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Tobias Forge
Tobias Forge
Tobias Forge is a singer/songwriter from Sweden. Upon making his solo debut album "Passiflora", he has teamed up with Magna Carta Cartel. "Passiflora" is a ten track album by Tobias Forge & Magna Carta Cartel, due for release in 2008. Details concearning the precise date of release are yet to be announced, but will be further on. Songs included on the album are: 1. The Breeze 2. Lucifer & Lucia 3. In Enigma Schiffer 4. House of Affection 5. Cinematique 6. Savant Garde 7. Red Lights 8. Last 9. Mary Says 10. Solitaire - "I was born in Linköping, twenty miles south of Stockholm on March 3rd 1981. Growing up together with my mother and a thirteen year older brother meant exposure to a lot of music, ranging from jazz and the classic sounds of the sixties in one ear, and seventies punk rock, new wave, heavy metal and the contemporary pop of the eighties in the other. All these different influences mixed with the more extreme underground metal I got obsessed with as I met adolescence in the early nineties has coloured my writing a lot. My record collection of references reaches from Abba to Venom, from Beatles to Bauhaus, from Jimi Hendrix to Hüsker Dü, from Pink Floyd to Possessed and lots more. I started playing guitar when I was eight years old, when my father taught me how to play "Tutti Frutti" and "Brev från Kolonien" (Cornelis Wreesvijk). With my new found knowledge and the message that most songs consists of the same chords I began trying to pick out all the songs I listened to at home, my first project being Kiss "Alive". And some years later I began forming bands and trying to get them floating, which proved being really hard. And with no functioning band, there were few reasons to stay in Linköping... Upon moving to Stockholm in 1997 and the formation of my first "real" band Repugnant a year later, all my efforts from now on were put into a musical career. During our six year existance we had four figure sales of democassettes, seven and twelve inch ep..s. In 2002, we recorded our one and only full length album "Epitome of Darkness", which was posthumously released in 2006. The band was officially put to rest in April 2004, after almost two years of almost total inactivity, apart from some smaller tours. Repugnant went through several line-up changes. Myself being musicwriter in chief and not always a very democratic initiator of the band, often lead to clashes with the other members. Something that unfortunatly kept accurring in the band that proceeded Repugnant, Subvision. With the intention of making something different than the death metal that I had become synonymous with, I wanted to create music with a slightly more melodic/pop edge (the wish was to make something along the lines of Voï Vod..s "Angel Rat" album from 1991, which is known as their pop/goth album). I formed Subvision in the end of 2002 and throughout our five years of existence, we released "The Killing Floor EP" (2004), full length album "So Far So Noir" (2006) and did loads of live performances. After nine years living in Stockholm, I decided to move back to my town of birth Linköping in September 2006, hooking up with my friends in Magna Carta Cartel (to make a long story short). Following a period of writing during the fall, and demoing and rehearsing during the winter/spring, the recordings of a new album comminced in the early summer of 2007, a production which eventually ended in december the same year. Initially intended as the second album by Subvision, it was decided in early 2008 by the other guys and myself that "Passiflora" was to be my solo debut. And here we are..." ----------------------------------------------- Magna Carta Cartel is a group of swedish musicians, a band, that plays and writes music. Some of the music is instrumental, and some of it is not. All of it is sincere. In their own words: - ”Music is music, not what gear you tend to use expressing it. Heavy distortion doesn’t say metal and out-of-tune guitars doesn’t mean indie. The way of expressing those musical scores is merely a coincidence, PR or lack of sense. The music is what counts. At least in our world. That is the trip for us.” Press: http://blogg.expressen.se/vagspan/entry.jsp?messid=359476 http://www.corren.se/archive/2008/3/27/jncidi6fvgpjx9q.xml
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