Running From The Past

by The FORZ

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Winter 2016. Cole Tyler, Anthony Graziano, Dave Gambon and Ryan Hottenrott are working hard in preparation for the recording of their second album. It had been long coming. In the two years since the release of their debut, The FORZ had certainly changed. They’d been through professional and personal turmoil. They had branched out into the surrounding territories and had begun making a name for themselves. As they walked into Mystic Valley Studios to work once again with producer Alex Garcia-Rivera, The FORZ knew they were making something special. Like a pot on the verge of boiling over, the band had found their sound, perfected it, and were more than ready to show the world exactly what they are capable of. “Running From The Past” features 14 songs, once again all written by Cole Tyler or Anthony Graziano. With help from friend and musician Ian Motha on one track and vocals from Amy Slattery on another, the album is a well rounded power pop experience. From the spooky-surf infused title track, the danceable “Beyond The Laughing Sky”, and the soul influenced rocker “Alone With Someone New” (featuring Cole Tyler’s larynx shredding vocals), The FORZ’ second release provides listeners a fascinating insight into the minds of four, young, like minded, individuals trying to escape their past and who are sure to keep you coming again and again.

Thank you to: Al Gomes & A. Michelle,
Matt Clarke/The Above, Alex Watrous & Cláudia Franco,
Rachel & Wayne Cabral, Jeff Hottenrott, Sherrie Rioux,
Alex Garcia - Rivera, Jim and Patty Gambon, Alexis Martin,
Nelly Hottenrott, Pauline Eng, Paul Lovell, Danielle & Damond James,
Ian Motha, Glenn Sadin, Michelle Bosse, Tony Graziano, Wayne Lundqvist Ford, Jim Prell, Anthony Bates, Alan Haber, Genya Ravan, Amy Slattery, HEAR NOW LIVE, Christopher Cancelliere, Boston Groupie News, Matt Clarke, Evan Shore, John Shea, WFMO, WEMF, Kyle Crone, Alex Krepkikh, Tim Downie, Buddy Love


released June 24, 2016

Recorded at: Mystic Valley Studios, Medford, MA

Produced by: Alex Garcia-Rivera & Cole Tyler

Mastered at: Alex K Productions, Providence, RI

Mastered by: Alex Krepkikh

Cover art by: "Smitty" Smith & Cole Tyler


Cole Tyler - Lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic rhythm and lead guitar, organs, electric and acoustic piano, shaker, mellotron
Anthony Graziano - Lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic rhythm and lead guitar, Ebow, harmonica, mandolin
Dave Gambon - Lead vocals, bass guitar
Ryan Hottenrott - Lead vocals, drums, percussion

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The FORZ Boston, Massachusetts

After meeting in June of 2012, Cole Tyler and Anthony Graziano starting writing and playing together and immediately clicked. With drummer; Ryan Hottenrott, and bassist; Dave Gambon, the band would go on to release two albums, and get a place on the ballot for the 59th GRAMMY Awards. ... more

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