Virginia-based crossover band Enforced have shared their new song “Curtain Fire” from their upcoming album, Kill Grid.
“Also known as ‘the creeping barrage,’ curtain fire is an artillery tactic used in tandem with advancing ground troops”, singer Knox Colby explains. “It’s meant to soften up defenses or wipe them out completely. The lyrical narrative is on the defending end of curtain fire; ruminations on the death of soldiers, their grieving families, and how they’ll eventually be forgotten through time (a folded flag in a garage). The last few lines flip to the perspective of the attacker. With a very apathetic and unsympathetic attitude towards all the damage created, paving a parking lot over the conflict.”
“This song came together from the supernova of many other riffs/versions of the song. It was originally an up-tempo fast metal beat type of song. We kind of scraped that when we came up with the intro and realized it could be a really catchy song. Knox’s lyrics work perfectly with this song and make it extremely catchy along with the head bashing and solos,” guitarist Will Wagstaff adds about the song.
Watch the visualizer by Bob Quirk and Coleman Jennings below.
“Curtain Fire” follows previously released singles “Malignance” and “Hemmorage.” Kill Grid, the new album from Enforced and their Century Media Records debut, comes out March 12th. Pick up a copy here.
Speaking with GENRE IS DEAD! about the new album, Will Wagstaff explained why the band went back in the studio with Arthur Rizk:
“Arthur has always been on our radar. I worked with him when I was in Red Death. We knew him through bands he was doing like War Hungry and Cold War. [Strife’s] Andrew [Kline], who does War Records, was like “it would be awesome if Arthur would remix and remaster At the Walls.” And we were like “yeah, sounds awesome!” So, Andrew initially hooked up the relationship there. Arthur’s ability to take stuff, mix it down, and master it has been uncanny. He’s amazing at it. He has the ear for old school death metal and thrash stuff. We really appreciate him working with us.”
Read our interview with Wagstaff and Knox Colby here.