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Enforcer

Formed: 2004
From: Arvika, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Enforcer News

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Enforcer Posts "Destroyer" Video

Swedish heavy metal foursome Enforcer will release upcoming new album "From Beyond" on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK), and April 7th (US) via Nuclear Blast. The fourth Enforcer record comprises ten new tracks, all produced, mixed and mastered by the band itself.

Today the band presents a video clip for the album opening track "Destroyer," which was shot in Arvika/Sweden and edited by Gustav Öhman Spjuth. Check it out below. The full album's track listing is:

1. Destroyer
2. Undying Evil
3. From Beyond
4. One with Fire
5. Below the Slumber
6. Hungry They Will Come
7. The Banshee
8. Farewell
9. Hell Will Follow
10. Mask of Red Death More...

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Enforcer Releases Preview Clip For "From Beyond"

Swedish traditional/speed metal act Enforcer posted a preview clip for the new album "From Beyond." The album is set for release on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Destroyer
2. Undying Evil (see lyric video here)
3. From Beyond
4. One with Fire
5. Below the Slumber
6. Hungry They Will Come
7. The Banshee
8. Farewell
9. Hell Will Follow
10. Mask of Red Death

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Enforcer Posts "Undying Evil" Lyric Video

Swedish traditional/speed metal act Enforcer released a lyric video for the new track "Undying Evil."

The song will appear on the upcoming new release "From Beyond," the band's fourth full length studio effort. The album is set for release on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Destroyer
2. Undying Evil
3. From Beyond
4. One with Fire
5. Below the Slumber
6. Hungry They Will Come
7. The Banshee
8. Farewell
9. Hell Will Follow
10. Mask of Red Death More...

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Enforcer Announces New Album "From Beyond"

Swedish traditional metal act Enforcer announced that the band's new release will be entitled "From Beyond." The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (USA).

The fourth full length effort will contain ten new songs, which was produced, mixed and mastered by the band members Olof and Jonas Wikstrand.

Vocalist/guitarist Olof Wikstrand commented: "'From Beyond' is faster, heavier, louder, darker and more viscous all at the same time without loosing a tiny bit of what Enforcer stands for. A fist in the face of all current trends and a stake through the throat of modernity. Total metal!"

"From Beyond" will be available in CD, digipak and vinyl and can be pre-ordered at this location. The track list is as follows:

1. Destroyer
2. Undying Evil
3. From Beyond
4. One With Fire
5. Below The Slumber
6. Hungry They Will Come
7. The Banshee
8. Farewell
9. Hell Will Follow
10. Mask Of Red Death More...

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Enforcer Announces New Shows

The Swedish speed metal maniacs from Enforcer just announced their return to the European roads for November.

Following the success of latest album "Death By Fire," the band will be playing a run of shows including the renowned Speedfest in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Commented vocalist & guitarist Olof Wikstrand: “In connection with the forthcoming European tour with Overkill, we can now announce that we will be doing a few extra selected headliner shows. These will also include longer and special sets.”

Dates are as follows:

16.11. NL Antwerpen - Kavka
17.11. D Eisenach - Alter Schlachthof
18.11. D Aalen - Rock It
19.11. D Trier - Ex House
20.11. IT Brescia - Circolo Colony
21.11. AT Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
22.11. NL Eindhoven - Speedfest More...

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Overkill Announces European Tour

With the release of new album "White Devil Armory" scheduled for this summer, the New Jersey thrash metal veterans in Overkill now announce an extended European tour for October and November 2014.

Joining Overkill on tour will be L.A.-based metalheads Prong, Swedish speed youngsters and labelmates Enforcer, as well as Greek heavy metal outlet Darkology.

Commented Overkill vocalist Bobby Blitz: “We hit the European shores on October 30th of this year, with our White Devil Armory version of 'Killfest'. With us will be PRONG & ENFORCER. We look forward to banging out the new tunes, as well as some of the old school classics we have banged our heads to over these past 28 years of touring. Until then, Horns UP!“

"White Devil Armory" will be out on July 18th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012's "The Electric Age." See the band live: More...

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Enforcer Announces Headlining Tour

Sweden's Enforce is proud to announce the band's first ever European headlining tour, which will see the Stockholm based foursome hit the road in 2014.

After presenting current record "Death By Fire" to the audiences of the “Hunting Across Europe” tour alongside label mates Grand Magus and British metal veterans Angel Witch in early 2013, the aspiring act has moved up to the next level.

Joining Enforcer on the road will be Canadian metal heads Skull Fist and Dutch group Vanderbuyst.

Stated Enforcer vocalist/guitarist Olof Wikstrand: “It's our first headline tour ever and it's gonna be great to finally give the fans a proper long set including songs from all our three albums. This time we also have the chance to bring much of our stage props, lightning rigs and other things to make the show complete. You can expect hell on earth! Expect the ultimate heavy metal show of the new millennium.” More...

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Enforcer Posts "Roll The Dice" Tour Video

Swedish traditional metal act Enforcer posted a new music video for the track "Roll the Dice," which appeared on the band's 2010 album "Diamons." The video showcases clips from on an off the stage during the "Diamonds on the Road World Tour 2010-2012." The band announced a string of European dates in support of its new LP "Death By Fire" as follows:

07.02. D Hamburg -- Markthalle
08.02. D Berlin -- C-Club
09.02. D Bochum -- Matrix
10.02. D Stuttgart -- Universum
12.02. A Vienna -- Viper Room
13.02. I Milan -- TBA
14.02. D Munich -- Backstage
15.02. CH Aarau -- Kiff
16.02. D Würzburg -- Posthalle
17.02. NL Rotterdam -- Baroeg
19.02. I Turin - United Club
23.02. GR Thessaloniki - 8Ball Club
24.02. GR Athens - Kyttaro
04.04. SP Madrid - TBA
05.04. SP Barcelona - TBA
06.04. SP Almeria - TBA
07.04. PT Lisboa - TBA

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Enforcer Streaming Full New Album

Today Enforcer is releasing the new album "Death By Fire" in Europe, and in celebration the band has made the release available for streaming in its entirety. Give the full album a listen through Terrorizer Magazine here.

Enforcer will also be hitting the road with Grand Magus later this month, with tour dates available at this location. The track listing for "Death By Fire" is as follows:

01. Bells Of Hades
02. Death Rides This Night
03. Run For Your Life
04. Mesmerized By Fire
05. Take Me Out Of This Nightmare
06. Crystal Suite
07. Sacrificed
08. Silent Hour / The Conjugation
09. Satan More...

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Grand Magus Posts "Hunting Across Europe" Trailer

The Swedish riff lords in Grand Magus are going to hunt across Europe together with Enforcer and Angel Witch starting later this month. A teaser trailer for the trek is now available below, and a complete listing of upcoming Grand Magus tour dates can be found after the jump.

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Enforcer Shooting Music Video

The new Enforcer album "Death By Fire" will be released on February 1st, 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band also recently shot a video clip and issued the following message:

"Yesterday we shot a music video for the song 'Mesmerized by Fire' together with our long time friend director Gustav Öhman Spjuth. We really feel we have something special to show this time, and it's definitely not just any other video."

You can stream the track "Mesmerized By Fire" in the player below or snag a free download at this location. The limited vinyl 7" for "Mesmerized By Fire" will be released on January 18th including the non album track 'You Can Be." More...

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Enforcer Streaming New Track "Mesmerized By Fire"

Swedish speed metal act Enforcer is streaming the new track "Mesmerized By Fire." The song appears on the band's forthcoming release "Death By Fire," which is scheduled for release on February 1, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for "Death By Fire" is as follows:

1. Bells Of Hades
2. Death Rides This Night
3. Run For Your Life
4. Mesmerized By Fire
5. Take Me Out Of This Nightmare
6. Crystal Suite
7. Sacrificed
8. Silent Hour / The Conjugation
9. Satan

Check out "Mesmerized By Fire" here: More...

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Enforcer Reveals "Death By Fire" Details

The new Enforcer album "Death By Fire" will be released on February 1st, 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and Olof Wikstrand comments: "The cover is drawn by our long time friend Jonathan Hultèn of Necromantic Art. It captures pretty much everything we wanted from a cover. Simple and direct!"

The "Death By Fire" track listing is as follow:

01. Bells Of Hades
02. Death Rides This Night
03. Run For Your Life
04. Mesmerized By Fire
05. Take Me Out Of This Nightmare
06. Crystal Suite
07. Sacrificed
08. Silent Hour / The Conjugation
09. Satan More...

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Enforcer Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

The Swedish heavy metal blood brothers in Enforcer recently signed a new worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The new album is titled "Death By Fire" and will be released on February 1st, 2013.

Bandleader, vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments: "It feels great to finally have finished this long awaited third Enforcer record. Now with Nuclear Blast on board we're gonna make sure to spread it to every corner of this planet. You can expect nothing but the total, self defining Enforcer record."

Nuclear Blast head of A&R, Andy Siry says: "We’ve been following the career of Enforcer since their debut album, because from there on, they formed the spearhead of a new, young generation of traditionally influenced metal. We’re impressed by the bands consequent and authentic appearance, whether on stage, concerning their sound, their image and so on. This reminds of the atmosphere of departure and the rebellion, heavy metal represented at the beginning of the 80’s. Enforcer have got that special something, represent their ideals and they know what they want. We’re looking forward to the upcoming CD and a long successful cooperation.”

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Enforcer Comments On Upcoming Shows

Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer recently confirmed a European tour with fellow countrymen Bullet, along with Canada's Skull Fist. Enforcer and Bullet will be co-headlining the tour, which kicks off on April 7th in Hamburg, Germany.

Enforcer front man Olof Wikstrand commented:

"After a great success in the far east, we now take our forces back to Europe for a short run before the summer along with our fellows from Bullet and Skull Fist. This time we will play a few more songs than last time, both new and old, and we'll also take our show to new, extreme and aggressive heights. Look out, beware, when the full moon's high and bright!"

The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

ENFORCER w/ BULLET, SKULL FIST
Apr. 07 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
Apr. 08 - Osnabrück, DE - Bastard Club
Apr. 09 - Essen, DE - Turock
Apr. 10 - Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
Apr. 11 - London, UK - Underworld
Apr. 12 - Köln, DE - Underground
Apr. 13 - Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
Apr. 14 - Berlin, DE - K17
Apr. 15 - Torun, PL - Od Nowa
Apr. 16 - Warsaw, PL - Progresja
Apr. 17 - Wien, AT - Escape
Apr. 18 - München, DE - Backstage
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rock Fabrik
Apr. 20 - Zürich, CH - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Apr. 22 - Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg Club
Apr. 23 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob

ENFORCER
Apr. 30 - Königshofen, DE - Keep It True Festival
Jun. 04 - Falun, SE - Rockstad Falun
Jun. 10/11 - Gelsenkirchen, DE - Rock Hard Festival
Jul. 22 - Pößneck, DE - Hell's Pleasure Metalfest

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Enforcer Splits With Guitarist

Enforcer has announced the departure of guitarist Adam Zaars. Adam checked in with the following statement about leaving the band:

"After 5 years, 2 albums and almost 200 gigs in the band I have decided to tread new paths in life hence leaving Enforcer behind. I made this decision in January and told the band in China, on the way home from a truly memorable visit in South Korea and Japan. A good ending I figured. The decision was inevitable, yet of course a difficult one to make. I would like to thank the rest of the guys in the band for everything we've been through, the trials and the tribulations and the simply good times. I would also like to thank all the people that have helped us through the years. I want to wish Enforcer all the best for the future! 'Before the rise of the World, old curses speak to you now. Before I leave to reach the spiral I will leave you my legacy.'"

Enforcer also commented on upcoming shows:

"All shows and tours will however continue as planned. Even though it is a great loss for the band we must emphasize that this will not affect our future plans of world domination even perceptibly. The band will continue, head on without speed limit as planned without any change of style, musically or stylewise. From now on, Enforcer will continue as a four piece band where Olof will play both guitar and handle the vocal duties. Enforcer would also like to thank Adam for his time in the band and for all his contributions that made Enforcer what we are."

The band also has the an upcoming April tour with Bullet. Details on the tour dates are available at this location.

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Enforcer Announces European Tour

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have confirmed a co-headlining European tour with fellow countrymen Bullet. Following a recent European tour in December supporting Australian hard rockers Aairbourne, Enforcer is planning to hit the road again in April for a two-week trek. The dates are as follows:

Apr. 07 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
Apr. 08 - Osnabrück, DE - Bastard Club
Apr. 09 - Essen, DE - Turock
Apr. 10 - Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
Apr. 11 - London, UK - Underworld
Apr. 12 - Köln, DE - Underground
Apr. 13 - Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
Apr. 14 - Berlin, DE - K17
Apr. 15 - Bydgoszcz, PL - Estrada
Apr. 16 - Krakow, PL - Kwadrat
Apr. 17 - Wien, AT - Escape
Apr. 18 - München, DE - Backstage
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rock Fabrik
Apr. 20 - Zürich, CH - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Apr. 22 - Oostende, BE - OHK
Apr. 23 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob

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Enforcer Announces Greek Shows

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have confirmed a mini tour of Greece, set to start on Friday, December 17th in Xanthi. Enforcer is also currently on the road in Europe with Australian rockers Airbourne. Enforcer drummer Jonas Wikstrand comments:

"Looking forward to getting over to Greece for a few headline shows before Christmas. Greek crowds are always fantastic. Looking forward to it being a little warmer over there than the UK - where even though the snow's on the ground, the reception from the dates with Airbourne has been hot! Let's heat it up, Greece!"

The upcoming Enforcer live shows are as follows:

07 Dec - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
09 Dec - Manchester, UK - Academy
10 Dec - Birmingham, UK - Academy
17 Dec - Xanthi, Greece - Fex Club (w/ RELEASED ANGER, PERFECT STRANGERS)
18 Dec - Thessaloniki, Greece - Harley Bar (w/ RELEASED ANGER)
19 Dec - Ioannina, Greece - Polichoros Agora (w/ RELEASED ANGER)
20 Dec - Athens, Greece - Kytaro Club (w/ CONVIXION, WRATHBLADE)

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Enforcer Changing London Show

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer are currently on the road in Europe with Australian rockers Airbourne, but due to an illness in the Airbourne band, tomorrow night's (Thursday, December 2nd) show in London, UK has had to be postponed. Enforcer will instead be playing a headlining show on its own. The new show takes place at the Purple Turtle in London, with support from Black Spiders and Cavity Search. You can view a flyer for the new show at this location.

The band's remaining tour dates are as follows:

12/2 - London, UK - Purple Turtle (without AIRBOURNE)
12/4 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
12/5 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Hall
12/7 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
12/9 - Manchester, UK - Academy
12/10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy

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Enforcer Posts New Music Video

Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer has released a music video for the song "Midnight Vice," which can be viewed below. The clip was shot by director Patric Ullaeus in Stockholm.

Enforcer also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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