Forced Entry Thrash Metal Band They Could Have Been HUGE: Why Didn’t They Get There?
I can remember when I first heard “Forced Entry” in 1989. The first some I heard was “Bludgeon” and it ripped my head off. I was sure they would get to be as big as Testament or Exodus, but it never happened. even though they were as good or better than most bands at the time.
Why didn’t they hit it big? They were in the right place at the right time their first demo
Let’s try to figure it out…
To Find Out Where They Are Now Lets First See Some History
- The formed in 1984 in Seattle, Washington as Critical Condition
- The founding member are vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins, guitarist Brad Hull, and drummer Colin Mattson.
- in 1986, released two demos, All Fucked Up and Thrashing Helpless Down and won Northwest Music Award for “Best Metal Band” in 1987. Shortly after the signed to Combat Records.
- Uncertain Future was released that June 1987 and was well received by metalhead and critics alike.
- They toured with Coroner, Sacred Reich and Obituary in support of it.
- The follow up As Above, So Below album was released in June 1991 never achieved neither the success nor the critical acclaim of Uncertain Future. Forced Entry was later dropped from Relativity and never toured in support of their sophomore effort
- In 1995 they released The Shore EP and played their farewell show in August.
Listen To Bludgeon (Best Forced Entry Song)
Forced Entry Where Are They Now?
- Brad Hull joined the reunited Sanctuary in 2011.
- Benjamins and Mattson play in a local Seattle band called
DUMT,but are not actively trying to pursue music seriously.
- Century Media reissued Uncertain Future in 1999 with The Shore as a
comilation, but it is long since out of print.
All Forced Entry Members
Members of Forced Entry…
Forced Entry – Uncertain Future / The Shore Vinyl (Floga Records – Greek Reissue)
2 Kaleidoscope Of Pain
3 A Look Through Glass
6 Unrest They Find
8 Foreign Policy
11 Sole Train
12 Licking My Wound
This is a Greek reissue/compilation of 2 Forced Entry albums. They originally came out on Combat Records starting in 1989 and now are out of print. Even this reissue is VERY DIFFICULT to fine. Uncertain Future is a little known thrash classic that should have made the band huge, but for whatever reason, it never happened. The follow-up “The Shore” also came out on Combat and was shelved.
The First Album By Nuclear Assault Many Consider Thier Best
Game Over is the debut album by American thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and the second highest Nuclear Assault Album.
- Live, Suffer, Die:
- Cold Steel:
- Radiation Sickness:
- Hang the Pope:
- After the Holocaust:
- Mr. Softee Theme:
- Stranded in Hell:
- Nuclear War:
- My America:
- Brain Death:
John Connelly – Guitar/Vocals
Anthony Bramante – Lead Guitar
Dan Lilker – Bass
Glenn Evans – Drums
Country: United States
Nuclear Assualt Is
Formed in: 1984
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: October 7th, 1986 (Original), 1999 (Reissue)
Label: Combat (Original), Century Media Records (Reissue)
Recorded May 1986 at Pyramid Sound, Ithaca, New York
Produced by Alex Perialas and Nuclear Assault
Mastered by Tom Coyne
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ONSLAUGHT VS POSSESSED – WHO INVENTED THE TERM “DEATH METAL”?
UK-based thrash metal band Onslaught original release “Power From Hell” had a hard-core punk sound as compared to their follow-up in 1987 “The Force“. this was mainly due to the more guttural vocal sound of original singer Paul Mahoney. In late 1985, Paul Mahoney was replaced by Sy Keeler joined the band as the new lead singer. The released “The Force” in 1986. The band has a much more Slayer-influenced sound than the early Discharge sounding material.
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Sy Keeler’s vocal style was more akin to Rob Alford — a typical high-pitched 80’s singing style popular in 1985. That is why fans and critics alike consider “Power from Hell” to be superior to any of the band subsequent work band’s subsequent work.
The Death Metal Controversy
The Power From Hell LP was released in February 1985. It is disputed whether Onslaught or Possessed (San Fransisco) coined the term “Death Metal.”
Reunion In 2006
In 2005 the band reformed and continues to release albums and play shows sporadically, mostly at metal festivals in Europe
ONSLAUGHT – Power From Hell 1985 Vinyl LP Thrash Metal ORIGINAL PRESSING Combat
Side A – Death
- Damnation – 0:36
- Onslaught (Power from Hell) – 4:48
- Thermonuclear Devastation – 1:31
- Skullcrusher I – 4:39
- Lord of Evil – 7:07
- Death Metal 3:42
Side B – Metal
- Angels of Death – 3:21
- The Devil’s Legion – 4:07
- Steel Meets Steel – 3:55
- Skullcrusher II – 3:46
- Witch Hunt – 3:45
- Mighty Empress – 0:58
Total Playing Time – 42:15
Paul “Mo” Mahoney – Vocals
Nige Rockett – Vocals, Guitars
Jase Stallard – Bass
Steve Grice – Drums
Power From Hell Release Info
Label: Combat Records
Licensed From – Under One Flag
Copyright (c) – Under One Flag
Distributed By – Important Record Distributors, Inc.
Recorded At – AVM Studios