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The Handshake Murders
The Handshake Murders
Information
Origin:

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Genre:

Mathcore, Metalcore, Hardcore punk, Metallic hardcore, Sludgecore

Years active:

2000-2011

Labels:
  • Southern Death Records
  • Goodfellow Records
  • Tree of Woe Records
Associated Acts:

Eso-Charis, Elliot, Living Sacrifice, Norma Jean, Fear is the Driving Force, Uses Fire, Hundred Suns, The Radio Sky

Former members:

Jayson Holmes
John Ridenour
Daniel Wiggins
Brian Evans
Jeff Hickey
Jeff King
Cory Brandan Putman
Keith Baskett
Bryce Lucien
Jeremy Joplin
Brandon Roger

The Handshake Murders was a mathcore band that originated out of Fort Smith, Arkansas in the United States. The band began in 2000, as a project of Jayson Holmes, formerly of Eso-Charis. The band was compared to acts such as Coalesce and Norma Jean.[1]

History Edit

The Handshake Murders began in 2000 out of Fort Smith, Arkansas in the United States. Jayson Holmes, formerly of Eso-Charis, started the band and would begin recording a demo and an EP; Flattery and Suicide and Bury the Effigy, respectively.[2][3][4]

In 2005, the band released their sophomore EP, Essays on the Progression of Man, which was released through Southern Death Records.[5] In 2007, the band signed with Goodfellow Records and released their debut album, Usurper.[6]

In 2011, the band disbanded, after having embarked on several tours with fellow bands such as Norma Jean, Twelve Gauge Valentine, and Coalesce.[7][8][9]

Members Edit

Last Known

  • Jayson Holmes - Vocals (2000-2011)
  • Brian Evans - Guitars (2000-2011)
  • Bryce Lucien - Guitars (2007-2011)
  • Brandon Rogers - Guitars, Bass (2007-2011)
  • Jeff King - Drums (2007-2011)

Former

  • John Ridenour - Guitars (2000-2007)
  • Jeff Hickey - Guitars, Bass (2000-2007)
  • Jeremy Joplin - Guitars (2007)
  • Keith Baskett - Bass (2007)
  • Daniel "Dan" Wiggins - Drums (2000-2007)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Usurper (2007)

EPs

  • Bury the Effigy (2002)
  • Essays on the Progression of Man (2005)

Demos

  • Flattery and Suicide (2002)

References Edit

  1. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Handshake Murders". AllMusic. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  2. "The Handshake Murders". Discogs. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  3. "The Handshake Murders - Flattery And Suicide (Demo 02) (2002, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  4. "The Handshake Murders - Bury The Effigy (2002, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  5. "The Handshake Murders - Essays On The Progression Of Man (2005, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  6. "The Handshake Murders Signs With Goodfellow Records". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  7. "The Handshake Murders break up". Lambgoat. October 6, 2011. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  8. Wookubus (October 6, 2011). "The Handshake Murders Call It A Day". Theprp. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  9. xFiruath (October 10, 2011). "The Handshake Murders Calls It A Day". Metal Underground. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
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