Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer, recently signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records, and are set to release their new album 'Death By Fire' on February 4th, 2013.
Enforcer along with Skull Fist and Steel Wing, are often described as the leaders of the new generation of traditional metal bands. 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.”Formed in 2004 in Arvika, Sweden, the band released their debut album Into the Night in late 2008. Into the Night is regarded as a pure metal record, in the grand tradition of acts such as Exciter, Agent Steel and Anvil. The band have stated that, musically, Death By Fire refines the sound of the previous two records – into something more focused, with stronger melodies, outstanding riffs and a voice as strong as steel.
“The album title refers to the most horrific ways to die; all the lyrics on Death by Fire hold the same theme throughout the record: death - in all different shapes.
We write all music for the vinyl format and a normal LP can never be longer than 19 minutes on each side without losing sound quality. None of my favourite records are longer than 39 minutes anyway. The record is made for listening to as an entirety and when it’s over the listener should be craving for more, not less. We don’t write any fillers.
We decided to do the ultimate Enforcer record rather than trying to break new ground. Take all elements that make us stand out from all other bands of today and exaggerate it 1000 times. Behold. DEATH BY FIRE!”