MAY 21, 2011
. We think that just about sums it up, OVER-FUCKING-WHELMING!!!
The past two shows that we had were absolutley amazing. First, one with our friends from
Hades who always kill at Dingbatz in Clifton N.J. Anytime we can open up for you guys,
we will do it without a second thought — you guys are a true class act!! Not only do you
guys draw a killer crowd we are also huge huge fans of your music. Anytime guys. Just say
Next up is Irving Plaza in N.Y.C. with the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy. 550 plus screaming
metal fans and a sound system that rivals anything out there on the planet will give any
band a huge hard-on. Probably one of the best shows Magus Beast has ever put on. The
professionalism from everyone at Irving Plaza and Live Nation is unparalleled in this
shittty industry. Thanks to the friends and family who came out to support us. You are
Aug 24, 2010
Hey Hey - get your asses down to the Bowery Electric on Sunday
September 12th as we will be direct support for Ross the Boss at
Thunderfest. Duff's Bar is sponsoring the event so get your asses down to
Duff's as well to support them too!!
Thunderfest's lineup is as follows:
- Ross the Boss
- Magus Beast
- Seventh Calling
- Made Again
Go to Ticketmaster or Ticketweb (they are both now the same company) and
order your tickets before this show sells out!!! Tickets are $15 and can
either be ordered here
or you can always get in contact with us directly, as
we will always have some on hand.
See you soon,
July 14, 2010
There is a new energy that has consumed this machine that we call Magus Beast and
his name is Mike Festa. Yeah I know that we made this announcement a while ago but
it just seems to be getting better. We have played two really big shows since he
has joined, one with a reunited Hades and our most recent opening for Charred Walls
of the Damned at the Gramercy Theater and we must say having a seasoned drummer
instead of some shithead wanna be is a breath of fresh air. There will be some big
announcements in the near future so stay tuned fuckers.
See you soon,
March 9, 2010
OK so for a while there we were quiet and then came out with some news and went back
into the woodshed to work on more music. Well, we are back again. This time it is to
announce a bit of a change in the world of Magus Beast... You guys are probably like
what the fuck? Hell when you have been around as long as we have, things sometimes
change, but they change for a reason and for GREAT reasons. So, without further delay...
Please help us in welcoming Mike Festa to Magus Beast as our new drummer... I know, I
know, you are probably like these guys change drummers like they change their
underwear, but TRUST us, this change is one that will help take us to next level.
Mikeís heavy, aggressive playing will really help bring the power and energy that the
music of the Beast needs. Mike is a music veteran and has been in the NY Metal scene a
very long time. We had tried to get this pairing to work last year, but conflicting
schedules and such kept it from happening. This time around all the stars have aligned
and we couldnít be happier with this new addition.
On another note, we would like to say THANK YOU to Andrew Hoxter for his hard work and
contributions during his short tenure with the band. Andrew is a truly gifted musician
and anyone that needs a top notch drummer should definitely look him up on Myspace at
Everything is full steam ahead for the show with HADES on April 21st so look out as the
Beast is coming at ya with everything they have!!!
See ya soon
Dec 29, 2009
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!! Yes we are still around people. Hopefully, you are also.
We know it has been a long time since you have heard from us but absence does make
the heart grow fonder.
News, News, News... We have finally, after a long exhaustive search, nailed
down a drummer. Ladies and Gents, Please help Magus Beast welcome Andrew Hoxter to
the band. Andrew is the perfect fit for the Beast and will help us take our music
to the next level. Wait, you are probably confused, saying, wait thereís Andy on
Guitar, Andy on Bass and now Andy on drums? Hell we are confused too - maybe John
and Ron will change their names to Andy as well!
News, News, News...
We will be opening up for Hades at Dingbatz in N.J. on
Wednesday April 21st. We think that you might want to get your asses down there
being that this is their only U.S. appearance with the complete original lineup.
Another fun bit of info for that night is it will only be Hades and Magus Beast.
No sitting through multiple bands waiting and waiting. Tickets are $12 in advance
and $15 go to www.dingbatznj.com
So what do you think? A - a new drummer!! B - a lot of new heavy material!! C -
frigging Hades LIVE!!!!
Sounds good to me.
Dec 5, 2008
More New Blood - Please Help Magus Beast welcome Andy Prezioso to the band.
Andy is taking over the Bass duties for the Beast and his playing is the perfect
match for what Magus Beast needs to help fill out the crushing bottom end they
command. You can also check out Andy with his other band, Victim of Pain.
Everyone raise your glasses and welcome Andy with a toast!!! (Now for us behind the
scenes folks, we have to figure out how to let people find Andy Z and Andy P on
this website. Details for us technical folks to work out)
Feb 25, 2008
OK we have been real lax with updating the site but we have been a little
on the quiet side because we were real busy. We all know that when we
last updated things, we announced tha Dan has moved on and is busy with his
Castrofate band and we wish him continued success with that. Now on to
Current news, we have ourselves a new man on the bass. Without further
delay, we are pleased to announce John Blackheart as our new bass player.
John brings a much needed bottom end to the band and will really help us
kick ass moving forward. John's first shows with the Beast will actually
be tomorrow night, Thursday and Friday as we open up for the legendary
M.O.D., featuring S.O.D. Frontman/ Madman, Billy Milano. We only have a
couple tickets left so if you need anything hit us up ASAP or go to our
page and order tickets right there for all 3 shows.
Sept 12, 2007
LIZZY BORDEN TOOK AN AXE...
Hey Hey! Ok, so maybe we donít seem to show any sort of bass player anywhere, but FUCK
it, we have that all squared away - despite what you read on sites like blabbermouth -
we have our new guy all ready to go!! (just not going to say who it is just yet - yeah
I am a DICK!!!)
So with that being said, we have just confirmed that we will be direct support for
LIZZY BORDEN at the world famous LíAMOUR in STATEN ISLAND. Yes you read that right -
FUCKING STATEN ISLAND!!!! Ok it may not be Brooklyn, but fuck it, as long as the guys
from LAMOUR are going to open the doors somewhere, it will kick major ass!!!
So Friday NOVEMBER 2ND come on down to Lamour in Staten Island and check out a kick ass
night of metal. We have tickets available on the shows page
for only $15 each - Save like $5 a head for Beer!!!!!!!
Sept 7, 2007
Magus Beast would like to announce that we have parted ways with "Kuzin" Dan Castro.
We worked with Dan over the last few years on bass and had a blast while he was a part
of the band. Dan is moving on to concentrate his time and efforts on his CASTROFATE
project and we wish him nothing but the best with it.
We will be announcing our new bass player soon enough, but we figured we would be
jackasses and not say anything just yet!!! Keep tuned - We are coming back harder than
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