Fore (The Absence, Ex-Kreator, Etc.) Premiere “Repeated Subtraction” Video

Fore (The Absence, ex-Kreator, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Repeated Subtraction.” Guitarist Taylor Nordberg commented:

“We are so excited to begin the second chapter in Fore’s history! This tune gets pretty vicious, but it has an insanely catchy, and soothing vocal done by the ever-talented Brian “The Canadian Glenn Hughes” Stephenson! He wrote some killer/clever lyrics, which are super relevant to today’s bizarre world we live in, and Matthias killed it on the visual end of things!”

Metal Anarchy’s Music In The Age Of COVID-19 Series: Interview With Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence)

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Taylor Nordberg (Inhuman Condition, The Absence, Goregäng, etc.)

METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

NORDBERG: I’ve been doing alright. I’ve been pretty healthy this last year, and I’ve probably been the busiest I have ever been, so I suppose that’s good too!

METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?

NORDBERG: Definitely! At the start of the pandemic, Jeramie [Kling] and I did a project where we wrote a song, recorded it, mixed it, and released it all in one day. Then we did that for 12 different metal sub-genres and had it released on Blood Blast Distribution. We collaborated with a ton of friends in different bands around the world, and it was just a fun, intense, “let’s see who’s crazy motivated!”, kind of experience. From that, we formed a punk band called FORE with our buddy Brian “The Canadian Glenn Hughes” Stephenson, and Spiesi (former Kreator bassist) and we play 80s/90s style punk, like Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring, NOFX, etc. We also finished up the new album for The Absence, new music from Goregäng, Jeramie played on the new Ex-Deo album, we obviously finished up this Inhuman Condition album, and 5 additional songs. It’s been crazy busy!

METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?

NORDBERG: We just played our first show this last weekend, actually! We played a crazy club gig with Deicide here in Florida. Before that, Jeramie and I’s last show was playing with Massacre in Peru last February, and Terry [Butler]’s last show was in March with Obituary on the Black Label Society tour.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?

NORDBERG: We haven’t really considered it much, but it could happen. Terry has done a bunch of great livestream shows with Obituary over the last 6 months, but we have been so busy planning the album’s release we haven’t planned any livestreams yet.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?

NORDBERG: I strongly believe it will. It won’t be the same as it used to be, maybe, but music is such an important industry in the world, it’s crazy that it isn’t deemed “essential”. People want music. People want LIVE music. It’s such a positive release for people and I think it’s going to come back in some way, because I know the musicians want it too.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?

NORDBERG: Support the bands you love! Now, more than ever, bands need help from their fans. Most bands make their money on tour selling merch, and we have all been out of work for over a year. Many band members support their families from touring so any shirt, CD, or sticker counts. We have shirts, socks, sweatshirts, and hats at www.king-dark.com/collections/inhuman-condition and you can preorder our album on our Bandcamp at inhumancondition.bandcamp.com.

Interview: Ex-Kreator Bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler Talks New Project Fore

I was recently given the opportunity to interview former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler about his new project Fore and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can read that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, what led to your departure from Kreator?

GIESLER: I didn’t leave Kreator!

METAL ANARCHY: You have since joined the punk band Fore alongside Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist). How did you get involved in that project?

GIESLER: That was pretty easy. Taylor and Jeramie had their one day one song thing! Taylor asked me if I would like to join them in a punk band the rest is history.

METAL ANARCHY: Fore’s new album “Hombres” was released last month. How would you describe it for those that haven’t heard it yet?

GIESLER: I would say 90s old school punk with our own style.

METAL ANARCHY: What was the recording process like?

GIESLER: Everyone worked for himself at home. We then each sent the traces and Taylor and Jeramie mixed it up until we said it had to sound like that.

METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your favorite tracks from the record?

GIESLER: Oh there I have none because the songs are all new if I said now that one song is better than the other we would have done wrong.

METAL ANARCHY: Fore also recently released a cover of Pennywise’s “Open Door” that was tracked during the “Hombres” sessions. Did you record any other covers that may surface at some point?

GIESLER: Yes, we recorded another cover song maybe we will release it too.

METAL ANARCHY: On another note, how have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

GIESLER: For us, it wasn’t really a total lockdown. We can still shop normally otherwise listen to a lot of music, etc.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to tour in support of “Hombres” when its safe to do so?

GIESLER: If someone books us for shows and you can play live again, definitely.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live music industry will ever recover from the current crisis?

GIESLER: Yes, everything will be recovered because the fans are not out of the world.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, what can fans do to support your band and others that may be struggling during the pandemic?

GIESLER: We already get a lot of support from fans who buy our CD. At the moment we don’t have more than just the CD. In December there will be an LP.