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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.

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.

Enforced Morgan Parrish 2019

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

Posted on October 15th 2019, 4:00pm
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