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:
- Ritual of 9
- Hunt You Down
- Hate At First Sight
- A Part of Me
- Digital Hell
- Why So Serious
- The Dual Substance of Man
- What I’ve Become
Kostas Fotopoulos – Vocals
Nikolas Perlepes – Guitars
Marios Kanellopoulos – Bass
Petros Haritos – Drums
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
January 28, 2017 | Categories: Artists, News, Releases, Ritual of Odds, Uncategorized | Tags: at the gates, best metal band, carcass, epic metal, greece, greece metal, in flames, melodic death, melodic death metal, melodic metal, noah shark robertson, Ritual of Odds, soilwork, swimming with sharks records | Leave a comment
‘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.
September 24, 2015 | Categories: News, Releases, The Periwinkle Massacre | Tags: corpus christi metal, free download, swimming with sharks entertainment, swimming with sharks records, the fear we create, the periwinkle massacre | Leave a comment
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 Wh…ere 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/
January 13, 2015 | Categories: News, xspongexcorex | Tags: brootal breakdowns, brutal breakdowns, cartoon metal, death metal, sponge bob metal, spongecore, swimming with sharks records, xspongexcorex | Leave a comment
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the band on Faceboook:https://www.facebook.com/EyeoftheEnemyBand
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