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Forged In Black | Live Booking:

Forged In Black’s music was created for the stage; bringing together all the drama and passion of traditional metal, the grandeur and emotion of doom, the irrepressible energy of power metal and the sheer attacking force of thrash, these songs can capture the hearts of any metal crowd. With the towering presence of front man Chris ‘Stoz’ Storozynski leading the charge, his immense vocals soaring over the twin guitars of Andy Songhurst and Chris Bone, Forged In Black are a heavy metal dream. This is one band that truly lives for their time on stage and in full flight they are incomparable.

In 2019 Forged In Black signed to Spanish label, Fighter Records – a real bastion of great heavy metal – and released their finest album to date, Descent Of The Serpent. Produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Motörhead) with artwork created by Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Hell) Descent Of The Serpent was a step up in every department for Forged In Black; something which didn’t go unnoticed by the world’s metal press, with Rock Muzine and World Of Metal both placing it in their Top 3 albums of 2019.

“...a classic metal battle hymn ...”
– Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine

“...wonderfully exuberant...”
– Zero Tolerance Magazine

“This is the flat out essence of heavy metal, and is no doubt one of the best albums I have heard in a few years...”
– Teeth Of The Divine

“...nothing short of a Power Metal masterpiece...”
– Metal Temple

“...unique style, amazing talent, and skilled songcraft...”
– Angry Metal Guy

“...memorable, exhilarating and metal to the bone...”
– Dead Rhetoric

“...a shoe in as album of the month!”
– Sentinel Daily

“...a band who are just about to conquer the metal world.”
– The House Of Prog

“They are a force to be reckoned with.”
– Ever Metal

On the other side of the shadow of lockdown Forged In Black returned to Bloodstock Open Air for the 2021 edition, where they played two sets over the course of the weekend – one electric and one acoustic. Then in November of 2021 they brought the Descent Of The Serpent cycle to a close with a storming hometown show at Chinnery’s in Southend, with support from Beyond Extinction, Elysium Sky and Reverent Son. 2022 was largely dedicated to the writing and recording of Forged In Black’s second album for Fighter Records – the incredible Lightning In The Ashes! They emerged from Essex Recording Studios (The Darkness, Voodoo Six, PISTON etc) in time to celebrate their achievement with a yuletide show at The Cart & Horses in London’s east end – the spiritual home of Iron Maiden. Support that night came from a duo of NWOBHM heroes – Marquis De Sade and Kev Riddles’ Baphomet – the original Angel Witch bassist performing a set of classics from his past. With dual release shows in London and Southend already booked for Lightning In The Ashes’ grand unveiling, Forged In Black are straining at the leash, ready to begin this next chapter in their career. With further Lightning In The Ashes live dates being booked now, you can expect to see the metallic power of Forged In Black at a venue near you very soon!

Previously the band have played with the likes of Demon, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Diemonds, Savage Messiah, Eradikator, The Deep, Praying Mantis, Dendera and more.

They have also appeared at festivals such as:
Bloodstock Open Air 2021 – with Judas Priest, Saxon and Kreator
Bloodstock Open Air 2019 – with Scorpions, Anthrax and Cradle Of Filth
Hammerfest X – with Sepultura, Conan and Blaze Bayley
Jam At The Farm 2018 – with More, Tytan and Weapon UK
Cerber Fest X – with Satan’s Empire and Airforce

The plaudits that were laid at the feet of Forged In Black for Descent Of The Serpent have been more than matched for those bestowed upon their incredible live performances...

“...a masterful display of power and precision...”
– Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine

“...an impenetrable wall of metal...”
– Zero Tolerance Magazine

“...an extremely tight display of great, hard hitting, old school metal, laced with lovely guitar work, excellent vocals and fabulous stage presence....”
– Ever Metal

“...drenched in adrenalin...”
– Sonic Abuse

Forged In Black are a live force to be reckoned with and an impressive addition to any bill.


Genre: Heavy Metal
For fans of: Judas Priest | Candlemass | Grand Magus | Metal Church


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