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.”

Converge, Cold World, Etc. Set For 2020 United Blood Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 United Blood festival. The event will take place at The Canal Club in Richmond, VA on April 3-4 and it will feature the following: Converge, Cold World, War Hungry, Vein, Mindforce, Never Ending Game, Regulate, Division Of Mind, Judiciary, Inclination, Hangman, One Step Closer, Restraining Order, Enforced, Downfall, Combust, Rule Them All, Drain, Be All End All, m.a.d., and Payback.

Sacred Reich Announce More North American Dates

Sacred Reich have announced some more North American dates. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

05/04 Denver, CO – Streets (with Sworn Enemy)
05/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (with Sworn Enemy)
05/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (with High Spirits)
05/09 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/11 Baltimore, MD – Metro (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/12 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/15 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/16 Detroit, M -I Sanctuary (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (with Iron Reagan, Leeway, and Enforced)
05/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel (with Sworn Enemy)
05/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Sworn Enemy)
05/22 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (with Sworn Enemy)
05/23 Houston, TX – Scout Bar (with Sworn Enemy)
05/24 Dallas, TX – Trees (with Sworn Enemy)
05/25 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box (with Sworn Enemy)
05/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Excel, Sworn Enemy, & Yidhra)
05/29 Oakland, CA – Metro (with Excel, Sworn Enemy, & Yidhra)
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater (feat. Vio-lence, Excel, Sworn Enemy, & Yidhra)
06/01 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (feat. Vio-lence, Excel, Sworn Enemy, & Yidhra)

Lineup Revealed For 2019 United Blood Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s United Blood Festival. The event will take place at The Canal Club in Richmond, VA on April 5-6 and it will feature the following: Floorpunch, Underdog, Death Threat, Merauder, King Nine, Bracewar, Criminal Instinct, Heavy Chains, Candy, Regulate, Year Of The Knife, True Love, Enforced, Deflect, Ekulu, Dead Heat, Division Of Mind, Combust, Dare, RJC, Dominant Force, The Fight, Red Vision, Hangman, Never Ending Game, Flatline, Choice To Make, Downfall, One Step Closer, Antagonize, Watchdogs, Maniac, and Reaction.

Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway, & Enforced Announce Spring Tour

Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway, and Enforced have announced a spring North American tour. Here’s the dates:

05/09 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
05/11 Baltimore, MD – Metro
05/12 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
05/14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/15 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/16 Detroit, M -I Sanctuary
05/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/18 Montreal, QC – Pouzza Fest (Iron Reagan only)
05/19 Brooklyn, NY – Black & Blue Bowl (Iron Reagan only)

Strife To Perform “In This Defiance” In Full During November East Coast Dates

Strife will be performing “In This Defiance” in full during their November East Coast shows with Enforced and Restraining Order. Here’s the dates:

11/09 Albany, NY – The Fuze Box
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/11 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland

Turnstile, Terror, Harm’s Way, Etc. Set For 2018 Not Dead Yet Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Not Dead Yet festival. The event will take place in Toronto, ON on October 10-14, and the following artists have been booked: Angel Du$t, Antagonize, Backtrack, Bad Example, BB and the Blips, Big Bite, Big Contest, Big School, Body Break, Bootlicker, Boy Harsher, Bugg, Candy, Chronic Submission, Creative Zero, Culture Abuse, Death Bells, Devil Master, Digest, Empath, Enforced, Feels Fine, Gem, Harm’s Way, Impalers, Impotentie, Khiis, Last Agony, Luxe, Marbled Eye, Mass Arrest, Matrix, Midnight Garden, Mil Spec, Moul D, Muro, Narrow Head, Negative Gain, New Fries, NMA, No Blues, Number Ones, Orion, Outcry, Outskirts, Paranoid, Permission, Physique, Pig DNA, Piper Maru, Prision Postumo, Pryss, Q, Radioactivity, Result of Choice, Rhythm of Cruelty, Scorpio Rising, SDH, Sheer Mag, Sial, Soul Glo, Sour Key, Special Interest, Spiritual Cramp, Stigmatism, Subdued, Suburbanite, Sudden Impact, Swearin, Tashme, Temple of Angels, Terror, Therapy, Tomb Mold, Torso, Tozcos, Turnstile, U-Nix, Ultrarat, Unified Right, Vanilla Poppers, Video Filth, Vile Gash, Wind Atlas, and Year Of The Knife.

[via The PRP]