Enforcer (band)

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Enforcer
Enforcer live hole in the sky festival 27 august 2010.jpg
Enforcer performing live during Hole in the Sky festival in Bergen, Norway, August 2010
Background information
Origin Arvika, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal, speed metal
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Labels Heavy Artillery, Earache, Nuclear Blast
Website www.myspace.com/enforcerswe
Members Olof Wikstrand
Joseph Tholl
Tobias Lindqvist
Jonas Wikstrand
Past members
  • Jakob Ljungberg
  • Adams Zaars

Enforcer is a heavy metal band formed in 2004 in Arvika, Sweden.

Enforcer plays and performs in a style very similar to older speed metal bands like Agent Steel, Exciter and Anvil. When Sweden Rock Magazine asked them about playing "old school", they answered that heavy metal is not old school, it is timeless.[citation needed]

History[edit]

They released their first album, Into the Night, through the Heavy Artillery label in November 2008[1]

Enforcer released its second full-length album Diamonds under Earache Records, on May 24, 2010 in Europe, while Heavy Artillery Records released the album in North America on May 25, 2010.[2]

On February 1, 2013, Enforcer released Death By Fire in Stockholm, Sweden. They headlined a Belgian release show along with Evil Invaders on February 2.

Musical style[edit]

Enforcer is considered a part of the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) an ongoing movement that in recent years has seen the return of traditional sounding metal bands (similar to the Swedish glam metal revival) the name is taken from the new wave of British heavy metal in which the movement strongly identifies with. Other bands considered part of the movement include Steelwing, White Wizzard, Cauldron, Holy Grail, Skull Fist and more recently Sons of Lioth.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Evil Attacker (2005) (demo)
  • Into the Night (2008)
  • Nightmare Over the UK (2010) (split album with Cauldron)
  • Diamonds (2010)
  • Death by Fire (2013)
  • From Beyond (2015)
  • Live By Fire (2015)
Singles
  • "Evil Attacker c/w Mistress from Hell" (2007)
  • "Night Walker/Take Me to Hell" (2011)
  • "High Roller/Back on the Road" (2011)

Members[edit]

  • Olof Wikstrand – vocals (2004–present), guitar (2004–2006, 2011–present), bass (2004–2007), drums (2004–2006)
  • Jonas Wikstrand – drums (2006–present), bass (2007)
  • Joseph Tholl – guitar (2008–present), bass (2007–2008)
  • Tobias Lindqvist – bass (2008–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Adam Zaars – guitar (2006–2011)
  • Jakob Ljungberg – drums (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENFORCER: 'Into The Night' Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth.net. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "ENFORCER: 'Diamonds' Cover Unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2016.