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Winston-Salem, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Garage Rock


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""Fortezza - Future Dimensions EP""

Fortezza – Future Dimensions EP

Fortezza’s “Future Dimensions EP” delves into the glorious grit that is garage rock. The fiery spirit that possesses the entirety of the collection. By opting for such incredible dynamics, Fortezza at times recalls that caustic wit and outright infectious riffs of Shellac, Steve Albini’s most recent creation. Drums pound with such fury, the riffs explore strange gnarled terrain. Over the course of the collection Fortezza shows off their considerable chops while they sprawl out to incorporate elements of psychedelic rock with a lo-fi indie sheen. Incorporating these stylistic flourishes allows Fortezza to highlight the dreamier elements of their sound, with vocals swimming through the many fields of distortion.

Jagged edges introduce the opening beast that is “Dr. Walther”. Within this singular piece, the muscle courtesy of the phenomenal rhythm section allows the deadpan vocal delivery to further emphasize the defiance of their lyricism. Nearly tribal with the drumming “FM” has a threatening, ominous presence to it. Aptly named “Beatnik” veers wildly from full-on aural assault to a casual sly groove. Sprawling out into the furthest reaches of psychedelic rock, “Opia” plays with listener expectations, twisting and turning while never losing the shadowy atmosphere. “Mesmerizing Menace (Creature)” strips things down to the absolute essentials giving the song an intimate quality. The massive swagger of “Drop.” virtually demands huge dollops of volume. Neatly bringing everything to a close is the impressive highly intricate structure of “Zeitgeist”.

With “Future Dimensions EP” Fortezza opts for a surrealistic take on rock n roll’s unruly spirit. - Beach Sloth


-Fortezza Demo
- Future Dimensions EP



Fortezza is a three-piece Psychedelic/Garage rock band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A band since mid-2016, these three musicians strive to put on a show and to play music full of energy (with some trippier overtones). What sets Fortezza apart from the rest of the garage rock bands on earth is their obsession with topping everything they've done. Everything they do is always 110%, and even that is not enough. With two out of three members having a background in jazz, it's also easy to say that their precision and complexity cannot be overshadowed. Fortezza is the band to book if you ever want to kick your venue up a notch, and Fortezza is the band to book if you're tired of boring your patrons and audiences half to death.

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