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Magus Beast

Formed: 1985
From: Middle Village, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Magus Beast News

Below is our complete Magus Beast news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Magus Beast Welcomes New Drummer Mike Festa

Magus Beast has posted the following message welcoming their new drummer Mike Festa:

"It is with Great Pleasure that Magus Beast announces that Mike Festa has joined the ranks of MAGUS BEAST as resident skin basher. Mike brings a hunger and aggressiveness that will help bring MAGUS BEAST to the next level. Please join us in welcoming Mike to the fold."

"Also, we would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Andrew Hoxter. While he was playing drums for Magus Beast for only a short time, We quickly saw what a gifted and talented musician Andy is. While his time in Magus Beast may be over. He is still a welcome friend, a great guy and an incredible musician. I recommend anyone who needs a sick drummer to look this guy up."

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Magus Beast Announces New Drummer, Andrew Hoxter

New York thrash metal band Magus Beast has announced their new drummer as Andrew Hoxter. Watch a video of the new drummer performing a song by Rush below:

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Castrofate Uploads New Recording of "Flying Blind"

New York City thrashers, Castrofate, have just uploaded a new unmixed version of their song "Flying Blind" to their MySpace page. The song originally appeared on their latest album, "Cataclysmic Insanity." According to the band the song is, "From the recording sessions with John Rup (Magus Beast) and Ross the Boss (Manowar) at the production helm (TWIN TERROR PRODUCTIONS)."

Castrofate’s current line-up on the recordings is as follows:
Dan Castro - vocals and guitars
John Orsi - bass
Jaimen Shinn - drums

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Forbidden and Sebastian Bach Drop off TMT Festival

Upstate New York's TMT festival has been temporarily postponed. The organizors have issued the following update:

"Due to an unagreeable situation that has arisen with the venue, we are forced to postpone - TEMPORARILY this event. We are currently spending every waking moment searching for a replacement venue that will satisfy both our needs and please all of the bands and fans. The lack of basic cooperation on the part of the venue is what has prompted this decision. We tried in vain to make every effort necessary, but in the end - they failed us."

"There will be two lineup changes - Forbidden had a problem between management and booking, they decided to play another gig that weekend. Metal Mike contacted us when Sebastian Bach decided to go on tour, this tour conflicted with the concert date. We wish both bands good luck in their endeavors."

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Castrofate Reveals New Album Details

New York thrashers, Castrofate, have completed their new album, “Cataclysmic Insanity,” which is set for a June release date. The closing track, "Futile Attempt," can be heard on their MySpace page.

The “Cataclysmic Insanity” track listing is as follows:
1. Flying Blind
2. So Far Away
3. Fear
4. Reflections of the Past
5. Nightmares
6. A New Hope
7. Misguided Path
8. Eternity
9. Back in Time
10. Futile Attempt More...

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Second Annual Brooklyn Metal Fest Announced

Magus Beast announce the following details about the two-day event, Brooklyn Metalfest:

"It is with Great Pleasure that we announce the Second annual BROOKLYN METALFEST to take place at the Hook on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd. This year’s event will be a TWO-DAY FESTIVAL with the first band hitting the stage at 7pm on Friday and at 12 noon on Saturday. Admission will be $15 dollars for single day tickets and $20 for two day passes. There will also be a FREE BBQ for all paid admissions (FREE FOOD ONLY).

This year’s festival is really shaping up to be a killer event. We have added ROSS THE BOSS - former guitarist of metal legend MANOWAR and the DICTATORS) playing a full Manowar set, SEVEN WITCHES – featuring Jack Frost (Savatage, Speed, Bronx Casket Co) and former Hades/Non-Fiction Lead Singer Alan Tecchio, and BRAND NEW SIN – who will be spending the Spring touring with Type O Negative. Also highlighted on the bill are Queens based Metal Veterans MAGUS BEAST and Long Island’s own, CONSTRICTED. LMP Recording artists and Brooklyn Natives ZANDELLE will be performing in support of their latest release as well as New Jersey Power Metallers OVERLORDE will be playing their first show in 2 years, and their first NYC tri-state area show since the December 2004 release of its critically acclaimed CD titled RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT. Some of the other bands that have been confirmed include: SKULLSHIFTER, VICTIM OF PAIN, TWILIGHT ODYSSEY, BORGO PASS, DEVILS ISLAND, CASTROFATE, ILLUSION OF FATE, DISBELIEVER, AUDIBLE THOUGHT, CHICAGO TYPEWRITER, AND MANY MORE! More...

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Magus Beast Lose Drummer

Magus Beast post a message to their fans on myspace about the loss of their drummer:

"It is with great sadness that MAGUS BEAST will be losing drummer Bob Delmini. Bob is not stepping down by choice, but has been ordered by doctors to stop playing immediately or he would stand a very good chance of going deaf. This is not something out of the blue, Bob has been battling this for some time and it has now gotten to the point of where the line has to be drawn. We lose our brother in the battle, but he will always be a member of the MAGUS BEAST family and his kick ass playing will be around as he has completed all his trackers for the new MAGUS BEAST CD.

If anyone knows anyone who could fit the bill, send them to us immediately. We have way too much on tap right now and will not stop.

We have a couple of shows coming up in late July that we fully intend on playing, so spread the word, and help the Beast find a new drummer ASAP.

www.magusbeast.com
email me at john@magusbeast.com"

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Life of Agony Guitarist Guest @ Brooklyn Metalfest

Joey Z, guitarist for Brooklyn's LIFE OF AGONY, will be appearing as a
special guest of Hartke Amps and CONSTRICTED at the 1st Annual Brooklyn Metalfest this Saturday, June 24th, at The Hook, located at 18 Commerce Street, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Metalfest is an all day metal festival showcasing some of the area's best metal bands.

Admission is only $10. There will be a free BBQ running all day for all paid admissions (free food only), raffles for free Hartke guitar and bass amplifiers, and tons of other great giveaways! Hartke Amps, Samson Audio, Zoom Effect Pedals and Unstoppable Force Web-zine are sponsoring the event. Also on hand will be Ferox films. They will be filming for a yet untitled tri-state area metal documentary. The doors open at 1:30 and the first band starts promptly at 2pm. Come on out and enjoy an awesome day of metal!

Bands confirmed:

MAGUS BEAST
TWILIGHT ODYSSEY
CONSTRICTED
SKULLSHIFTER
FINSTER BABY
BURN ME DOWN
DEVILS ISLAND
EXIT TO ETERNITY
EUPHORIA
SILENT INDUSTRY
SARINS GIFT
SUNS OF FREEDOM
TURRIGENOUS
SANITARIUS
8 WEEKS DEAD
NAME YOUR POISON

For more information, go to www.brooklynmetalfest.com.

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Brooklyn Metalfest - All Day Underground Festival

The first annual BROOKLYN METALFEST, an all day festival showcasing some of the area best underground Metal acts will take place on Saturday June 24 a the Hook in Brooklyn, NY. The doors open at 2pm and the first band hits the stage at 2:30 PM. Admission will be $10 and there will be a Free BBQ out in the club’s yard.

The show will be sponsored in part by SAMSON TECHNOLOGIES and HARTKE AMPS.

Bands Scheduled to perform:

MAGUS BEAST
TWILIGHT ODYSSEY
CONSTRICTED
FINSTER BABY
DEVILS ISLAND
EXIT TO ETERNITY
EUPHORIA
FROM DARKNESS COME
SILENT INDUSTRY
SPEED ASSAULT
BURN ME DOWN
8 WEEKS DEAD
and more TBA.

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