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Forge Hounds

Rock // Waterford, Waterford

Get ready to be blown away by the unstoppable force that is Forge Hounds, a thrilling hard rock project straight out of Waterford, Ireland.

These guys live and breathe music, pouring their hearts and souls into every note they play. Inspired by the classic raw power of bands like ZZ Top, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, and Hanoi Rocks, Forge Hounds deliver a no-nonsense mature sound that hits you right in the gut.

The band is made up of Paul J Bolger (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Mick Wall (Vocals / Lead Guitar), Steve Roche (Bass), and Andy Kavanagh (Drums) – a group of seasoned musicians and songwriters.

Their debut single "Damned If You Don’t" was unleashed on December 2nd, 2022. The song has been embraced by the international rock community, receiving glowing reviews and airplay across the globe. From Ireland to the USA, Canada to Australia, and the UK to New Zealand, the song has struck a chord with fans and critics alike.

"Damned If You Don’t" , achieved top positions on the Independent Music Charts in several countries, reaching Number 1 on the Underground Music Charts Top 200 in the USA. The follow up singles "Not The One" , "Redcoat" and "Sun Kissed Sky" also continued this charting trend, attaining positive reviews and airplay globally.

The passion of Forge Hounds knows no boundaries, as their music is now being enjoyed in a staggering 81 countries worldwide.

“Forge Hounds. It does what it says on the tin- no nonsense, hard rocking good times !!!!”
Barry Devlin, HORSLIPS

“Forge Hounds are exactly what Waterford, Ireland and beyond, need right now. They bring a familiar, yet new sound from the classic rock genre to the stages and venues (not to mention record stores) of Ireland. In 'No Quarter', Led Zeppelin said 'The dogs of doom are howling more...', ...........just wait until you hear these Forge Hounds howl !!!! “
Martin K, OPEN TEMPO 105.1 FM