4MAG NITROUS
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4MAG NITROUS

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Rock Metal

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Jun
03
4MAG NITROUS @ AJ's Bar and Grill

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

May
21
4MAG NITROUS @ Twist Of Lime

Metairie, Louisiana, USA

Metairie, Louisiana, USA

May
20
4MAG NITROUS @ The Green Room, LA

Covington, Louisiana, USA

Covington, Louisiana, USA

May
14
4MAG NITROUS @ Kirk's Bizzar

Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

Apr
30
4MAG NITROUS @ Belly 2 Belly Bar-Grill

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Apr
16
4MAG NITROUS @ Xtreme's Sports Bar and Grill

Gonzales, Louisiana, USA

Gonzales, Louisiana, USA

Apr
25
4MAG NITROUS @ THE CITY CLUB - 7861 Main St.

HOUMA, Louisiana, USA

HOUMA, Louisiana, USA

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By "immyownenemy" (Amazon.com - UK)

4Mag Nitrous? Who are they? Well, they're a band from South Louisiana, so thats probably why you haven't heard of them. Also as far as I know, this is their first album produced and they're little known.

What do they sound like? Well the main website classes them as a "Heavy stoner rock band" and I'd agree. This album itself is a nice refreshing listen from the majority of metal albums thrown out today (or should I say fake metal?) and although this album is far from perfect, it shows how great this band could possibly be. I occaisionally listen to them and think of Down as they have some of their elements (haven't heard Down? Then you're missing one of the best bands of the last ten years).

The album opens with "Cypress Stumps & Flies" and the intro is nothing special in itself, it breaks no barriers - however it is an excellent opener to an album in the effect that it introduces the bands style, you know what to expect and it puts you in the right frame of mind for the whole album, I would say without this track there would be a problem that you were left in the dark wondering what to expect, but this track defines 4Mag Nitrous.

"10ft Tall & Bulletproof" is an excellent song, I let my friend hear it and he bought the album solely on this one track. It's incredibly varied, but not to the extent where it changes every second, just so you keep occupied. "Gas Fumez" is my favorite track on the album and has a very bizarre structure to it, "Weber City Bar" as it is named on the album back is yet another great song, a bit more rocky feel to this one.

"Pistolwhipped" is probably where the album suffers from becoming too samey, however a solo saves it (and a damn nice one too) and its under three minutes, so no real complaints. "Skavova" is where the album immediatly plunges into a slow song (but not quiet in the least) and although I felt such a track was needed for the album, this just didn't work. The constant stopping and restarting of the song kept me wanting it to be over. Luckily, this is saved by "Ambulance Wreckage" which keeps slightly different from the rest of the album without distancing itself too much like "Skavova", its fast and funky and the type of thing that'd stick in your mind, great riffs too, although I swear I've heard one of them before.

The album finishes with "Guillotine" which again seems quite rocky and doesn't seem an ending track in itself. This could be bacuse of the track itself or because the album doesn't even hit the half an hour mark before it finishes (the album is 27.52). The track is good, but not as a finisher by far.

That said, slightly disgruntled about the shortage of time on this album, it only wanted to make me listen to it more. 4Mag Nitrous may never make it to your favorites pile, but it'll always be there and you'll always want a listen. I imported the album for £4.00. If you won't pay as little as that for an album as great as this, then you're either cheap or don't appreciate great metal. My friend bought this because of one song, I'd advise you to do the same even if you'd never heard a thing.

4 Stars, the album feels incomplete, but it has some great moments. I'd only complain about more solo's (I don't think there's many solo's - slap me if I'm wrong) and of course a true finisher... and the time. Had anything else been wrong with this album it would've dropped to three stars, but four it is and a four star album you deserve to own. - AMAZON (UK)


5 out of 5 stars 4 mag, 17 Feb 2006 - By sherona

I was um i think 11 or 12 when i heard the song cypress stumps and flies on monster garage and I'm a huge metal head, I'm 15 now, my dad bought me this CD [after much bugging and begging for it] and i finally got it when i turned 13, I've never gotten tired of this CD and 4 mag is definitely one of my fave bands ever. My fave song would have to be guillotine, but that's only because i totally over played cypress stumps and flies. All the songs i love and i cant really just say i have one favorite but guillotine is the kind of song that's supposed to get you pumped up lol. well, I've been waiting and waiting for them to come out with their next CD, probably wont be for a while because of the hurricane:( but when they do ill be sure to get it. any metal fan who's interested in developing bands check these guys out.! - AMAZON (UK)


Discography

4MAG Debut CD - 2005
MONSTER GARAGE (Comp CD - Season 1) - 2004
MONSTER GARAGE (Comp CD - Season 2) - 2005
SOUTHERN WISDOM & KNOW-HOW - 2009

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Bio

4MAG NITROUS are an American southern Hard Rock/Metal band from Louisiana. Originally formed in 2000, the band had one mission, to play the truest form of heads down southern hard rock while bringing in the feel of the bands south Louisiana surroundings.

Inspired by raked out chopper bikes, American muscle cars, and fueled by the relentless Louisiana sun. 4MAG's "Chopper Rock" style was once described as ZZTop meets Motorhead. With Joel Cangiolosi's heavy melodic vocals, along with his and Ben Michon's double guitar assault - mix in Kib's growling bottom end from the bass, and Wayne Porche’s thunderous drums, 4MAG NITROUS had found their distinct monstrous engine sound of crushing concrete, leaving every performance with only the smell of burnt rubber.

4MAG NITROUS has also many publishing endeavors in both TV and Film. 4MAG has licensed songs for the Discovery Channels hit show, ‘Monster Garage’ (Season 1 &2 – along with each seasons CD release), A&E's series 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' and Lionsgate Films movie, ‘Wrong Side of Town’. 4MAG is played on radio stations worldwide and Sirius/XM radio. 4MAG NITROUS has also charted at #13 on the CMJ’s top hard rock bands. 4MAG has performed on nationally syndicated music television shows such as Louisiana Jukebox & SXSW Music Showcases.

In March 2019, 4MAG NITROUS released their 3rd release – The High Road EP. With new material written and booking live shows - 4MAG NITROUS is once again roaring out of the garage and onto the streets, running over everything in their way!

Driving down the road, you have Hard Rock and on the other side, you have Metal… tearing up the roads right down the middle, you have 4MAG NITROUS.


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