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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




Eye of the Enemy Double Disc Deal


Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation – Volume 6 – [The Best Metal Compilation Ever]

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!


Shirt/Shark Tooth/Digital Download Deal

Kansas City Sampler

Here’s the new FREE Music Sampler – Kansas City Edition! Featuring some of the best Rock and Metal that the Kansas City Area has to offer!


HERE: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/swimming-with-sharks-entertainment-music-sampler-kansas-city-volume-1

Here’s the Track Listing:

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

Swimming With Sharks Records Celebrates 2 YEARS!



The Vile Impurity – Rituals To Oblivion Tour


SALE!!! Go to www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us and use discount code “ilovemetal” and get 50% off of ANYTHING in the store!!! Lots of SICK digital albums to choose from!!! Limited time only!!!

Mouth Of The Serpent


Official Press Release:
Swimming With Sharks Records is proud to announce the signing of progressive death metal band, Mouth Of The Serpent, from Los Angeles, California. 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).
“It is an amazing opportunity for us; being associated with such a sick roster of artists, and being represented by a label that was truly built by bands, for bands”, states guitarist Andrew Rubin. “2012 holds a lot for Mouth of the Serpent, including a summer tour and writing material for a new album, so we definitely have our work cut out for us. We thank all our fans for making this partnership possible, and we are looking forward to a successful year of metal with Swimming With Sharks Records!”
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 prog. Their debut album, “Inception” was released in May 2010, and their sophomore effort, “Manifest” is available as of February 2nd, 2012. Both albums can be found at http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.us
Also, their latest music video, featuring the song Psychosomatic Disorder, can be found here (Released 02/01/12): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbRxTV1swhM
Noah “Shark” Robertson
Owner – Swimming With Sharks Records

May 27th, 2011 – Swimming With Sharks Records is born!

Swimming With Sharks Records is a D.I.Y./Promotional based record label launched in May of 2011 by Noah “Shark” Robertson.

Swimming with Sharks started out as a live, 2-hour college radio show on KTRL – 100.7FM – The Planet in 2004. The show was independently produced/hosted by Noah while he studied Music Education at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and featured all things hard rock and heavy metal. Eventually, he began booking shows and promoting bands under the moniker, Swimming With Sharks Entertainment; including his own bands – death metal band, Sarcophagy – and progressive metal band, Srlsm (Surrealism).

In 2006, Noah and the rest of his band mates in Srlsm dropped out of music school to focus on the band full-time and relocated to Dallas, Texas. It was there in Dallas (more specifically, Deep Ellum) where Swimming With Sharks Entertainment became a major player in the local music scene; booking shows, promoting bands, and eventually creating a full-fledged music festival dubbed, Trip Fest – which went on to see several installments and was hosted inside the legendary music venue, The Curtain Club. The festival featured the very best of local progressive, experimental, and extreme bands and showcased local artwork as well.

Eventually, Noah gained the necessary experience and knowledge of the music business to begin booking shows and small tours regionally around Texas and Oklahoma, position his musical projects opening up for touring bands and national acts, and even managed to secure himself endorsements and sponsorships from Xcel Drumsticks and Dream Cymbals. Through these companies, Noah would eventually gain the opportunity to be featured in national ad campaigns in Modern Drummer and Drum Magazine, release his own signature series drumsticks, and attend the Namm Convention (one of the largest music product trade shows in the world) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

In 2008, Noah was asked by Luis Matos (a prominent booking agent, tour promoter, and frontman for the Houston, Texas-based metal band, Pinhed) to fill-in on drums for Pinhed on an upcoming tour with legendary national acts Mushroomhead and Brujeria. Having only 2 days to prepare for his first national tour, Noah accepted and went on to become a permanent fixture in the band – which afforded him the opportunity to tour and perform with such legendary metal bands as Carcass, Suffocation, Vital Remains, Suicide Silence, Possessed, and many more.

Gaining more and more insight into the music industry and becoming more and more depressed with the dwindling music scene in Texas at the time, Noah and his remaining band mates in Srlsm decided to once again relocate; this time to Hollywood, California in late 2009. It was there that the band finally disbanded, which caused Noah to search out other musical projects and opportunities. In 2010 Noah responded to a Craig’sList.org posting entitled “former As Blood Runs Black singer seeks band members” which he found in the Dallas, Texas wanted ads. Jonny McBee had recently quit ABRB due to personal issues with his band mates and had decided to move from his home in Missouri to Dallas, Texas to find musicians and complete a musical project he had been working on since high school called, The Browning. After talking to McBee several times through email and phone conversations – and convincing Brian Cravey (former Srlsm guitar player) to join with him – Noah and Brian moved back to their home in Dallas, Texas to join The Browning full-time. Shortly after releasing their self-produced, self-titled debut album and embarking on their self-booked first tour, The Browning were contacted by the legendary UK-based metal label, Earache Records (Decapitated/Oceano/At The Gates/Napalm Death and more). The Browning eventually signed a world-wide recording contract with the label and went on to ink a deal with Outerloop Management (Dying Fetus/Veil of Maya/Periphery/Cephalic Carnage and more).

In May of 2011 the idea to turn Swimming With Sharks Entertainment into Swimming with Sharks Records was conceived. Combining resources, contacts, knowledge, experience and an unhealthy obsession with Sharks…Swimming With Sharks Records is born!