Forgery is a four-piece band playing hard, fast and uncompromising
thrash metal. The band was originally formed in the summer of 1990, but
went into hiatus in the mid-nineties, after a couple of demo releases.
Resurfacing with a new drummer in 2002, Karl Jonny Lervg
(ex-Paradigma), they went back to the drawing board to come up with an
even harder and more uncompromising style, incorporporating the honest
aggression and brutality of the legendary Bay Area bands with a more
up-to-date sound and incorporating more diverse musical influences.
Armed with new material, Forgery recruited a second guitarist, Ronny
Hansen (ex-Enthral) in 2004, and have since been concentrating on
writing and recording new material, as well as tearing up the live
scene in Norway, both on their own and on festivals like Inferno. In
the summer of 2006 they recorded their first ever full-lenght album
entitled CORE, recorded and mixed at Strand Studio.
In 2006/2007 KJ
decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. In the search for a
new drummer Forgery ended up with Jan Roger Halvorsen (ex.Old Mans
Child, drums on Rotting Christ album ”Khronos”, session drummer for
Zensor, 54). His impressive playing gave the band excellent
oppertunities in the making of new material.
Forgery changed from
beeing a pure thrash-metal act to a band mixing different genres in
metal. 2009: New album on the way and the band is yet again in
concert-mode, and are looking forward to destroy the peace and reek
havoc where ever they go