Bridge Nine have signed UK-based hardcore act Dead Swans. Formed in 2006, the band is influenced by Boston hardcore like American Nightmare and Right Brigade. In fall of 2008, the Dead Swans were nominated for a Kerrang! Award as the Best British Newcomer. As guitarist Stewart "Pid" Payne stated:
It was real strange- a hardcore band being shortlisted at Kerrang! Awards, but we went for the experience. We got to hang out with the guys in Cancer Bats and Gallows, we got to meet Metallica and we heckled abuse at anyone we felt deserved it. It was a night we won't be forgetting soon.