Helforstout. The name's origins stem from an ancient Scandinavian saying meaning "built sturdy." We are established on a foundation of heavy riffs, big drums, powerful vocals, pure musicianship and raw energy, creating a unique blend of classic and modern music accessible to all who love to rock.


Helforstout taps into an inner force as ancient and primeval as the Scandinavian roots of the band's name. The quintet was founded in 2009 by brothers Gabe and Joe Brown, with Matt Moss joining soon thereafter. In 2011, Jeremy Jacobs and Dan Russell filled out the roster and bar and club walls soon began to feel the wrath of the group's sonic assault.

In 2012, Helforstout recorded their first full length album. The eponymous record was released on May 25th, 2013. The eleven original tracks embody both the band's classicist rock 'n' roll roots as well as their modern musical favorites, such as: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Who, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Wolfmother. Upon their album's release, Helforstout embarked on a month-long tour throughout Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Currently, the band continues to play shows about the Midwest and is writing new material for a second release.

To date, Helforstout remains the premier band in the Cedar Rapids area and is quickly spreading throughout the rest of Iowa and the Midwest. Helforstout has been featured on multiple local radio stations as well as many online underground websites. The band's self-titled debut album is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and many other major online music outlets. With every performance, the band leaves a memorable impact, be it with new fans or rabid stalwarts who've seen the band dozens of times.

Future plans for Helforstout include writing and recording new material, touring with larger acts, and potentially soliciting backing from a label.

What sets Helforstout apart from other bands is their aggressive and powerful sound, which is accompanied by a matching stage presence and energy level. These elements link together to give the listener a musical experience that is both reminiscent of big name vintage rock bands and current powerhouse modern acts. Visually, the band elicits a commanding presence with their stature, being that all members stand above 6 feet tall. This creates a larger than life persona which is only further emphasized by their powerful music and stage presence.

Plug in. Turn on. Rock out with Helforstout!


Single (w/video): My Getaway, available on YouTube.

Album (CD or download): Helforstout, available on Pandora, Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby and www.Helforstout.com

Tracks available for streaming via www.undergroundmusic.fm:

I Know You More, All Rails Lead West, Crosshairs, My Getaway, Sport of Kings, and Can I Escape?

Set List

All original material by Helforstout. Cover songs from the following bands:

-Led Zeppelin
-Black Sabbath
-The Who
-Tom Petty
-Jimi Hendrix
-Pearl Jam
-The Beatles
-Foo Fighters
-The Rolling Stones