Dave Fortman is the guitarist for the band Ugly Kid Joe. He currently is an American music producer. He has worked with bands such as Superjoint Ritual, Watership Down, Eyehategod, Mudvayne, Otep, Slipknot on their new fourth studio album titled All Hope Is Gone, and Simple Plan, as well as on both of Evanescence's multi-platinum selling albums, The Open Door and Fallen. Fortman also co-owns a recording studio called Balance Productions which is located in Louisiana. In the May 2009 edition of his monthly column Food Coma column, Anthrax's Scott Ian announced that Dave Fortman was mixing the band's much anticipated 10th studio album entitled Worship Music.
He most recently worked with Godsmack on their fifth studio album The Oracle which was released May 4, 2010. He is reportedly working with Godsmack on their new album 1000hp as of July 2014.