British thrashers Sworn Amongst, the foursome behind one of 2008’s most ambitious metal debuts And So It Begins, bring you their uncompromisingly fearsome follow-up, Severance. Driven by the band’s unrelenting will to cause general mayhem, Severance brings the best of what was to be found on their previous release and turns up the heat ten-fold. Severance showcases the band’s diversity and ability to create powerful modern metal while honouring the roots of traditional thrash and speed metal.
Since forming in 2003 Sworn Amongst has steadily built a fan base with their studio releases and their brutal live performances. After 2005’s independently released debut Derision of Conformity, Sworn Amongst caught the eye of metal label Rising Records who signed them in 2007. The band headed into the studio to record And So it Begins which was well received by fans and critics, with Metal Hammer calling the album "A massively promising & accomplished debut."
Over the last eighteen months, the band has taken part in several European and UK tours, with the band terrorising more than 150 venues in nearly fifteen countries. Sworn Amongst’s tours include Earache’s 2008 Thrashing Like a Maniac Tour, Breed 77 and Susperia’s Insects & Attitude Tour in 2009 and their own 2009 headlining And So it Begins Tour with 105 dates across the UK and Ireland. They have also played the prestigious UK festivals Bloodstock and Hammerfest as well as Spain’s Thrash Em All Festival and Germany’s Wurzburg Metalfest. It's these experiences on the road that have seen Sworn Amongst evolve and forge ahead with their brutal new approach.
After feverishly writing and recording in 2009, the band is ready to deliver on the promise they’ve shown in the past by releasing the devastating full length Severance, which was released WORLDWIDE on February 15, 2010.
PRAISE FOR SEVERANCE
“Coming straight out of Hull with an army of destructive riffs and a ton of scowling brutality, Sworn Amongst are the new heroes of British thrash.” - METAL HAMMER
“Impressive production, expertly played music ready made for the pit containing a forceful intensity set to cause carnage in its wake. A driven full force release with an ability to reach the upper echelons of the thrash roster. Severance sees the aggression and intensity upped and shows Sworn Amongst truly hitting their stride. If dark, extreme and technical metal with an impressive groove thrown in for good measure appeals then this album is for you.” - BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE
“Sworn Amongst have the sort of get up and go that reminds all that thrash metal didn’t get up and leave. All it did was sleep off the beer bong and go to the shop to get skins.”- TERRORIZER
Severance can be purchased online at:
Sworn Amongst is
Liam Liddell - Guitars & Vox
Rob Ellwood - Bass & Backing Vox
Jonny Harper - Drums & Percussion
Jonny Barker - Guitars
Sworn Amongst will soon be embarking on their most extensive tour to date. Be prepared to experience utter mayhem when Sworn Amongst takes over your town with their in-your-face live performance showcasing their unrelenting intensity.
SWORN AMONGST - SYSTEMATICALLY EXPLOITED UK TOUR wsg ABADDEN plus supports
The following dates are confirmed with more TBA very soon
Apr 17 2010 - Club Revolution (The Park) - Peterborough
Apr 18 2010 - The Riverside - Selby*
Apr 20 2010 - The Well (Josephs Well) - Leeds
Apr 21 2010 - The Parish - Huddersfield
Apr 22 2010 - The Leopard - Doncaster
Apr 23 2010 - Old **** - Halifax
Apr 24 2010 - The Bell - Derby
Apr 27 2010 - Trillians - Newcastle
Apr 29 2010 - The Hat Factory - Luton
May 14 2010 - The Duke Of Wellington - Lincoln
May 15 2010 - Portland Arms - Cambridge
May 21 2010 - The Lamp - Hull
May 22 2010 - The Gasworks - Bradford
May 26 2010 - The Face Bar - Reading
May 27 2010 - The Nags Head - High Wycombe
May 28 2010 - The Inn On The Square - Barnstaple
*wsg While She Sleeps
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