Returning a few years and a few tours after their 2014-released Helsinki Savagery debut album set the world ablaze, Finland’s FORESEEN (interviewed for IDIOTEQ in 2013!) is back with the topically resonant savage crossover burst, Grave Danger, their second album for 20 Buck Spin. Additionally, the band is plotting their return to the US directly in conjunction with the album’s release.
Photo by Timo Koponen
Continuing the direction of its predecessor, Grave Danger delivers the punishingly relentless pace and aggression now firmly established by the iron hammer of Foreseen. Here find scraping, throat-ripping vocals over lacerating thrash dominance and possessed hardcore breakdowns that twist seamlessly with an ever-increasing ’80s heavy metal tenacity, exemplified on tracks like “Fearmonger,” “Bloodline,” and “Chemical Heritage.” FORESEEN also embraces social commentary and critique throughout as heard in the lyrics to “Government Cuts” and “Suicide Bomber,” among others.
With new albums from several of the leading crossover bands of the current era releasing in early 2017, FORESEEN is set to carry the banner for the United Forces representing Finland and Europe in a genre particularly known and grown in the US. Perhaps a perfect moment in time to unleash the fury of politically-minded no-joke crossover once again, 20 Buck Spin presents this new European invasion into North America during this shockingly dark hour.
With a prior US tour supporting Power Trip, which saw the bands invading This Is Hardcore Fest and more, FORESEEN will make their stateside return in support of Grave Danger. The band has scheduled a US run of tour dates, primarily alongside Red Death, from April 21st through May 7th, the shows concentrated in the Eastern and Southern regions of the country. US Tour Dates (shows with # with RED DEATH)
4/21/2017 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA w/ Peacebreakers, Leigon 76, Hammer And The Nails, Burden
4/23/2017 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Red Death
4/24/2017 Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Red Death, Passion, Shadow Of Lies
4/25/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Red Death, Coffin Dust, Malicious Code
4/26/2017 TBA – Washington, DC w/ Red Death
4/27/2017 The Proxy – Richmond, VA w/ Red Death
4/28/2017 King’s – Raleigh, NC w/ Red Death, Bloodrite, Holder’s Scar
4/29/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Red Death
5/01/2017 O’Malley’s – Miami, FL
5/02/2017 Transitions Art Gallery – Tampa, FL w/ Flamethrower, C.D.N.
5/03/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/04/2017 TBA – Houston, TX
5/05/2017 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Graven Rite, Creeping Death, Expander, Afflictive Nature
5/06/2017 Sidewinder – Austin, TX
5/07/2017 Club Dada – Dallas, TX