Drummer Mike Blotzer — son of RATT‘s Bobby Blotzer — and guitarist Tony Syphus have joined the Los Angeles-based heavy rock/sludge outfit TIJUANA BULLFIGHT. The quartet has completed work on a new album, tentatively titled “Socal Or Southern California”, for an early 2013 release. Half of the CD was recorded at Scott Weiland‘s (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, VELVET REVOLVER) Lavish Studios with engineer Doug Grean and legendary mixer Mike Shipley (PAPA ROACH, MAROON 5), while the other half was done with engineer/musician Ashburn Miller (DEADSY, ORGY) at Entourage studios. Rae Dileo (FILTER) took care of the final mix.

Regarding their decision to call the new album “Socal Or Southern California”, TIJUANA BULLFIGHT said: “This record was a direct reflection of our hometown. Every clubs we played, bar we consumed at, bands we played with to the breaks we surf or parks we skated, it all had input on this record, so it’s titled rightfully so.”

TIJUANA BULLFIGHT‘s self-titled debut, two U.S. tours and radio success of “Terrified Teenagers” and “Bleed” garnered industry attention, which enabled them to work with some of the top producers in the music business, including legendary mixer Jack Endino (NIRVANA) and Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH).