Enforced launches video for “War Remains”; releases new album worldwide

Enforced launches video for “War Remains”; releases new album worldwide

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Enforced have released their third full-length, War Remains, via Century Media Records. For a preview of this record, the new video for the title track can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkre9jDmHBM

Vocalist Knox Colby states: “Inspired by the works of psychologist James Hillman and anthropologist Joseph Campbell, the song ‘War Remains’ stresses the complimentary nature of war alongside peace, rather than two opposing sides of a spectrum. War is ever present and forever constant.

“Meanwhile, the album ‘War Remains’ details the decay and breakdown of modern society, along with insight about the cyclical nature of decay and subsequent growth. Biting through at just over 30min, it’s a caustic warning; cautioning you of those who seek to undermine you.
“We hope you enjoy the album as much as we did writing and recording it. Hope you pick up a copy, we’ll see you at the gig, let’s rock.”

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Photo Credit: Jacky Flav

The first single, “Ultra-Violence”, can be heard at: https://youtu.be/0ENEOrT9jX8

Second single “Hanged by My Hand”, can be viewed now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1kHtoirxX8

Third single “Starve”, can be seen at: https://youtu.be/Hc0fdgDH0Jo

Get War Remains now at: https://enforced.lnk.to/WarRemains – where the album is available in the following versions:

–Standard CD jewel-case
–Black vinyl
–Blue vinyl available from USA retail (500 copies) & CM Distro Wholesale EU and CMdistro.de (300 copies)
–White vinyl available from EMP (150 copies) & Nuclear Blast (150 copies)
–Red vinyl available from Enforced (limited to 300 copies)
–Digital album

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Album Artwork by: Joe Petagno

“We didn’t overthink anything,” says Enforced front-man Knox Colby, describing the ethic that went into the making of the Richmond, Virginia-based quintet’s third album, War Remains. “It’s all very straight forward, no bells and whistles production-wise. It’s almost ten minutes shorter than our last record and packs ten times more of a punch.”

Blazing out of the pandemic, Enforced carved a trail throughout North America and Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Obituary, Municipal Waste and Exhumed as well as festivals like Maryland Deathfest and France’s Hellfest. With that bloodied road behind them, Enforced set metallic standard with their power-of-the-riff-wreck-your-neck take on classic thrash and crossover hardcore from the same pissed-off hometown womb that had given the world the likes of GWAR and Lamb of God.

Teaming with Richmond-based producer, Ricky Olson, with mixing help from Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Kreator), the band delivered on every iota of extreme aggression they’ve flexed since their inception in 2016. War Remains is the sound of Enforced pushing themselves to the next level: a serrated-edge classic. “It has the intensity of ‘At the Walls’ (2019) but is more mature than ‘Kill Grid’ (2021),” Colby explains. “It has that tenacity of us live. It spills through the record. If you’re a fan of really aggressive music, you’re gonna love it. It’s seething!”

“It’s a fair assessment; all 32 minutes of ‘War Remains’ are pit-tested and mosher-approved…Lace up your high-tops, tuck in your ponytail and let ‘er rip.” – Decibel Magazine

“[Enforced’s] brutal assault strikes the perfect balance of technicality and intensity, fueled by rage and anguish.” – Knotfest

“…it’s evident that the buzz about Enforced is well-deserved. ‘War Remains’ could be one of those records that younger musicians reference years from now as a gateway game-changer, bridging multiple genres in a very palatable way. It’s exciting to watch the progression of this act…” – Dead Rhetoric

“Enforced take strides in the right direction with ‘War Remains’ and produce another batch of hard-hitting thrash anthems that will likely see it rank high amongst end-of-year lists.” – Metal Storm

“Unsurprisingly, Enforced’s third chapter throws us off the couch and into the front of the stage, whether we like it or not. It’s a one-way ticket to the mosh pit that evokes simpler times when extreme music was experienced with body and soul rather than through the lens of a smartphone. And even if that means a few bruises, at least you know you’re still alive.” – Sputnik Music

This summer, Enforced will hit the road with Venom Inc. and Acid Witch for a tour across the USA – featuring Exhumed and Wormwitch at select shows. See below for all dates!

Venom Inc., Acid Witch, Enforced tour dates
w/ Exhumed
June 22, 2023  – Trees – Dallas, TX
June 23, 2023  – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 24, 2023  – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
June 25, 2023  – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
June 26, 2023  – Rock House – El Paso, TX
June 27, 2023  – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
June 28, 2023  – Nile – Phoenix, AZ
June 29, 2023  – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
June 30, 2023  – Whisky A-Go-Go – Los Angeles, CA
July 1, 2023 – Full Circle Brewing – Fresno, CA
July 2, 2023 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Venom Inc., Acid Witch, Enforced tour dates
w/ Wormwitch
July 5, 2023 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
July 7, 2023 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
July 8, 2023 – The Lincoln – Cheyenne, WY
July 9, 2023 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

Enforced line-up:
Knox Colby – Vocals
Will Wagstaff – Guitars
Zach Monahan – Guitars
Ethan Gensurowsky – Bass
Alex Bishop – Drums

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