RAVISH's first album was a dream come true for Lead Vocalist Ric Iron, about 20 songs were selected including Get Up! and Hell aint Cool which weren't quite ready, but are on RAVISH's 2nd album Back from the Dead. Download now
Ravish recorded Forced Upon on a shoe-string budget starting in 2003, In 2002 Ravish consisted of Mario "Speedwagon" Franco on drums, Mario was soon replaced with Robert Teagle, On Bass was Vinnie Wright, Vinnie unfortunately dislocated his shoulder during the first part of recording so bass was played by the Gooz and in 2004 Vinnie played bass on the three remaining tracks, though Vinnie had since decided not to continue with the band. Because the Gooz wasn't available, Paul McClung became Bass player from 2005 to 2006. Both Rob and Paul left Ravish in October 2006 after a not so good show in Kennewick Washington. And though Forced Upon, though not officially released was sold at shows during 2006, it was shelved to be released independently in 2011.
Ravish's first album was recorded in Walla Walla, WA at
Studio '79. The album contains 12 Original songs:
Give me a sign
Time to Rock
Back Off Barbie
The Song I sing
I Believe in Jesus Christ
I got Jesus
A Sweet Lullaby
Good time Charlie
Over and Over Again
Not a god
The album was very theatrical, utilizing lots of special effects. The theme of the album was The Great Tribulation;
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.