THUNDERFORGE formed in 2012 seeking to create fast-and-epic, face-rippingly intense heavy metal. Inspired by varying degrees of guitar wizardry, old-school madness, and modern metal intensity, we invite you to experience it for yourself and decide if we succeed. Live shows coming to a venue near you.
PRAISE FOR THUNDERFORGE:
"Here's the thing though with Thunderforge: every single band member in the five-piece is an exceptional musician. I could write on for quite a bit about the minutia of the band's excellent songwriting, but it's sufficient to say it was incredible. These guys also know how to put on a hell of a live show – playfully slapping/biting at each other while playing, crawling through the wild audience, and pin-balling around the stage like particles of uranium. I wouldn't be surprised to see a big label sign these guys, the Bandcamp link doesn't do their sound justice – they're even better."
– Apteronotus @ Contaminated Tones
"One of the aspects Thunderforge has become known for with its live performances is interaction with the audience. Christian took plenty of opportunities to jump off stage and mix it up with the audience, while Adam ran off stage and upstairs to the second level, literally singing from the rafters. Drummer Zac Curylo and bassist John McLaughlin kept the energy flowing on stage with intense playing and active crowd interaction. It was a fitting end to the second stage performances, which sufficiently warmed up the audience for Symphony X and Overkill downstairs."
– Matt Bower @ Dead Rhetoric
"Shortly after 815pm Thunderforge from East Longmeadow, MA would open the evening, trekking all the way from the western to eastern side of the state for this show. Knowing that they would be playing for a heavier crowd, the band wasted no time just pounding out their brand of engaging, all-encompassing power metal. The quintet isn’t afraid to be modern in their approach one minute, a little epic or cultural the next – then downright heavy or progressive if need be. Their stage presence and ability to translate energy and fun into their songs and performance also shines – as you can’t help but get involved, be it a lighter, more restrained cut such as “Hold On” through to their rousing 8 minute plus closer, “Sound the Horn”. One of the best power metal bands in the USA today – be sure to check them out if they hit your area."
– Matt Coe @ Dead Rhetoric