John Betz |
Justin Hatton |
Ryan Williford |
Forthteller is a rising local band out of Tampa, FL that began in 2014 under the name I Shot the Albatross. Due to an evolution in sound from their first EP to their second one, which was released on May 21st, 2016, the band decided that a name change was in order. The band strives to push the boundaries in metalcore with unique riffs, progressive composition, and a myriad of changes in time signatures. Blending a diverse range of sounds, Forthteller is not your average metalcore outfit. Their emotional and dramatic showmanship, with visually striking intensity, lends the bands’ live performance to be endlessly captivating. In late June of 2016, the band signed with Imminence Records and announced their first tour. The band saw their label debut, entitled Nihilist, released in July 2017.
Nihilist Billboard Charting: #2 Heatseekers South Atlantic, #30 Heatseekers, #83 Top Indie Current
(July 7th, 2017)