After dropping a nine-song cluster-bomb of thrashing death on apathetic times with the release of their new album, “Kill Grid”, in the spring of 2021 it is high time that Virginia-based crossover maniacs ENFORCED are finally touring Europe in the summer.
11.06.22 (NL) Leeuwarden – Into The Grave Festival
12.06.22 (NL) Tilburg – Little Devil
14.06.22 (BE) Liege – La Zone
17.06.22 (FR) Clisson – Hellfest (Altar Stage)
19.06.22 (CH) Zurich – Dynamo
20.06.22 (DE) Stuttgart – Im Wizeman Club (w/ High Command)
21.06.22 (DE) Frankfurt – Das Bett (w/ High Command)
22.06.22 (DE) Cologne – Luxor (w/ High Command)
24.06.22 (UK) London – The Black Heart
25.06.22 (UK) Leicester – Uprising Festival
26.06.22 (UK) Glasgow – Audio / Slay
27.06.22 (UK) Manchester – Star & Garter
28.06.22 (UK) Bristol – Rough Trade
01.07.22 (FR) Toulouse – L’Usine à Musique
03.07.22 (ES) Viveiro – Resurrection Festival
More shows are in the works.
Knox Colby (vocals) comments: “It’s been one of our main goals as a band to tour Europe. We’re beyond thrilled to play for everyone and show Europe what we’re made of.”
Will Wagstaff (guitar) further adds: “The European music scene is a beast unto itself. I have toured Europe before, and always love to meet all sorts of people, try new food, drinks, music, etc., and learn as much as I can about the different cultures of Europe. We are excited to play the gigs of course, and we WILL decimate whatever stage we are put on, but we’re just as excited to meet new friends, travel, and share our show with all Europeans for the first time.”
“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 Richmonders.
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, devastatingly speared its way through two demos (“Demo 2017” and “Retaliation”) and their no-holds-barred debut, “At the Walls”.
ENFORCED recently announced The Decibel Magazine Tour 2022 alongside Obituary, Municipal Waste, Gatecreeper and label mates SpiritWorld after “Worming Through America” together with Exhumed, Creeping Death and their label mates Bewitcher.
Knox Colby – vocals
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Zach Monahan – guitar
Ethan Gensurowsky – bass
Alex Bishop – drums