Fore Debuts Satirical Cover Of Alice In Chains’ ‘Man In The Box,’ Companion Video

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Independent punk rock band Fore is taking on a grunge classic for its latest single.

The band premiered its take on Alice in Chains’ ‘Man in the Box’ Tuesday through Metal Injection. The amped up take on the song was accompanied by a music video that takes the band’s satirical take on the song another step up from the original and gives it a whole new identity.

The song’s arrangement is a full-on, three-minute punk take on the grunge classic. The original song’s sound is there, but the stylistic take is completely different. The video features a man who is literally in a bunch of boxes. It also features a nonstop series of images, such as various bodies of water, a woman laying on a floor, looking upset over something, and one of the band members grilling out.

The video and cover is clearly meant to be taken with tongue planted firmly in cheek. It is not meant to be taken seriously, unlike the far moodier original song.

Fore’s premiere of its cover of ‘Man in the Box’ comes approximately two months after the band premiered its then latest single, ‘Repeated Subtraction’ and its companion video. The song was the band’s first new music since the release of its single, ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ in 2020. That song was featured in the band’s debut 2020 album, Hombres.

More information on Fore’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://forepunk.bandcamp.com

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Fore Debuts New Single, ‘Repeated Subtraction,’ Companion Video

Independent punk super group Fore premiered its new single and video this week.

The band kicked off the weekend by premiering its new single, ‘Repeated Subtraction’ and its companion video. The song is the band’s first new music since the release of its single, ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ in 2020. That song was featured in the band’s debut 2020 album, Hombres.

The musical arrangement featured in Fore’s new single will appeal just as much to audiences as the music in the band’s aforementioned debut album. That is due to its pure punk approach.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the band’s new song will appeal to punk purists just as much as the song’s musical arrangement. It is a socio-political commentary that takes on political, religious and other establisments while also commenting on the state of the world today.

The lyrical topic is illustrated in the video — filmed, directed, and edited by Matthias Kollek at Vault Video — through the use of imagery, such as Arlington Cemetery, footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and footage related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guitarist Taylor Nordberg had the following to say about the band’s new single and video: “We are so excited to begin the second chapter in Fore’s history! This tune gets pretty vicious, but it has an insanely catchy, and soothing vocal done by the ever-talented Brian “The Canadian Glenn Huges” Stephenson! He wrote some killer/clever lyrics, which are super relevant to today’s bizarre world we live in, and Matthias killed it on the visual end of things!”

More information on Fore’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

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Fore Debuts ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ Video

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Independent rock super group Fore debuted its latest video this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)‘ Wednesday. The band debuted the single by itself early this year along with the other songs from its album Hombre, ‘Pet,’ ‘Song For A Friend,’ ‘What’s Right For You,’ ‘Diagnosis’ and ‘Open Door,’ which is a cover of the famed Pennywise song. Each song is available to stream through Fore’s official Bandcamp page.

The video for ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ features a group of skaters taking turns trying their best tricks in an emptied swimming pool in someone’s back yard. It plays out like a scene from some 90s skate punk video. Not ironically, the musical arrangement that accompanies the video is itself very much in the style of so much 90s skate punk music.

Much the same noted of the music and its video can be said of the lyrical theme that accompanies the one minute, 14-second song. The lyrical content featured in the song is a socio-politically charged presentation, again as with so much skate punk.

More information on Fore’s new video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

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Fore Signs New Record Deal

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Things are looking up for punk rock super group Fore.

The band announced Friday, it has signed a new deal with the German-based record label ftwctp Records (yes, that really is the label’s name).  The new record deal will allow the band to distribute its debut album Hombres on vinyl.  The band released its album independently Aug. 7 on CD.

The news of Fore’s new deal comes on the heels not only of its album’s release, but also the debut of its cover of fellow punk rock band Pennywise’s song ‘Open Door.’  The song was recorded during the sessions for Hombres, but was not featured in the record upon its release.

‘Open Door’ was featured in Pennywise’s 1991 self-titled debut album.  Fore’s take on the song stays true to its source material in terms of its musical arrangement.  It is just as intense as Pennywise’s original song.

Fore’s take on ‘Open Door’ was mixed and mastered by Kling and Nordberg at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida.

More information on Fore’s single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Fore Releases Cover Of Pennywise’s ‘Open Door’

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Independent rock super group Fore paid tribute to pioneering punk band Pennywise this month.

The band — Christian “Speesy” Giesler (ex-Kreator), Jermaine Kling (Venom Prison, Masscare, The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (Masscare, The Absence) and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist) — debuted its cover of Pennywise’s hit song ‘Open Door‘ Aug. 7.  The song was not included in the band’s debut album Hombres, which was released the same day.  It was however, recorded during the album’s recording sessions.

‘Open Door’ was featured in Pennywise’s 1991 self-titled debut album.  Fore’s take on the song stays true to its source material in terms of its musical arrangement.  It is just as intense as Pennywise’s original song.

Fore’s take on ‘Open Door’ was mixed and mastered by Kling and Nordberg at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida.

More information on Fore’s single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Punk Purists Will Enjoy Fore’s Debut LP

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Punk rock super group Fore is scheduled to release its debut album Hombres Friday.  The twelve-song record is a presentation that punk purists will appreciate.  That is due in part to the musical arrangements at the center of the 22-minute record.  This element will be discussed shortly.  Its lyrical content will appeal in its own right to audiences and will be discussed a little later.  The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  It will also be discussed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of Hombres.  All things considered, they make Hombres a positive debut from Fore.

Fore’s debut album Hombres is a good start for the band.  That is due in part to its musical arrangements.  The arrangements present a sound and style that will appeal to any punk purist.  What’s more considering that the band’s members — Christian “Speesy” Giesler (ex-Kreator), Jermaine Kling (Venom Prison, Masscare, The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (Masscare, The Absence) and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist) — all come from hard rock and heavy metal backgrounds, it shows the reach of each man’s talents and abilities.  That is a strong statement in itself because it shows that these musicians are not just imitators trying to make a quick buck.  Rather it shows they are the real deal.  Nordberg’s performance on guitar alongside that of Giesler on bass and Kling’s on drums creates a sound that lends itself easily to Fore’s more well-known punk counterparts.  More specifically, the group’s work will appeal to fans of the band’s punk counterparts in Pennywise, Offspring, and NoFx.  That is evident right from the album’s outset in ‘Pet.’ The song, which comes in at less than 90-seconds, is so tight and controlled from each musician.  Even as short as the song is – one minute, 24 second to be precise – the precision in each line makes the song in whole a solid start for the album and an equally powerful first impression from the group.  Much the same can be said of ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’ in regards to its overall musical presentation.  Each line is consistently in time with the others throughout the course of the song’s run time, which barely tops the two-minute mark at two minutes, one second.  This fiery punk opus is everything that purists of the genre have come to love throughout the years.  Even in a song, such as ‘World Won’t Wait,’ which is not the knife-sharp work that many of the album’s other arrangements are.  It has more of a mainstream punk sound in its approach.  Even with that in mind, it still puts the group’s collective talents on display, proving that the band can play just as controlled in something at a slightly lower tempo as it can when it pus forth something more up-tempo.  Considering this and the musical presentations in the rest of the album’s songs, the whole of the album’s musical content more than makes it a viable punk rock record.  It’s just one part of what makes the album worth hearing.  The record’s lyrical content adds its own share of appeal to the album.

The lyrical content featured throughout Hombres will appeal just as much to punk purists as that of any other punk rock record.  On the same note, it will appeal just as much to those fans as it will to listeners in general.  The album’s finale, ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow) is just one of the songs that serves to support the noted statements.  The song is, lyrically, a proudly defiant song about standing up for one’s own self and generation in whole.  He sings, “I’m gonna live/Gonna live for today/I’m gonna do it/There’s no other way/I’m gonna fight/Fight for the truth/’Cause there’s nothing left to do.”  This is a time honored take among punk, rock and metal alike.  So to that end, it is again, a work that finds itself accessible for any listener within the rock and metal communities.  That is especially the case considering that it is not presented in some overly artsy presentation that is full of hyperbole and metaphorical language.  That simplicity is sure to engage and entertain listeners just as much.

‘Movement’ is another key example of the importance of this album’s lyrical content.  Much as is the case with the record’s closer, this 92-second (one minute, 32-second) song’s lyrical content is straight forward in its own right, opening with the band members singing about climate change – “mother nature/Taking over…she’s the last thing on our minds/Get up on your feet/Let’s see some movement.”  The band also takes on the general state of the world in the song’s second verse, urging people to “arm yourself with knowledge.”  Yet again, here is a lyrical theme that is commonplace from punk to rock to metal (and even in other genres, considering the funk and R&B acts of the past that stood against the establishment).  To that end, the song’s lyrical content proves just as welcome as would be in any other song past or present.  It’s just one more way in which the album’s lyrical content proves pivotal.  It’s hardly the last way in which the record’s lyrical content proves its value.  ‘What’s Right For You’ is one more way in which the album’s lyrical content shows its worth.

The lyrical theme at the center of ‘What’s Right For You’ is another universal topic, that of promoting individuality.  That is made clear right from the start of the two-minute, 11-second song as Stephenson sings, “I felt it then, I feel it now/I have the certainty now/The pinnacle of authenticity/I gotta lay my truth/Come now whatever may/I will find it all/I get the opportunity/I am just what I want to be/And you know that is true/You know just what to do/This ain’t nothing new/Can’t refuse/You know what’s right for you.”  This is more poetic than metaphorical.  It is relatively straight forward as it delivers that message of self realization and the importance thereof.  The song’s second verse adds to that message, with Stephenson singing, “Death the only certainty/I’d better make this life worthwhile/I seen it then, I see it now/living is the only way how…”Again, this is that message of standing up for one’s self and of individuality and making the most of life.  It is a theme that will resonate with plenty of listeners.  Considering that along with the other lyrical themes noted here and the rest of the album’s lyrical content, the whole makes clear why this record’s lyrical content is so important to its whole.  When all of that lyrical content is considered along with the album’s musical content, that whole leaves doubtless why this record succeeds as much as it does.  It is still not the last of the album’s most important elements.  The sequencing of the album’s content rounds out its most important elements.

As has already been noted, Hombres is a full-on punk rock record that purists of the genre will appreciate.  That is due to its musical and lyrical content.  The sequencing thereof makes the album even more appealing for the noted fans.  The album’s run time is only 22 minutes, but over the course of that time, its energy barely lets up at any point if at all.  The fiery guitar riffs and precision time keeping works with the bass and vocals to make each song feel full even despite the songs’ short lengths.  That in itself will leave listeners feeling fulfilled.  Add in that each of the songs’ lyrical themes will resonate with audiences from one to the next, and audiences’ engagement is ensured even more.  Keeping this in mind along with the value of the content by itself, and audiences get in Hombres a presentation that is one of the year’s most surprisingly enjoyable records so far this year.

Punk rock super group Fore’s debut album Hombres is a presentation that punk purists are certain to enjoy.  That is due in part to its collective musical arrangements, which offer audiences some familiar sounds and stylistic approaches that are still at least somewhat unique in their own way.  The album’s lyrical themes are familiar in their own way and are certain to resonate with punk aficionados as well as rock and metal fans.  The sequencing of all of that content puts the finishing touch to the album.  All things considered, the record proves itself a presentation that punk fans will find worth hearing at least once if not more.

More information on Fore’s forthcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Fore Announces New Album Release Date, Specs; Debuts New LP’s Fifth Single

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Punk rock super group Fore announced more details about its forthcoming album this week.

The band revealed the title, cover art, release date and track listing for its new album Tuesday.  The band — Christian “Speesy” Giesler (ex-Kreator), Jermaine Kling (Venom Prison, Masscare, The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (Masscare, The Absence) and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist) — announced its debut album will be titled Hombres and its release date is scheduled for Aug. 7.

The album’s cover art features the band’s members against Mount Rushmore a la Deep Purple’s cover art for its landmark 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock.  the album’s title could be argued to be a tribute of sorts to ZZ Top.

Nordberg talked about the album’s forthcoming release in a recent interview.

“I’m beyond excited to release this album, said Nordberg.  “It has been a blast creating it with such talented and easy-to-work-with musicians, and it’s a great feeling to do it all in-house, without any help from any management or label. You may be wondering about the album cover. Well we always wanted to collaborate with our buds in ZZ Top and Deep Purple but our schedules never lined up so we figured this was the next best thing.”

In anticipation of the album’s upcoming release, Fore has debuted another new single from the 11-song record in the form of ‘Diagnosis.’  The song, which is the album’s opener, is the album’s fifth single.  Previously, the band released the singles ‘Pet,’ ‘Song For A Friend,’ ‘What’s Right For You’ and ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ through its official Bandcamp page.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

“Hombres” track listing:

Diagnosis

What’s Right For You

Churchill Quote

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Song For A Friend

Movement

World Won’t Wait

Find A Way

All Comes Crashing

Knocked Down

Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)

 

Nordberg and Kling are mixing and mastering Fore’s debut album at their own Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Fla.

More information on Fore’s forthcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Fore Debuts Two New Singles; Band Continues Work On Its Debut Album

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Punk rock super group Fore is giving audiences their first previews of its debut album.

The band — Christian “Speesy” Giesler (ex-Kreator), Jermaine Kling (Venom Prison, Masscare, The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (Masscare, The Absence) and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist) — debuted two new singles from the as-yet-untitled album this week in the form of ‘Pet’ and ‘Song For A Friend’ through its official Bandcamp page.

The band debuted two other songs from the album — ‘What’s Right For You’ and ‘Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)’ — last month.

Stephenson said in a recent interview, he was happy to work with his band mates on the new project.

“So inevitably stoked to be on board with such fine gentlemen on a project I’d never have imagined could have come to fruition,” he said.  “A real punk rock group with heavy metals A-team. DIY, in your face. More than a band. A movement. Stoked is not even close to how this feels for me. Surrounded by legends, and to be a part of something so special is truly and uniquely a gift. The riffs and playing on these songs are in a league of their own. Only something the finest craftsmen in their respective fields could create and to put my voice to it is a high honor. Punks not dead.”

Kling added his own thoughts to the conversation.

“The world needs a punk, it has been far too long without,” he said.  “If you know a punk, then hand them this music. They will rejoice, I know because I was there.”

Nordberg and Kling are mixing and mastering Fore’s debut album at their own Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Fla.

More information on Fore’s forthcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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