Metal humor blog (yes, there is such a thing) Grapefruits of Metal returned from its long hiatus. The blog’s most recent post featured a photo of Swarm of Eyes fan Jack sporting some Swarm swag. The Swarm is making its way around the web!
Jack’s photo will also be featured in the upcoming Fan Photo Gallery on the Swarm of Eyes website. More than just a shameless shill for their merchandise, Swarm of Eyes wants to thank Swarmies for their support by showcasing fan-submitted pics with the band or rocking their favorite Swarm swag for posterity.
With the release of Designing the Dystopia only days away, get ready to send in those pics, Swarmies! We’d love to see ’em!
The first reviews are in and they’re positive ones for the Swarm! In its “Metal Monday” feature, online pop culture magazine Popblerd, reviewed Designing the Dystopia and had plenty of good things to say. Popblerd writer/critic Jesse declared, “If you like your metal loud, fast, and complex, then Designing The Dystopia is for you.” Popblerd went on to choose “Shadows” as the standout track on the disc, also noting that:
“Enter The Circle” is how you open a metal album. Plain and simple. It’s a statement of intent lead by a guitar squeal that could’ve been made by Eddie Van Halen on “Eruption”.
Read Popblerb’s review of Designing the Dystopia in its entirety here.
Swarm of Eyes has released the first official image of the cover of their debut disc, “Designing the Dystopia.” Noted artist Travis Smith, who has created memorable album art for the likes of Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold and Soilwork among others, designed the striking cover visuals for Swarm of Eyes’ debut. (more…)