Swedish hardcore five piece Raised Fist have revealed details on Anthems - their first record in four years.
The album is set for release on November 15th via Epitaph, accompanying the announcement was the release of 'Anthem', the first single to be dropped from the record. You can check it out below:
On the new record, front man Alexander 'Alle' Hagman said: "We have worked much harder on this album than ever before. By a large margin. Drums and vocals have, for the first time in our career, been given exactly the space and time needed to get to the same level as the music and melodies."
"After our inventory of the material, we quickly found that we had rough foundations for ten songs. We made the decision right there and then, that this particular album would build on these ten foundations and them alone. If a song suddenly appeared later in the writing process and sounded damn good, it would still have to knock another song off the album, not be added to the album. We've never done anything like this before and the quality is a big step-up from the things we’ve made in the past."
You can catch the band on their winter European tour below:
28.11. - Würzburg (DE) at Posthalle
29.11. - Cologne (DE) at Palladium (Family First Fest)
30.11. - London (UK) at The Underworld – SOLD OUT
01.12. - Amsterdam (NL) at Melkweg
02.12. - Hamburg (DE) at Große Freiheit – SOLD OUT
03.12. - Leipzig (DE) at Werk 2
04.12. - Vienna (AT) at Arena
05.12. - Munich (DE) at Tonhalle
06.12. - Münster (DE) at Skaters Palace – SOLD OUT
07.12. - Wiesbaden (DE) at Schlachthof – SOLD OUT