Forthfading is a heart pounding, melodic new-rock band from Athens, Georgia. Forthfading's throbbing sound and explosive stage show exhilarate audiences who say the band conjures a powerful musical experience unlike anything else they have ever heard. Forthfading began in early 2001 when dual front-men (and now brothers-in-law) Robert Bell and Chad McIlvenna began to sing and write together. Guitarists Derek Amos and Jay Beebe soon entered the picture-both well-rounded musicians with formidable guitar skills - forming a symbiotic song-writing team. The band's lineup has been completed with the recent additions of Shon Rand on bass and Patrick Rives on drums. In September 2004, Forthfading released the debut EP 'Internal.' Immaculately produced, the songs display the band's rare range and flexibility while retaining a common thread of passion and honesty. Bell and McIlvenna explore the struggles and triumphs of life by revealing deeply personal fragments of their souls. Offering both raw expression and thoughtful insight, their lyrics connect to and resonate with a youth often isolated from the world. Forthfading's live performances engage this emotional connection with full-tilt energy. Bell and McIlvenna move the crowd with elaborate harmonies punctuated by piercing screams and accentuated by the beautiful, driving guitar riffs and rhythm section. The radio-ready 'Fear' and 'Perfect Imperfection' transition to the moody 'Know Where to Run' and then the all-out aural assault of 'Push' and 'Treading Water.' The sound is tight, massive and stirring. Forthfading and 'Internal' are defining new-rock.
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