Hometown: Williamsport PA
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Formed in 1998, 44MAG was born through the love of pure and true heavy, thrash metal. Fueled by their direct influences of Slayer, Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath and so many more that went before them, they pooled their collective energies and talents and began writing immediately. 44MAG released its first single in 1999 and began playing shows locally to begin building what was to become a very dedicated fan base. After releasing their first EP in the spring of 2001, the band took to the road, playing regionally and eventually crossing state lines to take their music to a larger cross section of people.
Since then, the members spend their time writing, recording, and performing. In August of 2007, 44MAG released their first full length album entitled, “Past Sins.” The album included re-recording of previous EP and single releases as well as new material and was praised as, “one of the top metal releases by an unsigned band in PA.” The present lineup of 44MAG includes founding members, Jesse Roedts (Drums) and Jason Miller (Bass) as well as Josh Welteroth (Guitar), Pat Cioffi (Guitar) and Jared Mondell (Vocals). Currently, the band performs on a regular basis all over PA and surrounding states. In 2012 the band was awarded the 717 Music Award for “Best Live Act of 2012.” 44MAG is set to release their second full length album, tentative titled “Outlaw Psychosis” in October of 2012. The band’s most recent release is a three track EP entitled “50 Miles,” which was officially released in December 2010 and available for free downloading via the band’s reverb nation page.