Sven Lindstsrom, power metal yodeling icon and SOE vocalist Randy Carter's esteemed mentor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Swarm of Eyes lead singer Randy Carter has added “singing” and “yodeling” to his ever-expanding vocal repertoire.
“I figured, George and Deej can play more than three chords… EACH! And Jeff plays bass using more than one string. It was time for me to step up my game,” said Carter. “I want to be known as more than just a megalomaniac with a wicked-awesome jheri curl and impeccably groomed sideburns. I want to be known as an artist who takes his craft seriously, too.”
In an effort to hone his vocal chops, Carter enlisted the aid of iconic metal yodeler Sven Lindstrom. Lindstrom is recognized for his innovative “power yodeling” techniques, best exemplified on his landmark albums, Metal Up Your Alps and Run to the Hills in Lederhosen.
As a result of Lindstrom’s tutelage, fans can expect an even greater range of diversity in Randy Carter’s vocals when Swarm of Eyes actually gets off their collective asses to play a string of live shows this summer.
Swarm of Eyes guitarist, George O’Connor has a secret identity. When he’s not melting faces with hellacious riffs, George is a mild-mannered comic book writer. HEALED, the independent comic book that George has collaborated on with artist Griffin, interweaves several stories of what happens when life-threatening sickness and disease are no longer a part of the human experience — and it’s not quite as rosy a picture as it initially seems. Published through Homeless Comics, HEALED has received positive reviews, most notably from G4TV’s Blair Butler on her Fresh Ink Blog.
George and Griffin have recently completed Issue #3 of HEALED, which will be making its debut at the Boston Comic Con on April 30th and May 1st. Swarmies who have already hopped aboard the HEALED fan wagon can stop by their booth (more…)
Swarm of Eyes has made like the rest of us and joined the digital age! The band’s debut album, Designing the Dystopia is now available for download on iTunes, the world’s top digital music retailer. (Insert your own bad “Swarm of iTunes” jokes here.)
For the low, low cost of $9.99, you can instantly assault your ears with the sweet, sweet sounds of the Swarm. If you’re limiting your metal intake to small doses these days, individual tracks may be purchased for $0.99. Sure, you’ll have one less beer coaster in your collection, however, downloading Swarm of Eyes on iTunes lets you hear Designing the Dystopia now (NOW! NOW!) instead of waiting for the album to arrive at your doorstep.
Swarm of Eyes are excited to present their fans with the option to download their debut on iTunes and hope to reach an even bigger chunk of the metal community by making their music easily accessible to metalheads around the globe.