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While the rest of the metal world was busy trying to reinvent the wheel, Sweden's Enforcer decided to take a different approach. Rather than worrying about the future, the band embraced heavy metal's past, and in 2004 the band formed to bring speed metal back to the world. The band, consisting of Olof and Jonas Wikstrand, Adam Zaars, Joseph Tholl, and Tobias Lindqvist, channels the spirits of old-school speed metal bands like Venom and Anvil, paying homage to the brash aggression of those metal pioneers without ever feeling ironic. In 2008 the band released its debut, Into the Night, on Heavy Artillery. Enforcer later signed to Earache, which released their sophomore album, Diamonds, in 2010. The following year saw Enforcer ink a deal with Nuclear Blast, which issued their third album, Death by Fire, in 2013, as well as 2015's punishing From Beyond. ~ Gregory Heaney