Enforcer have returned with some gigantic news. Four years after their last studio album “Zenith”, and two years after the release of their second live album “Live By Fire II”, the Swedes now announce their sixth studio album, “Nostalgia”. Due out on May 5th, 2023, the pioneers of the “new wave of traditional heavy metal” movement return with a hard-hitting album reminiscent of the band’s original roots. To get a taster of the new masterpiece, the Swedes have also delivered the first single from the record, “Coming Alive”, accompanied by a brand-new music video.
Watch the “Coming Alive” video below.
Enforcer’s Olof Wikstrand comments:
“We’re super happy to announce our first new music in four years! Heavy metal is ‘Coming Alive’. After the experimental ‘Zenith’ we feel securely back to our roots again with another uncompromising heavy metal album for the masses. ‘Nostalgia’ is a heavy metal trip of 13 aggressive heavy metal anthems. It’s recorded and mixed in analogue fashion in Hvergelmer Studios, Arvika and produced yet again by the band and with some help from long time producer Rikard Löfgren. The artwork is made by insanely talented Adam Burke”.
Enforcer’s new album “Nostalgia” was recorded at Olof and Jonas Wikstrand’s own Hvergelmer Studios, where the most recent Enforcer records also first saw the light of day. All 13 album tracks were captured between October 2020 and February 2022. The entire record was produced, mixed, and engineered by the band. The artwork for “Nostalgia” was made by Adam Burke. With “Nostalgia”, Enforcer are embracing their speed metal roots, fusing extreme guitar riffing with catchy stadium choruses.
Pre-order & pre-save “Nostalgia” here.
02. Unshackle Me
03. Coming Alive
06. Kiss of Death
08. No Tomorrow
09. At the End of the Rainbow
10. Metal Supremacia
11. White Lights in the USA
12. Keep the Flame Alive
13. When the Thunder Roars (Cross Fire)
Swedish heavy metal band Enforcer were formed in 2005 by lead vocalist and guitarist Olof Wikstrand. The first two albums “Into the Night” (2008) and “Diamonds” (2010) established the band’s loyal fanbase and left a long-lasting imprint in the heavy metal world. With increasing success in the underground scene, Enforcer led and created a worldwide movement later referred to as ‘the new wave of traditional heavy metal’. In 2012 the Swedes were recognised for their impressive musical repertoire and signed a worldwide record deal with the biggest metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast Records. Since then, the band have released three more studio albums with “Death by Fire” (2013), “From Beyond” (2015) and “Zenith” (2019).
To date, Enforcer have toured the world over, playing the biggest festivals and garnering a global fanbase. The culmination of their tireless work ethic also resulted in the release of two live albums, “Live By Fire” (2015) and “Live By Fire II” (2021). Enforcer have proved themselves both live and on record, and in 2023 they stake their place amongst the world’s most renowned heavy metal bands.
Olof Wikstrand – Vocals, guitars
Jonas Wikstrand – Drums, piano & keyboards
Jonathan Nordwall – Guitars
Garth Condit – Bass