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Needless to say I wasn’t expecting much when I was asked to review Magdalene’s full-length release “Forsaken”.

Well I don’t know how they did it, but they made an album I enjoyed. Actually I know how they did it. They have incredible song writing, incredible hooks and vocals with range that can make a mediocre song into something incredible. Joanna’s vocals bring me back to the days of Lacuna Coil’s “In a Reverie”; this was a CD that just felt amazing when you listened to it. It didn’t have the production quality that their new albums have but the passion and love behind the music was there to pull it all together. That is the similar feeling I got when listening to “Forsaken”. Not only that, but the music feels powerful, with its rough guitar riffs in songs like “End of Light”, “Addicted” and “Leave”. - Troy Kram of

"Review From Michael J Soldano Jr."

In my business, I hear, see, and work with many, many bands both established and up-and-coming. Some are good, and some are better. But there are also select few that just plain blow me away! One such band is "Magdalene", hailing from Tyler, Texas. This band ROCKS! The songwriting is superb, delivered with a no-holds-barred attitude that makes you listen. Joanna's vocals are truly impressive! She sings with the fire and passion of Janis Joplin, while enjoying the range and ability of Pat Benatar. The wall-of-guitar provided by Peter and Michael is equally impressive. The sound is thick and rich, punctuated by melodic, skillfully executed solos and exquisite tone. Chad and Bret drive the band with their rock solid bottom end. I highly recommend checking out "Magdalene" - and I'd do it sooner than later!!" - Michael J. Soldano Jr


Magdalene EP
Forsaken - March 5th Digitally
Forsaken Jewel Case Release July 30th



Over the past five years, Magdalene has become a premier East Texas original band. The evolution of their song-writing has become more aggressive and passionate over time, and the lyrics convey intense emotions that span the spectrum. Magdalene's success has taken them straight to Broadjam's top 10 nearly a dozen times in the past year for the categories rock, rock alternative, and ages 15-24.
Magdalene's signature song, Look Away, was chosen for discmakers 2005 compilation CD. Magdalene also boasts over 2500 CD's sold at their local Hastings and during shows in the Texas and Louisiana regions.
Lead vocalist, Stevie Rene Vaughn, brings a vivid physicality to the vocals that is edgy, yet sensual. Watching Stevie's powerful delivery of the music with an aggression and compassion keeps loyal fans coming back for more.
Lead Guitarist, Peter Sirianni, is uninhibited and energetic while expressing the music through his axe. Fans are drawn to his charisma and will tell you his soul bleeds for the music.
Rhythm guitarist, Mike Dick, is the glue that hold the music of Magdalene together. Fans describe Mike as a catechism of many raw emotions that he will only exhibit through playing music.
Mac Saigusa, the hard pounding drummer for Magdalene, endows a vigorous and effectual application of power to the band. Mac plays from his gut with true conviction and is well received by the fans.
Bass player, Brett brings a unique style and blows fans away with his intricate bass riffs. He is an accomplished artist who has proven to be a vital asset to the Magdalene experience.
Magdalene has several website where you may view photos from shows and listen to their music.
Magdalene continues to gig in the Texas and Louisiana area and plans to expand it's tour to surrounding states during the course of the next year. Magdalene will also be working on their sophomore CD during the next several months. The music for their next album is heavier, more intense and worthy of airplay on any reputable radio network.