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 Forte Shows:
June 29 & 30, 2012 @ WARRIORS OF METAL FESTIVAL (Ohio)
01 Vae Solis
02 Unholy War (listen to the song here)
03 Dead To Me
04 Take The Mark
05 Absolute Power
07 Stronger Than Death
08 Rain Of Fire
09 Gears Of Damnation
10 Light To The Blind