British thrashers Sworn Amongst, the foursome behind one of 2008ís most ambitious metal debuts And So It Begins, bring you their uncompromisingly fearsome follow-up, Severance. Driven by the bandís 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 tenfold. Severance showcases the bandís 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 release and their brutal live performances. After 2005ís 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 ďA massively promising & accomplished debut.Ē
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 Amongstís tours include Earacheís 2008 Thrashing Like a Maniac Tour, Breed77 and Susperiaís Insects & Attitude Tour in 2009 plus The Systematically Exploited Tour in April 2010 soon followed by the Death Thrash Destruction Tour With Man Must Die & The Rotted and then onto the Total Annihilation European Tour With Canadian Speed Metal Legends Annihilator 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 Spainís Thrash Em All Festival and Germanyís Wurzburg Metalfest. Its these experiences on the road that have seen Sworn Amongst evolve and forge ahead with their brutal new approach.