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Forte are one of few bands I know of from Oklahoma (I'm from Oklahoma, so I keep track of this stuff). Each of their releases sounds different, with the debut bordering on technical thrash, the next release incorporating more power metal elements, and the third being a straightforward heavy thrash disc. Rise Above is more power metal influenced and less interesting than the previous outings, IMO.  Division gets my vote for their best, but Stranger Than Fiction isn't far behind. Definitely a band that thrash fans should check out.

After taking a hiatus for several years, Forte reunited in 2005 and began playing live again.  They are currently working on new material. 

Rev. Jones lists a Forte "Demo 2004" and "Green Album" (before Stranger Than Fiction) on his website, but I can't seem to find any more information about them.  Hopefully I'll track them down soon and add them to the list.

Added on 4/8/2002 5:00 AM by jimbobhickville | Last updated on 1/17/2007 9:32 PM by jimbobhickville

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Musician Instruments Currently Also In Used To Be In Guest Appearances
Ghames Jones (as Rev Jones) Bass The Black Symphony MSG (Michael Schenker Group)
James Randel Vocals Oliver Magnum
Greg Scott Drums
Jeff Scott Guitar

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Discography (5 Releases)

1999 - Rise Above by Forté

1997 - Destructive by Forté


1994 - Division by Forté

1992 - Stranger Than Fiction by Forté

1990 - Dementia By Design (EP) by Forté

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