Interview: Ash Currie (Guitar) of Sworn Amongst (Video/Audio)

Chances are, you’ve heard Sworn Amongst before, after all, the British metal band has been active in some form or another since 2004. Quickly gaining an impressive reputation for their in-your-face, aggressive, groove-laden compositions, and over the years have built an extensive history of international touring and festival appearances to support their numerous releases.

Over the years the band have been regular visitors to mainland Europe and have succeeded in turning heads for their sets at the world-renown Download and Bloodstock festivals. The band have also previously toured with numerous acts including playing main support to Canadian speed metal legends Annihilator as well as Gama Bomb, Our Hollow, Our Home, Lotus Eater, Bonded By Blood, Susperia, Breed 77, Man Must Die, Evile, and The Rotted.

They’ve also shared stages with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, The Faceless, Anthrax, Sepultura, Chimaira, Skindred, Meshuggah, Bleed From Within, While She Sleeps, Dark Tranquillity, Asking Alexandria, and Sylosis. They have appeared at a variety of prestigious festivals including Download Festival, Bloodstock, Metal Heads Mission, Wurzburg Metal Fest, and Metal Invasion to name but a few.

After a brief hiatus starting in 2020, Sworn Amongst returned to form with its strongest line-up to date, releasing the much-anticipated single ‘Restitution’. This release saw the return of founding members Jonny Harper and Liam Liddell, who alongside guitarist Ashley Currie and bassist Kieran Agnew. have succeeded in returning the band to its rightful place as a force to be reckoned with in terms of the band’s earth-shattering metalcore anthems, and their fiercely precise, electrifying live shows.

On January 22nd, 2024, they released their latest single ‘Tyrant’. A track offered as a tribute to all people affected by modern-day genocide. The track serving as a statement of support and hope for the Ukrainian people and recognising their strength and unity as a nation.

We spoke to guitarist Ash Curry about Tyrant and the importance it has to the band, as well as discussing the bigger Sworn Amongst picture, how they got to this point and where they might be heading next, having fun making music now, and so much more.

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