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News : Eye Of The Enemy Gets Signed With Independent US Record Label

By on May 14, 2014

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The Melbourne melodic metal quintet has been pulling up all aces recently. Following rave reviews of their sophomore release, The Vengeance Paradox (see Metal Obsession’s review here), alongside having just come off the back of a highly successful tour with Children of Bodom where Eye of the Enemy served as Bodom’s national support for the Aussie tour, it was announced not long ago via Facebook that the once independent act has just been signed with independent United States record label Swimming With Sharks Records (founded and managed by ex-The Browning member, and current drummer for Motograter, Noah “Shark” Robertson). With such names as The Terrigen Mist, Dei Aemeth, Mouth of the Serpent, and The Vile Impurity under their belt, Eye of the Enemy will surely feel right at home at their new station of power.

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.

On behalf of all the folks at Metal Obsession, we’d like to congratulate the boys on a huge win! Do us Aussies proud, guys.

Check out Eye of the Enemy‘s current single below, and keep up to date with all their latest happenings via their official Facebook page.


Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.