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Straight Forward

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Mansfeld, Germany (2002 – present)

!!! For Media and music visit http://www.straight4ward.de !!!!

Established in spring 2002 by formers of the grunge rock band PARIA - Johannes Ochs(v/g), Torsten Hollstein(g), Christian Raufeisen(d) in Mansfeld, Germany.

Torsten Schwan entered STRAIGHT FORWARD as bassplayer in summer 2002 and the lineup was completed. During the following months, the band composed a few songs of oldshool metal, touched by grunge and rock.

In early 2003 the first demo “STRAIGHT FORWARD” was recorded in the rehearsalroom at their hometown mansfeld (MSH/D). This first self-produced tape showed already the spirit and the quality in this band. Later the four strings came into Christopher Krauss’ hands. The following shows and a lot of practice influenced the musical style concerning harmonics, rhythm and melody. Also a true fanbase evolved.

In 2004 Christian Raufeisen and Christoper Krauss quit the band. Rick Middelkoop(d) and Stefan Kupfer(b) joined STRAIGHT FORWARD in the first studiorecordings for “Of Destiny And Inner Fight” 2005. The EP was recorded in march 2005 at “OutSane Studio”/ Eisleben (MSH/D) by C.Faust / M.Home. The inspiring work at studio offered the band to enlarge their musical boundaries. The spirit of the band was furthermore inspiring and so “OutSane Studio” was booked again to record their first longplayer “Longings For a Lifetime” 2006. Eleven songs of modern crossover metal have been done. Their style changes more and more influenced by american and european metalcore.

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