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Latest Forcentury News

Below is our complete Forcentury news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Forcentury Calls It Quits

Copenhagen-based metal outfit Forcentury last released the "Revelant" album all the way back in 2012 and has since been fairly inactive, with the group deciding to now officially call it a day. The band issued this statement online:

"FORCENTURY IS NO MORE........ It is with heavy hearts albeit with some relief, that we have now decided to close the book of Forcentury. Lives change, people change, bands change. The last 1½ years have been particularly tough. Losing our lead vocalist put the band in a vulnerable state, from which we tried very hard and long to recover.

"We had a great number of hopefuls audition for us, and while some rose above the rest, the general impression was still, that finding a suitable vocalist is as hard as finding true love. This, along with some rather major changes in our personal lives, has left us with very few options.

"We have discussed and pondered ways to record the next batch of songs, but we always return to the fact, that even if we managed to make an album, we would still have to hire a mercenary vocalist. In the end, we wouldn't have a complete band to bring the music to you, live, which is the main reason we have kept the engines running for 8 years.

"Maybe some day down the line, we will get fortunate enough to be able to record and perform under the Forcentury moniker once again, but for now — it's goodbye. Thank you all so much for your support over the years, and — as always — stay METAL!" More...

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Forcentury Splits With Bassist

Danish melodic metal act Forcentury has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:

"We have some sad news for you. Due to personal reasons, Kristian 'Iver' Iversen has chosen to leave Forcentury. While not going into details about the reasons, we will just say that the decision is Iver's and the rest of the band respects his decision.

"Iver has been a part of the brotherhood the past 4 years. He joined with much dedication and eagerness when Vanguard was ready from the press. The rest of the band would like to thank Iver for his energetic passion when playing live, his solid bass foundation on Revelant, and not least, for his always good mood and mellow personality. We wish Iver all the best in the future, musically and personally!

"Forcentury has started writing new material for our 3rd album, and we are happy to say that the songs are taking shape and we are really enjoying jamming them and developing them. We will therefore take the time it takes to find a new bass guitarist without rushing things. If you feel that you have what it takes to be our new brother on bass, do not hesitate to contact us."

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Forcentury Posts New Album Teaser

Forcentury, which signed with Mighty Music in October, has now posted a teaser trailer online for new album "Revelant." Check out the teaser below. "Revelant" is due for release on December 3rd, 2012 and can be pre-ordered over at this location.

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Forcentury Signs With Mighty Music

The Danish melodic heavy metal band Forcentury has signed with Mighty Music and will release second opus “Revelant” on December 3rd, 2012. The cover artwork is available after the jump, and Mighty Music commented:

"Forcentury embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both the 80s pioneers (such as Iron Maiden and Helloween) and the contemporary inheritors (such as Symphony X and Pagan's Mind). The quintet has existed for four years now and from day one a solid work ethic has been their core value – along with great passion for the music that they play. The complex compositions including twin guitars and soaring keyboards, yet always with a thread running through it, are tied together by the distinct classical AOR-sounding, forceful, vibrating vocal of the lead singer Johnn Thunder. The lyrics reveal issues such as the flaws of society, state of the world and the imperfection of man.

"The new album 'Revelant' is recorded and engineered at the Copenhagen-based Earplug Studio (Mercyful Fate, Hank Shermann’s Demonica, Force of Evil, Fate, Pitchblack, Iron Fire, etc.). It has been mixed and produced at Denmark’s legendary Medley Studios by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza, Mike Tramp, Artillery, Oliver Weers, etc.). The artwork for 'Revelant' has been made by Swedish artist Monowasp and is a continuation of the landscape, machinery and mood of the cover art from the debut album. Check out the track 'Seal of the Sinner' from 'Relevant' below." More...

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Svartsot Comments On Support Band Change

Svartsot has checked in with the following comment about changing the support act for the band's upcoming April 29th live show:

"Forcentury will be replacing Illnath as the support act for our show at Klauzdal in Herlev (DK) on April 29th. Our decision is based purely on the fact that Illnath has already played a show at the same venue in March this year (less than one and a half months prior to our show).

"We therefore no longer feel that Illnath are a suitable support act due to the short space of time between the two shows. Any rumors that there should be any other reason behind the decision are unfounded. We apologize to any Illnath fans who had been planning to attend the show."

You can also check out Svartsot's recent studio report here or watch Illnath's music video for the song "Ravenous Crows" at this location.

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Forcentury Posts New Song For Free Download

The Danish heavy metal band FORCENTURY has launched a brand new song for free download. You can download "The Reductionist" for free or hear it on their MySpace player.

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