Enforced Premiere “UXO” Video

Enforced have premiered a new video for their new song “UXO.” This track is from the band’s new album “Kill Grid,“ which was released today (March 12).

Knox Colby commented:

“This song is lyrically self-explanatory. It’s about the cluster bombing of Laos during the Vietnam War. The main focus of the lyrics are about the cultural impact that the unexploded ordnance (abbreviated UXO) has had over the last 50 years. Over 20,000 people have died accidentally from stepping on these bombs that are the size of a softball and scattered over the entire country, which is predominantly covered in dense jungle (last I checked, 35% of the country is still contaminated with UXO). It’s an issue the United States has only recently owned up to, but the government won’t apologize for; it’s shameful.”

Will Wagstaff added:

“When this song was written I was listening to 2 specific songs on repeat. ‘Dying‘ by Obituary and ‘Corporal Jigsore Quandary‘ by Carcass. Both tracks are just so driving with the double bass and grooviness and I wanted to try to write something somewhat in that vein.”

Enforced Premiere “Curtain Fire” Visualizer Video

Enforced have premiered a visualizer video for their new song “Curtain Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Kill Grid,“ which will be released on March 12.

Knox Colby commented:

“Also known as ‘the creeping barrage,’ curtain fire is an artillery tactic used in tandem with advancing ground troops. It’s meant to soften up defenses or wipe them out completely. The lyrical narrative is on the defending end of curtain fire; ruminations on the death of soldiers, their grieving families, and how they’ll eventually be forgotten through time (a folded flag in a garage). The last few lines flip to the perspective of the attacker. With a very apathetic and unsympathetic attitude towards all the damage created, paving a parking lot over the conflict.”

Will Wagstaff added:

“This song came together from the supernova of many other riffs/versions of the song. It was originally an up-tempo fast metal beat type of song. We kind of scraped that when we came up with the intro and realized it could be a really catchy song. Knox‘s lyrics work perfectly with this song and make it extremely catchy along with the head bashing and solos.”