The four track demo cd-r entitled “OLD SCHOOL METAL ONSLAUGHT” was well received in the underground thrash/speed metal scene, which resulted in the band signing a 3 record deal with Brazilian label “Kill Again Records”. The first album appeared towards the end of 2008, the 9-tracks debut cd “POSSESSED BY METAL” was again very well received, and was elected on Thrash Unlimited radio as best album of 2008. The first changes in personnel occur when Juan Barrios (bass) and Luis Almada (drums) join the band. The following year the band played for the first time in Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, and many shows in Paraguay sharing the stage with the likes of TIM RIPPER OWENS, BYWAR, VIOLATOR. The band also released a live demo cd called “LIVE ASSAULT” with 5 songs from the first album and a new song called “Neckbreaking Metal” later recorded in their second album but with totally different lyrics.
In 2010 The Force appeared with 3 live songs in a 4 way split album called “THIRSTY OF METAL” along with the bands URSUS (Colombia), STRIKE MASTER (México) and DOMINUS PRAELII (Brazil). The split album was released by Colombian label “Violent Music”. In march 2011 THE FORCE released their second studio album called “NATIONS UNDER ATTACK” with a great response from the underground metal community. New changes occur when Bruno Romero (drums) and Edu Valenzuela (guitar) join in. Once Again the band supported the album with shows in Bolivia and Brazil.
The date in Brasilia/DF (Brazil) was filmed and recorded for a DVD official release. In November 2011 THE FORCE opened for MEGADETH on their first show in Paraguay. Currently the band is rehearsing for the recording of the third album, with 9 songs ready. The first official DVD will also see the light sometime in 2012 through Kill Again Records, it will contain the entire show in Brasilia, and as bonus the entire show from 2008’s Asunción Mosh presentation, as well as another show from 2007 plus some really cool extras. Thrash til we die!! Discography -Old School Metal Onslaught (Demo cd-r) - Possessed By Metal (Full length) Kill Again Records - Live Assault (Live demo cd-r) - Thirsty Of Metal (4 way split album) Violent Music Records - Nations Under Attack (Full Length) Kill Again Records Line up: Mike Martinez (Lead Guitars/ Vocals), Juan Barrios (Bass/Vocals), Bruno Romero (Drums), Edu Valenzuela (Lead Guitar) (2) THE FORCE is a Drum and Bass Producer & DJ from the UK signed exclusively to the DSTYLE camp.
Over the last few years he’s been releasing on the camp's STEREOTYPE label, with releases including ‘The Story’, 'Something Out There', 'Dropzone', 'What You've All Been Waiting For’, ‘War Games’, ‘Dub 2 Africa’ and ‘Keep Rockin’. THE FORCE now releases on his own imprint Rebel Bass Recordings. (3) The hardcore punk band The Force featured Hunter Burgan of AFI, Matt Wedgely of Viva Hate and The Circus Tents, Chad Cox (also of The Circus Tents), and Mark Roustabout. They played in and around The East Bay, California area from 1995 to 1998, disbanding after Hunter began to play in AFI full-time. They played a reunion show and released a Complete DIscography in 2008. Read more on Last.fm.
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