Haven Interview w/ Magna-FI
Haven's John Kindred and Gary Maxson interviews Mike and C.J. Szuter of Magna-Fi
at Ozzfest 2004 Tour.
to the interview . . . WMA
the interview . . . MP3
Bio: Not so long ago two brothers, C.J. and Mike Szuter, discovered their
calling, riding the airwaves in the form of Cheap Tricks song “Surrender.”
Instantly spellbound with the revelation that forming a band was to be their
future, the brothers began to the arduous journey of building a fan base in
Chicago, Atlanta and their hometown of Cleveland . Paul Gilbert (Racer X,
Mr. Big) a friend of the brothers suggested they move to Las Vegas. C.J. and
Mike soon relocated to Las Vegas, where they promptly changed their band name
to Magna-Fi and suffered there first major taste of hardship within the music
industry when their record deal with Gold Circle fell apart.
signed with a new label, Aezra Records, the band released their debut CD “Burn
Out The Stars,” on June 15, 2004. Band members C.J. (g) and Mike Szuter
(v)(g) are joined by bassist Rob Kley and drummer Charlie Smaldino on the
10 track CD. The band is heavily influenced by the Beatles, Cheap Trick, Alice
in Chains, Foo Fighters and Nirvana. The band also states that the CD also
tips its hat to alternative metal rockers Quicksand and Failure.
Hardrock Haven CD Review of "Burn Out The Stars"
Can be found here