José Fors

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Not to be confused with José Manuel Fors.
José Fors
Birth name José Alberto Fors Ferro
Born (1958-07-30) 30 July 1958 (age 58)
Origin Havana, Cuba
Genres Hard rock
Heavy metal
Experimental music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990 - present
Associated acts Mask (1982-1985)
Duda Mata (1985-1989)
Cuca (1990-1994) (1994-present)
Forseps (1994-present)

José Alberto Fors Ferro (born 30 July 1958) is a Mexican singer and artist best known as the leading member of the bands Cuca and Forseps.[1]


Fors was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1958. At the age of three he and his family moved to Miami, Florida where he studied painting. In 1967 his family moved to Mexico City, where he lived for the remainder of his childhood. Later on he moved again to Guadalajara where he has lived most of his life. In 1976 he studied anatomical drawing with Robert Martinez and started working with musical groups such as Mask and Lepra. In 1985 he developed an ambitious project with Carlos Esegé (neé Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez) called Duda Mata.[2] In 1990, along with Ignacio González (drums), Galileo Ochoa (guitar) and Carlos Avilez (es) (bass), he founded Cuca, a group that interprets irreverent songs in a hard rock style. In 1994 he left Cuca to initiate a new project, Forseps. In 2004 Cuca returned to the stage and recorded a live record on 14 May 2004. In 2005 he returned to the studio to record the album Con Pelotas (es). Fors currently lives in Guadalajara.


With Mask[edit]

With Duda Mata[edit]

With Cuca[edit]

With Forseps[edit]


  • Frankenstein: Rock Operates , 2009
  • Orlok: Rock Operates , 2012


  • Culebra 1996, 1996 (Cuca: 'La Balada' and 'Toma')
  • Red Hot + Latin: Silencio = Muerte, 1997 ('El son del dolor (es)' featuring Youth Brigade)
  • Operación Código Rojo, 2004 ('Señalado y apartado' and 'Todos somos portadores')
  • Tokin Records Kompilado.2os, 2004 ('Dulce Violencia')
  • Hellboy Soundtrack, 2004 ('Hellboy')
  • La Otra Navidad, 2005 ('Mi regalo de navidad' and 'Otra navidad')


  1. ^ Gutierrez, Evan C. "Biography: Cuca". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "DUDA MATA". Rock MX: La Re-Evolución Mexicana. 
  3. ^ Adán Velasco (November 19, 2004). "Gabra Forseps CD con sonido proprio". El Universal. 
  4. ^ Édgar Corona (2014). Cristian Zermeño, ed. José Fors: El señor de las cuervos [José Fors: Lord of the Crows]. Conversaciones con la cultura: Las mejores entrevistas del suplemento O2 Cultura de La gaceta de la Universidad de Guadalajara (Conversation and Culture: The Best Interviews of the O2 Entertainment Supplement of the University of Guadalahara Gazette). Editorial Universitaria, Libros UDG. ISBN 607742028X.