Sworn In (band)

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Sworn In
Clockwise from top-left: Chris George, Derek Bolman, Eugene Kamlyuk and Tyler Dennen
Clockwise from top-left: Chris George, Derek Bolman, Eugene Kamlyuk and Tyler Dennen
Background information
Also known asBuried by the Ocean (2010-March 2011)
OriginGrayslake, Illinois, U.S
GenresMetalcore, nu metal[1][2][3]
Years active2011–present
LabelsWe Are Triumphant, Razor & Tie, Fearless Records
MembersEugene Kamlyuk
Derek Bolman
Chris George
Alex Marcelletti
Past membersZakary Gibson
Kenny Pickett
Mike Piontek
Sean Banks
Peter Massouros
Matt Redlin
Tyler Dennen
Kyle Cholewinski

Sworn In is an American metalcore band from Grayslake, Illinois, United States.[4] The band was formed in 2011 and consists of vocalist Eugene Kamlyuk, bassist Derek Bolman, guitarist Chris George and drummer Alex Marcelletti. They were signed to Razor & Tie from May 2013 to the summer of 2016.[5][6]


Prior to Sworn In, vocalist Tyler Dennen played guitar in a local Grayslake band named Shift Into Focus along with drummer Chris George and guitarist Eugene Kamlyuk. When the group disbanded, these three sought to start a new band known as Buried by the Ocean. Buried by the Ocean began playing local shows in high school before the band later changed their name to Sworn In. Sworn In then played their first show under the new name in March 2011. The following month, the band released their first EP titled Catharsis, after this release Dennen left the band. Guitarist Kamlyuk then fronted the band at this point and recorded vocals for the band's second EP titled Start/End, which was released in 2012. That same year, Dennen returned to the band as vocalist and recorded a single titled "Let Down" featuring Chad Ruhlig of For the Fallen Dreams.[7]

After a signing to Razor & Tie, Sworn In recorded and released their debut album The Death Card in 2013[8] after releasing the single "Three Cheers" from it.[4] The album charted at number 184 at the Billboard 200 charts.[9]

They toured USA and Canada several times and played as support for bands like Hundredth, Thy Art Is Murder, For the Fallen Dreams, I See Stars, Upon This Dawning, Emmure,[10][11] and Escape the Fate. In May 2014 they toured Europe for the first time.[12] In November 2014, they were on the Monster Outbreak Tour with Attila, Crown the Empire, and Like Moths to Flames.[13][14]

On February 12, 2015, Sworn In released their first single from their sophomore album, titled "The Lovers/The Devil".[15] On March 3, 2015, Sworn In premiered the song "I Don't Really Love You", which will also be on the new album.[16] The band released their single "Oliolioxinfree" on March 17, 2015.[17] Their second album, titled The Lovers/The Devil, was released on April 7, 2015.

Starting from March 2015 Sworn In toured with The Plot In You, I Declare War, and Gift Giver.[18]

Sworn In was included on the 2015 (and final) Mayhem Festival, which was headlined by Slayer.[19]

On March 20, 2017, the band announced that they had signed with Fearless Records, through which they'll be releasing their third full-length album later in the year.[20]

On May 18, 2017, the band released a music video for the song "Make It Hurt" following an announcement for their upcoming third studio album All Smiles.[21] The same day, the band livestreamed a 30-minute loop for their song "Don't Look At Me", along with the song being released the next day.[22][23] On June 22, 2018 it was announced that Tyler Dennen would be leaving Sworn In, and that they were re-releasing their debut EP "Start/End.” It was also revealed that Eugene Kamlyuk would be returning to lead vocals, and that Chris George would be moving to guitar and the new drummer is Kyle Cholewinski.

On September 14, 2019, the band released a new song called "Shit Talk", their first offering of new material since Tyler Dennen's departure.[24]




Studio albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions[9]
2013 The Death Card 184 7 16 39
2015 The Lovers/The Devil
  • Release: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
7 35 7 20
2017 All Smiles
  • Release: June 30, 2017
  • Label: Fearless
  • Formats: CD, LP, download


Year Album details
2011 Catharsis
  • Released: April 30, 2011
  • Label: None
  • Format: Music download
2012 Start/End
  • Released: January 23, 2012
  • Label: We Are Triumphant
  • Format: Music download
2018 Start/End (Remixed & Remastered)


  • "No Salvation (featuring Marco Mandujano)" (Self distributed), (2011)
  • "A Song for the Nameless" (The Death Card) (2012)
  • "Let Down (featuring Chad Ruhlig of For the Fallen Dreams)" (Self distributed), (2012)
  • "Three Cheers" (The Death Card) (2012)
  • "Snake Eyes" (The Death Card) (Razor & Tie), (2013)
  • "Dead Soul" (The Death Card) (Razor & Tie), (2014)
  • "Mindless" (The Death Card) (Razor & Tie), (2014)
  • "Sunshine" (The Lovers/The Devil) (Razor & Tie), (2015)
  • "Oliolioxinfree" (The Lovers/The Devil) (Razor & Tie), (2015)
  • "I Don't Really Love You" (The Lovers/The Devil) (Razor & Tie), (2015)
  • "Lay with Me" (The Lovers/The Devil) (Razor & Tie), (2015)
  • "Endless Gray" ("Endless Gray - Single") (Independent), (2016)
  • "Make It Hurt" (All Smiles) (Fearless Records), (2017)
  • "Don't Look At Me" (All Smiles) (Fearless Records), (2017)
  • "Dread All" (All Smiles) (Fearless Records) (2017)
  • "All Smiles" (All Smiles) (Fearless Records) (2017)
  • "Gun Fight" [26] (2019)
  • "Sh*t Talk" (2019)

Music videos[edit]

  • "A Song for the Nameless" (2013)
  • "Snake Eyes" (2013)
  • "Dead Soul" (2014)
  • "Mindless" (2014)
  • "Scissors" (2015)
  • "Endless Gray" (2016)
  • "Make It Hurt" (2017)
  • "Don't Look At Me" (2017)
  • "Dread All" (2017)
  • "All Smiles" (2017)
  • "Shit Talk" (2019)


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  20. ^ "NEWS: Sworn In sign deal with Fearless Records!". March 21, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  21. ^ ""MAKE IT HURT" (Official Music Video)- Sworn In". May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  22. ^ "ITS NOT ME. IM NOT ME. DONT LOOK AT ME. DONT LOOKS AT ME. DONT LOOK AT ME. DONT LOOK AT ME". May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
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