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"Battle of the Bands winners hold Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser"

" The 2012 winners of the Real Radio Show Battle of the Bands showed their true character by holding a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each song played in their set received tumultuous applause, especially the new "Here Now" and "Downrange", to be released on their upcoming EP to be released sometime in the 2013."
- GT Mag (Dec 02, 2012)

"Local FDNY Rock Band Spark life into L.I. Music Scene"

"AFTERBURN's style of Hard driving Rock mixed with a gritty melodic sound, sure to be one of todays top unsigned bands with a diverse influentual range from British invasion to 70's classic hard rock and metal, right up with the 80's most influential guitar bands with a slight twist of the 90's Seattle sound ... If you are looking for a Rock sound that will get you up out of your seat and pumping your fists, Check out AFTERBURN, you will not be dissapointed!"
- Maximum Musick (Jan 11, 2011)

"Instrument Slinging Firefighters breath life into local music scene"

"Who better than four FDNY firefighters calling themselves AfterBurn to breath life into the local music scene. These instrument slinging firefighters played a blistering set of original / cover music on a hot summer night. Sprinkling a few covers into the set, You get an idea what this band's originals are all about."
- - John Lamont, (Sep 06, 2011)

"FireFighter Rock band Plays through Texas Tornado"

"2000 + miles from home, after four days of intense heat and partying, not to mention 4 shows, AFTERBURN arrived in San Antonio during Tornado warnings. The Tornado came and went, bands cancelled, but knowing the show must go on and showing a true professionalism, AFTERBURN played a searing 40 minute set that left no doubt in my mind, who actually dragged that tornado into town ..."
- Edge magazine

"AFTERBURN Tears it up at Texas Rock Fest"

"The entire FDNY have been hailed as heroes since 9-11, and rightfully so. At least 4 of them are metal heroes as well. AfterBurn is a dynamic metal band comprised of four New York City firefighters - Mike Gallino (drums), John Lopez (bass), Joe Martin (guitars), and Richie Apps (vocals) - who set Austin ablaze with a slew of fiery sets during SXSW 2012. I was lucky enough to catch them at the outdoor stage at Kung Fu Saloon (where the above photo of Mike and Joe was taken) and at the 13th Annual Texas Rock Fest outdoor stage located at 7th/Neches. AfterBurn play metal in the purest sense. No gimmicks, no weird tunings, nothing dropped, nothing sampled. Metal. Fearless, heartfelt metal. Supporting AfterBurn is a no-brainer. These cats are bad-asses." -


"NEVER FORGET" being recorded at SPIN Studios, N.Y. with a two 2 time Grammy Award winning producer, due to be released in 2013 ...



F.D.N.Y. ... when you hear this acronym, images are formed of great loss, courage, and sacrifice. They will Never Forget. From the ashes of September 11th rose the desire to celebrate the memory of their lost bretheren through music in each member of AFTERBURN.
Formed in 2009 by band founder and member Joe, AFTERBURN has a sound and story unlike any other modern rock band. The band members are all F.D.N.Y. firefighters - Joe Martin (guitars), Richie Apps (vocals), Mike Gallino (drums), and JLopez (bass). The winners of WRCN Radio's 2012 Battle of the Bands, AFTERBURN strives to be one of today's top bands with their diverse influential range and drive. Their experiences, brotherhood, and love of music brought them together to combine their diverse musical experience and influences to create a distinguished sound.
AFTERBURN has been fortunate to have played alongside some of the industries most influential musicians such as Kenny Arnott, Blue Coupe (Blue Oyster Cult legends Joe and Albert Bouchard), & Thunderbox featuring Gina Styles of Vixen, and many others ...
Invited back to Play Texas Rock Fest again in 2013 ( AFTERBURN is now finishing up recording to release their first album with a 2 time Grammy award winning producer. The aim is to keep the music exciting, spirited, energetic, and inspiring. They can Never Forget how precious every moment of life is.
Check them out on their web page, www., and on Facebook,