BIO

FORCE OF RAGE is a Hard Rock/Metal band from Austin, Texas.



Michael Paul Toupin (lead vocals) discovered his affinity for live audiences at the age of eight, singing with the neighborhood “band” for the local kids. He has been singing ever since. Michael has delivered powerful, melodic vocals with Sativa, Ground Zero, Raging Saint (co-founder), and Valhalla. He has shared the stage with national touring acts Pat Travers, Survivor, Night Ranger, Blackfoot and others. Influences include Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Steve Perry and Bruce Dickinson, among others. 



Chuck Magus (guitar) grew up in a musical family from Los Angeles, California.Both his father and older brother played guitar so he began to play guitar at an early age. An aspiring extended-range, melodic-technical guitar player, he has played in numerous bands Studied Guitar at Various schools and has taken many lessons. Chuck hales from a number of powerful epic bands, performing in many well-known clubs and venues throughout the country and around the globe. He has performed a variety of styles from rock to blues to heavy metal even a bit of country, with a strong preference for Heavy Metal. He continues to learn and its never ending when it comes to guitar and music. Some of Chuck's previous bands include Serpent Underground, Black Rose, Distorted Legacy, Certain Demise, Carbon Cowboys and many others. He continues to make his mark and forge his craft. Some of his influences range from Malmsteen to Impelliteri to Jimi Hendrix. Check him out at the next show!


 


Danny Wilburn (bass) grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, hanging out in studios with his Dad, learning the technical side of the music industry, and playing bass in school and in several rock bands around town.  Early influences such as Led Zeppelin, Yes and Pink Floyd piqued his curiosity with the bass, and it quickly became a passion.  Metallica, Queensryche, Mr. Big and Tool added fuel to the fire.  Danny moved to Austin, Texas in 2010 to pursue playing and recording music.  Through hard work and dedication, Danny has developed a unique style that is very solid while keeping a creative edge and intense attitude in his sound.  Danny plays Fender basses with Trace Elliot pre amps and cabinets, and Crown power amps.

 

 

Fred "Freddie B" Dingerson (drums/percussion) got his first taste of drumming like most 5-year-olds, banging on pots and pans and anything else he could get away with using wooden spoons! By the age of 8, he'd convinced the parents to get him a $30 snare and joined the school band. His first real drum set soon followed and put the parents through even more hell.  His hard work paid off and by 17, he was rocking the club scene. Over the years that followed, he worked with several tribute and cover projects that opened for National acts, such as REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett, Dokken and Survivor.
 

Photo by Ruby Scholling with EnFocus

Photo by Ruby Scholling with EnFocus

Photo by Gregg Langston

Photo by Gregg Langston

Photo by Ruby Scholling

Photo by Ruby Scholling