In search of a suitable bassist, Andreas remembered his longtime friend and musical companion Werner Dworatzek (Crown, Leave me breathless). Together they had already gained regional attention in a local Hard Rock band, played as support act for the Brazilian metal band Angra and were even mentioned in the Japanese metal magazine BURRN.
The first songs for the planned debut album, the three musicians recorded in 2014. However, since they could not find a suitable singer, the songs remained unpublished.
When Andreas heard "Jasper's Warning", the second album of the German prog rock project Oughton Tanera, in the fall of 2016, he took a heart and called Michael Stegh. He sent Michael the instrumental recordings so that he could sing his suggestions for the vocal melodies. When the band heard Michael's interpretations, they were thrilled and immediately hired him for the band as a singer.
After months of work in the recording studio, Michael 'Maikel' Müller mixed and mastered the album in early 2018 at his Abyss Road studio in Gelsenkirchen.
On April 6, 2018 Forceful released the debut album "Rise or Fall".