Legendary Mastering Engineer GEORGE MARINO Passes
June 4, 2012, 5 years ago
The metal world has lost producer/engineer GEORGE MARINO who called Sterling Sound in New York City home since 1973 and established his reputation with projects such as METALLICA's Metallica, AC/DC's Highway To Hell, GUNS N' ROSES' Appetite for Destruction and BON JOVI's Slippery When Wet.
He passed away today (Monday, June 4) after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
His metal resume is massive working with the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE, IRON MAIDEN, DEEP PURPLE, DIO, DOKKEN, ANTHRAX, SAXON, SEPULTURA, DANZIG, DEATH ANGEL, OVERKILL, W.A.S.P., EXODUS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, HELLOWEEN, KROKUS and numerous others.
George started as a musician, playing rock n’ roll guitar in New York City bands. His first job in the industry was as a librarian and assistant at Capitol Studios in 1967. He then apprenticed in the mastering department, helping cut rock, pop, jazz and classical albums. When Capitol shut down its New York studio, and before heading to Sterling Sound, George joined the fledgling Record Plant, eventually becoming a partner in the recording-mastering studio. There he quickly established his reputation with projects such as DON MCLEAN’s American Pie and classic albums by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and STEVIE WONDER.