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.
Christopher Ray Gonzalez (drums) from Austin, Texas started playing drums at 7 and dedicated himself to his craft at 13. His professional and energetic style, a mixture of thrash and progressive technicalities, and his ability to stay on point captivates the audience. Now joining Force of Rage in 2017, he brings a driving force to the band's high energy music. Early influences were drummers Nikko McBrain (his fave), Eric Carr of Kiss, Scott Rockfield, Charlie Benante and Tommy Lee. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dio Disciples, Killer Dwarfs, Michael Angelo Batio, Immortal Guardian, and many more.