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Band Photo: Enforsaken (?)

Formed: 1998
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Enforsaken News

Below is our complete Enforsaken news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

The Shotgun Suicides To Release New Album Early

THE SHOTGUN SUICIDES, the new band featuring ex-ENFORSAKEN guitarist Steve Stell, will issue its "A Glorious Tragedy" album in Japan via Spiritual Beast Records on February 13, 2008 — one week earlier than the previously announced February 20 release date. A limited number of these Japanese CDs will also be available directly from THE SHOTGUN SUICIDES via mail-order for fans in the USA and Europe.

Four songs from "A Glorious Tragedy" are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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The Shotgun Suicides Issue Debut Album

THE SHOTGUN SUICIDES - the new Chicago, Illinois-based death metal band featuring former ENFORSAKEN guitarist Steve Stell - have released their debut album, A Glorious Tragedy, via Soulside Records.

The tracklisting is as follows: '2018', 'This Tortured Spirit', 'Stabwound Serenade', 'Here Lies The Warrior', 'Bloodwall', 'End It All', 'A Glorious Tragedy', 'Erasing Tomorrow', 'Die For Me', 'Funeral Winds'.

Sound samples can be heard here. More...

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Enforsaken Vocalist Guests On New Sigh Album

ENFORSAKEN vocalist Steven Sagala has just finished tracking guest vocals for the cult Japanese band SIGH at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, SOIL, FLESHGRIND, etc.). Sagala will appear on three songs for SIGH's upcoming album, "Hangman's Hymn", due out later this year via The End Records.

As previously reported, ENFORSAKEN is disbanding after eight years of existence and will play its last concert in Chicago at the legendary Metro venue on Saturday, August 19 with DEAD TO FALL. More details and updates regarding ENFORSAKEN's final show can be found at www.myspace.com/Enforsaken.

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Enforsaken Calls It Quits, Plan Final Show

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have issued the following update:

"It's official. After eight years of existence, we have decided to lay ENFORSAKEN to rest. We will play our final show Saturday, August 19th in Chicago athe Metro. This wasn't the easiest decision to make, but in the end, we agree that ENFORSAKEN has now run its course. We've accomplished everything that we set out to do, and now it's time to move on. We're all very proud of our last album, 'Sinner's Intuition', and feel that now is a good time to end the band.

"We've chosen to burn out on a high note now, rather than just slowly fade into obscurity. Due to our many obligations outside the band, we cannot continue to put 100% of our time into ENFORSAKEN. We were basically kids when this band formed, and over the years, things just have to change. Whether you like it or not. It's as simple as that. Some bands linger on for years past their expiration date. ENFORSAKEN will not become one of those bands.

"Over the past eight years, ENFORSAKEN have left their mark on the world with CDs released in the USA, Europe and Japan. We've made many friends (as well as a few enemies, haha!) It was definitely an interesting journey for all of us, and we look back at our past with absolutely no regrets. So many of you from all around the world have gotten into our music, and for us musicians playing in a band, that's really what it's all about. Having kids from all over the place tell you that they've genuinely been moved by your music is definitely a nice thing, to say the least. We're very pleased that you enjoyed what your heard. Your constant kind words regarding ENFORSAKEN have always been greatly apreciated. Those words were never taken for granted and were always an inspiration to us. We can truly walk away from ENFORSAKEN with our heads held high at this point.

"We'd like to thank every one of our fans across the globe for their support throughout the years. You are the main reason why we stuck around for so long. Thank you.

"Thanks to everyone else that had a role in making ENFORSAKEN what it is today. You know who you are.

"So there it is. Not much more really needs to be said. We hope to see some of you at our last show in August. DEAD TO FALL, THE KILLER as well as a few other cool bands will be on the bill. It should definitely be a night to remember.

"Thanks again. We'll see you around..."

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Enforsaken's Cover Of Pantera's "Mouth For War"

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have uploaded their cover of the PANTERA classic "Mouth for War" on their MySpace page. "This cover was supposed to appear on a Dimebag tribute album, but the tribute never happened," the band write in a statement. "This cover is raw, dirty and unpolished...just the way we like it! We'd like to think Dime [late PANTERA guitarist] would get a kick out of it. This track was never intended for any kind of profit, so please download the hell out of it!"

ENFORSAKEN's new album, "Sinner's Intuition", is scheduled for release on March 7 via Crash Music Inc.. The follow-up to 2004's "Forever Endeavor" (Olympic/Century Media) was recorded at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer/owner Chris Djuricic and assistant Aaron Brigman. The album was mastered at The Bolier Room Studios in Chicago, IL with Collin Jordan.

"Sinner's Intuition" will feature back-up vocals from Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM).

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Enforsaken Post New Music Online

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted three songs from their upcoming album, "Sinner's Intuition", on their MySpace.com page. Check out the tracks "Witness to the Fall", "Blacklist Assassin" and "Words in Red" at this location.

The follow-up to 2004's "Forever Endeavor" (Olympic/Century Media) "Sinner's Intuition" is scheduled for release on March 7 via Crash Music Inc.. The CD recording sessions took place at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer/owner Chris Djuricic and assistant Aaron Brigman. The album was mastered at The Bolier Room Studios in Chicago, IL with Collin Jordan.

"Sinner's Intuition" track listing:

01. Witness to the Fall
02. Words in Red
03. The Slain
04. Halo of Ruin
05. Enemy Angel
06. Sever the Ties
07. Blacklist Assassin
08. The Course to Oblivion

"Sinner's Intuition" will feature back-up vocals from Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM).

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Enforsaken Sign New Record Deal

Enforsaken have signed a four- album deal with Crash Music Inc. Enforsaken will start work on the new album in October. The new album will be produced by Chris Djuricic (Jungle Rot) and has a release date set for Januar/Feruary 2006.

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Enforsaken Leaves Century Media/Olympic Recordings

Chicago melodic death metallers ENFORSAKEN have posted the following message on their official website:

"After 2 years of being signed to the label, ENFORSAKEN have officially parted ways with the Century Media owned Olympic Recordings. As of today, we are no longer contractually obligated to Olympic and are now free agents. We have parted on good terms. More info will be released to the press shortly by Olympic Recordings. We cannot say any more to the public about why this has happend at this time. All interested labels please get in touch. We have completed material for our next album and are ready to record shortly. All interested parties please contact us at EnforsakenCult@Hotmail.com for more info."

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Enforsaken 'Poison Me' Video Posted Online

Enforsaken's video for the track "Poison Me" has been posted online at the Autumn's End Entertainment web site. Check it out: High (mpg), Low (Windows Media).

As previously reported, the Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers' latest album, "The Forever Endeavor", was released in Japan on September 29 through Soundholic Records. The Japanese pressing of the CD includes four additional "bonus" tracks — three previously unreleased numbers and a cover of Carcass' "Incarnated Solvent Abuse".

"The Forever Endeavor" was released in March through Century Media/Olympic Records.

Enforsaken's next live appearance will take place on December 18 at the Wisconsin Winter Metal Assault in Combined Locks, WI.

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Enforsaken Finish Filming "Poison Me" Video

Enforsaken have just finished filming our first video for the song "Poison Me." It's being edited at this very moment, and should be available to check out sometime in November.

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Enforsaken CD To See Japanese Release With Bonus

Enforsaken's "The Forever Endeavor" will be released in Japan on SoundHolic Records this fall. The scheduled release date is September 29th. This special Japanese pressing will include 4 additional bonus tracks. Three of these tracks are previously unreleased and one is a cover of Carcass' "Incarnated Solvent Abuse." That cover was done back in late 2000, but this cover never saw a proper release, so we thought it would be a great bonus track for Japan. We're going to try and get ahold of a few copies of this Japanese pressing to sell here in the states, so please check back with us at the end of September. In the meantime, check out www.SoundHolic.net. (You may need to download Japanese text support.)

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