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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!



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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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Forced Abortion – Violent Monkey Orgy


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

Srlsm – Embrace My Wicked Grin


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

Dei Aemeth – ‘Apotheosis’ Available Now!


Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/apotheosis

Released by Swimming With Sharks Records

Dei Aemeth is Samuel Paquette, Carl Ferré-Lang, Simple Nomad, Vale Ethereal

Dei Aemeth would like to thank Noah “Shark” Robertson (appearing
courtesy of The Browning and Earache Records) for drum sessions featured
on Apotheosis.

Produced, engineered, mixed by Sam Paquette
Recorded at S.A.M. Recording Studios Dallas TX USA
Mastered at JFD Studio by J-F Dagenais
Artwork and layout by Moon Ring Design http://www.moonringdesign.com

All compositions by Sam Paquette and Dei Aemeth

Dei Aemeth – Apotheosis

Set Sail
Tide of Devourment
i. Skrying
ii. Alignment
iii. Ritual
iv. Luminous
Ending Credits

The Browning – Original Demo

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/original-demo

The Original Demo from The Browning (Earache Records)
(The Original Recordings before Burn This World, Standing On The Edge EP, and Time Will Tell EP!)

Recorded by: Jonny McBee
Additional Vocals: Matt Keck

Swimming With Sharks Records Metal Compilation – Volume 3

Swimming With Sharks Records Metal Compilation – Volume 3

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/swimming-with-sharks-metal-compilation-volume-3

The Vile Impurity – Anathema

The Vile Impurity – Anathema

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/anathema

Aechoes – The Human Condition

Aechoes – The Human Condition

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-human-condition

For Fear Itself – Infinite

For Fear Itself – Infinite

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/infinite-2

Bow Prometheus – Treachery EP

Bow Prometheus – Treachery EP

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/treachery-ep

Recorded/Produced by Jonny McBee (The Browning)

Awaiting The Apocalypse – At War With The Dead

Awaiting The Apocalypse – At War With The Dead

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-war-with-the-dead

Mouth Of The Serpent – Manifest

Mouth Of The Serpent – Manifest

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/manifest

Album Art by artist Tony Koehl

Thy Devourer – Thy Devourer EP

Thy Devourer – Thy Devourer

Free Download: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/thy-devourer-ep

Commotio Cordis – Oklahoma

Commotio Cordis – Oklahoma EP

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/oklahoma-ep

Originally released on July 28th 2011 – The first official release from SWS Records

The Brothers Highhorse – Invasion

The Brothers Highhorse – Invasion

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/invasion

Chapel Hill – Validations EP

Chapel Hill – Validations

Available here: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/validation-ep

Blindfolded And Led To The Woods – Armed To The Teeth With Jellybeans

Blindfolded And Led To The Woods – Armed To The Teeth With Jellybeans

Download Available: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/armed-to-the-teeth-with-jellybeans

Jahmbi – The Demetalizer

Jahmbi – The Demetalizer

Laconic – For The Life Of One

Laconic – For The Life Of One

Produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Breaking Benjamin)

released 28 April 2012
Swimming With Sharks Records