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Los Angeles, United States (1999 – present)

Fireball Ministry is a stoner metal/rock band. The group consists of James A. Rota (guitar/vocals), Emily Burton (guitar), John Oreshnick (drums), and Johny Chow (bass).

Conceived in Cincinnati in the late 90’s by Rota and Burton, the band moved to NYC before settling in Los Angeles. After several years appearing with various big name bands in the genre (Danzig, Anthrax, Motörhead, Slayer) but without a breakthrough in sales they have found their own sound and are fast gaining a wider following. The selection of the track “King” by the increasingly influential Bam Margera on his Viva La Bands compilation appears to have sealed the Ministry’s asendancy to the big time. In addition, the track “The Broken” was included in the WWE video game SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 for the Sony PlayStation2, further expanding the band’s audience.

After replacing Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis with former Systematic 4-stringer Chow, “Their Rock is not Our Rock” was recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 West studio and like their previous works was produced by genre legend Nick Raskulinecz. In another Margera hook-up they supported CKY on their 2005 Adio Footwear-sponsored tour. They are now on tour with Vains of Jenna

1999 Los Angeles, California


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  • SchWarG

    I thought this band was pretty well known...huh, weird.

    29 Jan 9:43pm Reply
  • ChrisSabbath

    Bar fighting music.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Netto3242

    They need more plays [3]

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Hoonroo

    I just started listening to this band. I'm not as big a fan of their most recent album but overall great stuff!

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jOXLoL

    Klassisch, aber auch einfach mal total gut. Typische Instant Repeat Mukke. GEIL!

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Ray_Thrasher

    instant mental music boner

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • InsaneReality

    They kick asses so hard.

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • BrianMWrong

    LOL @ Kid who listens to Simple Plan and calls Fireball Ministry weak.

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Knauf88

    Weak? It's so hard that your mother get her pussy wet when she listens to it.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MKVR32

    They need more plays :( [2]

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Harmaa_Griffin

    "King" is really great.

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • Speedor

    your gene pools are very weak

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Myrmidon092459

    Sounds like the younger version of Ozzy Osbourne, F**king Awesome

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rotting_schntzl

    it's not weak, it's just less complicated - not as much bass as your average stoner-doom band (but this ain't doom), the rhythm is pretty constant, kinda ac/dc-ish overall. anyway, would you call Clutch weak? cause i guess Neil Fallon sorta likes what James A. Rota does, since he got him to play in his Company Band.

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • thefirehairman

    says the bitch with a Christina Aguilera profil pic.

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Pennyroya1Tea

    Very weak [3] I agree.

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Hipergerman

    Very weak??!! WTF??!!

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • NocturnalPrime

    Very weak [2]

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Rancido

    @Olli6, man, this is music for adults, go back to your emo shite

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • scapino

    Go back to your bullet for my valentine Olli6, you're not entitled to an opinion.

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
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