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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

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!!

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!


***Auditions now being scheduled**** 

We’d like to say thank you so much to all of you that have already contacted FU regarding auditions for lead singer and/or rhythm guitarist positions. We’ve had a great time jammin’ with some awesome musicians! If you’re still waiting to hear from us, thank you for your patience. We WILL get in touch with you. Anyone out there that is interested in either position please feel free to contact us either by PM here or email us at fortressunitedband@gmail.com for more information. Thank you!

Good Luck, Alie! 

As many of you may have heard, Fortress United and Alie Grabowski have also parted ways. So many memories over the years, we will never forget all that Alie brought to FU. You will always be part of the FU Family, sister, and we wish you the best of luck in all you do!

Good Luck, Jess! 

We wanted to let you all know that Jess Gilmore and Fortress United have parted ways. A hell of a great performer, we know Jess will do awesome in his future projects. We had a lot of great times and wish him luck and happiness in all he does! Thanks for sharing in our journey and being a part of the FU family, Jess! \m/\m/

Fortress United Releases "Rise" Video 

Fortress United Metal from Manteca, California has released the video “Rise.” The video was produced by Less Than Lucky Productions and is the 5th song in the band’s debut EP titled “The Mask.”  “The Mask” was released April 23, 2016 as an independent project in collaboration with Dead Sea Records. The “Rise” music video can be found on the band’s Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USZJ49xEuuQ 

Jess Gilmore of Less Than Lucky Productions and Fortress United writes,  “We shot the video in our practice space in Manteca. We shot the entire video in one day utilizing the same space to get everything we needed. It was originally intended to be a lyric video but the director, Raymond Burdick, felt that while shooting it, it surpassed just a typical lyric video.” 

Fortress United consists of Alie – Vocals, Nick – Guitar, Jess – Guitar, Stephanie – Bass, and A.J. – Drums .  Alie, writer and vocals for Fortress United writes, “Overall (Rise), it’s about how people get picked on. You can either choose to stay down or you can grow stronger from it. You are proving the people who hated on you down. You are showing them that despite everything, you come back you rise.” 

Fortress United is endorsed by Gilmore Custom Cases, Dead Sea Records, Sinister Guitar Pick, Echo Eyes Entertainment and Spear Guitar USA.  Fortress United performs locally and has toured Southern California and Nevada.  The band has received radio play and has performed in festivals. 

The Mask by Fortress United 
1. The Mask 03:28 
2. Mosh 04:04 
3. I Know 04:48 
4. The Clown 04:55 
5. Rise 03:52 

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