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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).

The music video for “ReBirth” was directed by Acea Lashley (Hendley Road Studios) and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/rJATntWQGMc

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

HellBent is:

David Pruitt – Vocals
Mike Daniels – Guitar
Spidy Womack – Drums
Kenneth Cordell – Bass
Chet Powell – Lead Guitar



Kind regards,
Swimming with Sharks Records


Ritual of Odds from Greece

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!”

The first single, and title track “Ritual of 9” is streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utDjaDxVW4Y

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.

‘RItual of 9’ tracklist:

  1. Ritual of 9
  2. Hunt You Down
  3. Feargas
  4. Hate At First Sight
  5. A Part of Me
  6. Digital Hell
  7. Why So Serious
  8. Greed
  9. The Dual Substance of Man
  10. What I’ve Become



Kostas Fotopoulos – Vocals

Nikolas Perlepes – Guitars

Marios Kanellopoulos – Bass

Petros Haritos – Drums



FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ritualofoddsband/

Reverbnation : https://www.reverbnation.com/ritualofodds

Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvaili8VTR3dysj_GPRDWw


Press: Noah “Shark” Robertson



Manager: Scott Clute, Metal Thunder Entertainment



Booking: Tone Deaf Touring, LLC



The Periwinkle Massacre – The Fear We Create EP – Free Download

‘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.






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‘There Will Be Violence’ – Hellbent


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.

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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 Where I Want You,” which is super heavy and goes something like this: “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!”

Metalsucks.net article: http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/09/11/xspongecorex-spongebob-squarepants-gone-metal/


Eye Of The Enemy News


Eye Of The Enemy to support Fleshgod Apocalypse in Japan!

Eye of the Enemy have been nominated in Global Metal Apocalypse‘s GMA Awards 2014 for breakthrough international band and breakthrough Australasian band… go give em a vote!

Heavy Music Magazine Staff Top Albums of 2014 includes Eye of the Enemy and more!


Today is the 3rd Anniversary of Swimming With Sharks Records! It’s been a great 3 years! To celebrate, we are offering ALL DIGITAL RELEASES FOR 3 DOLLARS! http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com

SWS signs Eye Of The Enemy (Australia)

Official Press Release:

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.

Stream and Purchase ‘The Vengeance Paradox’ atwww.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com orwww.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us

Live Show Review – Children Of Bodom/Eye Of The Enemy:http://www.metalobsession.net/2014/05/09/children-of-bodom-eye-of-the-enemy-orpheus-omega-170-russell-melbourne-07052014-2/

Press Contact: welkin.entertainment@gmail.com

Visit the band on Faceboook:https://www.facebook.com/EyeoftheEnemyBand


Digby, owner/founder Earache Records liked EOTE release…

Bow Prometheus – New Single – “Athena’s Plague”

SWS signs Everfall (Estonia)

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.”

Everfall is:
Peep Sale, Kenneth Koch, Claus Pener, Freddy Kaur, Taavi Kliss

Watch the official lyric video for the song “Above The World” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPF5qo87TtM

Stream/Download the ‘Everfall’ EP here:www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us

Visit the band here: www.facebook.com/everfallestonia


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SWS signs Hellbent, releases ‘Southern Brutality’

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.

Watch the Official Music Video for “Divine Tragedy” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN0UfCaALoo

Stream and Download the ‘Southern Brutality’ album at:www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us

Check out the band at:www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/hellbentmetal

SWS signs The Conjuration, releases ‘Surreal’

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.”
‘Surreal’ is available at www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us
The track listing is as follows:

Surreal (2014)


1. Profane
2. Capricorn
3. Kaleidoscopic Thought
4. Fragile
5. Surreal
6. Perception Shattered: A Darker Scope
7. Introvert
8. Overdose
9. Free Bonus Track: F(r)iend (In Flames Cover)

The Path Of The Goat Tour

The Terrigen Mist has officially completed The Path Of The Goat Tour, featuring label-mates Dei Aemeth on select dates.


The Terrigen Mist

TerrigenMist_laveyan_4PAN1TSPB.inddSwimming With Sharks Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Atlanta, Georgia death metal act The Terrigen Mist to it’s roster of bands. The band recently completed work on their debut full length album, Leveyan, recorded in Athens, GA at Rising Tides Studio with Anthony Lunn.

Vocalist Ian Nix comments, “We are very happy to be working with Swimming With Sharks Records and we are quite proud to be releasing our first full length, ‘Laveyan’, through them. This label is definitely keeping the indie spirit alive and we look forward to all the positive things that are to come from our new partnership.”

The band formed in 2008 in Greenville, SC and have been making a name for themselves ever since through relentless performing and touring the East Coast. Prior to their full length album, Laveyan, The Terrigen Mist have released two EPs – ‘A Requiem Infernal’ and ‘Metaphysics’.  The band sites influences such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Converge, Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, Watain, Deathspell Omega, Pantera, and more. Their sound can be described as death metal with heavy grindcore and black metal influence.

The band will be touring in early July 2013, in support of their debut full length album, Leveyan. The Terrigen Mist is: Ian Nix-vocals, Andrew Bryant-guitar, Brett Terrapin-drums, James Wakester-bass.

Leveyan is currently available  at www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us


Rituals to Oblivion Tour 2013 – The Vile Impurity/Byleth

Springfield, Illinois underground death-metallers The Vile Impurity are embarking on another U.S. tour with Byleth from Omaha, Nebraska. The tour, booked by Teethcutter Agency, kicks off in Kansas City on Wednesday March 27th at Davey’s Uptown and will hit cities such as Shreveport LA, Fort Worth TX, Orlando FL, Atlanta GA, and many more including an appearance at West Texas Death Fest 2013 in Amarillo, Texas with Putrid Pile, Uncleansed, Shawn Whitaker, Abolishment of Flesh, and many more.

The band is touring in support of their debut album, Anathema, recorded at Audio Aggregate Studios in Des Moines, Iowa with engineer/producer Dustin Miller. The album was released on Easter Sunday in 2012 on Swimming With Sharks Records and has received wide-spread critical acclaim from the media and fans alike.

Check out The Vile Impurity featured in Sick Drummer Magazine’s Brutal Beatings Vol. VII alongside bands such as FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, ENEMY REIGN, THE DEVASTATED and more.

Catch The Vile Impurity on one of their upcoming shows:

03/27 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
03/28 Topeka, KS – The Goose Again
03/29 Amarillo, TX – West Texas Death Fest
03/30 San Antonio, TX – Zombies
03/31 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcat’s West
04/01 Shreveport, LA – The Tiki Bar
04/02 Houston, TX – Walters
04/03 Ocean Springs, MS – Squeaky Lizard
04/05 Orlando, FL – The Brass Mug
04/07 Lake Worth, FL – The Speakeasy
04/08 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
04/09 Atlanta, GA – The ATA Stage
04/10 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
04/11 Hunstville, AL – The Copper Top
04/12 Conway, AR – The Sound Stage
04/13 Blytheville, AR – Red Room Productions
04/14 St Louis, MO – Fubar
04/15 Quincy, IL – State Room
04/16 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
04/18 Peoria, IL – Brass Rail
04/19 Madison, WI – Regent Street Retreat
04/20 Mankato, MN – The What’s Up Lounge
04/21 Sioux Falls, SD – Boonies
04/22 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground

The Vile Impurity is:

Dustin Ogle-Vocals
Miles Ellegood-Guitars
Jake Lahniers-Bass/Vocals
Pete Rock-Drums


Plague The West Tour 2013


Mouth of the Serpent from Los Angeles, California is set to hit the road with Apparitions from Phoenix, Arizona on the Plague The West Tour 2013. Just a little over two weeks long, the West Coast tour will be hitting up cities like Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and many more.

Mouth of the Serpent has been obliterating the underground California Metal Scene since February of 2008. The band inked their first World-wide distribution deal in 2012, signing to Dallas, Texas based independent metal label, Swimming With Sharks Records. The band recently completed its latest offering, ‘Manifest’ at The Lunchbox Studios in Sun City, California with Dave Franklin (ANA KEFR, HANDS OF A KILLER). Manifest features the artwork of praised metal-artist Tony Koehl (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT).

Mouth Of The Serpent was formed in Los Angeles, California in mid-2007, and since have been cutting out a unique place for themselves in the Los Angeles metal scene. The band blends elements of metal core and death metal with the melodic ways of progressive metal. Their debut album, Inception was released in May 2010, and their sophomore effort, Manifest is also available. Both albums can be found at http://www.mouthoftheserpent.com or http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com

Also, their latest music video, featuring the song Psychosomatic Disorder, can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbRxTV1swhM&list=UU9wh2RdrKAneTnw8Td7Z-Gw&index=2

Mouth of the Serpent is:
Max Reis: Vocals
Andrew Rubin: Guitar
Justin Biddle: Guitar
Luis Echevarria: Bass
Mikey Wilson: Drums

The tour dates are as follows:

June 28 – Temecula, CA
June 29 – Orange County, CA
June 30 – San Diego, CA
July 01 – Tempe, AZ
July 02 – Albuquerque, NM
July o3 – Colorado Springs, CO
July 04 – Denver, CO
July 05 – Salt Lake City, UT
July 06 – Boise, ID
July 07 – Spokane, WA
July 08 – Seattle, WA
July 09 – Portland, OR
July 10 – Eugene, OR
July 11 – Santa Cruz, CA
July 12 – Orangevale, CA
July 13 – Los Angeles, CA

The Tour is Sponsored by: Swimming With Sharks Records, Zoetrope Management, Total Deathcore, Keep It Heavy Clothing, Infidel Clothing, and Scrub Status.

Forced Abortion – Violent Monkey Orgy


Now available at http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us

Swimming With Sharks Records regretfully announces adding Forced Abortion from Palatine, Illinois to the roster. The band has been abusing ear drums and pissing people off since July 2012. The band is reminiscent of controversial grind-core/noise-core acts such as Anal Cunt (Earache Records). Most of the band’s appeal lies in their truly bizarre and often offensive album and song titles, such as the band’s “Swastika” EP, released in January of 2013, which features song titles such as “Acidic Cow Urine Drinking Fountain”, “Inverted Limb Buried Beneath a Pile of Paralyzed Horses”, “Pussy Cunt Cop Killer”, “Insane Clown Pussy”, and “It’s Holocaust Time”.

The band attracted the attention of Noah “Shark” Robertson from The Browning (Earache Records) and owner of Swimming With Sharks Records, by sending an email that simply read, “Sign us faggots.” Robertson comments, “At first I was thinking to myself, who the hell does that?! Once I checked out the band, I couldn’t stop laughing and knew I had to sign them to the label immediately. Do yourself a favor and add the band on Facebook! You won’t be disappointed… well, maybe a little.” One of the founding members, Cannibal, states: “This label sucks and I want to kill myself. When I was five years old, I tried killing my two month old brother by drowning him. I have aids.”

The band will be releasing their latest music masterpiece called ‘Violent Monkey Orgy’ which will be available world-wide on February 24, 2013 via Swimming With Sharks Records.

To find out more please visit http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com and/or http://www.facebook.com/forcedabortion

Forced Abortion is: 29, Cannibal, and Telephone.

Srlsm – Embrace My Wicked Grin


Available at http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com


The Vile Impurity/Byleth Tour!