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Last week Sworn Enemy released new album "Living on Borrowed Time" via Rock Ridge Music/ADA.
The album landed on two of Billboard's top charts including #8 on The Heatseekers Chart and #20 on the Hard Music Chart. This is Sworn Enemy's first time entering the Billboard Charts.
Sworn Enemy is currently on a North American headline tour with support coming from Silence The Messenger. The tour runs through June 28th in Poughkeepsie, NY and a complete list of dates can be found below.
5/23: Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo
5/25: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
5/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Metal Grill
5/28: Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
5/29: Thunder Bay, ON @ The Office / Crock's
5/30: Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret
5/31: Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn
6/3: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop Live
6/5: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat Pub
6/7: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
6/8: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/10: Portland, OR @ Branx
6/11: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
6/12: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
6/15: Fresno, CA @ Strummers
6/17: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
6/19: Juarez, Mexico @ Hysteria Bar
6/20: Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/21: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Club
6/22: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
6/24: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/25: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
6/26: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
6/27: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
6/28: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance More...
Sworn Enemy will release new album "Living on Borrowed Time" today via Rock Ridge Music/ADA. The band continues its legacy with the addition of new guitarist Matt Garzilli, and bassist Mike Puccciarelli.
Starting today, "Living on Borrowed Time" is streaming in its entirety below, courtesy of Loudwire.com.
Sworn Enemy will embark on a North America headline tour in support of "Living on Borrowed Time" this May and June. The first show sees the band making an appearance May 17th at the "Black N Blue Bowl" in Brooklyn, NY. Support on rest of the run will come from Silence The Messenger. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Inching closer to the release of new album "Living on Borrowed Time" (due out May 13th via Rock Ridge Music/ADA), Sworn Enemy has made another track from the album available for streaming. Check out "Slipping Away" at the Sworn Enemy Facebook profile here.
Sworn Enemy will embark on a North America headline tour in support of "Living on Borrowed Time" this May and June. The first show sees the band making an appearance May 17th at the "Black N Blue Bowl" in Brooklyn, NY. Support on rest of the run will come from Silence The Messenger. Dates are available after the jump.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Do or Die (streaming here)
2. Hard Way (available here)
3. Broken Hope
4. Slipping Away
5. No Apologies
6. One Eye Open
7. No Mercy
8. Never Forget
9. Stand and Deliver
10. Nothing Changes
11. Rise Above More...
Ramping up toward the release of new album "Living on Borrowed Time" on May 13th via Rock Ridge Music/ADA, Sworn Enemy today released a track titled "Do Or Die." Give it a listen below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
Sworn Enemy will embark on a North America headline tour in support of "Living on Borrowed Time" this May and June. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump, with more to be confirmed soon.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
Sworn Enemy is back with the addition of new guitarist Matt Garzilli and bassist Mike Puccciarelli, and the band has completed work on new album "Living on Borrowed Time," which will be released May 13th via Rock Ridge Music/ADA.
1. Do or Die
2. Hard Way
3. Broken Hope
4. Slipping Away
5. No Apologies
6. One Eye Open
7. No Mercy
8. Never Forget
9. Stand and Deliver
10. Nothing Changes
11. Rise Above More...
Each week we check in with metal musicians to get their most memorable Pit Stories from live shows. Today vocalist Sal LoCoco of New York outfit Sworn Enemy shares this tale of Brian Fair getting his nose broken while out on tour with Death Ray Vision:
So Sworn Enemy set out on a mini tour with Death Ray Vision and Acaro last summer, and we haven't seen Mike D (Killswitch Engage) and Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) in a long time. It was really good to catch up with both of those guys. Also wound up getting very close with the Acaro guys on that tour.
Well to make a long story short the tour is winding down and the last day we are up at Bogies in Albany, our set is going great and we get to our closing song "We Hate." Now at this time Brian has been dancing for us throughout the whole set like a madman. We pretty much get to the last 10 seconds of the song, now mind you none of us in the band seen it happen as we were onstage with the lights blaring in our eyes, we find out that Brian got knocked in the face and busted his nose and had to go to the hospital. Death Ray Vision did not get to play their set. What a way to end the tour. It was crazy that he had that happen to him in the last few seconds of our set.
Death Ray Vision commented on the event back in September of 2013 via Facebook: "Thanks to Sworn Enemy and Acaro for a hell of a good time for the Raging Semi Tour! Thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us! Albany, sorry for not being able to play due to Brian getting his nose broken in the Pit during Sworn Enemy..we'll make it up to you!"
In another new feud in the music world, Sumerian Records and ex-Sworn Enemy Guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci have posted a video clip online calling out Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse for recent behavior. The video apparently comes in response after I See Stars was kicked off a tour with Falling In Reverse. The video can be seen below. Sumerian Records also commented:
"There is nothing cool, rock & roll, punk rock, or admirable about treating your peers or fans like they are pieces of garbage. Ronnie Radke is not a good human being. It's one thing to love someone's music, but do not love someone as an individual for who they are not. We do not think it is a coincidence this is the same guy who was arrested for the horrible, violent things you can read about in the links below. He cares about no one but himself and he has reminded us all of this. His latest tweet 'people at our shows come to see us everything else is irrelevant. Nuff said.' is his way of telling all the other bands he tours with that they don't matter. Why any artist would throw that type of negativity and disrespect out is something we will never understand. This scene is supposed to be about compassion and understanding. Ronnie is rotten.
"Out of respect for the industry professionals involved in this debacle, we will not be publicly disclosing any legal documents on the internet. We can confirm that Ronnie kicked the band off the tour but allowed them back on after they forfeited their pay. We can confirm that they were being forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding this in order to stay on the tour. We can confirm that I See Stars were not kicked off yesterday in Detroit because of anything to do with drugs. It was because a grown man was throwing a temper tantrum who claims to be 'rock & roll' but is actually worse than a neurotic pop-star diva with a God complex. Just because you no longer do drugs doesn't mean you are no longer a horrible human being. Ronnie now abuses people instead of substances."
New York's Sworn Enemy has kicked off a month-long European and the band has now also confirmed several dates with Sepultura, as well as Napalm Death, Hatebreed, and Exodus. Guitarist Matt Garzilli comments:
“I’m psyched to be a part of this band. This upcoming Euro tour is going to be a non-stop barrage of destruction. I can’t wait to get out there and play for these fans! I’m also looking forward to the future work the band has on the drawing board.”
The upcoming Sworn Enemy tour dates are as follows:
Aug. 03 – Halle, Germany – Ludwigsstrasse 37
Aug. 04 – Weinheim, Germany – Cafe Central
Aug. 05 – Leisnig, Germany – Sucks ‘n’ Summer Festival (NAPALM DEATH, CRO-MAGS)
Aug. 06 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – De Gloppe
Aug. 07 – Endhoven, Netherlands – The Rambler
Aug. 08 – Paris, France – Le Klub
Aug. 09 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix (FREE SHOW WITH BLOOD FOR BLOOD)
Aug. 10 – Berlin, Germany – SO36 (SEPULTURA, WAKING THE CADAVER)
Aug. 12 – Gasthof Bräu Garching, Germany – Garching
Aug. 13 – Ieper, Belgium – Ieper Fest (EXODUS, MESHUGGAH)
Aug. 14 – Immenhausen, Germany – Akku
Aug. 15 – Tannhelm-Egelsee, Germany – Schwarzer Adler
Aug. 16 – Neukirchen, Germany – KUZ Sägewerk (SEPULTURA)
Aug. 17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock (SEPULTURA)
Aug. 18 – Marbug, Germany – Knubbel
Aug. 19 – Neudstadt/Oria, Germany – Exil
Aug. 21 – Theix, France – Motocultor Festival (HATEBREED, MARDUK, GODDETHRONED)
Aug. 22 – London, Great Britain – Purple Turtle
Aug. 23 – Milton Keynes, Great Britain – Craufurd (PAY NO RESPECT)
Aug. 24 – Hull, Great Britain – Ringside
Aug. 25 – Peterborough, Great Britain – Club Revolution
Aug. 26 – Amstelveen, Netherlands – P60 (MISCONDUCT, MY CITY BURNING)
Aug. 27 – Mol, Belgium – JH Tydeeh
Aug. 28 – Frankfurt, Germany – Elfer Club More...
Following a recent month-long tour of Europe, and still riding high after last year’s release of "Total World Domination" on Century Media Records – which was co-produced by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis and the renowned Daniel Castleman (Destroy The Runner, Winds Of Plague) – NYC hardcore/metal veterans SWORN ENEMY have returned to U.S. soil. The band has decided to hit the road in the Northeast, and to take fellow NYC metalheads, DeMilitiA (featuring Jennifer Arroyo, ex-Kittie/Suicide City), and the Ska/Metal/Surf/Thrash band from the back hills of Pennsylvania, Gloominous Doom, along for the ride.
Here are the 2010 Total World Domination tour dates:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th - The Crazy Donkey (Farmingdale, NY) - Sworn Enemy w/ DeMilitiA & Gloominous Doom
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th - The Quarter @ Bourbon Street Ballroom (Baltimore, MD) - Sworn Enemy w/ DeMilitiA & Gloominous Doom
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th - Bogies (Albany, NY) - Sworn Enemy w/ DeMilitiA & Gloominous Doom
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th - Croc Rock Underground (Allentown, PA) - Sworn Enemy w/ Gloominous Doom
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th - Broadway Joe's (Buffalo, NY) - Sworn Enemy w/ Gloominous Doom
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th - Popeye's Pub (Cortlandt Manor, NY) - Sworn Enemy w/ Gloominous Doom
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th - Dingbatz (Clifton, NJ) - Sworn Enemy w/ Lionheart & Donnybrook
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th - Daniel Street (Milford, CT) - Sworn Enemy w/ Gloominous Doom
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th - Public Assembly (Brooklyn, NY) - Sworn Enemy w/ DeMilitiA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th - Eleanor Rigby's (Jermyn, PA) - Sworn Enemy w/ Gloominous Doom
Sworn Enemy have returned with a scathing new assault, Total World Domination, that is unquestionably their most impressive and destructive release yet. Featuring a newly reinvigorated lineup, this 10-track offering takes the group’s sound to new heights, which sees them embracing a thrashier edge and pummeling the listener with unbridled aggression. The track listing is as follows;
1. Sell My Soul
3. Run For Shelter
4. Still Hating
5. On The Outside
7. Ready To Fight
9. Step In The Ring
10. Home Of The Brave
Check out Sworn Enemy on their Myspace Page Here
NEAERA have just confirmed their participation in this year’s installment of "Hell On Earth Tour" that will lay Europe to ashes in August/September.
Other bands on the bill:
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH
WAKING THE CADAVER
WAR OF AGES More...
SWORN ENEMY are one of those few bands that can never be derailed, no matter how many obstacles and hardships are thrown at them. They now return with their most uncompromising and vicious offering yet, Total World Domination, which is set for a June 16th North American release and a June 22nd release throughout Europe. This new effort perfectly blends the band’s old-school, beat you down hardcore style with a thrash metal infusion resulting in material that will tear your face off. The scathing new track, “Still Hating,” is now streaming at the band’s newly designed MySpace page by clicking below. Prepare to be annihilated.
These maniacs recently embarked on a massive North American headlining tour, Trendkilla 09. The run, which kicked off on May 1st also features For The Fallen Dreams, ABACABB, Suffokate and Thick As Blood in the supporting slots. Either see below or visit their MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.
Lorenzo Antonucci (guitars) further comments: “It’s been a long time coming, we haven't hit North America in over a year. We are very excited to be playing all the markets we are hitting on this run because most of them we have never even played before. We are playing the Blood For Blood cover song that we recorded for our new album exclusively for Europe, but the people in the U.S. can catch it live. We have some amazing new Mamaluke TV footage coming soon. Just wait, you won’t believe this shit.
“This is also our test ground for playing the new songs off of our new album, Total World Domination, which is our hardest album yet. It’s a good mix of As Real As It Gets and Maniacal, but fucking harder. I know everyone says that their new album is the best album yet and the fans are probably sick of hearing that but I must say this is a pretty fucking ignorant album. The kids have been going off for the new stuff and it’s awesome to play live.” More...
Sworn Enemy is currently streaming the new song "Still Hating" online at their MySpace page. The track is from their upcoming album "Total World Domination," which will be released in Europe on June 22nd through Century Media.
Miami's Thick as Blood has announced the following tour dates:
04/18 - The Blacktop - Bell Gardens, CA w/Lionheart
04/20 - Badlands Music Venue - Scottsdale, AZ
04/21 - Telo's House - Albequerque, NM
04/24 - Cactus Jacks - Belton, MT
04/26 - Eagles Club - Lake Station, IN
04/27 - The Hayloft - Mt. Clemens, MI
04/29 - Blue Violet Cafe - Rochester, PA
04/30 - The Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY w/Sworn Enemy
05/01 - Harmony Grange - Wilmington, DE w/Sworn Enemy
05/02 - KC's - Fredricksburg, VA w/Sworn Enemy
05/03 - Club Rain - Greensboro, NC w/Sworn Enemy
05/05 - Weekends - Charleston, SC w/Sworn Enemy
05/06 - The Warehouse Venue - Chattanooga, TN w/Sworn Enemy
05/07 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL w/Sworn Enemy
05/09 - American Legion - Pensacola, FL w/Sworn Enemy
05/10 - Gallery 13 - Columbus, GA w/Sworn Enemy
05/12 - 516 Soundstage - Shreveport, LA w/Sworn Enemy
05/13 - TBA - New Orleans, LA w/Sworn Enemy
The Syracuse, NY quintet, UNHOLY, has posted a new track, "Seeker Immortal," on their MySpace page. The song comes off the upcoming album "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at More Sound Studios [Ed Gein] in Syracuse and will be released on May 12th through Prosthetic Records. More...
Florida-based hardcore/metal veterans PRO-PAIN will embark on a U.S. tour in June that spans into July. Support on the trek will come from SWORN ENEMY and MANTIC RITUAL. Tickets for all shows are on sale via EnterTheVault.com exclusively until March 7 at which point they will become available through all normal ticketing outlets.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Lionheart has joined the Hatewear European tour, which also features, SWORN ENEMY (Centrury Media), FREYA (Victory Records), and CDC (Filled With Hate
Records). The latest Hatewear 2009 tour dates are as follows:
12.02. Frankfurt - Nachtleben (Germany)
13.02. Bochum - Zwischenfall (Germany)
14.02. Haarlem - Patronaat (Netherlands)
15.02. Eindhoven - Dynamo (Netherlands)
16.02. Paris - Gibus (France)
17.02. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur (France)
18.02. Durango - Plateruena (Spain)
19.02. Lisbon - Mans Ruin (Portugal)
20.02. Madrid - Sala Live (Spain)
21.02. Barcelona - Sala Mephisto (Spain)
22.02. Montpellier - Secret Place (France)
23.02. Rillieux La Pape (Lyon) - Salle O Totem (France)
24.02. Colmar - Le Grillen (France)
25.02. Stuttgart - Landes Pavilion (Germany)
26.02. Solothurn - Kofmehl (Switzerland)
27.02. San Giorgio in Bosco (Pd) - La Gabbia (Italy)
28.02. Pinarella di Cervia (Ra) - Rockplanet (Italy)
01.03. München - Feierwerk (Germany)
04.03. Copenhagen - Loppen (Denmark)
05.03. Hamburg - Logo (Germany)
06.03. Magdeburg - Blow Up (Germany) + FINAL PRAYER
07.03. Mons - Maximum HC Fest (Belgium) + CRUSHING
CASPARS + DISCIPLINE + FINAL PRAYER
08.03. Sheffield - Cooperation (Great Britain)
09.03. Leeds - Rios (Great Britain)
10.03. Edinburgh - Studio 24 (Great Britain)
11.03. Plymouth - White Rabbit (Great Britain)
12.03. Middlesbrough - Crown (Great Britain)
13.03. London - Underworld (Great Britain)
14.03. Antwerp - Trix (Belgium)
15.03. Rotterdam - De Baroeg (Netherlands) + BORN FROM PAIN
16.03. Köln - t.b.a. (Germany)
17.03. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
18.03. Weinheim - Café Central (Germany)
19.03. Hof/Zedtwitz - Fernverkehr (Germany)
20.03. Vienna - MFF Festival @ Gasometer (Austria)
21.03. Salzburg - Spring Metal Festival (Austria)
22.03. Prague - Chmelnice (Czech Republic)
23.03. Ostrava - Tancima (Czech Republic)
25.03. Berlin - SO 36 (Germany)
26.03. Bydgoszcz - Estrada (Poland)
27.03. Wroclaw - Firlej (Poland)
28.03. Chemnitz - AJZ (Germany) + BORN FROM PAIN
29.03. Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof (Germany)
Sworn Enemy will kick off their over 40 dates long European headlining tour on February 12, 2009. As support acts Freya feat. Karl from Sworn Enemy's labelmates Earth Crisis, who will release their new album via Century Media in April 2009, Lionheart and CDC will accompany SWORN ENEMY guaranteeing total mosh pit insanity all over Europe!
Furthermore, the band has finished the recordings of their new, still untitled album with producer Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) who already worked with Sworn Enemy on their previous two releases.
The tour dates can be viewed below. More...
ALL SHALL PERISH drummer, Matt Kuykendall, recently checked in from their European tour to offer an update and comment on their upcoming run with JOB FOR A COWBOY, HATE ETERNAL, ANIMOSITY and ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY.
"We can't fucking wait to do this tour! This is a full on death metal onslaught not to be missed. We have known JOB FOR A COWBOY, ANIMOSITY, and HATE ETERNAL for a while and so its going to be a reunion as well. This is Job's last tour on this record and our first US tour on ours so everyone be ready to hear some new tracks and get to see JOB FOR A COWBOY one last time on this disc!
"Our current tour with SWORN ENEMY is going nuts! The fest response has been the biggest of our career and the club shows are packed and fucking crazy. We really did not expect this but it just solidifies our love for Europe. We will be heading out on a 10 day Russian/Siberian Tour along with a week and a half of southern Europe headline dates AND two weeks on the hell on earth European tour with WALLS OF JERICHO, RED CHORD, ANIMOSITY, CATARACT and STICK TO YOUR GUNS!”
Here are the upcoming U.S. tour dates: More...
Warbringer has issued the following update from Wacken Open Air and the start of their European tour with Sworn Enemy:
"Thanks for everyone who saw us on the Metal Hammer stage at WACKEN! There is nothing compared to hearing thousands of thrashers screaming "Total War!" louder than your own stage monitors. We loved the energy and can't wait for the next opportunity to slay the masses.
"The beginning of the Sworn Enemy tour has been quite a pleasure. Last night we opened for AGNOSTIC FRONT and tonight were playing in Frankfurt with MADBALL! Theres nothing better than kicking off a tour by sharing the stage and some drinks with such legendary bands. Thanks for everyone that came out to see us in hamburg, we hope more of you guys will come out and support us along the way!"