Eric Forrest – Vocalist and basist of E-Force
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen
Live pictures by Eva Tristessa (Stormblast)
Eric Forrest, whom many remember from his days spent fronting the legendary Voivod, and replacing Snake, has got his own band E-Force going on. E-Force relies more on a straight-forward thrash sound; the sound Eric has always loved, and has now a possibility to bring out his own musical visions (or perversions – or whatever, ha!) through it. E-force´s debut album, EVIL FORCES, saw the light of day in 2003 on the French Seasons of Mist label, receiving a good amount of positive response from all over the world.
As some of us already know, E-Force was started in Montreal, Canada in 2001 – and the band was forced to go through a drastic line-up change when Eric moved to Toulouse, France in 2003. A new line-up around E-Force, was however found soon, and the band became ready to record their follow-up album in the end of 2007.
MODIFIED POISON is E-Force´s new album, featuring 11 thrash songs with a side order of “shreddzilla” – plus an unreleased Voivod cover song "Victory", which Eric also considers as his own personal tribute to Denis ´Piggy´ D´Amour who passed away due to Colon Cancer on August 26th, 2005.
Eric was kind enough to talk to Metal-Rules.com about his whole history in bands from a Maiden/Antrax -tinged Thunder Circus to Voivod to his current band E-Force – as well as revealing some new, yet interesting things about Voivod´s plans for the band´s last album, DVD plans – and just much more…
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