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Heavy Metal from the California Central Valley. Forging an eclectic Metal style, fusing Classic and Modern Metal influences!!??

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Fortress United:

Shane - Guitars/Vocals 

Steph - Bass Guitar 

AJ - Drums

Fortress United:

Shane - Guitars/Vocals

Steph - Bass Guitar

AJ - Drums

Happy New Year!!! 

Happy New Year to our FU Family!! Thank you for all your support!! We truly appreciate it!! We love making music and sharing it with you all!!

Looking forward to an awesome 2020!!!

Thank you Lodi Roc-Vemberfest!! 

We had an absolute Blast playing Lodi Roc-Vemberfest!! The weather was beautiful and there were so many talented acts!! Thank you to the Event Volunteers and Idol Beer Works Staff for working so hard to keep it a smooth and easy day!! 

Special thanks to all who made it out to support Operation Restored Warrior!!

And of course thanks to our FU Family!! You guys rock and we can't wait to see you again in 2020!!!?? 

The Boardwalk was a blast!! 

We had a great time playing The Boardwalk in Orangevale!! 

Always a great place for music!! Mechanizm and SJSINDICATE were on point!! And Tantric showed off exactly why they're still a force, getting the crowd going and hanging out afterwards with the fans!!

Checkout our cover of Zero by Smashing Pumpkins!!

Shootout to Chad at Bitcrusher and Wendy at Bandhoppers for having us!! ?? 

Thank you Pine St!! 


We had a great time playing James Reyome's Birthday Bash/Benefit Show!! 

Was an honor to be a part of this awesome event!! All the bands were stellar, and over $600 was raised!!

Previous events

Fortress United at the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle 2020

The Boardwalk , 9426 Greenback Ln, Orangevale

WACKEN OPEN AIR 2020 - Northern CA - Battle of the Bands Participating Bands, in no particular order: The Last Titan, Unprovoked, Cemetery Legacy, Fortress United, Blessed Curse

What is Wacken?: Wacken Open Air (/ˈvɑːkən/, stylised W:O:A) is an open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in summer in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Hamburg.

W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts four days. The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event with about 800 visitors and six local German bands. It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world. In 2011, the festival attracted 80,000 festival visitors and 6,000 personnel for a total of 86,000 attendees. Per Wikipedia

This is the Northern California Wacken Battle of the Bands. There is going to be one overall winner, that will get the honor to play at Wacken Open Air 2020.

There will be 2 band winners, then 6 bands will play the Semi-Final Battle where there will be 1 winner...then that band goes to the California Final in Hollywood, CA.

Tickets $12.00 advance//$15 at the door ALL AGES

James Reyome Birthday Celebration

Pine St Bar , 875 Rincon Ave, 94551

Fortress United joins Rage of War, Hard Fail, William Wallace and 24Gore at the Pine St Bar in Livermore for James Reyome's Birthday Celebration!! Come party with an awesome night of Metal!!

Fortress United at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA

The Boardwalk - Orangevale -, 9426 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA

We are excited to announce that Fortress United will be playing The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA in March!! Come out for a night of great local music!! We'll be sharing the stage with Uncharted Waters- Somni - BlackRose and Christine Tense!! Presale tickets are available from Fortress United!! All Ages Show!!

Alex Daniel Presents: Fortress United & More!

The Red House , 1667 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Alex Daniel Presents a night of metal at the Red House featuring Fortress United, Soulless Demise, Broken Glass Sanctuary and Bile Desciple. A professional video shoot will be going on all night. Don't miss your chance to join us for the last show of 2016 for FU! This is an all-ages event, kids!


Bands4Bands MetalFest

Hayward Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA

Bands4Bands Presents The 10th Annual MetalFest/Canned Food Drive in Association with H.A.R.D. Featuring: Star Destroyer, Mystic Rage, Soulless Demise, AOD, Disrupt the Paradigm, Fortress United, Hand of Fire, Frolic and more TBA. This Annual Festival will have giveaways, kid's area, BBQ and vendors. Bands4Bands will accept your canned food donations at the event to benefit The Salvation Army. Pack your lunch, blanket, and bring a lounge chair to enjoy some amazing talent!.."Bring a Metal Can and see a Metal Band." Free - All ages