- Sep 8, 2011 9:07 AM Forgiven Rival are breaking-up.
- Nov 15, 2010 5:00 AM We are touring w/ Disturbed, Trivium & As I Lay Dying!
- Aug 17, 2010 3:49 AM US Album review!
- Jul 18, 2010 10:32 AM FR touring with CKY (USA)
- Jul 15, 2010 10:15 AM Want to WIN a copy of our Album?
Genre: Hardcore / Rock / Screamo
Location Melbourne, Au
Profile Views: 1306055
Last Login: 12/29/2012
Member Since 1/29/2005
Record Label INDIANOLA REDORDS (USA) / EL SHADDAI RECORDS (AUS)
Type of Label Indie
BioWe are a band from Melbourne, Australia called FORGIVEN RIVAL. We started in 2006, and since then we have played with so many amazing bands! Some of the bands we have supported and/or toured with are: UnderOath, Disturbed, As I Lay Dying, Story Of The Year, Escape The Fate, Haste The Day, Trivium, Blessed by a Broken Heart, The Audition, Parkway Drive, Silverstein, Project 86, Sights and Sounds, Mourning Tide, Boys Night Out, MxPx, The Amity Affliction, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Red Shore, The Getaway Plan, and many more. In 2006, we put out our First EP, 'The Symphony of Words'. In 2008, we put out our Debut Album 'This is a War'. In 2010, we put out 2 Singles, "You Kiss Your Mumma With That Mouth" & "The Classic Crime". In 2010, Forgiven Rival inked a deal with US label, Indianola Records, credited for uncovering and releasing bands including Evergreen Terrace, A Day to Remember, Across Five Aprils, and Casey Jones. Forgiven Rival are proud to be the first non-US band ever to be released through Indianola... We are proudly endorsed by Zildjian, Roulette Custom Drums, Vic Firth, ESP, Hughes & Kettner, Dean Markley & Crossbone Clothing. We have played hundreds & hundreds of shows, have appeared on multiple Extreme Sports DVD's, & have been featured in Magazines, aswell as having our songs on FMX Youtube Videos. We are booked by Australia's foremost booking and touring agency, Premier Artists.
MembersJoel Thornton - VOCALS, Pete Fabrizio - GUITAR/VOCALS, Simeon Dux - DRUMS, Andrew Henessey - BASS, Lee Omond - GUITAR,
InfluencesBlack Metal, RAP
5 Songs | Sep 21, 2008
In 2006, Forgiven Rival independently released their debut EP ‘The Symphony of Words’ before signing to Australian label, El Shaddai Records. 2008 saw the successful Australian/Japanese release of their Debut Album ‘This is a War’ which was followed by the release of the first film-clip ‘Like The Effects of the Wind’. In the following months, the band inked a deal with Cartel Music Management and picked up endorsement deals with Zildjian, Roulette Custom Drums, Vic Firth, ESP, Hughes & Kettner and Dean Markley. Their music appeared on a number of Extreme Sports films including Extreme Velocity, Adaptions Encore, and Freesurf DVD. With constant touring, charity events, festival appearances and heavy media/radio attention, Forgiven Rival carved their mark on the Australian music scene.
In mid 2008 the band received an invitation to perform at Canadian Music Week in Toronto alongside The Holly Springs Disaster and Sights and Sounds. On return to Australia in late March, Forgiven Rival began pre-production for the next album. A sit down meeting with Australia’s foremost booking and touring agency, Premier Artists, resulted in the band teaming up with this iconic agency to continue the bands spiralling growth in Australia. In early June 2009, Forgiven Rival introduced Andrew Hennesy as their new bassist, freeing up frontman Joel Thornton, taking the live show to exciting new levels.
Shortly after, Rearranged Freestyle Productions approached Forgiven Rival with a request to appear on their forthcoming FMX DVD. The DVD - showcasing riders Bilko, Cam Sinclair, Carey Hart, Robbie Adelberg, Schuie, Robbie Maddisson, Matt McFerran, Steve Mini, and Robbie Marshall - features tracks ‘The Grey’ and ‘We are all Soldiers’.
In September, the band announced the departure of guitarist Adrian Brown, who was heading back to Canada. He rocked out in typical fashion on a national tour with Haste The Day and Shadows Chasing Ghosts to mark his goodbye.
In November, the band entered Complex Studios to record two new singles for release in the US and Australia (through El Shaddai Records) in 2010. In the same month, behind closed doors, Forgiven Rival inked a deal with US label, Indianola Records, credited for uncovering and releasing bands including Evergreen Terrace, A Day to Remember, Across Five Aprils, and Casey Jones. Forgiven Rival are proud to be the first non-US band ever to be released through Indianola.
Shortly thereafter, Forgiven Rival spotted the uncanny talents and manly moustache of Lee Omond while he played at an all ages Freeza event. After an invitation to audition, a few laughs and a live trial, it was unanimous: Lee Omond had won himself a permanent position on the stage alongside Forgiven Rival, and four became five.
With their future in their hands, Forgiven Rival, are geared up to unleash the new singles and get back on the road at both home and abroad. Keep watching – it’s gonna get brutal.