SAUSALITO, CA (April 30, 2020) — The Metal Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Rich Catino, (Contributor at Bravewords MetalAsylum (.net) and Jack Mangan {of Metal Asylum and the “Am I Evil” (Diamond Head) graphic novel), are joining The Metal Hall of Fame team. Both will assist in bringing exciting new content to our website and Facebook pages!! This includes constantly updated news features from the entire realm of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music, along with their ever relevant sub-genres. The new content will consist of exclusive interviews with your favorite bands and artists, Updates from Metal Hall of Fame Inductees, Info on the latest music industry projects from major Music Industry Execs, Spotlights on great albums and songs, and other special features and segments that only the Metal Hall of Fame can bring you!!

“We are proud to have Rich Catino and Jack Mangan as part of the Metal Hall of Fame Team,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. We are excited to have them contribute this exciting new content to provide hard rock and heavy metal fans with the latest news, exclusive interviews, and other special content via our website and facebook page.”

“With almost twenty years as a journalist to support the music I love, being asked to be part of the Metal Hall of Fame team is an honor, and a great responsibility to the bands and fans,” says Rich Catino.

“I’ve been an author, podcaster, essayist, interviewer, journalist, and comic relief for most of this century, and a defender of the Metal Faith for most of my life. I’m honored and excited to make a meaningful contribution to Metal culture and history as part of the revered Metal Hall of Fame. Heavy Metal is the law!!” says Jack Mangan.

About The Metal Hall of Fame:
The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Past Metal Hall of Fame Galas have featured Metallica Inducting Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne also joined with the Metal Hall of Fame by providing their former drummer Lee Kerslake with his Platinum Record Awards for his participation on both “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of A Madman” albums after 39 years. An epic all-star jam took place at the 2020 Gala, which featured Geoff Tate, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Chris Poland, Bjorn Englen, and Pat Gesualdo. Numerous legendary events and Inductions take place on a Global basis as part of the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala, the most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

The Metal Hall of Fame is part of the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers in over 15 Countries.

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About Michael Brandvold Marketing
From working with up-and-coming independent artists of all genres to overseeing online marketing for major acts like KISS, Britney Spears, and Dream Theater, Michael Brandvold’s impact on the modern music industry is without question. In addition to spearheading digital strategy creation and online social media management for bands, he has helped create marketing strategies that have made millions of dollars for clients.

Michael’s expertise was instrumental in growing and managing the KISS online community from its inception in 1998 to an enterprise generating millions of dollars every year and engaging more than a half-million visitors every month.

In addition to assisting with the band’s online community, Michael was also instrumental in the creation of the VIP Platinum Ticket Program, which was first implemented during KISS’ 2003 US tour. The concept granted the band’s biggest fans face-to-face access to the band, premium seating at shows, and exclusive autographed merchandise.

Over the years, Michael’s expertise has been put to use for a number of well-known companies like Universal Music Group, BMG/Sanctuary Records, Rhino Records, Playboy, Roadrunner Records, and Nuclear Blast Records.

In 2014, Michael published a revised edition of his book, KISS School of Marketing: 11 Lessons Learned While Working with KISS. The digital book quickly climbed to the number one spot on Noisetrade’s Business & Finance and Arts & Entertainment lists.

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