Bad January
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Bad January


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"Bad January Delivers the Goods"

“Ultra heavy guitars and an original singer who has a throat, roughly and strongly sounding. Surrounded by a very hard pounding drummer and a bassist charged with very heavy riffs, Bad January delivers the goods……..Very good album from an unknown band named Bad January. Make notice of this band name, the future will show why!” - Stefan Sileghem, Metal to Infinity, Belgium

"Complimentary Feedback"

Straight off the bat, I dug the tag line of "Old School 4 the New Age." I think that sums up your mission statement nicely. I really dig the fact that I hear real, authentic old school influences of Metallica, Savatage, Saxon, Maiden, etc. Bad January wears it on their sleeves and waves the flag proudly! Right on! - TAXI A&R

""Pain" Selected for Compilation CD"

For Immediate Release
Bad January, rock/metal band from Western Wisconsin, has been selected as a featured artist for the “Metal vs Rock” compilation CD box set to produced and distributed by Music For Troops. Bad January’s song “Pain” from their new CD, “Independence” was chosen to be on the CD.

The CD showcases 30 national bands (15 metal and 15 rock) on the Music For Troops website, CD's, and CD insert. A minimum of 500 copies of the compilation will be sent to US Troops, and a minimum of 500 copies will be sold in Music For Troops eBay store with 100% of the proceeds going toward sending the "Gift of Music to our Troops". Copies of the box set “Metal vs Rock” are on sale on eBay at the Music For Troops eBay store under username musicfortroops.

Music For Troops ( is a 501(c)(3) charity that sends the gift of music to troops at home and those that are away from home. Music For Troops is an eBay Giving Works charity and is a proud member of the Department Of Defense “America Supports You”!! program. Bad January thanks Music for Troops for selecting their song and for supporting our men and women in the armed forces by giving the gift of music!
- Press Release


"Independence" CD released May, 2007
Received radio play at WRQT 95.7 in La Crosse, WI and on Overdrive, metal rock radio program in Belgium.
"Offering" EP released June, 2005



Bad January was formed in 2004 by guitarist D.L. Schwoch and drummer Jimmy James. The group released their first CD, “Offering” in 2005. Band members Tom Thomas and Amp joined the band in 2006 to replace 2 other original members. The band’s current CD, “Independence” was released in May, 2007. The CD was recorded and mastered locally at Giant Gumball Studios in Eau Claire. Mike O’Neill was the master engineer.