Queens, New York-based hardcore/metal act SWORN ENEMY will release its new album, "Maniacal", in North America in February 2008 via Century Media Records (November 12, 2007 in Europe). The CD was produced by Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING) and Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY), who took a very hands-on approach to this album.
"Maniacal" takes SWORN ENEMY's sound to new heights with a thrashier edge pummelling the listener with a furiously blasting impact and unrivalled heaviness that is reminiscent of thrash titans like EXODUS, TESTAMENT as well as early MEGADETH and ANTHRAX.
Adding to the all-star cast in support of this release, Jordan Mancino of AS I LAY DYING recorded all drum tracks for the album. As a fan and friend of the band, Jordan was excited to be a part of this project and did an amazing job laying down a brutal rhythmical fundament for "Maniacal". Drums were recorded at Big Fish Studios, all guitars were nailed down at Method Of Groove Studio, and vocals at Studio Lambesis, whereas mixing duties were handled by the up-and-coming producer Daniel Castleman (DESTROY THE RUNNER, WINDS OF PLAGUE).
Commented guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci: "Our new record is by far our best and thrashiest work yet. These songs are meant to be played live. We're glad things worked out with getting Jordan to play drums on the album, which was huge for us. It was also a blast working with Tim and Joey, as they both had great ideas and brought out the best in us. We can't thank them enough. All of us together created an unbelievable fucking monster.
"We are now with the Century Media and very excited about the future of the band, because this label is what we've been missing throughout our career. Now we feel unstoppable, and will keep pounding city by city. We're focused on changing the way people perceived us in the past, and convincing them that SWORN ENEMY is a real band with the right attitude. 'Maniacal' is the proof of that."
"Maniacal" track listing:
02. Time To Rage
03. A Place of Solace
04. Weather The Storm
06. The American Way
07. Fear For Failure
08. No End To This Nightmare
09. Talk Is Cheap
10. Said And Done
SWORN ENEMY will tour Europe with AGNOSTIC FRONT and EVERGREEN TERRACE in November, followed by this year's edition of the Persistence Tour, which will also feature HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT and IGNITE, among others.