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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).

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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

 

ALBUM PERSONNEL

Kostas Fotopoulos – Vocals

Nikolas Perlepes – Guitars

Marios Kanellopoulos – Bass

Petros Haritos – Drums

 

LINKS

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

noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com

 

Manager: Scott Clute, Metal Thunder Entertainment

metalthunderbooking@yahoo.com

 

Booking: Tone Deaf Touring, LLC

scott@tonedeaftouring.com

 


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Eye of the Enemy Double Disc Deal

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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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CLICK HERE TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD ‘THE FEAR WE CREATE’

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.

http://www.facebook.com/theperiwinklemassacre

 

 


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!


Eye Of The Enemy DOUBLE DISC DEAL

 

Get 2 Physical Albums from Eye of the Enemy (Imported from Australia to the USA) for the price of ONE! Only 14.99! Plus get a FREE GIFT and a Genuine Fossil Shark Tooth! Limited time only!

Help us Celebrate our 4 Year Anniversary and get yours today!


SWS turns 4!

July 2015 marks the 4TH ANNIVERSARY of Swimming With Sharks Records! All month long we will be celebrating Shark Week and offering great deals, clearance items, and contests! Sign up for our newsletter/mailing list to receive special offers and info for contests!


‘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.

For more information please visit:

www.swsrecords.com

www.hellbentband.com

www.facebook.com/hellbentmetal

www.facebook.com/swimmingwithsharksrecords