Since their inception in 97, SWORN ENEMY have represented New York hardcore well, having released two highly popular albums and touring the world countless times with bands such as Slipknot, Slayer, Hatebreed, Sepultura, Unearth, Arch Enemy and more including a slot on Ozzfest. Their new offering "Maniacal" takes their renowned sound to new heights with more of a thrash edge while relentlessly blasting the listener with thick heaviness that calls to mind a likeness to bands such as Exodus and Testament as well as early Megadeth and Anthrax. The album also features a special guest appearance from rising drummer Jordan Mancino of As I Lay Dying. The album was also produced by Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying). In the current musical climate on what Hardcore is to Metal and vice versa, Sworn Enemy sit comfortably and confidently between the two with no distractions, just pure music!