Epitaph Records has announced the release of From The North, the new album from Swedish hardcore-punks, Raised Fist. From The North is the quintet’s first full-length album in 5 years and will be out on January 19, 2015. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes.
If you had to characterize Raised Fist – one of Sweden’s hardcore scene’s longest-running and most vital acts – with just one word, respect would be it. Want proof? Lou Koller of Sick Of It All described Raised Fist as “one of the world’s three most progressive hardcore bands”, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame played them on his radio show and Jona Weinhofen (I Killed The Prom Queen, ex-Bring Me The Horizon) cites them as a huge influence.
Speaking of the album, front man Alexander “Alle” Hagman says, “this time, everything has connected, like pieces in a perfect puzzle. You know when you have a classic album recorded.” He continues, “when you do something with your heart, and the timing is right, there is magic. That is what happened with ‘From The North’. From The North is where we are from, and we do shit differently up here! We do it hard, whether it’s on stage or in the studio.”
The first taste of From The North is available now, in the form of new track ‘Flow’, which can be heard below: