Respect. If you want to characterize Raised Fist – one of Sweden's longest-running yet most vital acts in the hardcore scene – with just one word, respect would be it. Respect is what you have earned when people like Lou Koller of Sick Of It All describe you as “one of the world's three most progressive hardcore bands”, when Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame plays you on his radio show or when a young icon like Jona Weinhofen (I Killed The Prom Queen, ex-Bring Me The Horizon) cites you as a huge influence. Just to mention a few people from all across the heavy music spectrum who respect and admire Raised Fist on the basis of both their music and their work ethic. Respect is something you get when you sign a record deal as teenagers in 1993 and still stick to it 21 years later, after Grammy nominations and countless offers from major record labels. Respect is something you get when you turn down most offers from mainstream festivals, because you're afraid of losing some of the fun and spontaneity in your live show. Respect is what Brutal Assault fans have, since RAISED FIST will play for you at BA 2019!