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Below is our complete Sworn In news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Formed in the fall of 2012, Gift Giver gained notoriety and repute through the self-released EP, "Daddy Issues," and constant touring through the U.S. with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier and many more.
After signing to Century Media late last year, Gift Giver announced a next run of U.S. shows with Barrier, Villains, Traitors. and Adaliah. Now the band has also just confirmed plans for a tour in March and April with Sworn In and The Plot In You. See all the upcoming dates below.
w/ Barrier, Villains, Traitors and Adaliah
2/28 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
3/1 - Lake Worth, FL@ Propaganda
3/2 - Orlando, FL @ BackBooth
3/3 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
3/4 - Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
3/5 - Troutville, VA @ Inside Out Venue
3/6 - Taylor, PA @ Underwood Skatepark
3/7 - Paterson, NJ @ The Wild Bull
3/8 - Providence, RI @ DV8
3/9 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
3/10 - New York, NY@ TBA
3/11 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
3/12 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
3/13 - Kent, OH@ The Outpost
3/14 - Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
3/15 - Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
3/16 - Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
3/17 - St. Paul, MN@ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
3/18 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/19 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
3/20 - Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard More...
Sworn In has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's live show:
"ATTENTION AUSTIN, TX we regret to inform you that we will not be playing tonight. Since 5am, we have been stuck in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with every highway leading out of the city to the west sealed off by cops.
"While we didn't see it, there is word of multiple accidents and real bad ice. Other bands in our tour package are experiencing some of the same difficulties as well but we cannot speak for them about their status on the show. Please check their pages.
"We drove overnight from Pensacola for what was to be a 10+ hour drive, leaving from a show that ended past midnight, and are still stuck 6+ hours away from Austin according to our GPS with no way out of the city we are stuck in till further notice.
"We absolutely wish we could say we are trying our best to make it there in time, but literally cannot leave and have been calling 511 hotlines and such to look for any open exit leading out of Louisiana westwards. You have our deepest apologies Austin, TX. Sincerely, we are sorry.
"However, our friends in Kublai Khan and Legion are still playing as part of another tour at the Dirty Dog Bar. We absolutely still implore you to go see them. Thank you for always being so loyal and understanding with us. We will make it up to you."
Emmure will be headlining the Mosh Lives Tour with support coming from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In. Dates for the trek are as follows:
03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
03/08 – Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
03/09 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
03/11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/12 – Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
03/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/14 – Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What?!
03/16 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
03/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
03/20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
03/23 – Denver, CO @ The Summmit Music Hall
03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/28 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
03/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing
03/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
04/03 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
04/04 – Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa
04/05 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire More...
Sworn In has issued the following message thanking fans and looking forward to new activity this year:
"Hello everybody. I just wanted to take a second and say thank you. Growing up even as a toddler all I ever wanted to do was be in a band, it's all I would think about and dream about, and if you would've told me then I'd be where I am right now I would have a fuckin heart attack.
"I want to thank all of you, anyone who has been to a show, picked up a shirt, talked to us, listened to our music, got a tattoo, connected to our music, showed a friend, or even just checked us out. I would not be here if it wasn't for any of that and neither would any of us. This year we've done more things than I ever thought we would, playing 150 shows and releasing our first full length is a blessing in and of itself, and I couldn't be any more happy to share it with you guys.
"The amount of people who have reached out and told us we helped them literally chokes me up, and I'm not just saying that. I would not want to be doing anything else in the world. We will not stop, and to anyone who needs us, we will always be there for you. You are never alone and that's what I want you all to know throughout 2014." More...
Illinois-based metal outfit Sworn In has issued the following 2013 year-end recap:
"In the year 2013, we started the year off away from home in the studio recording The Death Card, our first album ever. We spent the entire month of January doing so before embarking on a 54 day tour around the country in February and March. We returned home only to go back out again in April in the east coast and this is when we met our first record label ever, Razor & Tie.
"After this, we then headed home before starting a month on the road with For The Fallen Dreams around the whole U.S. June was our first month ever really off since the beginning of the year. July we recorded the Snake Eyes video and played a string of shows going a few states south.
"On August 20th, we finally released The Death Card to the world while on tour with Oceano. Since then nothing has been the same and we can't thank you enough. In September we did a small headlining run for The Death Card bringing out Gift Giver. In October we left to the west coast with Gideon before starting Bleeding Through's last US tour directly after in November. We did our first ever headlining tour in Canada earlier this month, going to Quebec and Ontario. And just this month we put a cap on all of it by touring the east coast going from one tour to the next with a bunch of amazing bands on each one. The last, and 150th show (including festivals) of the year, we played with VANNA at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.
"What an amazing and busy year, and it could not have been more worth every bit of struggle we faced on the ride. Thank you for making 20XIII the best year for The Death Card to ever come out, and know that 2014 it will only grow more and more. We begin 2014 on the grind once again, out through the months of early January to late February with This or The Apocalypse. The tour following that will be the biggest one in our band's history. Don't miss out.
"When the show ends, it's really only starting." More...
While on tour with Bleeding Through and Winds of Plague, Sworn In became stuck on the road when the band's van broke down.
Now out of commission for nearly five days, the band has decided to drop off the tour. Sworn In issued the following statement about the situation:
"Many of you have been keeping in touch with us about our van situation since our transmission completely broke on Friday and was rendered impossible to drive. Breaking down on a weekend, the shop wouldn't be able to have people work on our van til Monday.
"Every day we would check in and even yesterday til the late afternoon they were waiting for the parts to come in to replace our transmission with a brand new one. While we were happy to have our van fixed and able to drive again, we were left with close to no money to even eat for the days we were stranded, a tour that was 17+ hours away from us (to make the next date overnight), and little to no merch to even sell for the rest of the tour.
"We looked into getting a drop shipment for today but literally could not afford the expedited shipping on top of the gas for the drive. Thus, we had to make the grueling decision at this point to either try to finish the tour without sufficient funds, or drive the shorter route home to recoup and raise the money to be able to start off our tour with Within The Ruins next Friday in NY. We wish we could say otherwise, but we chose the second option.
"You all very well know Sworn In isn't the type of band to give up when things go wrong. From when our van/trailer got impounded on the FTFD tour in May and we still completed the tour, to driving from North Dakota to California when all our shows in between got cancelled on our first tour ever, our utmost priority has always been to commit to our passion, job, and most importantly listeners. But this was the one time where it just wasn't possible in a world ruled by money.
"We aren't asking for your forgiveness or looking for a way out of the blame, but we want you all to know that we will be hitting many of the areas we are currently unable to on our tour with This Or The Apocalypse in January. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and New Mexico you have our absolute word we are either already booked in your area again in Jan, or will be being booked there early 2014. More...
After previously missing a show in North Carolina, Sworn In has issued the following announcement about still being stuck on the road due to a vehicle breakdown:
"Atlanta, we were extremely looking forward to the show today but sadly the place that is replacing our van's transmission is not open over the weekend and we were hoping for them to call us yesterday with good news.
"Unfortunately they don't get to work on our van till tomorrow since nobody is in the shop on Sundays, and much to our dismay we have no way of traveling to make the show today.
"We sincerely apologize and hope to see every single one of you next time we are in the area, we'd be happy to talk to each and every one of you who were trying to make the show today. Thank you for bearing with us always."
Currently on a U.S. trek with Bleeding Through, Sworn In has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's show due to vehicle problems:
"North Carolina we are unable to make the show tonight. Our van transmission is FUCKED. We are at a mechanic that says it will cost multiple thousands and will take till after the weekend.
"We have tried getting rides to the show and nobody is able. You sincerely have our deepest apologies and we were looking forward to the show as much as you.
"HOWEVER, who would be interested in a house show tomorrow in the area to make up for it? Comment on Facebook and let us know if you are willing or know somebody. We will make it up to you and are working on it as we speak." More...
Shai Hulud will be on tour in early 2014, likely before many New Years Ever hangovers wear off: the band will embark on an extensive tour of the U.S. that begins on January 3rd and doesn't wrap up until February 23rd.
This or the Apocalypse will headline with Sworn In and Shai Hulud providing support and Sirens & Sailors kicking things off each night. The confirmed dates are listed below, along with a teaser trailer.
"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, was released in February of 2013. More...
Bleeding Through has checked in with the following announcement about performing a farewell tour:
"Our Farewell to the United States Tour starts this November! Come say goodbye with us and our friends Winds of Plague, Oceano, Gideon and Sworn In!!
"VIP tickets are now on sale, general admission tickets will be on sale Monday, September 9th AND we have a few more dates to be announced!"
Dates are as follows:
11/1 Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall
11/3 Minneapolis, MN at Skyway Theatre - Studio B
11/4 Joliet, IL at Mojoe's
11/5 Louisville, KY at Expo Five
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
11/8 Detroit, MI at The Majestic Theatre
11/9 Milwaukee, WI at Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10 Cleveland, OH at Ohio Metalfest
11/11 Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
11/12 Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall
11/13 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
11/14 Springfield, VA at Empire
11/15 Greensboro, NC at Greene Street
11/16 Jacksonville, FL at Roc Bar
11/17 Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
11/19 Houston, TX at Walters
11/20 Dallas, TX at Trees
11/21 San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
11/22 Lubbock, TX at Jake's More...
Sworn In will release new album "The Death Card" this coming August 20th, 2013. The band has now posted another track from the release online.
Check out "Deadpan" below courtesy of Metalsucks.net. The full album's track listing is as follows:
Sworn In has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Oceano:
"We're going on tour with Oceano, Reflections, and Adestria next month around the release of 'The Death Card'. Check out the dates and come out to a show."
Sworn In's new album "The Death Card" release on August 20th, and you can hear the new song "Hypocrisy" at this location.
August 19th - Burnsville, MN at The Garage
August 20th - Milwaukee, WI at The Mirimar Theatre
August 21st - Fort Wayne, IN at Sunset Hall
August 22nd - Detroit, MI at The Shelter
August 23rd - Utica, NY at Columbia Place
August 24th - Hartford, CT at Webster Underground
August 25th - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Loft
August 26th - Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
August 27th - Richmond, VA at Kingdom
August 28th - TBA
August 29th - Douglasville, GA at The 7 Venue
August 30th - Louisville, KY at The Vernon Club
August 31st - Indianapolis, IN at Emerson Theater (No Reflections) More...
Sworn In has teamed up with Revolvermag.com to stream the new song "Hypocrisy." Give the track a listen below.
"Hypocrisy" comes off new album "The Death Card," due out this coming August 20th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
4. Dead Soul
6. A Song For The Nameless
7. Snake Eyes
10. Three Cheers
11. Bitter Blood
13. Return (Heartless) More...
Sworn In will release new album "The Death Card" this coming August 20th, 2013. Pre-orders are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
4. Dead Soul
6. A Song For The Nameless
7. Snake Eyes
10. Three Cheers
11. Bitter Blood
13. Return (Heartless) More...
King Conquer will headline the first annual "Eat Your Heart Out Tour," with support from The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Adaliah, and Sworn In. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
2/1 Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
2/2 Springfield, VA – Empire
2/3 Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Grange
2/4 Allentown, PA – Maingate Nightclub
2/5 Providence, RI – PVD Social Club
2/6 Berkley Heights, NJ – Berkley Heights VFW
2/7 Amityville, NY – The Spotlight
2/8 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/9 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/11 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
2/12 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
2/13 Brantford, ON – Club NV
2/15 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
2/16 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
2/17 Omaha, NE – The Commons
2/18 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
2/19 Tulsa, OK – The Conservatory
2/20 Tyler, TX – Crossroads (w/ 2×4)
2/21 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit (w/ 2×4)
2/22 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar (w/ 2×4)
2/24 Mobile, AL – The Box
2/26 Tampa, FL – Epic Problem More...
Illinois act Sworn In will release the band's debut full-length 'The Death Card' in the first quarter of 2013 via We Are Triumphant. The band has now posted a new song from the album online. Check out the track "A Song For The Nameless" in the YouTube player below, or find more information on Sworn In over at Facebook here.