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20 Foot Forehead / Press

“When it comes to dedication 20 Foot Forehead is that band, this is a band that has endured many obstacles and are living proof that the good guys get far. These are just that, good guys rockin’ good music. I had the privilege of interviewing Jeff Alexander, vocalist for 2o Foot Forehead and what a great interview that was. Jeff endured a surgery near his vocal chords and is fortunate that he can still belt out the music as strong and powerful as he does. I was sent a copy of their CD titled “Let the Octopus…” and what a beauty that is. I highly recommend the songs “Phobia” and “When Angels Hate You”. Those are my 2 favorites, but the whole album is really well put together and the band is solid.”

“20 Foot Forehead may be relatively unknown on the national level, but that doesn’t mean anything. Some of the best bands can be found in the local scene, and there may be no better example of this than Fairfield, Iowa’s own 20 Foot Forehead. Their debut album, Static the Airwaves, released in late 2010, is one of the best unsigned debuts you will find. With a rough recording quality, this album shows the true grit of an unsigned artist. Let’s go back to the old days when we had cassettes (remember those things?). This album has that vintage feel to it – a feeling that’s been lost in the digital revolution. If you want an album that has great songwriting, great musicianship and a hard rock experience you won’t forget, Static the Airwaves is the way to go.”

“The hardest part about watching your guys show.... is my dick! :D”

“20 Foot Forehead is unrefined, while staying tight and powerful. They’re the embodiment of that sound we only found on tape; the sound before auto-tuning and over-production. I haven’t heard honest rock like this in a long while. The levels can be slightly off, but the music is cohesive. Music fans will get this sound. People looking for Nickleback won’t. Heavy riffs and driving rock put 20 Foot Forehead on your radar and Fairfield, Iowa on your map. Either believe or get out. This is some rock!”

“There’s a real sense of rawness to 20 Foot Forehead, something which means that when you listen to their tracks, you can almost imagine them playing in front of you and you hearing it live. This ability to sound raw and unrefined whilst still crafting songs which hook you in and keep you listening is something which is going to stand these guys in good stead moving forwards, definitely making them a band you should be looking out for.”

“20 Foot Forehead is a straight up rock band with simple vocals that provide a nice topping to a very complex and well structured sound. They can at once have the simple aggression of modern rock and then have much more brutal attacks. the guitar parts are surprisingly complex. The guitarists seem to almost always be soloing underneath the vocals. It adds a lot of flavor to the music. Meanwhile the bass work is pretty solid and really shines on songs like Phobia. It really helps the heavier riffs stay powerful. Meanwhile the drumming is slow and almost sludgy at times. I really like the way it fits into the music. The vocals start off sounding rather plain and bleh, but there is a certain aggression that this bands' lead singer can take on and then he charges forward and brutalizes your ears in a storm of rock and roll energy. I really like it. In conclusion, 20 Foot Forehead is a very cool and very tasty rock band that is worth checking out!”

“When Angels Hate You is the kind of song that catches your ear very fast. The production is very good as well. This song catches the scene of self loathing very well.”

“The band, named 20 Foot Forehead, hit the stage with a mixture of metal, rock, and comedy. A Fairfield, IA based band, they have been playing together since 2007. Lead man Jeff Alexander married the magic of a good scream with that of a stand-up comedy show. Their sound resonated that of A Perfect Circle, the Chili Peppers, Atreyu, and Killswitch Engage all blended into a small venue bowl and baked in a Rock oven until ready to serve.”

“With very punchy riffs and intelligent current song writing, they mix it up so you’re not hearing the same thing over and you can tell what song you’re on. There are a couple ballads on here that do not appeal to me, but some will love’m. They are done right but very commercial. In fact you could be hearing 80% of this on the radio some day.”