Atlanta based heavy metal outfit HellBent have released an official music video for the track, “ReBirth”, taken from their upcoming album of the same name. The ‘ReBirth’ album is set to be released Friday, September 20th, 2019 via Swimming With Sharks Records. The label will also be releasing the band’s entire back catalog; including the albums ‘Southern Brutality’ (2014), There Will Be Violence (2015) and ‘The American Demise’ (2016).
HellBent will be performing a CD Release Show Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at this year’s SLAUGHTER QUE; Atlanta’s Rock and Metal BBQ Festival featuring Exodus, Battlecross, Exhorter, Kataklysm, and many more.
“ReBirth” Video Credits:
Art Direction by: Chrissy Culver and Acea Lashley
Edited by: Hendley Road
Straight Jacket uniforms by: Chrissy Culver
David Pruitt’s mask by: Lindsey Grey
David Pruitt – Vocals
Mike Daniels – Guitar
Spidy Womack – Drums
Kenneth Cordell – Bass
Chet Powell – Lead Guitar
Melodic death metal outfit Ritual of Odds from Greece have signed a Worldwide deal with Swimming With Sharks Records. The band’s third studio album ‘Ritual of IX’ was recorded at StudiOdds Recording Studio and was mixed & mastered by John Mcris. The band takes influences from bands such as At The Gates, In Flames, and Carcass and have been called the ‘Melodic Death Metal Masters of Greece’ by Axis of Metal (Canada).
Label founder Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter/Ex-The Browning) states: “Patras, Greece… What a great find! The moment I heard “Ritual of 9” I knew this band was something special. They give me the same feeling I got the first time I listened to At The Gates or In Flames. They have all the elements of a melodic death metal powerhouse!”
Ritual of Odds formed in 2003, originally under the moniker Existence Edge, but changed the name in 2005 and began work on their ‘Building up the Underverse’ Demo. In 2008, the band played this material live on stage for the first time and received great reviews, encouraging them to begin working on their debut full length album ‘Underverse’; which was released in early 2010. At the end of that same year, the band recorded their 2nd full length album ‘God is an Atheist’, which was very well received. The band toured Europe and the US, in support of the release, performing with bands such as OMEN (USA), PAUL DI’ANNO (UK), SEPTIC FLESH (GR) and NIGHTRAGE (SW). The band is often described as Melodic Death Metal, but many influences can be heard. Ritual of Odds have forged a unique sound by infusing elements of thrash, horror and epic metal into their own, creative brand of melodic death.
‘The Fear We Create’ is a precious gem of a recording by Corpus Christi, Texas metallers The Periwinkle Massacre. A true masterpiece. Sadly, the band never had a chance to give it a proper release and the group is currently on hiatus. However, Swimming With Sharks Records is proud to present this mind-blowing work of sonic art, for absolutely no charge. The world needs to hear this music! First of all, the production is out of this world – and there are elements of every genre of metal, ingeniously intertwined throughout the 7 track EP. There’s something for everyone, while remaining true to the roots of heavy metal. Thrash. Death. Metalcore. Electronics. Samples. Breakdowns. Guitar solos – all flawlessly executed in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and stream or download this album, NOW!
Never heard of the ‘Winks’? They’ve shared the stage with: Adema, Arsonists Get All The Girls, As Eden Burns, At All Cost, Attila, Born of Osiris, Broadcast the Nightmare, Carnifex, Chiodos, Dark Tranquility, Dr. Acula, Drop Dead Gorgeous, For Today, Fuck The Facts, Horse the Band, Ion Dissonance, Incantation, Killswitch Engage, Letlive, Misery Index, My Children, My Bride, Paul Dianno, Psycroptic, Scars of Tomorrow, Suffokate, Taproot, The December Drive, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Upon a Burning Body, Vital Remains, Walk the Graves, We Are The End, Within Chaos, Within the Ruins, Your Demise, and more.
Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 6 is here! Packed with 4 years of insanity! Our proudest moment yet! This is truly a compilation that needs to be heard by every fan of metal out there! Thanks for your continued support!
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Hellbent’s new album “There Will Be Violence” is out now via Swimming With Sharks Records.
The disc contains 5 hard hitting tracks, “Number 15”, “Atoadaso”, “There Will Be Violence”, H.F.S., and “Draw The Line”. Touring in support of their latest effort, the band kicks off the ‘There Will Be Violence’ Tour, Friday March 13th in Montgomery, Alabama at The Head On The Door venue with I Am Hostile. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, Primer 55 has had to drop off the show.)
Hellbent’s, Mike Daniels states: “We’ve been working hard for the last 9 months on this new EP and are very excited to finally be releasing it this Friday, March 13th. It is part one of a two part series that we’re doing. Part 2 we anticipate being released later this year.”
Catch Hellbent on the following dates:
March 13th – Montgomery, AL – Head On The Door
March 28th – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater Bar And Grill
April 25th – Nashville, TN – Daisy Duke’s
May 1st – Hattiesburg, MS – The Tavern
May 2nd – Shreveport, LA – Hangar 21
May 16th – Tallahassee, FL – Atmosphere Bar
May 23rd – Marietta, GA – 120 Tavern
May 30th – Albany, GA – The Olgethrope Lounge
June 12th – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
June 13th – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
June 27th – Brimingham, AL – The Nick
July 17th – Tallahassee, FL – Atmosphere Bar
July 18th – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug (Moshfest 2015)
Hellbent is based out of Atlanta, GA. ‘There Will Be Violence’ marks the bands 2nd release on the Swimming With Sharks Records label, following their debut ‘Southern Brutality’ released in February of 2014.
Alternative Press: “The good people at MetalSucks have unearthed this band, xSPONGECOREx, who make metal songs inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. The band just released their debut track, “Right Wh…ere I Want You,” which is super heavy and goes something like this: “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!”
Swimming With Sharks Records (USA) is proud to announce the signing of melodic metal heavyweights, Eye of the Enemy, from Melbourne, Austraila. The band recently released their sophmore album, the critically acclaimed ‘The Vengeance Paradox’ and has just completed an Australian tour with Children Of Bodom, to support this latest effort.
In regards to the signing, the band has released the following statement; “Eye of the Enemy are ecstatic to sign with Swimming with Sharks for the release of our new album ‘The Vengeance Paradox’ expanding our music into new territories. Swimming with Sharks is a great fit for us, we are honoured to be part of their outstanding artist roster and look forward to working together.”
Eye of the Enemy have been dominating the Australian metal scene since 2006 with the release of their Demo and subsequent self-titled E.P in 2008. In 2010, the band released their first full length album, ‘Weight of Redemption’, which was recieved with much fanfare and critical acclaim, being nominated for album of the year against metal heavyweights across the globe; with standout tracks such as “A Reason for Treason”, “Facade”, and “Peace”. In support of their debut release, Eye of the Enemy performed several notable shows and national tours with international acts such as Amon Amarth, At the Gates, Cradle of Filth, Despised Icon, Malevolent Creation, and more; along with some festival appearances such as Screamfest Metal Festival (Edguy, Ensifirum, Cynic, Dark Funeral, Destroyer 666) and the infamous Sonic Forge Festival.
The band plans to keep a rigorous touring schedule through the rest of the year, which is currently being handled byWelkin Entertainment.
Eye Of The Enemy is: Julian Detar, Chris Kane, Ben Hunt, Simon Headley, and Justin Macdonald.
Swimming With Sharks Records is proud to announce the latest addition to the family, Everfall, a 5-piece metalcore project infused with electronic elements, from Estonia’s capital, Tallinn in Northeastern-Europe. The ‘Everfall’ EP is available now, featuring 5 stunning tracks of modern metal interwoven with intense electronics.
Guitarist, Claus Pener states, “We’re happy to be joining the SWS family. It’s unbelievable that we have gotten this chance and we’re incredibly thankful for the people who have kept pushing us forward and have believed in us since day one.”
Peep Sale, Kenneth Koch, Claus Pener, Freddy Kaur, Taavi Kliss
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Swimming With Sharks Records is pleased to announce the signing of Alabama’s premier Southern Metal outfit, HellBent, to a Worldwide Distribution Deal. The band’s latest effort, ‘Southern Brutality’, features 10 heavy hitting metal masterpieces, chocked full of groove, sludge, and death metal goodness. The band has made a name for themselves throughout Alabama and has no plans to stop anytime soon, as the band is set to perform a number of upcoming shows, including a few dates with Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Records band, Warbeast, in August 2014.
Guitarist and founding member, Mike Daniels, comments, “This is truly one of the greatest days in the history of HellBent. Today we officially become part of the Swimming With Sharks Records family. We talked to a number of labels, but few offered us something that would not only be a label contract, but also a partnership. We are very appreciative and grateful to SWS for showing faith in us and wanting to share this journey with us. SWS holds an insane roster of amazing bands and HellBent is honored to stand with them and call them family. We also want to thank everyone that has supported us and stood with us up until this day. We could have never made it this far without you! Buckle your seatbelts friends, HellBent is coming for the throat!”
The band was founded by Mike Daniels and David Pruitt in 2005 as a studio project, which later transformed into a full band in 2012. The current lineup includes David Pruitt – Vocals, Mike Daniels – Guitar, Jimmy Johnson – Lead Guitar, William Pouncey – Bass, and Andy Davis – Drums.
HellBent is Sponsored/Endorsed by: Dirt Bag Clothing, Sinister Guitar Picks, Auburn Guitar Shoppe.
Swimming With Sharks Records has officially announced the addition of, The Conjuration, to their roster of artists. The project is a solo effort from producer and multi-instrumentalist, Corey Jason, and can best be described as extreme, experimental metal and/or avant-garde death metal. The band’s latest effort ‘Surreal’ is currently available to stream and download and boasts 8 insane tracks and a free bonus track featuring a cover of “F(r)iend from In Flames.
The Conjuration mastermind, Corey Jason states, “After almost 10 years of diligently learning and perfecting my craft, it’s a dream come true that my labors of love have been discovered! I spent hours upon hours over the last year and a half making the newest The Conjuration album ‘Surreal’; a vicious work of refined emotion that exceeds my artistic vision. Swimming With Sharks Records has shown me that my efforts have not been in vain!
I’m beyond excited to work with Swimming With Sharks, as it’s clear they’re offering an artist-centric promotion platform and are 100% committed to the growth and advancement of each band on their roster. I’m sure it’s every artist’s goal to sign with a label that promotes creativity, and I believe I’m lucky enough to have reached such goal. Expect great things, my friends.”
The Yellowbricks – New Limo 03:02
David Hasselhoff on Acid – Biff Tannen’s Pleasure Paradise 06:27
Hester Prynne – Grimy 04:56
At The Left Hand Of God – An Anthem For Honor 03:29
Marasmus – Mountains Of Dead 02:16
Conflicts – Nuketown 03:42
My Only Hope – Your Demise My Outcome 03:08
Dogs Of Delphi – Blood Brick and Mortar 04:57
In The Shadow – A Necessary Evil 04:29
Gornography – Pissing Blood 01:59
Torn The Fuck Apart – The Dissection of Christ 03:33
Moire – Revenge Kill 03:07
Janet The Planet – Under The City 07:39
Triplicity Guild – Darkness Falls 04:54