Fresh from their appearance on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour and spring’s Bamboozle, Transfusion M joins headliner Breaking Benjamin, Evans Blue, and Dropping Daylight for a killer show August 29th at House of Blues Atlantic City.
Freddie Fabbri, tour manager for Breaking Benjamin, raves about Transfusion M’s strength as entertainers. “Seeing Transfusion M is like taking a psycho-glam carnival ride,” he enthuses. “Their song ’Murder, Sex, Medication is a lasso that catches, bounds and gags an audience’s attention to the point they’re numb with disbelief, and their version of T-Rex’s ‘The Slider/Rabbit Fighter’ could only be played better by Marc Bolan himself!”
Transfusion M is Michael Ferentino, Kristjan Karu, Todd Giblin, and Amy Ferentino. Ms. Ferentino is a familiar face to Kevin Smith fans; she played a small role as baby Bob's mother in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The connection continues: Mr. Ferentino produced the majority of the music for Smith’s production A Better Place.
Mr. Ferentino feels Transfusion M is ready to take on the world after surviving the Vans Warped Tour. “Despite all the trials and tribulations of a grueling festival tour, including over 100 degree weather, intense rain and lightning storms, 3/4 mile equipment hikes, and even a potential fatality, we have grown stronger as a band and learned a great deal,” he says.
Transfusion M’s debut album Suck Century was recorded at The Barber Shop Studios in Hopatcong, New Jersey, with producers Jason Corsaro (Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Clutch, Steve Winwood, Duran Duran) and Tony Fortuna heading the project. Breaking Benjamin also chose The Barber Shop for the recording of their new CD Phobia, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard album charts, selling 125,000 copies in its first week.
Transfusion M is the first signing to fledgling label Dream Makers Music. Dream Makers defines a new paradigm for the recording industry, priding themselves by being an artist-oriented label. Through their website, all artists have an opportunity to be heard by listeners from around the world.
The first single from Transfusion M’s Suck Century is “Criminal,” a tune Mr. Ferentino says, “was born of my guilt and sexual frustration after dating a beautiful, young, Born-Again Christian girl, who attempted to keep her virtue intact while I repeatedly tried to unravel it with my own hedonistic views.” “Criminal” is at Alternative and Rock radio now.