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Raised Fist

From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Raised Fist News

Below is our complete Raised Fist 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.

Raised Fist Announces New Album Release

Epitaph Records is pleased to announce the release of "From The North," the new album from the Swedish hardcore punks in Raised Fist.

"From The North" is the quintet's first full-length album in 5 years and will be out on January 19th, 2015. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes here. Epitaph Records comments:

"If you had to characterize Raised Fist – one of Sweden's hardcore scene's longest-running and most vital acts – with just one word, respect would be it. Want proof? Lou Koller of Sick Of It All described Raised Fist as 'one of the world's three most progressive hardcore bands,' Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame played them on his radio show and Jona Weinhofen (I Killed The Prom Queen, ex-Bring Me The Horizon) cites them as a huge influence."

Speaking of the album, front man Alexander "Alle" Hagman says, "this time, everything has connected, like pieces in a perfect puzzle. You know when you have a classic album recorded." He continues, "when you do something with your heart, and the timing is right, there is magic. That is what happened with 'From The North'. From The North is where we are from, and we do shit differently up here! We do it hard, whether it's on stage or in the studio."

The first taste of "From The North" is available now, in the form of new track "Flow," which can be heard below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Flow - 2:57
2. Chaos - 2:38
3. Man & Earth - 3:52
4. In Circles - 2:43
5. We Will Live Forever - 3:13
6. Sanctions - 2:18
7. Ready To Defy - 3:23
8. Depression - 3:06
9. Gates - 2:11
10. Until The End - 2:57
11. Unsinkable - 3:00 More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Raised Fist Cancels European Tour Dates

Swedish metal band Raised Fist has issued the following message regarding their recent cancellation of their upcoming European tour:

"Because of the volcanic eruptions we have been forced to cancel the european tour starting this day. More info to follow..."

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First Bands Confirmed For Provinssirock Festival

The 2009 Provinssirock Festival will take place at Seinäjoki, Finland between June 12th - 14th. The first bands that have been confirmed for the festival are as follows:

Raised Fist

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The Duskfall Part Ways With Bassist

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have parted ways with bassist Marco Eronen. "Marco has left the band to focus on his main band, RAISED FIST," the group writes on its web site. "He is temporarily replaced by Matte Järnil, ex-21ST IMPACT. Matte did a great job at Nummirock and he will also play at Jalometalli [August 18-19 in Oulu, Finland]."

THE DUSKFALL's third album, "Lifetime Supply of Guilt", is available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Source" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH and STUCK MOJO, among others. Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room in Solna, Sweden.

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Comeback Kid and Raised Fist Euro Tour Dates

Comeback Kid and Raised Fist will tour Europe together next spring. The following stops have been announced (more will be coming):

28/04 Germany Berlin Magnet
29/04 Belgium Meerhout Groezrock Fest
30/04 Germany Trier Deconstruction Fest
01/05 UK Manchester Jilly's Rockworld
02/05 UK London Underworld
05/05 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
06/05 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle

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Raised Fist Enter The Studio

RAISED FIST is entering studio Dugout together with producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah etc) in November. The new album will be released in spring 2006. You can listen to some of their previous material on their MySpace page.

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