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We are a Heavy Metal band out of Manteca CA. With influences in Power, Thrash, and other Metal, our sound has been described as "Modern Classic Metal", but we just prefer Metal!!🤘🏼

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Fortress United:

Shane - Guitars/Vocals 

Steph - Bass Guitar 

AJ - Drums

Fortress United:

Shane - Guitars/Vocals

Steph - Bass Guitar

AJ - Drums

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!!

Thank you San Joaquin Asparagus Festival!! 

Had a blast returning to the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival!! Weather was beautiful and attendance was great!!

Thanks to our FU Family who were able to make it out!! Always fun to play events like this and make new friends and fans!!


Thank you Boardwalk!  

Here's some video footage from our show at The Boardwalk - Orangevale! This was a crazy night! Such an honor to play that stage with Uncharted Waters, Somni and Black Rose! Thank you to all who came out to support! Check our events page for all upcoming shows. FU in 2018! It's great to be back! 

It's Great To Be Back!  

After a stretch of this year off, followed by months of preparation, Fortress United is back! 

Hayward rocked as always! Thank you for giving Rusty such a warm welcome! He did an amazing job stepping out of his comfort zone and bringin’ the lead vocals to make our performance possible. We love you, brother! 

We want to thank Bands4Bands for having us out again this year at MetalFest and allowing us to share the stage with so many great bands! 

We've said it before and we'll keep sayin' it: Fortress United wouldn't be able to do what we do without the help and support of our AMAZING F.U. Family!!! We would like to welcome Sin Cal Industries to the Family. They did an incredible job on our new banners and decals as well as pitch in with so much work behind the scenes! We look forward to all the future brings! Thanks again to all who came out and supported over the weekend!! Until next time! \m/

Fortress United Welcomes Shane "Rusty" Johnson 

Greetings to everyone in the FU Family! As you know, Fortress United has been searching high and low to find our next rhythm guitarist. We are happy to report to you that we have finally found him! 

This guy not only has a positive attitude that is infectious, but through his hard work and genuine love of music, he has already proven his love and dedication to Fortress United. We can’t thank him enough for showing us that good things are worth waiting for. 

Please welcome the newest member of Fortress United, Mr. Shane “Rusty” Johnson! Welcome to the family, brother!

May, 2017 FU News 

Hey, everyone in the FU Family! Just wanted to check in and let you know things have been busy behind the scenes in FU Land these last couple months. Auditions are going great and are still being scheduled. It's been a lot of fun jammin’ with so many awesome musicians. Anyone out there that is interested in either position please feel free to contact us by email at fortressunitedband@gmail.com for more information. 

We also have some very exciting news to share with you! The Bands4Bands Annual Awards show is coming up again this month and Fortress United has been nominated for Best Web Presence, Best Song and Best Performance! Bands4Bands is a huge supporter of musicians from all walks of life and it's a honor to be recognized by our brothers and sisters in this wonderful organization. Congratulations going out to everyone who was nominated! We'll see you at the awards! 
Be sure to follow us on any of the social media outlets for all the latest news and updates. And, as always, thank you so much to all of you that have continued to stick with us during this crazy time of change. You rock! We'll see you soon!

Previous events

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