DAMNED IF YOU DON’T” is an upbeat, guitar driven composition, packing a great punch, and a melodic chorus that is hard to ignore. It is a song about survival, and how we try to navigate the peaks and troughs, of the society we live in.

Hailing from Waterford, Ireland, Forge Hounds is a new and exciting hard rock project that draws on influences from the likes of ZZ Top, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy and Hanoi Rocks to deliver a BIG sound driven by lean and mean guitar riffs, compelling dual vocals and a pumping rhythm section.

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

Barry Devlin, HORSLIPS

Featuring veteran songwriters and musicians Paul J Bolger (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Mick Wall (Vocals / Lead Guitar), Steve Roche (Bass), and Andy Kavanagh (Drums), the members have shared the Stage with the likes of Horslips, Def Leppard, Brian Downey, Olly Murs, Eric Bell, Paul Di’Anno and Mama’s Boys, while also having played on releases that were positively reviewed by 80’s rock legends Jon Bon Jovi and Robin Crosby of Ratt.

“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

Forge Hounds have been combining their creative musical resources over the last number of months and will release their first “slice of phonic magic” in the shape of “DAMNED IF YOU DON’T” on Friday, December 2nd, 2022.

 “DAMNED IF YOU DON’T” was recorded and engineered by Brendan Carthy of Orchard Studios, Enniscorthy, Mixed and Mastered by Frankie McClay, of Einstein Studios, Antrim, with the supporting video shot at Electric Avenue in Waterford by Colin Shanahan, of Digicol Photography and Media Productions.

  “DAMNED IF YOU DON’T” will be released on Friday 2nd of December 2022, and can be pre-ordered on platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Music from Friday 18th November. 

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