It’s that time of year. Not for grossly overspending and obligatory visits to Grandma’s house, but for year-end “Best of” lists”!! Swarm of Eyes’ debut album, Designing the Dystopia, was named #9 on PopBlerd’s “Top 11 of ’11” list in the site’s weekly Metal Monday feature. Swarm of Eyes is honored to be included among the likes of fellow list-ees Dir En Grey and Motherboar. Thank you for all of your support, Popblerd!
Swarm of Eyes has received yet another glowing review for their debut album, Designing the Dystopiabecause they paid someone off! Online metal magazine Thrash N’ Bang recently reviewed the disc after the site’s founders, the esteemed Messrs. Bang and Slimedog, attended Swarm of Eyes’ live debut at Great Scott in Allston, MA. Thrash N’ Bang editor/scribe Andy Bang felt so compelled by the band’s performance that he penned an album review highlighting his favorite tracks. Check out the review on Thrash N’ Bang here
Swarm of Eyes is mighty pleased to have been given such a positive and appreciative review. Thanks, guys!
Online metal radio station, KosherMetal.com is doing their part to support underground metal with the release of Kosher Komp: Vol. 1, available for free download on September 10th, 2011. The compilation features 25 songs from 14 metal bands, including Threat Level, Ana Kefr, Mouth of the Serpent, and (of course) Swarm of Eyes.
Since Swarm of Eyes are twice as handsome as most metal bands, they will have not one, but two songs from their debut, Designing the Dystopia, included on the compilation. Future fans who have not yet had the pleasure of having heard Swarm of Eyes (or fans too cheap to purchase the insanely affordable album through the band’s website, iTunes or CD Baby) can experience the joy of having their ears bleed to the tune of “Ruins of My Last Salvation” and “Teeth of the Serpent” with the release of the Kosher Komp: Vol. 1 download.
A full track listing will be available on September 10th, 2011. Fans will be able to download the compilation for free at KosherMetal.com. For now, get a gander at all of the bands appearing on the download and brace yourself for extreme handsomeness at 0.31 on the video below: