Enforced Want To Borrow Your Birthday Suit In Disturbing New Video, Skinned Alive

Exclusive: The new video by Richmond's Enforced shows the lead-up to your nightmare.

Enforced Want To Borrow Your Birthday Suit In Disturbing New Video, Skinned Alive
Tom Barbee

For Enforced, staying true to their prime directive is important. At The Walls, the latest album by he Richmond, Virginia-based quintet, is a tireless slab of powerful, hardcore-influenced death metal that bristles with convincing rage and underground acidity. That genuine vibe has earned them a place of respect next to modern extremists like Gatecreeper and Power Trip; to sell out or try for a radio rock hit is the last thing on this sonic juggernaut's mind.

Above: Photo by Morgan Parrish

The band's latest video, Skinned Alive, operates on that principle: give the maniacs what they want. But what Enforced get is that horror isn't all blood and guts. Instead, the band give you the chilling build-up to the unholy moment, showing the calculating apparatus behind the crime scene. It's a quick and brutal depiction of evil by a band who make every second count.

“The concept of the music video storyline was an amalgamation of ideas and thoughts between myself and Alex (Bishop, drums)," says guitarist Zach Monahan. "[Director] Dan Wagner was smooth and easy to work with. We gave him barely any notes and he executed it perfectly. He orchestrated the ending seamlessly, which I was worried about at first.”

“Huge thank you to Dan Wagner, Jason Burhans, and Brandon Graig," says vocalist Knox Colby. "It was such a fun video to make and flesh out with the band and Dan. A highlight of mine (Knox), was getting slammed in the back of an El Camino while in a body bag. The video being shot at night/dark lighting made everything flow together better and didn’t required us to have a very staunch narrative story line.”

Watch our exclusive premiere of Enforced's Skinned Alive below:

Enforced's At The Walls is available now both through War Records' webshop and via the band's Bandcamp.

Catch Enforced live at one of the upcoming gigs listed below:


18 - Wonderland – Richmond, VA *
19 - Maywood – Raleigh, NC *
20 - Raindogs – Jacksonville, FL *
21 - Night Moves – Tallahassee, FL *
22 - Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA *
23 - The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL *
24 - Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA *
25 - Hi Tone – Memphis, TN *
26 - Subterranean – Chicago, IL *
27 - North End Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH *
28 - Ottawa Tavern – Toledo, OH *
29 - Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA *
30 - See Scape – Toronto, ON *
31 - Sugar City – Buffalo, NY *


01 - Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC *
02 - The Raven – Worcester, MA *
13 - Sidebar – Baltimore, MD ^
14 – TBA
15 - ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA ^
16 - L-Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, QC ^
17 – TBA
21 - Warehouse – Richmond, VA w/ Youth Of Today, Judge, Enforced, Downfall #
* w/ High Command
^ w/ Integrity
# w/ Youth Of Today, Judge, Enforced, Downfall

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