2019 was a momentous year for British heavy metal heroes Forged In Black. First and foremost amongst the landmark events they signed with Spanish label Fighter Records, a true bastion of metal, for the release of their latest and greatest album, Descent Of The Serpent. The critical response to Descent… was fantastic with both World Of Metal and Rock Muzine naming it in their Top 3 albums of the year. The band also made a triumphant return to Bloodstock Open Air and performed at the Camden Underworld with The Three Tremors. A great year for Forged In Black was capped off with a special headline show in their hometown of Southend, where they celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band. Ten years of British steel, ten years at the forge…
Continuing their anniversary celebrations, Forged In Black are now proud to present Ten Years At The Forge, a very special digital only compilation that revisits some classic tracks from the band’s formidable back catalogue. All the tracks have been completely remastered by Forged In Black guitarist Chris Bone and his six string, gunslinging partner, Andy Songhurst, has created some superb artwork that is bound to become an iconic image for Forged In Black fans. Taking a unique approach the band decided that Ten Years At The Forge should consist of the title tracks from each of their album and EP releases, with the bonus addition of their rare 2014 single, The Exodus. The Exodus was Forged In Black’s first experience of working with renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine etc), who went on to work with the band on their Descent Of The Serpent album. These tracks brilliantly traverse Forged In Black’s decade in metal, from the anthemic ‘Forged In Black’ itself to the stone cold, riff packed classic that is ‘Descent Of The Serpent’. There are two tracks that represent the years that the band spent working with the much missed Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy etc) and the compilation comes with notes and comments from the band members on every song. Available exclusively from the Forged In Black bandcamp page from May 26th, the Ten Years At The Forge package can be downloaded for a limited time at the ‘name your price tariff’, so make sure you grab your copy as soon as possible. In Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine, reviewer Smudge reflected, “I’ve often been asked where the next big thing in metal is…for me, Forged In Black are the ones.” If you know Forged In Black you’ll no doubt be nodding in agreement with that comment…if not, Ten Years At The Forge is here to show you just why so many people are putting their faith in these champions of metal.
So join us for a glorious trip back through ten magnificent metal years. Follow the development of Forged In Black as they transform from passionate young hopefuls to genuine contenders – and be prepared to bang your head every step of the way!
Chris Stoz Storozynski – Lead Vocals
Andy Songhurst – Guitars
Kieron Rochester – Bass and Vocals
Chris Bone – Guitars
Kev Rochester – Drums
“…classic metal with a contemporary edge…” – POWERPLAY ROCK & METAL MAGAZINE