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SWORN ENEMY Stream Track "Prepare For Payback"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 2:08 PM


From Forthcoming ROBB FLYNN-Produced Album, Gamechanger

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SWORN ENEMY has inspired numerous mosh pits around the world over the past 15 years, but the group's punishing new album Gamechanger – due out via M-Theory Audio on April 5 – shows that the Queens, New York-based group is just getting started. For proof, look no further than the venomous new song “Prepare For Payback”, which is now available on all streaming platforms. A lyric video can be seen below.

Says vocalist Sal Lococo, “"Prepare For Payback" just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on As Real As It Gets.”

A hard-knuckled fusion of metal, thrash and New York hardcore, Gamechanger – which was produced by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (SUFFOCATION, FALLUJAH, WARBRINGER) – is available now for pre-order on CD and limited-edition blue splatter vinyl at this location – www.m-theoryaudio.com/store. As a bonus first 100 pre-orders include a bonus SWORN ENEMY fanny pack and 3 button pins. Digital pre-orders via iTunes, Bandcamp and other platforms include “Prepare For Payback” as an “instant grat” track.

Gamechanger track listing:

  • Intro
  • "Prepare For Payback"
  • "Seeds of Hate"
  • "Coming Undone"
  • "Justify"
  • "DOA"
  • "Fragments of a Broken Life"
  • "The Fall of Modern Man"
  • "Selling A Dream"
  • "The Consequence"
  • "Integrity Defines Strength"
SWORN ENEMY will celebrate the release of Gamechanger with three record release shows in late April. (See below for details.) Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

SWORN ENEMY was first signed by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, who released the group's first two EPs on his Stillborn Recordings label in 2001 and 2002. He also produced the band's full-length debut, As Real As It Gets, memorably praised by Lambgoat as “music that inspires you to want to beat the living piss out of the next unsuspecting person who walks in the room.” The album was released by Elektra Records in 2003, a year that saw the band deliver memorable performances on tour with Ozzfest.

In the 15 years since, SWORN ENEMY released four additional albums of punishing metallic hardcore and toured with a number of notable acts, including Anthrax, Mastodon, Fear Factory, Sepultura, Suicide Silence, Dying Fetus, Earth Crisis, Madball, Biohazard and Hatebreed. The band expects to spend much of 2019 touring in support of Gamechanger.

SWORN ENEMY live:

  • 4/26 - Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
  • 4/27 - Falls Church, VA – VFW 9274
  • 4/28 - Brockton, MA – Dylan's


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