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Eyesore
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Shawn Of Fire wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
stpatrik wrote:
That sounds awesome. Like they never went away. So the new album's done. When and where is it due out?
No. They put out a limted-to-100 EP last year or so. It's called Vae Solis. Apparently the new full-length, Unholy War, is coming out through Tribunal, or maybe Century Media, on July 12th.
Tribunal
Is Century Media involved at all? The band posted this response on their Facebook page recently:

"july 12th itunes amazon century media,or from the band....cheers to you both"

I'd thought it was coming out through Tribunal, but when I saw that I wasn't sure. Especially considering it was in response to someone asking about a new album.

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 3:27 pm

Eyesore wrote:
Shawn Of Fire wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
stpatrik wrote:
That sounds awesome. Like they never went away. So the new album's done. When and where is it due out?
No. They put out a limted-to-100 EP last year or so. It's called Vae Solis. Apparently the new full-length, Unholy War, is coming out through Tribunal, or maybe Century Media, on July 12th.
Tribunal
Is Century Media involved at all? The band posted this response on their Facebook page recently:

"july 12th itunes amazon century media,or from the band....cheers to you both"

I'd thought it was coming out through Tribunal, but when I saw that I wasn't sure. Especially considering it was in response to someone asking about a new album.

Tribunal stuff is available through CM (Century Media) Distro, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 3:48 pm

Shawn Of Fire wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
Shawn Of Fire wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
stpatrik wrote:
That sounds awesome. Like they never went away. So the new album's done. When and where is it due out?
No. They put out a limted-to-100 EP last year or so. It's called Vae Solis. Apparently the new full-length, Unholy War, is coming out through Tribunal, or maybe Century Media, on July 12th.
Tribunal
Is Century Media involved at all? The band posted this response on their Facebook page recently:

"july 12th itunes amazon century media,or from the band....cheers to you both"

I'd thought it was coming out through Tribunal, but when I saw that I wasn't sure. Especially considering it was in response to someone asking about a new album.
Tribunal stuff is available through CM (Century Media) Distro, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Duh! I should have been able to put that together. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 2:55 pm

I ordered the Stranger Than Fiction CD based on this thread. That's some great speed metal. Should be getting it tomorrow. headbanger
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 2:59 pm

Just got this e-mail from Tribunal:

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FORTÉ was founded in Oklahoma City in 1987 and in those early stages they band played an abundant amount of shows quickly establishing themselves within the flourishing underground metal scene by opening for bands like Pantera, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Watchtower, Overkill, Savatage and Trouble. Signing to Germany’s Massacre Records the band released four critically acclaimed albums throughout the 90’s with their last, Rise Above, coming in 1999.

Now 12 years later FORTÉ has returned with a vengeance and their new album, Unholy War, will surely put them right back on top. Unholy War has everything fans have come to expect from the band: soaring vocals, razor sharp riffs and a battering ram for a rhythm section. Ten tracks of traditional U.S. thrashing power metal that will not disappoint the fans.

Cover illustration by Steven R. Cobb (Heavy Metal Magazine, Solitude, Killwhitneydead)

UPCOMING FORTÉ SHOWS
June 29 & 30, 2012 @ WARRIORS OF METAL FESTIVAL (Ohio)

PREVIEW AUDIO OF "UNHOLY WAR" ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW!
http://soundcloud.com/tribunalrecords/fort-unholy-war


FORTÉ
Unholy War
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CD/Digital
6/12/12

01 Vae Solis
02 Unholy War
03 Dead To Me
04 Take The Mark
05 Absolute Power
06 Undying
07 Stronger Than Death
08 Rain Of Fire
09 Gears Of Damnation
10 Light To The Blind


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Sounds awesome. The guitar tone has that weird hollow sound that seems to be a heavy metal staple but annoys me.

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed May 02, 2012 9:51 pm

Got my copy today from Amazon...looks like I snagged their last copy (Amazon copy, anyway...you can still get it from third-party sellers, but I like my Prime membership, hehe...) Two-day delivery rules!!

Looking forward to jamming this!!



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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu May 03, 2012 9:15 am

Forthcoming new album artwork:

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri May 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Gohastings.com has their Division album for $2. Highly recommended purchase at that price.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri May 04, 2012 11:18 pm

kyleblack wrote:
Gohastings.com has their Division album for $2. Highly recommended purchase at that price.
Yeah, that's a fantastic album. It's their most commonly found album, though $2 doesn't do it justice. =)

Oddly, the first and third albums are the hardest to come by.

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri May 04, 2012 11:53 pm

Eyesore wrote:
kyleblack wrote:
Gohastings.com has their Division album for $2. Highly recommended purchase at that price.
Yeah, that's a fantastic album. It's their most commonly found album, though $2 doesn't do it justice. =)

Oddly, the first and third albums are the hardest to come by.

Yeah, it's odd since they are all on the same label. I picked up Division many years ago from overstock.com. I don't remember what I payed for it but definitely not much.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat May 05, 2012 8:14 am

Eyesore wrote:


Oddly, the first and third albums are the hardest to come by.

I noticed that as well. Picked up Rise Above first, then quickly searched and found Division online, while the remaing one's I found by chance at international sellers present at Sweden Rock Festival, on different occasions. Actually those were the only times I saw those.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2012 8:13 am

I am LOVIN' that cover artwork! The title track Eyesore posted flattened me! GOOD stuff!

Gonna have to dig up the albums again. I used to have 2 or 3 before I sold most everything off...

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2012 1:36 pm

I have a question. Can you guys give me your "definition" or maybe your "qualifications" for the term "technical." I think I have an idea of what that means, but I'm honestly not sure.

Recently I have purchased Believer - Gabriel as well as Dimensions. I've seen some refer to them as "technical" thrash.

Is "technical" referencing the complexity of the mix or song? Or does it mean it has lots of "keyboards/digital effects?"

I hear "technical death metal" or "technical speed metal." I'd just like to be able to see that and then be able to associate that term with some type of meaning...without obviously listening to every one.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2012 1:40 pm

T-Roy wrote:

Is "technical" referencing the complexity of the mix or song? Or does it mean it has lots of "keyboards/digital effects?"


It's not terribly complicated in terms of arrangements, but there are lots of shreddy, "musiciany" passages tight starts/stops and a good amount of speed.

"Technical Thrash" may be more suited to a band like Watchtower (who use a lot of odd time signatures, etc) but I thought it loosely fit here as well.

It's along the lines of, say, Toxik, Relam and maybe Nosferatu-era Helstar.
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Shawn Of Fire wrote:
T-Roy wrote:

Is "technical" referencing the complexity of the mix or song? Or does it mean it has lots of "keyboards/digital effects?"



"Technical Thrash" may be more suited to a band like Watchtower (who use a lot of odd time signatures, etc) but I thought it loosely fit here as well.
This makes me think of old Tourniquet. Does that fit?
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T-Roy wrote:
Shawn Of Fire wrote:
T-Roy wrote:

Is "technical" referencing the complexity of the mix or song? Or does it mean it has lots of "keyboards/digital effects?"



"Technical Thrash" may be more suited to a band like Watchtower (who use a lot of odd time signatures, etc) but I thought it loosely fit here as well.
This makes me think of old Tourniquet. Does that fit?

Nobody really sounds like old Tourniquet...
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T-Roy wrote:
Shawn Of Fire wrote:
T-Roy wrote:

Is "technical" referencing the complexity of the mix or song? Or does it mean it has lots of "keyboards/digital effects?"



"Technical Thrash" may be more suited to a band like Watchtower (who use a lot of odd time signatures, etc) but I thought it loosely fit here as well.
This makes me think of old Tourniquet. Does that fit?


http://soundcloud.com/divebombrecords/forte-dementia-by-design

Listen to that...that's Forte.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2012 2:53 pm

Wow, first off, that song is awesome.

But, it reminds me of many early "thrash" songs from the late 80's to early 90's. I mean, the first two Deliverance albums, the songs are similar in structure, I even think of Bride - Live to Die. But I think I understand what you're saying. Tons of speed/tempo changes, lots of riffing and shredding by guitar and bass alike. I guess it's more of a loose term, than a genre?
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T-Roy wrote:
Wow, first off, that song is awesome.

But, it reminds me of many early "thrash" songs from the late 80's to early 90's. I mean, the first two Deliverance albums, the songs are similar in structure, I even think of Bride - Live to Die. But I think I understand what you're saying. Tons of speed/tempo changes, lots of riffing and shredding by guitar and bass alike. I guess it's more of a loose term, than a genre?

Yeah...more descriptive.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue May 08, 2012 3:13 pm

Shawn Of Fire wrote:
T-Roy wrote:
Wow, first off, that song is awesome.

But, it reminds me of many early "thrash" songs from the late 80's to early 90's. I mean, the first two Deliverance albums, the songs are similar in structure, I even think of Bride - Live to Die. But I think I understand what you're saying. Tons of speed/tempo changes, lots of riffing and shredding by guitar and bass alike. I guess it's more of a loose term, than a genre?

Yeah...more descriptive.
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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 17, 2012 4:20 am

Awesome traditional metal band from Oklahoma City,OK....possibly the first band to blend Thrash and Power metal,put out a few albums on Massacre records out of Germany,played tons of live shows with many well known True Metal bands like Manowar,Pantera(before they hit big),Savatage,Flotsam&Jetsam,King Diamond,Dream Theater,Overkill,Exodus, and recently bands like Anthrax,Lizzy Borden and Blaze (ex Maiden). They have a totally un-trendy vibe still to this day,sending posers scrambiling towards the door while the real bangers stay up front. Easily one of the most underground but still active metal bands from the US. Stranger Than Fiction is a "slept on" power metal classic...
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STREET DATE: 7/9/2013

OVERVIEW:
FORTÉ was founded in Oklahoma City in 1987 and in those early stages they band played an abundant of shows quickly establishing themselves within the flourishing underground metal scene by opening for bands like PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, WATCHTOWER, OVERKILL, SAVATAGE and TROUBLE. Signing to Germany’s Massacre Records the band released four critically acclaimed albums throughout the 90’s and just last year released, Unholy War, their first new album in 12 years. In 2011, Divebomb Records reissued a stunning deluxe edition of their debut, Stranger Than Fiction, yielding great results thus helping the band return to their former glory – including a coveted slot on this year’s installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany. This is just the beginning for FORTÉ as work has already begun on a new album.

Invictus is a brand new 2 CD set which features brand new cover artwork by Steven Cobb the man responsible for their captivating Unholy War cover and collects the remaining three out of print albums (Rise Above, Destructive and Division). All 32 tracks have been newly remastered by Jamie King allowing fans to complete their FORTÉ collection in one fell swoop.

TRACK LIST:
DISC 1
Rise Above (1999)
1. Man Against Machine
2. Fading Away
3. Ninety Nine
4. Forgiven
5. Rise Above
6. Destroyer
7. Poison Tongue
8. Burn
9. Over My Head
10. Until The End Of Time

Destructive (1997)
11. Barcode
12. Deviate
13. Hammer
14. Destructive
15. October
16. Heal Me
17. Strength
18. Neversleep
19. The Hard Way
20. Art Of War
21. Eternal
22. Far Away

DISC 2
Division (1994)
1. Dischord
2. One Flesh
3. Inhuman
4. Division
5. Thirteen Steps
6. Legacy Of Silence
7. The Last Machine
8. Ultimatum
9. E.2.M.N.
10. Back To Zero
11. In This Life
12. Fast As A Shark

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PostSubject: Re: Forte (Technical Speed Metal)   Forte (Technical Speed Metal) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Hmmmm, re-reading this thread it seems as though I wanted to get me some Forte but never did. This might be just what the doctor ordered.

And for the record, I like the cover art for this one. Razz It looks like someone put in more than 5 minutes of effort. Kudos!

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Cool, I have Rise Above but not the other two.
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