irginia based crossover maniacs ENFORCED announce the release of their debut Century Media Records full-length album, Kill Grid, out on March 12th, 2021. Mixed with an incredible cross-section of extremes-from thrash and punk to death metal and hardcore-the emergent outfit are gearing up to drop a nine-song cluster-bomb of thrashing death on apathetic times. Kill Grid came together over a two-year period while ENFORCED were marauding halls and dive bars across the East Coast and Canada. Indeed, inspiration came from different directions, but playing live with bands like Sacred Reich, Red Death, Iron Reagan, All Out War, and Integrity shaped what was to come out of the Richmond natives. While it was the previous output that attracted the attention of Century Media, it’s Kill Grid, which features a striking Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Vitriol) cover, that’s going to put ENFORCED on top-lists of circle pit lunatics around the globe. To track their sophomore full-length, ENFORCED enlisted long-time friend and studio maven Bob Quirk (Memory Loss, Misled Youth) to engineer, as well as Philadelphia-based studio whiz Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) to mix and master the release. Stay tuned for a first track from Kill Grid that will be unleashed soon!
Formed in Richmond in 2017 out of shreds of disbanded hardcore and punk bands, ENFORCED quickly found their calling between the undying support of regional punk/hardcore scenes and their respective record collections. Whether it’s Sacred Reich and Integrity or Bolt Thrower and Amebix, “Pure Crossover Death,” as ENFORCED call their devastating din, speared its way through two demos (“Demo 2017” and “Retaliation“) and their no-holds-barred debut, At the Walls.
ENFORCED is Ethan Gensurowsky (bass), Zach Monahan (guitar), Knox Colby (vocals), Alex Bishop (drums), and Will Wagstaff (guitar).