All Forlorn

All Forlorn

 Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZAF
BandMetal

"All Forlorn, the crushing quintet hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, constantly push the boundaries of what is generally accepted in contemporary metal. Consisting of Wade Sadler on vocals, Craig MacKinnon and Brandon Van Os on guitars, Marc Junius on bass and Tom Hughes on drums, the band have a history of leaving their mark on every person that hears their decimating tracks and feels the intensity of their live performances. Their sophomore album, appropriately entitled "Taking down the

Biography

Taking Down The Thunder

Formed in 2006, All Forlorn is a South African metal band based in Johannesburg. Through maintaining a relentless gigging schedule they have enjoyed the pleasure of playing countless live shows across and outside the country.

With their newest album release "Taking Down The Thunder" All Forlorn have secured their spot as one of the leading innovators in the South African extreme metal scene. Adding to the previously released E.P "Dizzy Blank Dead", they have taken a quantum leap up the evolutionary metal scale. "Taking Down The Thunder" is simultaneously brutal, melodic, technically complex, yet instantly accessible.

All Forlorn is the culmination of enormous talent, creativity and originality in equal measure. All Forlorn consists of Thomas Hughes (drums), Craig Mackinnon (guitars), Marc Junius (bass), Brandon Van Os (guitars) and Wade Sadler (vox). They dedicate themselves wholeheartedly and work immensely hard to achieve their musical goals and ambitions. They have played the main stage at the majority of Southern Africa's biggest festivals, to a rapidly growing fan base, who describe the band as one of the best South Africa has to offer the world.

All Forlorn's incredible live performances, fueled with passion, contagious energy and a no compromise attitude, have shot them to center stage. Thus crowning them one of the most sought after, most driven and hardworking young bands in South African metal to date. Having secured endorsements from Jagermeister Music(SA) Dean and Schecter guitars, as well as technical and gear support by Music Connection, All Forlorn have arrived at a level of professional dedication to their craft without limitations.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Released Ep Dizzy...Blank...Dead in 2008
Toured ep extensively throughout SA

Headlined the 2007 aids benefit concert in Gaberone Botswana 2007 twice

All Forlorn have had many local and national radio interviews-
-94.7
-midrand fm
-tuks fm 107.2

Having reached the finals of the RBF Challenge 2007, both in the overall and metal categories, the band as a whole learnt a great deal and really enjoyed the experience.?

Played alongside-Carcass @ 2008 Witchfest

Released Taking down the Thunder in 2010

National Distribution for album "Taking down the Thunder".

Supported finnish mettalers Ensiferum on all dates of SA tour in October 2010

As well as other top class South Africa bands during other events such as Pestroy Haggis and bong, Deane Crescent, Rhutz, Contrast the Water, Facing the gallows, the dead will tell, Tidal Waves, Japan and I, Fuzigish, AKing, Fokofpolisiekar, , Knave, Black Cat Bone, CrashCarBurn, Chromium and too many more to mention.

Festival appearances-
From the dark 2007,2009,2010
Whichfest 2008
Thornfest 2010,2011
Motherfudd 2008,2010
Seasons Wither 2008,2010
Headbangers bash 2008,2009,2010
Many other local metal feasts.

Have toured all over South Africa playing in many provinces such as Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Northwest Province, Free State

Lyrics

Taking down the thunder

Written By: Wade Sadler/All Forlorn

Taking down the thunder Sadler

oh no/
what do we have here/
another hero/
another casualty/
with your head so high up in the clouds/
it'l be a pleasure to bring you down/
you've always tried to dominate/
you'll be the first to fail/
i swear to you/
the tables turning/
your luck is running low/
were taking down your thunder/
you've got no hope in hell/
oh no/
you've been cut down to size/
under your battered eyes you hide your shame/
your mask has fallen/
your true light been exposed/
you drove yourself to this point/
and now there down you go/
you've always tried to dominate/
you'll be the first to fail/
i swear to you/
the tables turning/
your luck is running low/
were taking down your thunder/
in front of all you know/
you chose to walk this path/
now you'll die alone/
i cant begin to concieve the blood on your hands/
both of your faces speak lies/
black sin/
ive burnt this bridge behind you/
step back into devide/
for centuries to go/
maverics shall long remain/
keep stumbling horribly/
percieving only in mirthless tone/
knives, arrows, splints in my back/
too many tradgedies for you just to react/
deciever lie in wait, prey on those still asleep/
oblivious to danger/
your pride i take to keep/
blood floats onto the water/
ive held my tongue for too long/
you do'nt have much to point out/
everything attempted wrong/
your just like all the rest/
your plastic melts away/
you'll never be remembered/
forgotten night and day/

The Dank

Written By: Wade Sadler/All Forlorn

The dank, Sadler

beyond the sculptures of ruins which once was/
the untold story of endings cries to be heard/
the rivers ran red with the blood of the times/
evil intentions to spawn a demise/
someone shall pay the price for denial/
against the betrayal of creed and mankind/
a climb to the top of the tower of death/
a symbol of burden ripped out from the chest/
a cry to the sky and it all shall begin/
another fall to the bottomless pit/
as many bodies for sale as flies on the dead/
a glimpse of a lifestyle in darkness it bred/
beneath the canopy/
savagery plagues/
another day/
another night/
another sacrifice/
another line upon the wall for all human times/
everything shall eventually end/
the time of the sun god frozen in your head/
darkness lit up by torches of rage/
burn down this village of foes and all the rest/
no mercy in faces of men dressed in taken lives from the days of ancestral times/
you'l pay for your forefathers sins/
nothing ever seems to go unnoticed/
sacred beginnings turning with the tide/
like vultures they feed on the ones left outside/
appocalyptic visions/
once prophicies/
who's next/
who's next/
who's next/
it's you on the line/
it's you on the line/
driving rain from story's up high/
send men to the last place they will be alive/
the power of nature to strong to control/
the world giving birth to a monster inside/
this is what we've come to create/
the blood lust continues through out every age/
spears topped with heads a reminder of boundries/
revenge as you seek upon those with no name/
beneath the canopy/
savagery plagues/
another day/
another night/
another sacrifice/
another line upon the wall for all human times/
everything shall eventually end/
the time of the sun god frozen in your head/
darkness lit up by torches of rage/
burn down this village of foes and all the rest/
no mercy in faces of men dressed in taken lives from the days of ancestral times/
is it what you see/
is it what you see or something more/
is it what it seems/
is it what it seems or something else/
lost inside a maze of hate/
fight for survival too little too late/
your the slave now the cycle has changed/
brace yourself for whats to come/
river of blood wont solve anything/
anything at all/

Discography

-Dizzy..Blank...Dead Ep

Released 2008

Track listing
BC
Violent By Design
The Darkest Shade Of Malachite
St. Anthony's Fire
Perpetu-hell
Beneath The Bleeding
I Hope Tomorrows Gloomy Too

-Taking Down The Thunder

Released 2010

Track listing

Spawning
Passing Of The Moon
Of Eyes
In Horn Formation
Muthi
Before The Storm
Taking Down The Thunder
Dust and Bones
Grind The Remains
Debris of the Heavens
Poison The Leach
The Dank

Set List

Spawning
Passing Of The Moon
Of Eyes
In Horn Formation
Muthi
Before The Storm
Taking Down The Thunder
Dust and Bones
Grind The Remains
Debris of the Heavens
Poison The Leach
The Dank
St. Anthony's Fire