The Sky is Falling' take the band into almost progressive territory, with longer song durations, complex arrangements and the use of keyboards and samples. Not all fans liked it, but I find it interesting to see artists experiment with new ideas.

Looking at the big picture of Stuck Mojo's discography, nothing can really top those classic years with Bonz in the 90's, but Lord Nelson does a good job on this incredible album. It's different than anything they'd done previously, but that doesn't make it bad. In fact, this is probably closer to the definition of "rap metal" than anything they'd done before.

"Welcome to the south, bitches".