Virginian crossover merchants Enforced have released the official video for their latest single “Malignance,” from their forthcoming album Kill Grid out March 12 through Century Media Records.
To track their Century Media debut, the Richmond quintet enlisted long-time friend Bob Quirk (Memory Loss, Misled Youth) to engineer the record, as well as Philadelphia-based metal mainstay Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) to mix and master the release.
Alongside previous single “Hemorrhage,” “Malignance” brings the group’s tenacious crossover talents to the fore, pulling from the hallowed halls of early Slayer and Exodus. Razor-sharp riffage, gruff vocals, and devastating thrash intensity build on the steady platform established by 2019’s acclaimed At The Walls.
On the track and video, vocalist Knox Colby states:
“‘Malignance’ is about being on the wrong side of history, being led down the path of an ideology built on hatred and violence, only to end up with a bullet in your stomach.
The lyrics about-face towards the end of the song and try to shake you out of it. Wake up; get a grip, understand, and accept that you’re wrong. The chorus was inspired by a World War II, prisoner-of-war torture tactic I read about.
Soldiers who were captured were forced to smell the bodies of their friends and comrades, which became this strange, introspective, psychological torture that fit the narrative I was writing.”
Check out the video for “Malignance” below:
Preorder or presave Kill Grid here.