Monday, November 23, 2009

Winter Tour w/ Trapped Under Ice, Cruel Hand, Naysayer, and Maximum Penalty

Winter tour w/ Trapped Under Ice, Cruel Hand, Maximum Penalty and Naysayer starts January 1st in Syracuse for the New Years Show. We will have "the lower depths" lp's and cd's to sell for that whole tour so be sure to come by the merch table and pick one up. The new years show in syracuse will be our record release (sort of...) so if you live around the area you do not want to miss out. If you haven't already be sure to go pick up "The Lower Depths" online at either our merchnow webstore or directly from reaper records.

Jan 1 2010 The Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY
Jan 2 2010 ICC, Boston, MA
Jan 3 2010 Ethical Humanist Society of LI, Garden City, NY
Jan 4 2010 Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Jan 5 2010 Barbary Philadelphia, PA
Jan 6 2010 Alley Katz Richmond, VA
Jan 7 2010 The Brewery Raleigh, NC
Jan 8 2010 New Brooklyn Tavern West Columbia, SC
Jan 9 2010 The Pit Jacksonville, FL
Jan 10 2010 The Dugout Miami, FL
Jan 11 2010 Transitions Tampa, FL
Jan 12 2010 PS Warehouse Atlanta, GA
Jan 13 2010 The Hideaway Johnson City, TN
Jan 14 2010 Warsaw Arena Cincinnati, OH
Jan 15 2010 Static Age Romeo, MI
Jan 16 2010 Forward Hall Erie, PA
Jan 17 2010 Sonar Baltimore, MD

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pre Order "The Lower Depths" LP

Pre Order Now @ The Reaper Records Store

Forfeit is a band birthed by the inspiration that its members drew from the legacy of their local scene. Having all been in previous hardcore outfits, Steve Hornyak, Ben Shaw, and TomDom felt a strong pull towards the roots of Syracuse hardcore.

In 2007 the group started writing and playing songs in that vein together as Forfeit. That same year they recorded a demo at More Sound Studio. The following year brought the addition of both Brian McGee and Pat Benson to fill out the lineup and the sonic void. In 2008, Forfeit released their first EP, "Visions" on Reaper Records. Touring to support the release with bands such as Trapped Under Ice, Death Before Dishonor, Terror, Blacklisted, Cro-Mags, Have Heart and Down to Nothing. Bringing the music to new fans of the band as much as they can and developing a great following in a short time.

2009 brings a new LP recording from the group that is being released this fall on Reaper Records. The album is entitled "The Lower Depths" and promises to build and expand on their musical vision. The group plans to tour extensively to support the release and bring both pride and glory to the scene that spawned them.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Lower Depths Cassette Tapes

These will be available starting October 3rd in Toronto and will be available on the Backtrack tour. Comes with legit layout and everything

Go to one of the Backtrack/Forfeit dates to pick one up.

Oct 3 2009 7:00P
The Poor Alex Theatre w/ Born From Pain and Backtrack Toronto, ON
Oct 4 2009 6:00P
1511 w/ Backtrack Indianapolis, IN
Oct 5 2009 7:00P
Knickerbockers w/ Backtrack Lincoln, NE
Oct 6 2009 8:00P
Blast-o-Mat w/ Backtrack Denver, CO
Oct 7 2009 7:00P
Fort Ryland w/ Backtrack Reno, NV
Oct 8 2009 7:00P
Sub-Mission Art Space w/ Backtrack San Francisco, CA
Oct 9 2009 7:00P
Galindos w/ Backtrack and Downpresser Murrieta, CA
Oct 10 2009 7:00P
Mike Jensens Mainstage w/ Backtrack and Downpresser Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 12 2009 7:00P
The Pharaoh̢۪s Den w/ Backtrack Riverside, CA
Oct 13 2009 7:00P
The Living Room w/ Backtrack Tucson, AZ
Oct 14 2009 7:00P
The Ten Eleven w/ Backtrack San Antonio, TX
Oct 16 2009 8:00P
Now That̢۪s Class Cleveland, OH

pics of the tapes will be up shortly.

Release date for The Lower Depths LP will be November 17th. street date tba

thank you.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall 2009 Tour w/ Born From Pain

We will be hitting up the East Coast this fall after The Great American Hardcore Fest w/ Born From Pain. Check the dates below for more details on where we will be playing and venue info.

Also keep on the lookout for pre-ordering information for "The Lower Depths"LP. More info will be announced soon so keep your eyes peeled. We should have the records to sell for this tour, everything is finalizing as we speak.

9/20 Boston, MA @ The Great American Hardcore Fest
9/21 Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
9/22 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
9/23 Amityville, NY @ Broadway
9/24 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
9/25 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
9/26 Richmond, VA @ TBA
9/27 Pfafftown, NC @ West Central Community Center
9/28 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
9/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Warsaw Arena
9/30 Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
10/1 Romeo, MI @ The Static Age
10/2 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center
10/3 Toronto, ON @ The Poor Alex Theater

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tour with Downpresser Starts Next Week

A week from tomorrow we will be out on the road with our good friends in Downpresser, be sure to check the dates below or on our page for more info. We will be out until the 14th then we will be hanging at This is Hardcore for all three days so come and hang.

Also, keep on the lookout for "The Lower Depths" posters and cards, they were printed and shipped to us a few weeks ago, so keep your eyes open. We will be posting the artwork up here very soon, so keep patient. It looks siiiickkk!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back in the States - Tour w/ Downpresser in August

So yesterday was the final straw of our tour in Europe. We had a blast over there even though a lot of things didn't go our way. First off we would like to apologize for the shows that were cancelled (especially the Venice and Poland show) unfortunately we just couldn't make the drive to both of those shows with one driver and make it back in time to catch our flight back home. Despite what you may or may not of heard that is the real reason.

We're still very excited about Europe and we had a great time and met a lot of awesome people, expect us back in the future very soon. For those of you reading check out a few of the bands who've we have met over there, Cornered and New Morality. Both bands have helped us out a lot and we have managed to make god friends with those dudes when we were over there. Can't wait to make our way back and to see both those bands again.

Our driver Frank runs a record label and distro so if you live over there be sure to check his stuff out, or if you live in the states check out the bands he has put out and buy his stuff online. Crucial Attack Records and he also runs Not Just Words Records. Both labels have a lot of great European hardcore bands so check it out.

We will be leaving in about three weeks with our good friends in Downpresser hitting up the midwest and east coast a little bit. Check the dates below and if you live anywhere near the shows come and check it out. Downpresser is a sick band, they are next best thing out of California right now.
  • August 6th The Tower - Cleveland, OH
  • August 7th Inside Out Gallery - Traverse City, MI
  • August 8th The Eagles Nest - Milwaukee, WI
  • August 9th The Ghost House - Lincoln, NE
  • August 10th Mission Theater - Kansas City, MO
  • August 11th Smith Seven House - Memphis, TN
  • August 12th TBA - St.Louis, MO
  • August 13th The Murphy Building - Indianapolis, IN
After that we will be playing the Great American Hardcore fest in Boston and around that time we will be having our record release show in Syracuse. We are still working on that right now so check back in a few weeks for more info on when the LP is coming out and when the record release shows will be. Go pick up some records at the Reaper Records webstore.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Euro Tour Update: Yo Patat

We've committed treason im afraid, we have currently been undergoing a tour over in Europe and right now we have about one week left of the tour then we are flying home on the 20th of july. Right now we are doing pretty good but this tour started off with some rough patches, needless to say we are still having fun over here.

We drove down to NYC to leave for D.C. Turned out our connecting flight to D.C. was delayed. They told us that it would leave in plenty of time for us to catch our plane in D.C. to Brussels (Belgium). Well they were wrong on that one. We landed in D.C. about an hour after the plane landed.

So after waiting in the customer service line for over 2 hours we went to go talk to some higher up people for another 3hrs. They had told us that the next flight to Brussels was not until 6pm the next day, it was about that time when we landed. They could not hook us up with a place to stay so we were forced to sleep in the terminal for over a day until our flight the next day.

Luckily we got on that flight okay and landed fine. We were picked up by some of the dudes in the Setup in Brussels, loaded up the van with our gear and we went on our way to the U.K. (so we thought). We were all out of it, no one got good sleep really. We found out that our working papers never came in, which we need to play in the U.K. without having to pay the government. So we showed up at the border, instead of walking the bridge like most people do we went into the building. None of us had a game plan so we all told them complete different stories. They knew we were a band and we were detained for about 6 hrs. They had told us that we were denied and we had to go back to Belgium.

We heard that Have Heart was playing somewheres near by so we all hoped in the van and drove 3 hrs to go see them. We showed up and they had about 2 songs left. The show was outside, really weird vibe. Turns out there were bloc parties all over the place so after the show we walked around for a while. Couple of the dudes with us pretended to vomit all over pretty young ladies it was awesome (it was orange fanta i beleive).

We met up with our driver Franke and road Dawg Neils at the show, both dudes are awesome and we've been with those guys for the whole tour so far. We've played some really cool shows with New Morality and the Mongoloids along with a show with Cold World, No Turning Back, Dirty Money and others. That show was chaos, No Turning Back killed it for sure that night, such an awsome band and they are all great dudes. We also played a boat in Paris with the Mongoloids and New Morality that was pretty fun as well.

We have about a week left of tour, hopefully its smooth sailing from here on out. When we get back home we will be hitting up the road for over a week or so in August with our good friends in Downpresser from California, awesome band if you havnt already you need to check them out. Check the dates below and come out to the shows:
  • August 6th The Tower - Cleveland, OH
  • August 7th Inside Out Gallery - Traverse City, MI
  • August 8th The Eagles Nest - Milwaukee, WI
  • August 9th The Ghost House - Lincoln, NE
  • August 10th Mission Theater - Kansas City, MO
  • August 11th Smith Seven House - Memphis, TN
  • August 12th TBA - St.Louis, MO
  • August 13th The Murphy Building - Indianapolis, IN
We will be chilling at This is Hardcore fest for all three days, then we will be heading back home. We wont be playing much more shows outside NY until The Great American Hardcore fest. We have a couple of tours after that we will be announcing soon, just laying down the dates and what not, shits going to be cool.

Check back for more updates, hopefully we make it out of europe alive, if not its been fun playing in the states and we will continue as a european hardcore band but i dont see that happening. YO PATAT!

also we made a twitter account so if your on that as well be sure to follow us at -

-forfeit crew

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Forfeit/The Setup Euro Tour News

So a week from today our tour starts in Europe with The Setup (be) We will be on most of this tour and then we will be flying back home on the 20th. If your in Europe come out to any of the shows and show us what hardcore is like overseas. We will have some posters for the new record along with new merch so get on it.

We are waiting on one more date for this tour, so check back for more info.
  • July 3 De Choke - Herselt, Belgium
  • July 4 The Cross King - London, UK
  • July 5 Harry's Bar - Stoke, UK
  • July 6 The Old Angel - Nottingham, UK
  • July 7 JH Tydee - Mol, Belgium
  • July 8 La Peniche Alternat - Paris, France
  • July 9 The Stage - Amhem, The Netherlands
  • July 10 Rote Flora - Hamburg, Germany
  • July 11 Midsummer Hardcore Fest- Vriezenveen, The Netherlands
  • July 12 Zwichenfall - Bochum, Germany
  • July 15 Schaubude - Kiel, Germany
  • July 16 Juha - Rosswein, Germany
  • July 18 Open Hardcore Fest - Piaseczno, Polan
  • July 19 Shelter - Vienna, Austria
Right after we get back we will be hitting up the U.S. again. Check back with us soon with more details on where we will be playing and who will be doing that tour with us. Also we just got added onto the lineup for The Great American Hardcore Fest

More news is on the way for the LP titled "The Lower Depths". We just got the artwork finished up and have been working on the layout this past week. We are very excited on this release and can't wait for it to be done. Check back for more news on that.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Live in Tampa 6/8/09 - New Song

This video was recorded earlier this month at are tampa show. The first song is a new song that will be off our full length "The Lower Depths", the song is titled "Bloodletting".

Click on the link below for the rest of the set. There are three other parts including some new songs that will also be on the LP so check them out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Post Tour Update #2: "right?"

It's been a little while since i've updated this, but we've been home now for almost two weeks. Currently we are getting ready to head over to Europe, more news on that in a couple of days. 

This past tour was great, every show we played was a blast and had great turnouts which surprised us all a little. We have done a lot of damage since i last updated this so ill try and dig deep and try and remember all the nonsense that ensued.

Right after we left texas we headed are way up to Johnson City, TN. That show was really fun for us, we played there last time with Down to Nothing, Swamp Thing, and more. We had to quickly get out of their and drive 10 or 11 hours to play in Brooklyn for the Black N Blue Bowl. It felt great to be able to play that fest. Every year that happens and there are always bands we get excited about seeing and it was great to be one of the bands on that flyer. Some of the highlight were Crown of Thornz, Indecision, Earth Crisis and many more.

After the superbowl we worked our way down to east coast all the way to Florida. On the way we caught on a few shows with Naysayer, Bracewar, and Bad Seed. Those shows were really great. We played a basement show with those bands outside of Baltimore, and i have to say that that was the smallest basement ever and that place got torn apart. The day before we had a day off in baltimore but somehow one of our friends hooked us up to get us on a show with Stigma and wisdom in chains at a bar, us being huge AF fans we glady took him up on the offer. That show was a blast, it was a little weird because it was the normal bar crowd but it was cool to get on a show with stigma.

After those shows we worked our way down the coast and finally ended up in florida. Whenever we are down there we are always lucky to stay with our good friend Sam (BBB Records). We had a blast the last time we stayed at his house with foundation on the last summer tour and this time was just as great. We ate at the infamous "Sonnys BBQ" and everyone was in shock that i finished my meal (that never happens by the way). 

The shows down there were fun and it was good to see some of our good friends down there. On our way back we stopped in Daytona beach and got all suited up for a day at the beach. Shaw thought the dolphin were sharks and a creepy creature crawled around his leg so he was out in no time.

We worked our way back up the east coast to finish off the last few days of the tour. The one that was really awsome for us was Atlanta. We were able to spend some time hanging with our boys in Foundation. We had an awsome BBQ at Hanks house, and jumped off his dock. It took me a good hour to do it because i am deathly afraid of heights (mind you the dock was like 20ft tall, not your normal dock) but eventually i maned up and did it with wildcat and it was a blast. The show was later on that day at this venue the Warehouse. It was are first time playing there and it was a good first impression. Kids went nuts and foundation killed it. Their new shit sounds like Buried siked!

We left atlanta the next day after getting our back window smashed in, kind of a bum out but it didn't matter, we had a good time hanging with those dudes. We left for columbus and the show fell through but luckily we were able to hop on a show with our good friends in Cruel Hand. the show was the craziest venue and the fact that I'm a huge wrestling fan made it even crazier because we played in a wrestling wring. Im bummed i didn't take photographic evidence. We were hoping the ropes would be up but they weren't, still the weirdest stage we've ever played on. It seems like whenever we meet up with Cruel Hand its always the weirdest of shows.

This tour was a lot of fun for us, we had little van trouble and met a lot of great people, can't wait to get back on the road in the U.S. again. We will be leaving to head out for europe in a couple days. Check back for a post with more info on that, just waiting on the tour poster so i will be posting that up here as well. We will be touring over there with this band called The Setup, if you have yet to check them out please do they are an awsome band.

-FF Decontrol

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tour Update #1: "The Lower Depths"

So we have been out for over a week now, you would think that we would be in the midwest somewhere but in fact we just did a weekend in California with Downpresser and Creatures and we are currently working our way back up to play the Superbowl of Hardcore.

The weekend with Creatures and Downpresser was insane, we played the Gilman and that was awsome to be able to play that venue. The shows in Santa Barbara and Long Beach. The house show in Long Beach was complete madness. Check out both Creatures and Downpresser, both bands are sick.

We've had some pretty crazy drives so far on this tour. We ended up driving from St. Paul Minnisota to Seattle Washington. The drive was roughly 26 hours. We hit a lot of states that we've never been to, one being Montana and that was pretty intense. There was a lot to see at some parts driving through and then it would go straight to nothing, but it was still cool. Driving through Washington was really awsome as well.

The weather has been pretty intense out here, through montana and washington it went from cold to extremely hot, so of coarse we went swimming. We stopped off at an exit and snuck into this hotel with a waterslide coming out of the fucking building. Of coarse im such a child that i had a blast. On the way to california we stopped in Portland to go to this famous Donut shop. Now for starters, the donuts were amazing and completely ridiculous, for example i purchases a donut with fruit loops cereal on top of vanilla frosting, it was delicous. If you are ever in Portland go and hit up Voodoo Donuts. 

Now if you ever end up in Portland, stop and turn around and go back home because there are freaks everywhere. Mind you we were there on a thursday in the morning in the part of town where men dress up as girls and people pay to watch them dance around a pole. One guy came out of this night club screaming "I KISSED A MALE, I KISSED A MALE", we knew where he was earlier that night thats for sure. So to make it short... if you ever find yourself in Portland on a thursday night your going to see some serious shit.

This tour has been cool doing it by ourselves and two road dogs (reggie and dougy), the last full u.s. we did was with foundation. It's always fun to tour with other bands but so far there has been no complaints with it just being us.Right now we are currently in San Antonio, TX. We played the warehouse last night with Cruel Hand and a million other bands. The show was total fantasy. The venue was huge and the mixture of bands was very weird. Almost every band had a banner so we felt the need to make one of our own. 

Today we play Houston then work our way up to play Johnson City, TN and then to Brooklyn to play the Black N Blue Bowl (Superbowl of Hardcore). Check back for another update at the end of the tour.

We might as well announce it on here that the title of the LP will be called "The Lower Depths". Its been a long process coming up with a name and we had many choices but the lower depths fits the lyrics and the overall theme of the record. The artwork is being drawn up now by Mike Tommyrot (Black SS, Halo Tattoos) and the layout will be finished as soon as we get back home. Check back for more news on the LP and we will be posting Europe Dates soon as well. Hit us up on the road, go to the Superbowl and listen to Downpresser and Creatures.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Song Up: Burnt Earth

We posted up a rough (unmastered) new song on our myspace titled "Burnt Earth" so go check it out. This song will be on our upcoming LP on Reaper Records in the Summer. More news on the record coming soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009


new van

leave in less than 2 weeks
bringing the best road dogs

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


-Almost done recording the LP - expect a new song and announcement of artwork and record title soon.....
-Spring Tour
-Europe in July
-August tour with Living Hell (more info soon)

Here's the tentative Spring Tour Schedule:
Just waiting on some venue information right now but this is the jist of it. Shoutouts to Creatures and Downpresser playin' the Cali shows with us
  • May 16 2009 9:00P  The Tower - Cleveland, OH 
  • May 17 2009 6:30P Static Age - Romeo, MI 
  • May 18 2009 6:30P Johnny’s Coffeehouse - Metamora, IL 
  • May 19 2009 7:00P Eclipse Records - St. Paul, MN 
  • May 21 2009 5:00P The Viaduct - Tacoma, WA 
  • May 22 2009 7:00P 820 El Camino Real - Belmont, CA 
  • May 23 2009 7:00P Casa De La Raza - Santa Barbara, CA 
  • May 24 2009 6:00P Hickey Underworld - Long Beach, CA 
  • May 25 2009 6:30P The Living Room - Tucson, AZ 
  • May 26 2009 7:00P Rock Bottom - San Antonio, TX 
  • May 27 2009 7:00P The Junction - Houston, TX 
  • May 28 2009 7:00P The Alamo - Ft. Worth, TX 
  • May 29 2009 6:30P The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN 
  • May 30 2009 2:00P Studio B - Superbowl of Hardcore - Brooklyn, NY 
  • May 31 2009 8:00P The Clara Barton Hall - Edison, NJ 
  • Jun 1 2009 8:00P TBA - Dover, DE 
  • Jun 2 2009 7:00P Corpse Fortress - Silver Spring, MD 
  • Jun 3 2009 5:30P The Brickhouse - South Nitro, WV 
  • Jun 4 2009 8:00P TBA - Greensboro, NC 
  • Jun 5 2009 6:00P Ben’s House - Charleston, SC 
  • Jun 6 2009 8:00P TBA - Tallahassee, FL 
  • Jun 7 2009 7:00P The Blackbox Collective - Orlando, FL 
  • Jun 8 2009 7:00P Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, FL 
  • Jun 9 2009 7:00P TBA - Pensacola, FL 
  • Jun 10 2009 7:00P The Warehouse - Atlanta, GA 
  • Jun 11 2009 8:00P TBA - Columbus, OH 
  • Jun 12 2009 7:00P Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY