Here are two new practice clips I shot really quick yesterday. Hope you enjoy!
I have uploaded some new demo music I wrote and played on.
Al interested parties can follow this link
Its a good thing I pay for this site, huh? Haven't updated it in what, 8 months?
Well, the truth is, I have been busy, and haven't really even thought about this old site.
Since my last update, I've been through two tours in Europe, made my first trip to Russia, have played a dozen or so shows with Rachel, Jaster & Acey, under the moniker "The Black Straps." We have also recorded about 8 tunes that may surfacing as a collection. I also had the pleasure of recording with some great local, and out of state artists that will hopefully release our collaborations by years end. After I deliver my tracks, I usually find out the stuffs live by accident coming across it somewhere on the interwebs.
As always, I am teaching, skype, Ichat, facetime, in home, at my place. If you are looking for some instruction feel free to connect on Facebook, Instagram, or twitter. My webmail is still down! Surprisingly, I've been taking on a lot of begginer piano students lately. Apparently Im patient, and good with kids!
Remote sessions, or wherever your studio is sessions, fill in/touring work is always up for discussion as well.
Thank you everyone for a great 8 months of musical adventures,
I was invited to be in a music video this past weekend.
Check out some video and pics!
Also, I updated the events page, with October show dates. I'm trying to be more organized!
I realize that there have been zero updates to this blog in over a year. Time, to change that friends.These past 365 + days I have found myself focusing here at home, on Long Island. I've been fortunate to be involved with some great musicians, and made some recordings that have been a pleasure to make, and listen to. Also, I've been playing the NYC/LI area with a few original bands, and some top 40 acts as well. I am still teaching, practicing, writing, and will post a few links below for anyone interested in some of the new things I have been worked on. For anyone else, I am still available for session work, drum lessons, or sub work. who knows, maybe I'll even try joining a band once again.
To all of my friends and family who have kept me busy, I say thank you for thinking of me when there is a vacant drum throne.
To all of my students, teachers, and fellow musicians/studio geeks,
Thanks for your support!
back from tour. have one last SE gig this month. Looking for local and sub work, teaching lessons. get at me at any of the social networks if you are looking for a teacher or drummer. PS..the contact page on this site is down for now!
I'm currently on tour with Sworn Enemy supporting our new record "Living on Borrowed Time."
The new disc from Sworn Enemy was released today. Follow the link to find it on iTunes.
JennCity has her new Ep Out IV Blood available on itunes. Click the link to check it out.
Check out a new rehearsal video from a previous sworn enemy tour HERE.
See ya next month!
Hello all. Sorry for the lack of updates. Believe it or not its becuase I have been busy with music related things and just forgot to update!
I have some news to share, but that is obviously why I am writing.
Live dates this month with jennifer Arroyo and her new band JENNCITY the 22nd of March, and with the guys in Sworn Enemy the first week in April supporting Biohazard. check the tour section for details.
Sworn enemy have a release date for their new record, check out the press release HERE.
You can also pre order the disc HERE.
Stay tuned for more updates about the past few months session work. Some of it should start surfacung relatively soon.
Thanks for reading!
Just added a few dates for Sept/October. Also one last minute gig with JennCity next week.2013-08-21
Yet another small victory my friends... sabian has added an artist profile about yours truly. CHECK IT2013-07-21
Small victories friends. dw Clinician roster2013-06-29
What a great month June was. I played some great shows with Sworn enemy, went to canada for the first time, more clinics at GC, and was invited to play at Long island drum center. July is looking like a practice month, but who knows! If anyone wants lessons or needs a drummer hit me up.
Just added a bunch of June dates supporting Biohazard to the tour section.
See you all in June!
Guitar Center clinics Announced!
Check out the dates in the tour section, and the POSTER2013-04-21
Heres a quick update for what will be happening in May.
I have some shows coming up with Sworn Enemy the first week of May, & I'll be playing another date with JennCity as well.
I am very happy to share with you that I have been booked for more clinics at Guitar Center, the dates will be announced soon, along with topics to be covered.
So lets get the record straight on Sworn Enemy. We have recently signed a deal with Red Rocket Entertainment, Demetrius Benoist is our acting manager and we have a new US booking agent in Trevor Swenson @ Artery Global.
We spent the last few weeks finishing pre production for a new record. I have no idea when or how this music will be released yet, but hopefully there will be an official statement from the band regarding these new developments and future plans soon.
I am working with some more new and some older acts possibly in touring situations this summer. As things become solidified i will pass the dates along. In the mean time I hope to see some of you in May, and I need to see all of you in June at the clinics!
Thanks for the support,
Ill be playing with Jennifer Arroyo and her new band, JennCity for two shows in March. One in NJ and one in NYC.
Sal from Sworn enemy is still recovering from surgery so the band won't be playing live for a bit.
Did a few sessions the last few months and hopefully they will be available come summer time.
Anyone needs a touring or studio guy feel free to hit me up. Im also teaching 5 nights a week in Baldwin. If you want to learn to play get in touch.
Hope everyone who reads this is well!
I know its been awhile since I have updated. It was a very busy November. Thankfully My current residence and all gear was unharmed in the storm. A few of my band mates and many of my students were not so fortunate. I hope for the best for everyone effected.
On a happier note, let me tell you a little about what I have been up to....
The Fools of Perception Ep, "The Sound of Rock N' Roll has finally been released on Itunes!
I recently completed drum tracks for my old friend Jennifer Arroyo on her JennCity project. That should see the light of day sometime early in 2013. I'll also likely be playing some live dates with her starting in December.
Sworn Enemy are playing some local dates in December as well and we are getting closer to figuring out what our next move will be in relation to a new release. We have been playing new songs in our set and they feel great!
Ill have more dates posted and updates as the month unfolds, I'm hoping I'll have some cool news to share in a few weeks time.
Take care and thanks for reading!
Welcome to my newly redesigned website. My good friend, on again off again bass player, engineer, producer, studio owner,( you get the point) Anthony Paganini has been working on this for a little bit and today was the first day to test drive it, so here we go.
It has been some time since I checked in last. I have been teaching, recording and working on some new things that may or may not ever see the light of day, time will tell. Sworn Enemy have started playing some of the new material we recorded earlier this year as part of our set, and the songs are currently being mastered. Hopefully some of those tunes will find their way out to ears in the next few weeks. Emergency have also started rehearsing. We are hoping to book some kind of live thing early for 2013.
I hope you enjoy the new site and please leave me feedback either at the face book page or here on the contact page.
As always, if you would like to book me for a clinic, session or just some private lessons, I will do my best to accommodate you.
Be well & Thanks for visiting.
The NEW site is live! Enjoy!
6.5.12 - July Clinic dates announced: Guitar Center of Carle Place will be hosting 4 clinics, one each Thursday in July. Please check out the dates in the TOUR section. Topics will include double kick drumming, hand technique, coordination & click tracks.
5.31.12 - Emergency: a new project featuring hardcore veterans Scott Gross (From Autumn to Ashes), Mike Mulieri (Roger Miret & The Disasters), & Mike Mehr, are streaming our debut five-song EP online HERE. Go check it out!
5.20.12- May Update: Thank you to everyone who came out to the clinic last weekend in oceanside. Below you can find links to view clips from the event. In other news, Sworn enemy will be performoing a few local dates this month and next, Two new Ep's are about to wrap and I have added Axis Percussion to the family of companies that help keep me on the road and in the studio.
Get it Back
Q&A Pt. 1
Q&A Pt. 2
Q&A Pt. 3
Double Kick Pt. 1
Double Kick Pt. 2
Double Kick Pt. 3
4.17.12 - Updates: Sorry for the absence. Lots of things have been going on around these parts. So here is a quick fill in: The Biohazard tour was amazing. New friends and old made the trip such a great time, and playing with my old Suicide City pal Billy again was very cool. Sworn Enemy are still demoing material and have played some live dates in March/April. In addition, I have recorded EP'swith two new un-named projects featuring members of various NYC bands and also auditioned for Fear Factory. If you would like, check out the Biohazard press release, new wikipedia page and the FF videos just follow the links below. Enjoy & I'll see you all on the road soon!
Biohazard Press Release
1.19.12 - European dates: I have been asked to fill in on drums by one of the acts on this years Persistence tour. Dates are posted and details will follow. I'll be updating at my facebook & Twitter pages.
2.12 - New Dates: January dates are up, more TBA.
12.18.11 - New Dates w/ Biohazard & Madball!: I'll be out playing with Sworn Enemy, and teching for my good friend Danny Schuler from Biohazard.
10.25.11 - New tour dates confirmed:
Dont miss out on the Halloween bash in NH this weekend!
9.9.11 - Update: I'm back in NY for the time being. Scouting for new projects to record & tour with. I also have slots for lessons available. Please email Dan@DanLamagna.com to connect. Online sessions are a possiblity if we can't actually play in the same room. In the mean time, check out three new videos at the YouTube channel.
Single Kick Workout
Double Kick Workout
Backstage Warm Up
8.31.11 - Post Tour Wrap up : That last Sworn Enemy tour was epic. The club dates were insane and the festivals were incredible. Thanks to new friends Tomas from Messhuggah, Jordan & Rob from Strung Out, The guys in Blood for Blood, Sepulutura and all the many others along the way that make this trip one of the most memorable I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. 33 shows went so quick!
6.27.11 - Sworn Enemy: 2011 Summer tour dates have been posted in the tour section. A new website is in the works as well at:
4.11.11 - New Music Online: Go check out a new recording from Ghost Fight.
4.8.11 - New dates, Music & Videos: During the past few months I have found myself working on audition music, expanding on the educational side of things and writing with a few projects. I also came into some new drums. I am now the proud owner of my first Drum Workshop Exotic finish kit. Although I am not sure what my next steps will be band wise, I am planning on doing some select dates with both Suicide City and Sworn Enemy fairly soon. In addition I am still actively teaching and working on demos with local artists. Email Dan@DanLamagna.com if you would like lessons or want to collaborate....
Unearth Video: My Will Be Done
Unearth Video: Giles
Educational Video: Moeller Technique
Sworn Enemy on Face Book
New dw kit
3.12.11 - R.I.P. Joe Morello.
1.31.11 - Updates: The Youtube channel has been updated with a few new videos. Watch for new tracks to surface next month, in addition to Suicide City reuniting February 11th in N.Y.C.
11.19.10 - Updates: Two dates have been added for November.
9.20.10 - Back in Town: Another tour wraps up and I am home teaching/searching for what ever is next...
9.13.10 - Tour Update: The Monday show in PA has been canceled, and the venue for 9.18 changed.
8.20.10 - Sworn Enemy US Dates: Check the tour section for details.
6.4.10 - Sworn Enemy: I will be in Europe with Sworn Enemy from June 15th through July 19th.
4.22.10 - New Dates: Improv rock trio Rocco will be making an appearance Friday the 23rd of April in Baldwin, N.Y. A new project, September Mourning have scheduled a few east coast dates, more are pending and will trickle in soon.
4.14.10 - R.I.P. Peter Steele.
1.7.10 - Youtube Updates: Several new videos have been added and I expect that more will be surfacing regularly, check it out: www.Youtube.com/Drumagna
12.21.09 - Scouting New Projects: I will be available for tours, recording, clinics and possibly even joining a band situation in 2010. Please email Dan@DanLamagna.com for more info.
11.23.09 - Twilight Vision: Check out the new episode of Twilight Vision featuring Suicide City, filmed at our record release show this past August:Twilight Vision # 18: Suicide City
8.27.09 - New Kit: Here is the diagram.
8.5.09 - Record Release Party: Tonight Suicide City will be performing @ The Highline Ballroom as part of a celebration marking the release of our debut album, "FRENZY."
8.4.09 - New Suicide City Record: Today The End Records released our new record "Frenzy."
8.3.09 - Three Years ago today: Suicide City shot our last performance at CBGB in NYC. A dvd was released last November of the performance.
7.29.09 - New Interview: My new friend Jourdaine Middleton sat down to chat with the SC last weekend at Crock Rock. Check out the results HERE.
7.14.09 - Site Update: A newly revised LINKS page is now up.
7.13.09 - More new Suicide City music available: The End Records has posted the song "Not My Year" on their website. Click the link to check it out.
7.2.09 - New Suicide City Song Available:
Click HERE to read the article and see the new album cover, or HERE to get the new track for free. There is also a review of "FRENZY" by the EAST COAST ROPMPER available HERE.
6.17.09 - New Biography: Click HERE to read.
6.4.09 - Suicide City news: The band have signed with The End Records, and together will be releasing our long awaited new record entitled "FRENZY" on August 4th. Click HERE to read the official press release.
5.14.09 - Vater artist profile: Click HERE to check out my profile at Vater.com
1.19.09 - NAMM Wrap up: Made some new friends, and hung with some old ones. If you would like check out some pics at MySpace or Facebook.
12.13.08 - Modern Drummer and new Dates: A news blog has been posted at the Modern Drummer website. Check it out: HERE
Silent Fate have some year end shows coming up. Check the tour section for dates and venues.
12.9.08 - New Music: "BURN" taken from the "LIVE FROM CBGB" DVD can be found here:
11.11.08 - New Releases!:
Suicide City "Live Form CBGB" and Silent Fate "Burned, Buried & forgotten" are both available today!
10.29.08 - Suicide City updates:
We now have video and pre-sale up at our newly designed Suicide City Myspace page. Ms.Jenncity did a killer job putting it together for us! You can also find us on Face Book now. Go check the pages out and add yourself if you havent done so already!
Suicide City on Face Book
Suicide City: Live From CBGB's
10.5.08- Off date: Silent Fate have been added to the Biohazard show at Irving Plaza on Sunday October 5th..
9.29.08 - Suicide City Live DVD: A limited edition DVD centering around our performance at CBGB's will be surfacing in October. Pre-order details are on the way.Watch the trailer here: Suicide City DVD Trailer
9.16.08 - New Music:
Burned, the lead track off the new Silent Fate release " Burned, Buried & Forgotten" is the latest sonic addition.
8.13.08 - New Music: A metal-ed out remix of the Mindless Self Indulgence tune "Straight to Video" is the first in a new batch of tunes that will be posted. Check it out at: Myspace.com/DannyLamagna.
8.1.08 - Facebook: Looks like you can never have too many websites.....
7.8.08 - Silent fate: began mixing and mastering their new record today. An august pre-sale date has been scheduled.
6.22.08 - Updates: Suicide City are playing a free show in Brooklyn on July 11th. Some new studio footage can be found here:
SILENT FATE STUDIO CLIP
5.5.08 - YouTube update: A new video clip can be found at my YouTube Channel. Click here to veiw it.
4.18.08 - New Music Available: A new sampler from MEI Records has been circulating. I played on the tracks "Buried" and "11:11" recorded by Silent Fate for their 2008 release.
2.27.08 - Modern Drummer Blog:
You can see it at their official site:
Or Check it out on myspace:
1.1.08 - Happy New Year!: Hope everyone had safe and happy holidays. Here are the first dates of 2008. The links have been updated, and as of 1.1.08 I will be booking lessons on Thursdays. I will also be teaching in any City I am performing in. Anyone interested can Click the CONTACT button.
11.10.07 - Back in town: Lessons and sessions are back in progress. P.S. The Danzig tour was awesome!
10.2.07 - Tour Announcement: October 23rd to November 10th, Suicide City will be out supporting The Horror Pops, Gorgeous Frankenstein and DANZIG!
9.25.07 - Myspace Music: New music and pics are up at my NEW Myspace music page, check it out here: Myspace.com/DannyLamagna
9.15.07 - Site Update: A discography can now be found on the AUDIO page, as well as some updated links to music I have been a part of.
7.22.07 - Last two appearances of July: Don't forget about the birthday party for Billy at Vintage Friday night where Suicide city WILL be playing! Then the following night in Oceanside, I'll be playing with Silent Fate while D.J. Jenncity spins at the new incarnation of the funky Monkey. I think everyone needs to make a weekend out of this.
5.7.07 - Drum fight 3: On sunday May 20th Bobby Rondinelli, Steve Gallo Jonathan Mover and I will be guest Judges for DRUM FIGHT 3 at the Crazy Donkey (1058 Rte 110
Farmingdale, NY 11570)
3.31.07- Online Lesson #3:-
Left Hand Builder No.3
3.21.07- Online Lesson #2:-
Left Hand Bulider No.2
3.11.07- Online Lesson #1:- The first in a series of online lessons has been posted:
Left Hand Builder No.1
2.9.07 - New interview!:
DrummersZone.com and I talked.. click Interview for the results.
1.4.07 - New Year, New News....NEW RECORD!: This morning I got back from tracking bass and drums with two outta four of my favorite band mates....and quite possibly the funniest man alive.
12.23.06 - Fatal Edge- I'll be sitting in with my friends in FATAL EDGE for a 3 hour night of cover tunes and some of their originals in January.
11.15.06 - DW EDGE MAGAZINE V7.0!: There is a photo and a quick interview with me by my friend Yael starting on page 16...go check it out! Edge is available at drum shops and music stores everywhere.
10.25.06 - New dates!: New dates with Life Of Agony and some headlining shows....check em' out.
9.17.06 - New recording available!:
The disc is a Mindless Self indulgence remix album entitled "Shut me Up: The Remixes +3", and the track I appear on is Straight To Video - (More and Faster Remix)
8.24.06 - Summer Wrap up: The summer tour cycle has finally ran it's course. Im pretty sure Suicide City has turned 157 shows old this month. We have a few local shows coming up in September and hopefully we will start writing and learning some new material between these scattered dates. So my plan for September is to start teaching again and return to local session work. Anyone looking for lessons or just need a few tracks or fill in dates feel free to click HERE. Send me a message, lets what I can do for you.
6.29.06 - Tour Dates and Drum Lessons:
New dates for the summer have started being confirmed. I also have some slots open for drum lessons. As usual please visit the LESSONS page or click HERE for email...........
6.13.06 - Cymbal News: I am happy to say that along with Drum Workshop and Vater Percussion, Sabian Cymbals are now a part of my musical support system.
5.18.06 - New Press: Suicide City has been featured in the July 2006 issue of Metal Edge Magazine, with TOOL on the cover. The article and picture can be found on page 30/31.
5.3.06 - RADIO CAMPAIGN: Here is a list of radio stations that have been spinning Suicide City, please feel free to call and request us any station, any time, even if you do not listen to or live near the station you call.....
WRAS in DETROIT, MI call 404-651-4488
WVVS in ATLANTA, GA call 229-333-5661
WVBR in ITHICA, NY call 607-273-2121
WKGB in BESTEL, NY call 607-786-7625
WXCI in DANBURY, CT call 203-837-9924
WXMB in PHILLY, PA call 919-328-6913
KZZE in SEATTLE, WA call 888-857-1063
KGLT in SEATTLE, WA call 406-994-3001
KEOL in OREGON/SEATTLE call 541-962-3397
WJCU in CLEVELAND, OH call 216-397-4438
WQXA in YORK, PA (PHILLY) call 800-332-1057
WCLH in WILKS-BARRE, PA call 717-831-5907
WBUQ in BLOOMSBURGH, PA call 570-389-2891
KNWD in NASHVILLE, TN call 318-357-5693
KNSU in NASHVILLE (THIBODAUX), TN call 985-448-4448
KSLU in NEW ORLEANS (HAMMOND), LA call 985-549-2149
WXUT in TOLEDO, OH call 419-530-4455
REBEL RADIO in CHICAGO, IL call 847-498-3367
WVKC in GALESBURG, IL call 309-341-7441
WWSP in STEVENS POINT, WI call 715-346-2696
KNDI in HONOLULU, HAWAII call 808-944-2845
KATT in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK call 405-460-5288
KQRX in MIDLAND, TX call 432-563-9500
KUSF in SF, CA call 415-751-KUSF
WRAS in ATLANTA, GA call 404-651-4488
WSOU in NEW JERSEY call 973-761-9768
WMSC in New Jersey call 973-655-4256
4.2.06 - NEW SITE!: Suicide city has a brand new website up...go check it out at: www.SuicideCity.com
3.28.06 - Viva La Bam!: Yes, that was Suicide City on the Spring Break edition of MTV's Viva la Bam. The track played was "Diemonds."
3.2.04 - Tour Update!: I am very happy to finally post some tour dates with Taking Back Sunday. Mark and his family have been close friends with mine for years, and I can't thank him enough for putting in a good word for Suicide City.
1.17.06 - Press Update: Here are two links for some drum websites that are carrying info about me,check them out if you'd like:
12.26.05 - Updates: Happy Holidays. I have posted my January tour schedule, but please don't forget that on Friday, December 30th Suicide City are playing CBGB's as a special guest closing out M.E.A.N.Y.Fest. Also check out a new track called CUTTER which can be downloaded for a limited time only.
11.10.05 - New Dates!: Suicide City gears up to play some tri-state area shows, with a confirmed stop at CBGB's on Novemeber 20th. Also watch the Henchmen section for some weekend rampaging with our local buddies on the 12th.
11.2.05 - Drum Lessons: Now that this tour is over, I am back teaching again, please click the contact button to schedule.
10.24.05 - Suicide City merch available online: Follow the link for shirts,patches and other propaganda:
9.1.05 - Stick Endorsement: I've been using them for years, but now I am endorsing Vater drum sticks.
8.19.05 - New dates added: more dates with M.S.I and a show at Starland Ballroom on August 27th have been added.....check the tour section for more info.
8.16.05 - September and October Dates with Mindless Self Indulgence!!!!!!!: Our freinds M.S.I have invited Suicide City out with them again for another run of dates. Check the tour section for dates as they are confirmed!!!
8.12.05 - New drums!: click HERE for a diagram.
8.11.05 - Site Update: New Pics all around! Thanks to Sikk Rikk, Billy Amendola,Steve & Kimberly Lambie for not taking me to court for using their photos...........yet.
8.2.05 - Update: The September issue of Modern Drummer Magazine is on sale today. The blurb about me is on page 27. New Suicide City dates have been added for August, and some Septemeber dates have been confirmed. Check tour for details, and more dates as they confirm.
Thank you Straylight Run for being so generous to my family. We owe you guys big time.
7.20.05 - Magazine and Endorsement news: Modern Drummer Magazine has included a news blurb about me in their September 2005 issue, on sale August 2nd. The blurb can be found in the Update News section. I've also signed my first endorsement deal with Drum Workshop. I'm working with them on a new kit and will post up pics and specs as I get them.
7.10.05 - New Dates!: A new date added for July,and August dates are being confirmed. check TOUR section for dates.
6.30.05 - Suicide City return to The Saint: Check the tour section for details. Watch for two big pieces of drumming news in the next few weeks.
6.24.05 - Reveiw of "Not My Year":
6.20.05 - "With a Little Help From My Friends" a benefit for Nick Lamagna featuring: Stray Light Run Please follow this link and read the page, this is a great band, and they are doing something huge for my brother.
6.14.05 - New Dates: A new M.O.M date in Maryland, and a N.Y.C date with Mindless Self Indulgence have been added to the tour section.
6.3.05 - Site Update: Check out the newly updated LINKS section. I know, I know........its really exciting!
6.2.05 - Suicide City News: The "Not My Year" EP in addition to being available online @ CDBABY.COM, will also be making its way into record stores. LOONEY TUNES RECORDS of west Babylon,Long Island is the first of the locations stocking us. keep an eye out, more locations to follow. We are also asking anyone who is into us to call WSOU at 973-761-9768 and request Suicide City.
5.26.05 - July dates with Mindless Self indulgence: Check the tour section for dates and venues. More dates coming soon.
5.15.05 - In the Studio: This morning Billy and I cut the drum tracks for five new
Suicide City songs.
5.6.05 - Suicide City On tour June 8th-19th: We have joined the "Mouth Of Madness Tour" with Otep, Devil Inside,and Days End.
5.5.05 -"Not My Year" @ CdBaby.com: The new EP from Suicide City is available online at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/suicidecity
4.25.05- Tattoos N' Screws Reveiws: http://metalevolution.net
4.2.05-"NOT MY YEAR" : The new EP from Suicide City is completed! Watch for a release date to coincide with our first shows this april!
3.28.05 - Drum Lessons: As of April 1st, I will be accepting a new roster of students. Anyone who would like to learn to play, or see what I can offer to their playing should visit the contact page and email me with "LESSONS" in the subject line about scheduling. To all my long timers, thank you for everything and I hope to keep working with you for as long as you need me.
3.27.05 - TWO SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT!!!!
The First show is all ages, doors at 4pm - Suicide City hits the stage around 7:30. The
Second show is 18+, with Borgo Pass at 10:30 and Suicide City @ 12:30.
3.17.05 - First Suicide City Dates!:
Two shows are booked at The Saint, in Asbury Park, N.J. See the tour section for info. MORE DATES COMING SOON!
3.3.05 - Suicide City is live!: go experience it:www.SuicideCity.com
2.28.05 - New Pics Online: Use the following link to see some new pics or post a message: Myspace.com/Dan Lamagna
2.20.05 - Henchmen again?: This weekend we find out how many shots it will take to ruin our set @ the Purple Frog. On a plus note, Shot Passenger will be there, so at least someone will save the day.
2.13.05 - Henchmen Update: Today I tracked the drums for our upcoming EP,also check the tour section for a new date.
2.5.05 - Suicide City @ Pure Volume.com:
1.26.05 - The Henchmen Ride Again: Back for a date the first weekend in February. Check the Henchmen tour section for venue and date.
1.20.05 - Shatterpoint update: The singer quit the day before we were set to begin tracking our ep.
1.10.05 - Suicide City on MySpace.com!:
Click the link to access some new tunes:
1.6.05 - First Henchmen date of the year. Check The Ready Henchmen area of the tour section for details.
12.27.04 - Two Dates added: I will be playing with The Henchmen on Wednesday the 29th, and Thursday the 30th. The 29th is an all ages show! Check The Ready Henchmen area of the tour section for details.
12.22.04 - Metal Edge strikes again: Take a look at the top of page 71 in the February 2005 issue of Metal Edge Magazine. there is a pic taken last summer after Kittie's set at Irving Plaza.
12.21.04 - New Pics Online: Two shots from a Shatterpoint rehearsal: One Two
12.9.2004 - Former Pantera Guitarist Killed in Nightclub Shooting: Last night one of the most important guitarists of our time had his life taken. R.I.P Dime.
12.8.04 - Site Update : This site is now officially being updated by me (Dan/ny). Thanks to Anthony Paganinni for getting me started and re-uploading the site after it was lost. Look for new updates in the Bio, Lessons, history and Links sections. Hopefully sometime soon the whole site will be redone, but only time will tell.......
12.2.2004 - During the last few weeks I have started working with some new bands. In addition I have also been jamming with Suicide City. Karl, And A.J. have a project called "Ghost Fight" that they have invited me to work on with them, and I have recently started working with "Shatterpoint." Check the tour section for some December dates featuring "The Ready Henchmen" and "Shatterpoint."
10.24.2004 - Halloween party update: Tailesin, Shatterpoint and Fear The Voices, (Dans Alice in Chains cover band) have been added to the Henchmen show on the 28th. Doors are at 9 pm.
10.21.2004 - A Henchmen Halloween: Thursday October 28th the Henchman play a pre-Hollows Eve costume party @ The Granstand Pub in North Baldwin. Admission is free if you show up in costume. $5 if you don't. More bands TBA...
10.8.2004 - Rodek update and side project live date - Rodek has undergone a name change, the band with line up intact are going on as "Suicide City." The debut CD is in the final stages of being mixed. More details and info as they become available will follow. In other news be sure to catch a punk side project "The Ready Henchmen" this Thursday October 14 on Long Island. See tour for venue info.
7.13.2004 - Check out page 108 of the September 2004 issue of 'Metal Edge Magazine" There are some cool pics of Dan playing with "Ampt" and hanging with members of RODEK, BIOHAZARD, TYPE O NEGATIVE,and KITTIE.
5.18.2004 - In the press!
RODEK has been featured in the July 2004 issue of Metal Edge Magazine. The article can be found on pages 12 and 13. In other news the RODEK website can be found at www.rodek.net. Special thanks to Tom@Analog22.com for getting/keeping the sites running for us.
4.21.2004 - Dan will be sitting in with the band AMPT See Tour section at right for dates.
3.6.2004 - I am no longer affiliated with Rob Balducci- new projects will be emerging soon. Stay tuned...
2.17.2004 - Another round of RODEK sessions has just come to a close. A great time was had by all. We jammed and partied and Jammed some more. 3 new songs were finished, we met with interested parties and saw the results of the photo shoot at Joe Netherworlds' wicked house. Check out www.billybio.com to see the Pics and hear some music. On the Rob Balducci front, the band have landed a slot opening for Bret Michaels of the band "POISON" Check the tour section for more details.
2.9.2004 - The Rob Balducci band will be supporting "Living Colour" at the Downtown on February 27th. Advance tickets are available through the contact page.
1.21.2004 - Tour Update
I got back from Cali on Monday. It rocks. I visited so much Rock and Roll history and met so many of my musical heroes, it would be impossible to name em all. One that stands out is one of my favorite drummers ever............PAUL BOSTAPH. He is as cool a guy as he is a wicked drummer. I met with the artists reps from my favorite companies, and would like to thank Gene Provencio of Tama drums for supplying me with an incredible set of drums for the NAMM showcase. The Whisky show was filmed and Rob is thinking of releasing portions of it on DVD along with a back log of his material, some of which features yours truly.In addition we are nearing the recording date for the new record which WILL be available in America. Rodek has been popping up all over the web. We will be gearing up for some sessions and rehearsals the first week or two in February so I will check in when the webmaster (sup Bro?) or I get some updates. Later.
1.6.2004 - California dates with Rob Balducci have been confirmed. Please see the tour section for dates and venues. If anyone would like advance tickets please email Dan via the contact page.
RODEK was just featured on Blabbermouth.net. Here is the text of the article:
BIOHAZARD Guitarist, KITTIE Bassist Join Forces In RODEK - Jan. 5, 2004
BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo have joined forces in a brand-new band called RODEK.
The five-piece group, which is completed by Karl Bernholtz (vocals, THE GROOVENICS), AJ Marchetta (guitars) and Dan Lamagna (drums), finished recording several demo tracks at UndergroundSound studios in South Amboy, New Jersey (owned by Graziadei and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler).
Among the tracks recorded during the group's earliest sessions are "Marching Backwards", "Not My Year", "Diemonds", "Stop Receiving" and "Undone". RODEK's more recent material, which is currently being completed, features a "heavier" direction, which "we will continue to move in," Graziadei told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. More information will be made available soon.
12.31.2003 - Dan just got back from a 4 date run with "Biohazard" working as a guitar and bass tech.
12.12.2003 - Sup Everybody? I just got home from the first week of Rodek rehearsals. Its been a long 5 days for me, but even longer for the other guys.They were in the studio for just about the whole 5 days. I been getting home around 6 am almost every morning this week, except for one day........I got home at 10 am. A few hours of sleep, then back to work again. It was totally worth it. To finally hear the songs live and to play with these guys was inrcedible. A whole bunch of new tunes were written and worked on and hopefully this week I will go in and cut my parts. In Balducci news, Im gonna have some dates for the west coast run confirmed this week. We are definitely playing at the NAMM convention, and a date at the Whiskey, I'll send the dates to the man as soon as I get them. Anyone with hook ups at instrument companies who can pull strings on getting a kit to play on at the convention would be greatly appreciated. See ya's
12.01.2003 - Where's Dan?
In addition to various sessions, Rob Balducci rehearsals for the upcoming west coast trek, and some teaching, he has been working late nights recording new music for everyone with Rodek. Here is some info about the new band: It features Billy Graziadei of one of Dan's favorite bands, "Biohazard." Also featured in the ranks are two more incredible performers Karl Bernholtz, and AJ Marchetta, formerly of Florida's own "The Groovnix." Stay tuned for the soon to be launched official Rodek web site, but in the mean time everyone can check out the Rodek page and demo tracks by Clicking Here
9.26.2003-Final Tour update.
Hey now everybody. The trek is over and I'm home again. The last show we played at the Cornford club is sure to be one of my best memories of the tour. It was a blast. by far the most fun Ive had playin in a long while. So despite some upsets we are all back in the states with no serious injuries or severe trauma. we made some very good friends, and contacts over there. Simon from Cereal Killer, Pete from Superior Sound, Paul Cornford of Cornford amps and Clive Murray all made the trip a great time for me. Not to mention Rob and Pags! There will be some new dates being worked out right now. One in N.Y.C on November 6th will be our homecoming gig, check the tour section for the venue info. we are also going to be heading to los Angeles and Texas real soon so i am stoked and ready to go. I'Il check ya at the shows or in the practice room,
10.17.2003 - Tour Update.
Hey guys and Gurls. Yesterday (the 16th) we played a clinic atthe Guitar Institute of London. It was a load of fun, and a ton of work carrying the gear up the however many flights of stairs it was. Before the clinic we went to do an interview with Ben from Gitar player magazine, he will be reviewing our final date tomorrow at the Cornfield club. Today we spent the day wandering various markets and what not. It was a lot of fun to see the sites of London. Tonight we head back to the pub scene for our last night out. Ill check in when I arrive back home on Sunday night for a final chapter of the tour update. See ya soon,
10.14.2003 - Tour Update.
Yesterday we traveled to Cardiff. The day was spent in stores and local instrument shops.That night we played at a place called the Toucan. The turnout was aight, but the recording of the show came out DOPE! I think we've watched the whole 3rd season of The Family Guy on the way to each city. Today we leave for Worcester. I think we are going to meet a few band folk and then off to the club. Ill write again next chance I get. See ya,
10.13.2003 - New project online! Dans new band RODEK can be found online at www.BillyBio.com click on the Rodek link to hear samples and learn about the band.
10.12.2003 - Tour Update.
Whats up guys! Im in Wales tonight and have some time so here is what has happened thus far. England is very cool. We spent the last 3 days there. After we landed at Hethrow we went to our new friend Simon from the band Cereal Killer's place. We slept for a few hours then it was off to our first few english pubs. The first one we hit, The Intrepid Fox, looked like a mix between halloweeen,and hell. The first thing I heard Blarring were my two favorite bands. Slayer, then Type O Negative. They also had pics of Biohazard, Slayer, fight club, all my favorite stuff, everwhere. The place was wicked. After many rounds and meeting the crew over here we offed to a place called Garlic and shots. They have these things called Blood Shots. They are some kinds of something loaded with garlic and they are insane. This place was in a basement and the chamber we were hanging in had a coffin looking table with a very catacomb-esque kind of feeling to it. Like bieng in a burial chamber. This place was rocking another favorite of mine, Morbid angel. The next day we headlined Jemfest. It was a blast, the bands were all cool, the venue was great and Simon and Peter did a great job keeping it going. We left England for Wales this afternoon. We arrived a few hours ago and have a night off. Tomorrow starts a long run of dates so Im gonna get going. Ill check next chance I get. Take Care.
9.22.2003- October UK Tour Dates Released! Dan will be on tour with Rob Balducci from October 9th through 19th check the Tour section for Dates, venue info will be avaliable shortly.
9.5.2003 - SLAYER REVISITED: Wanna hear the audition tracks that made Dan the Almost-Slayerdrummer? His versions of "War Ensemble, Angel Of Death and Killing Fields" are now available at ww.Mp3.com/Dan_Lamagna
8.28.2003 - Dan will be performing his first drum clinic at The Pour House 1016 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Dan hits (literally) @10pm sharp.
8.27.2003 - On Thursday 8.28.2003 @ 10pm be sure to check Dan and the Rob Balducci band rockin with his BUDS 30 Pack Jack at the POUR HOUSE in MASSAPEQUA PARK (see tour section for info)
8.17.2003 - Solo project I & II details announced: Two records are planned. The first has been written and the drum tracks are finished! Its going to be a moody, heavy song oriented project. The second is shaping up to be an extremely heavy, complex prog-instru-metal offering. Both should be finished and available through the STORE page by early October.
8.12.2003 - First European Date! This October Dan will be heading to England to headline the UK installment of Jemfest 2003 with "The Rob Balducci Band." There are more dates being scheduled so check the tour section for more info.
7.29.2003 - Hung with Italy's own "Lacuna Coil" tonight. Check em out, nice buncha guys/gurl.
7.22.2003- Tuesday was spent jamming with Dean, Larry, Mike and Jesus Christ himself: Sebastian Bach.
7.20.2003 - 3 new projects in the works. Keep watching for details and dates.
7.19.2003 - Demo tracking for the new Rob Balducci record began today @ The Mess Studio. Westbury,Long Island. Clips may be available soon, so check back often.
06.20.2003 - Live Footage to air this Sunday, June 29 on Channel 20: For those of you who missed it or just wanna see it again, "The Downtown Vibe" on Channel 20 will be airing June 18ths performance. Here are the listings:
Nassau/western Suffolk Channel 20, 11pm
Brookhaven Cable (Suffolk) Channel 20, 11pm
Hauppauge Cable Channel 20, Monday Night 1am (Tuesday really)
Message From Dan:
Hey I just wanna take a minute to post a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to the show on the 18th. It meant so much to me to see so many faces I know well come down to check out what I have been up to. It meant so much to me to see you all there. Thanks to Mike V. from 30 Pack Jack and Carole for all the great pics that will be posted soon. I'll catch up with you's when I get back form Jemfest,Orlando. Peace,
05.29.2003 - 102.3 WBAB Presents: Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater + Favored Nations Recording Artist Rob Balducci & Gone To Earth! Please contact Dan to purchase tickets in advance for a low cost of $8.
05.23.2003 - The Rob Balducci Band plays live at Le Club @ Show World! Friday, May 30, 2003 See Tour section for more info.
04.04.2003 - New Jersey residents keep an eye out for Dan playing with Bob Steeles new band, "UP". Last month the quartet filmed an episode of the television show "New Band Spotlight", so check local listings for more details.
02.18.2003 - Updated Tour Section
Check out the Tour section (right) for all future performance dates and info.
02.07.2003 - The Rob Balducci Band at Mulcahys.
Tuesday Feb. 18 @ 9pm.
3232 Railroad Ave.
Wantagh, NY 11793
01.20.2003 - The Rob Balducci Band Live!
Appearing with The Joe Bonamassa Band at: The Downtown, 190 Main Street in Farmingdale, New York 11735 Phone (516) 293-7700
01.10.2003 - Interview with Rob Balducci: http://jemsite.com/news/balducci200301.htm