Saturday, March 16, 2013
THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS: Discography
After completing my most recent post on Coalesce, it made me remember a band from Arkansas who went by The Handshake Murders. I first crossed paths with them in a firehall in Johnstown, PA in 2006 ... but not long after they came back through with a new album in a direct support slot for Emmure in 2007. While The Handshake Murders drew some obvious inspiration from Coalesce, they took a more simplified, accessible take on the style; not far off from the idea that A Life Once Lost had when they decided to simplify, to an extent, Meshuggah for hardcore kids with their A Great Artist album.
While I have their second EP and their final full length (Usurper), I am missing their debut EP and any demos they may have. Any help piecing this together would be much appreciated.
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The guitarist who played in the final incarnation of the band apparently started up a band right where The Handshake Murders left off called Bloodworm. You can check out their BandCamp if The Handshake Murders does it for you.