Winterthur was previously a significant industrial city, but is now more known as an educational and cultural city. The city has 16 museums and the old town is the largest pedestrian area in Switzerland. Maybe the musicians in Forlet Sires walk around the pedestrian street? Forlet Sires is a five-piece black/doom metal outfit hailing from Winterthur, Switzerland. The band was founded in late 2013 and has released a demo as well as two full length albums since. The track Carnage And Candor,
Forlet Sires was starting out as a quite conventional atmospheric black metal project, the band soon started to incorporate influences from all over the place, creating music on the fringes of extreme metal, which lead way to the sophomore album Holy. A complex amalgam of atmospheric black metal and doom metal, with some prog tendencies. The album was recorded live at Gaswerk in Winterthur, mixed by Billy Anderson and mastered by Justin Weis, with the artwork being done by Adam Burke. The tracks Where Nothing Shall Thrive and We Roam This World Around,
Forlet Sires was by drummer Daniele Brumana, singer Kilian Schmid, and guitarist Thomas Hofstetter. At first, the intention was to form a solely atmospheric black metal based project. However, with the joining of Tobias Kalt, this idea had to give way for a new approach on the genre without any boundaries, while keeping a grief aspect in every tone. Today, the band draws influences from various musical styles to create haunting, yet heavy tunes, with a blend of post metal, doom, and black metal.
In May 2014, the band recorded a first demo, which was released as a digital download and very limited DIY tape and cd editions. After the release of the first demo and an odyssey of second guitar players, the band finally found Sebastian Vogt in November 2014 and has a stable line up ever since. After that, Forlet Sires played various shows in- and out of Switzerland, sharing the stage with bands such as Downfall Of Gaia, Forgotten Tomb, Candlemass etc.
In February 2016, the band started recording its debut album Journey Towards Ruin. The album was recorded live at the rehearsal space, with the mixing and mastering being handled by Serge Spiga at The Clockwork Studio in Grenchen CH. Three years later their sophomore album Holy is released.