Origin: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Last update/review: July 1, 2012

Forte

Formed in Oklahoma in 1990, Forte managed an appearance on the ubiquitous Metal Massacre series (XI, in 1991, with "Dementia By Design"), and released four quality albums in the nineties, with their style being a power/thrash mixture not unlike early Metal Church. Since their last release in 1999 they've been mostly dormant, reuniting from time to time, until a new EP (Vae Solis), a taste of an upcoming new album, was put out in 2010. 2011 saw the re-issue of the band's debut, Stranger Than Fiction, including two early demos as bonus material.

Current Members

David Thompson

vocals

Jeff Scott

guitars

Ghames Jones

bass (ex-Michael Schenker Group)

Greg Scott

drums

Former Members/Guests

James Randel

vocals (ex-Oliver Magnum)

Bill Dollins

vocals

Richard Sharpe

bass



Discography


Stranger Than Fiction  
1992 Massacre
  1. Coming Of The Storm
  2. The Inner Circle
  3. Stranger Than Fiction
  4. G-13 (Devoid Of Thought)
  5. Mein Madness
  6. Time And Time Again
  7. Digitator
  8. Between The Lies
  9. The Last Word
  10. The Promise
  • James Randel
  • Jeff Scott
  • Ghames Jones
  • Greg Scott



Division  
1994 Massacre
  1. Dischord
  2. One Flesh
  3. Inhuman
  4. Division
  5. Thirteen Steps
  6. Legacy Of Silence
  7. The Last Machine
  8. Ultimatum
  9. E.M.N.
  10. Back To Zero
  11. In This Life
  12. Fast As A Shark
  • Bill Dollins
  • Jeff Scott
  • Ghames Jones
  • Greg Scott



Destructive  
1997 Massacre
  1. Barcode
  2. Deviate
  3. Hammer
  4. Destructive
  5. October
  6. Heal Me
  7. Strength
  8. Neversleep
  9. The Hard Way
  10. Art Of War
  11. Eternal
  12. Far Away
  • David Thompson
  • Jeff Scott
  • Richard Sharpe
  • Greg Scott



Rise Above  
1999 Massacre
  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
  • David Thompson
  • Jeff Scott
  • Richard Sharpe
  • Greg Scott



Vae Solis  EP
2010 self-released
  1. Vae Solis
  2. Unholy War
  3. Dead To Me
  4. Stranger Than Fiction
  • David Thompson
  • Jeff Scott
  • Ghames Jones
  • Greg Scott



Stranger Than Fiction  RE-ISSUE
2011
  1. Coming Of The Storm
  2. The Inner Circle
  3. Stranger Than Fiction
  4. G-13 (Devoid Of Thought)
  5. Mein Madness
  6. Time And Time Again
  7. Digitator
  8. Between The Lies
  9. The Last Word
  10. The Promise
  11. Dementia By Design (MMXI Version)
  12. Between The Lies
  13. Dementia By Design
  14. Digitator
  15. Mein Madness
  16. The Promise
  17. Stranger Than Fiction
  18. The Inner Circle
  19. Devoid Of Thought
  20. The Coming Of The Storm
  21. The Last Word



Unholy War  
2012 Tribunal
  1. Vae Solis
  2. Unholy War
  3. Dead To Me
  4. Take The Mark
  5. Absolute Power
  6. Undying
  7. Stronger Than Death
  8. Rain Of Fire
  9. Gears Of Damnation
  10. Light To The Blind
  • David Thompson
  • Jeff Scott
  • Ghames Jones
  • Greg Scott




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