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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)

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

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.

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.