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History of SWS Releases – In Chronological Order

Original SWS Logo (2011)

==History==

Noah Robertson started Swimming With Sharks Records in 2011, while drumming for The Browning (Earache Records/Century Media Records).

http://themetalnews.com/noah-shark-robertson-drummer-for-electronic-metallers-the-browning

===2011===

The first official release from the label was the Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 1, on July 20th, 2011.

Download Here: http://www.mediafire.com/?1u88d5hnb0wuz4l

July 28th, 2011 the label released the ‘Oklahoma’ EP from the band Commotio Cordis, out of Oklahoma City.
<ref>http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Commotio_Cordis/Oklahoma_EP/311387
<ref>https://swsrecords.com/2012/12/05/commotio-cordis-oklahoma-ep-release/
<ref>http://www.boosharticles.com/2012/06/readers-bands-now-heres-commotio-cordis/

July 31st, 2011, in conjunction with the Total Deathcore company, the label released 4 tracks off the ‘Fragments’ album from the band, Swimming With Sharks from Coffs Harbour, Australia. The album sampler was available only during Shark Week.

October 1st, 2011 the label released the ‘Validations’ EP from the band Chapel Hill from Oklahoma.

October 31st, 2011 the label released the ‘Invasion’ EP, from the band The Brothers Highhorse out of Dallas, Texas, recorded by D. Braxton Henry (Devourment, Drowning Pool, A Dozen Furies)

<ref>http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=87124

<ref>http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/The_Brothers_Highhorse/Invasion/326199

October 31st, 2011 the label also released ‘Armed To The Teeth With Jellybeans’ from the band Blindfolded and Led To The Woods from New Zealand. The band is known for being featured in a viral video entitled “Technical Death Metal Band On Kids TV Show” in which the band is featured on The Erin Simpson Show.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa9YS7bj9Wo

The video has been featured on Loudwire, Reddit, Ebaum’s World, and more.

<ref>http://loudwire.com/death-metal-band-new-zealand-kids-show-best-of-youtube/

<ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/wl6ce/technical_death_metal_band_on_a_new_zealand_kids/

<ref>http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82239801/

===2012===

January 1st, 2012 the label released the ‘At War With The Dead’ album from the band Awaiting The Apocalypse from California.

January 5th, 2012 the label announced the signing of Jahmbi from California. On February 22nd, 2012 the label released their ‘Demetalizer’ album.

January 31st, 2012 the label released the ‘Lame Life’ EP from the Nintendocore band, The Sharks Megabyte.

February 2nd, 2012 the label announced the signing of the band, Mouth of the Serpent from California.<ref>http://bravewords.com/news/mouth-of-the-serpent-ink-deal-with-swimming-with-sharks-records-new-album-available

<ref>http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=79793http://nefariousrealm.com/homenew/?p=2987

February 24th, 2012 the label released the ‘Manifest’ album from Mouth of the Serpent featuring the artwork of artist, Tony Koehl (The Black Dahlia Murder, Job For A Cowboy, Waking the Cadaver).

February 12th, 2012 the label announced the signing of the band, Aechoes from Las Vegas, Nevada.<ref>http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/aechoes-signs-with-swimming-with-sharks-records/

<ref>http://figgzillamusic.com/?p=785

On March 12th, 2012 the label released their album ‘The Human Condition’, recorded by Daniel Braunstein and Diego Farias from the band, Volumes. The song “VDSBTSD” features a guest guitar solo from, Chris Storey from All Shall Perish. The song “Goodbye” features guitar work from Travis Montgomery from Threat Signal. The song “Tears of Norris” features a piano composition by Diego Farias from Volumes.

February 12, 2012 the label released the ‘Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 2’, featuring a track from the band Feed Her To The Sharks from Australia among many others.

February 24th, 2012 the label released a 2 song EP from the band, Thy Devourer from New Orleans, entitled ‘Thy Devourer’.

February 25th, 2012 the label released the ‘Treachery’ EP from Bow Prometheus from Dallas, Texas, recorded by Jonny McBee from The Browning. The song “False Creation” features guest vocals from Jonny McBee.

February 28th, 2012 the label released the single “Born in Blood” from the band, Thy Devourer.

March 26th, 2012 the label announced the signing of The Vile Impurity from Springfield, Illinois.<ref>http://bravewords.com/news/the-vile-impurity-ink-deal-with-swimming-with-sharks-records

April 7th, 2012 the label announced the signing of Above This from Norfolk, Virginia, and released the single “Joker Smoker” from the ‘7L7’ album.

April 8th, 2012, Easter Sunday, the label released the ‘Anathema’ album from The Vile Impurity, recorded at Audio Aggregate Studios in Des Moines, Iowa with Engineer/Producer Dustin Miller, who has recorded albums for well-known Record Labels such as Metal Blade, Eulogy, Prosthetic Records, Trust-kill, Mediaskare and Sumerian.

April 29th, 2012 the label announced the signing of the band Laconic from Phoenix, Arizona.<ref>http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/laconic-signs-with-swimming-with-sharks-records/

The same day the label released their ‘For The Life Of One’ album, produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Breaking Benjamin).

May 12th, 2012 the label announced the signing of the band Take This City from Houston, Texas. The same day the label released the official music video for the band’s single, “We’re Only Human” directed by Albert Gonzales, video producer and touring bassist for A Bullet For Pretty Boy.

June 5th, 2012 the label announced the signing of For Fear Itself from Baltimore, Maryland. The same day the label released their single “Deecohder”.

June 6th, 2012 the label released the ‘Original Demo’ of The Browning.

June 9th, 2012 the label released the ‘Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 3’.

December 13th, 2012 the label released the ‘Apotheosis’ album from Dei Aemeth from Dallas, Texas, featuring Noah Robertson on drums.

<ref>http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dei-aemeth-signs-with-swimming-with-sharks-records/

===2013===

February 27th, 2013 the label announced the signing of Forced Abortion.<ref>http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=89552

The same day the label released their ‘Violent Monkey Orgy’ album.

May 13th, 2013 the label announced the signing of The Terrigen Mist from Atlanta, Georgia, and released their album, ‘Leveyan’.

<ref>http://www.darkside.ru/news/53982/

August 22nd, 2013 the label released ‘The Yellowbricks’ by The Yellowbricks from Kansas City featuring Noah “Shark” Robertson on drums.

===2014===

January 10th, 2014 the label released the ‘Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 4’.

April 13th, 2014 the band announced the signing of The Conjuration, a one man project, and released the ‘Surreal’ album.

<ref>http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=8260&bandname=The+Conjuration

April 18th, 2014 the label announced the signing of Hellbent from Alabama, and released their ‘Southern Brutality’ album.<ref>http://bravewords.com/news/hellbent-ink-deal-with-swimming-with-sharks-records

April 27th, 2014 the label released the ‘Everfall’ EP from the band Everfall from Estonia.

May 12th, 2014 the label announced the signing of Eye of the Enemy from Australia.<ref>http://www.metalobsession.net/2014/05/14/eye-of-the-enemy-gets-signed-with-us-label/

The label released ‘The Vengeance Paradox’ album and their ‘Weight of Redemption’ album.

<ref>http://www.metaldownunder.com/eye-of-the-enemy/

Eye of the Enemy recently toured Asia, as support for Fleshgod Apocalypse.

===2015===

January 13th, 2015 the label released ‘Don’t Mess With TexXxas’ by XSPONGEXCOREX.

August 15th, 2015 the label released the ‘Swimming With Sharks Metal Compilation Volume 5’.

March 13th, 2015 the label released ‘There Will Be Violence’ from Hellbent.

August 17th, 2015 the label released ‘Illuminati Shit’ by Forced Abortion.

August 17th, 2015 the label released the ‘Swimming With Sharks Records Metal Compilation Volume 6’.

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