Norway's SWORN has issued the following update:
"We'd like to inform you that we're currently working on material for our third album. Half of it is already complete, and it's enormous, to say the least!
"Our deadline is set to end of August, and our plans are to have the album recorded by the end of 2010.
"Some working titles are:
* The Silver Asylum
* Corridors of Dark Salvation
* The Keeper
* Mot Stupet (Norwegian lyrics)
"Also, SWORN and Dag Dreggen Anderson (bass) have split ways, and we will do live shows with a session bass player until we find a suitable replacement.
"We want to thank Dreggen for his duties on the 'Bastards And Conquerors' album, and wish him good luck with his other projects.
"Regarding live shows, we're working on a tour for the 'Bastards And Conquerors' album, but nothing is certain on this matter yet."
"Bastards And Conquerors" was released on October 30, 2009 via Twilight-Vertrieb.
According to a press release, "Bastards And Conquerors" sees SWORN bringing "the expression 'melodic extreme metal' to a level beyond your imagination. Nine tracks of melancholic metal, mixed with powerful rhythms and aggressive instrumental abuse. All enclosed with that haunting atmosphere you can expect from SWORN.
'Bastards And Conquerors' is faster, darker, more aggressive, and even more atmospheric. [It was] mastered at Cutting Room (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION) and mixed by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), who also has a guest appearance on the album."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/swornband.