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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!



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.





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/


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…

How To Get Your Band Noticed


Learn what it takes to get noticed for your music in this interview with Ash Avildsen.

In this video Matt Halpern of Bandhappy interviews Ash of Sumerian Records about what it takes to really make it as a musician. Ash pushes musicians to be honest with themselves and work hard, but stands behind talent as the key ingredient for success.

Learn what it takes to get noticed and techniques you can use to improve your performance and really speak to your audience.

This video is from the CreativeLive course, Working Musician Playbook. Learn more about becoming a working musician here: http://cr8.lv/1gd2Zdn

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)

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.


The Vile Impurity/Byleth Tour!



The Vile Impurity to perform West Texas Death Fest 2013


DEI AEMETH’s debut album “Apotheosis” is available NOW!!! http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com

Press Release: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=183648



3 SWS Bands on One Stage!

3 SWS Bands on One Stage!

Dallas, Texas! Torch Entertainment presents Dirty Chemist along with 3 SWS Artists! Awaiting The Apocalypse, The Brothers Highhorse, and DEI AEMETH!!! FRIDAY JAN. 25TH 2013

Dei Aemeth – ‘Apotheosis’


Dallas, Texas based Dei Aemeth has signed a Worldwide Distribution Deal with Swimming With Sharks Records. Their debut album ‘Apotheosis’ was produced and recorded by guitarist Sam Paquette at S.A.M. Recording Studios in Dallas,Texas and was mastered at JFD Studio by J-F Dagenais. The album features elements of progressive, technical, and blackened death metal. The band recruited Noah “Shark” Robertson, original drummer and founding member of The Browning (Earache Records/Artery Foundation Management), to drumming duties for their debut release.

Paquette comments on the album and the signing, “After recording ‘Apotheosis’ and listening to the mixes, we were completely stoked; we had something special we needed to get out to the masses. Swimming With Sharks is the perfect way to make this happen, as they are fully committed to us and the album. This is a huge milestone for us, our fans are excited, and we are looking forward to finding those new rabid fans out there and having our best year ever.”

The band has been making a name for themselves in the Texas metal scene for years and is rapidly gaining wide-spreadattention for their dark and punishing brand of progressive death metal.

‘Apotheosis’ is currently available at http://www.swimmingwithsharksrecords.com – Check out the band at http://www.facebook.com/deiaemeth

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

The Vile Impurity – Anathema Album


Brutal Easter Sunday Release: ‘Anethema’ from The Vile Impurity is officially out today! Insane Technical Death Metal from Springfield, Illiniois! Get yours at: http://swimmingwithsharksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/anathema

Bow Prometheus


Official Press Release:
Swimming With Sharks Records has announced signing Bow Prometheus from the Dallas, Texas area to a worldwide distribution deal. The band is set to release their debut ‘Treachery’ EP near the end of February 2012. Their latest effort was recorded and produced by Jonny McBee, frontman to The Browning and ex-vocalist from As Blood Runs Black, and even features a guest vocal spot on the album.
Guitarist, Steven Rubio states, “Bow Prometheus is proud to announce that we have signed to Swimming With Sharks Records. We look forward to the future efforts they will put forth in helping our band reach our goals, and we’re grateful they are giving us the opportunity to showcase our skills and talent. We promise to stay committed to our dreams and work as hard and as diligent as needed in order to succeed as a band.”
The band got its start in Malakoff, Texas in a small studio apartment where keyboardist, Josh Giles began composing electronic arrangements which eventually evolved into full songs. The band mixes the best elements of Hardcore and Metalcore, accompanied by heavy synth back-drops. The band has quickly been gaining ground and reaching new audiences, spreading their brutal blend of Symphonic Deathcore to the masses. Bow Prometheus will be coming to a city near you, very soon!
Listen to the song ‘Burned’ here: http://soundcloud.com/sharkdrummer/bow-prometheus-burned
Bow Prometheus Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bow-Prometheus/198956896801672


Swimming With Sharks (Australia) Shark Week Giveaway


Commotio Cordis – Oklahoma EP Release


The OKLAHOMA EP from Commotio Cordis is available NOW!!! (July 28th, 2011)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/commotiocordisofficial
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/commotiocordis1
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/alb​um/oklahoma-ep/id451814693

Commotio Cordis – Oklahoma EP


Official Press Release:
Swimming With Sharks Records is proud to announce the signing of Oklahoma’s, Commotio Cordis, to a world-wide digital distribution deal. Taking influences from bands such as Through the Eyes of the Dead, White Chapel, Oceano, Carnifex, The Red Shore, and Thy Art is Murder, the band has manged to serve up a tasty, 5-track, deathcore-infused feast that will have any hardcore metal fan begging for a second helping. The band’s Oklahoma EP will be available online starting July 28th, 2011. Look for much to come from death metal newcomers, Commotio Cordis!
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/commotiocordisofficial

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