Photo by: Morgan Parrish
Official press release:
WAR Records welcomes Richmond, Virginia-based crossover outfit Enforced to the label roster and is currently preparing the band’s At The Walls LP for summer release. With the album’s final details being sorted for pressing, the band is about to embark on a run of tour dates through the Northeastern US and into Canada supporting a vicious tour package with Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway.
Formed in 2016, Enforced picks up where Sepultura and Cro-Mags left off and infuses their own volatile, hardcore fury into the hardcore/thrash crossover sound of the late ’80s. Fronted by a voice that could only belong to that of a madman and unloading nonstop blazing riffs and pummeling breakdowns in every track, the band demolishes everything in their path, leaving a trail of smoldering wreckage and pure decimation anywhere they perform.
Enforced‘s impending At The Walls LP features a remixed and remastered version of the 2017 demo and their “Retaliation” promo, and introduces two brand new songs to the mix. All tracks were recorded by Bob Quirk and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Candy). In addition, Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Psywarfare) provides guest vocals to the track “Skinned Alive” who also created the apocalyptic album artwork for the LP.
Expect nothing but total war on stage from Enforced as they explode into 2019; a must-hear for fans of classic crossover/thrash from Nuclear Assault, Demolition Hammer, and Devastation, as well as modern shredders Skeletal Remains, Foreseen, and War Hungry.
Watch for the final details on Enforced’s At The Walls LP to be issued in the days ahead for an early summer release through WAR Records.
In the meantime, check out a vicious Enforced live set from United Blood 2019 earlier this month right here:
Enforced is booking tour dates into the summer months surrounding the release of the LP. Beginning next week, they will be out on the road supporting Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway from May 9th through May 17th, with shows in Asbury Park, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston, Albany, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. Enforced tours home with shows in Philadelphia and Virginia Beach, followed by a hometown show supporting Accused AD on May 25th. Additional tour dates are to be expected through the coming months.
5/09 – Asbury Park, NJ | House Of Independents *
5/10 – Pittsburgh, PA | Cattivo *
5/11 – Baltimore, MD | Metro *
5/12 – Boston, MA | Once Ballroom *
5/13 – Albany, NY | The Low Beat
5/14 – Cleveland, OH | Grog Shop *
5/15 – Chicago, IL | Reggies *
5/16 – Detroit, MI | Sanctuary *
5/17 – Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace *
5/18 – Philadelphia, PA | Cousin Danny’s
5/19 – Virginia Beach, VA | West Beach Tavern
5/25 – Richmond, VA | Wonderland ^
* = w/ Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway
^ = w/ Accused AD
Knox Colby – vocals
Will Wagstaff – lead guitar
Ethan Gensurowsky – bass
Zach Monahan – guitar
Alex Bishop – drums