Forged In Black | Imperative Management:
It was as recently as 2013 that the band Merciless Fail ditched their name and adopted the stronger and infinitely more metallic moniker, Forged In Black – and in four short years they have taken huge strides musically, perfecting a form of metal they can call their own. The Forged In Black sound is pure, unashamed heavy metal, spun from steel threads drawn from across the metal tapestry. The pride and passion of traditional metal beats at the heart of Forged In Black and the guitar melodies speak of unbreakable bonds with the genre’s greats. Yet entwined around that traditional metal heart you will also find the power and fury of thrash, the atmosphere, grandeur and emotion of doom and the epic scope and boundless energy of power metal, all combined into a war hammer of pure, untarnished metal might.
The Forged In Black self-titled, debut album appeared in early 2013, drawing a definite line in the sand between their past and their future. A new four track EP entitled The Tide followed later in the year, showing the first signs of just how potent a force Forged In Black would soon become. Indeed, this EP attracted the attention of producer Romesh Dodangoda, noted for his work with Motörhead, Sylosis and Bullet For My Valentine, who joined them to record single ‘The Exodus’. For the next three years the band honed their skills with relentless live performance, playing with the likes of Breed 77, Savage Messiah, Praying Mantis and Beholder. Finally, in 2016, they felt they had written the finest set of songs since the band had begun and headed into the studio with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides, a man who helped to craft some of the greatest albums ever recorded, by bands such as Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and King Diamond. They emerged with the Fear Reflecting Fear EP, a release which gained them more critical acclaim than ever before.
More electric live shows followed the EPs release, with Forged In Black crossing swords with Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Neverworld , Alwaid and The Deep amongst others, before they returned to the studio, again with Chris Tsangarides. Now the band are preparing to release new material once more, in the form of the stunning Sinner Sanctorum. Fear Reflecting Fear may have set new standards for Forged In Black, but Sinner Sanctorum shatters them into a million pieces, as it rockets to unprecedented heights for the band. Sharper, more focussed, more accomplished and infinitely more powerful than anything they have released before, Sinner Sanctorum dares to stand tall beside the illustrious releases of Chris Tsangarides past work. No metal heart will remain unmoved by songs such as ‘Crimson Echoes’ or ‘Pay The Price’. The time for Forged In Black to take their place in the ranks of the metal greats is drawing near...“...stuning molten metal...”
Genre: Heavy Metal
For fans of: Judas Priest | Candlemass | Grand Magus
Chris Stoz Storozynski - Lead Vocals
Andy Songhurst - Guitars
Kieron Rochester - Bass and Vocals
Chris Bone – Guitars
Kev Rochester - Drums