The Handshake Murders

The Handshake Murders were a Metalcore band from Fort Smith, Arkansas. The band includes many members from Eso-Charis and Norma Jean. When Eso-Charis, disbanded, Holmes made The Handshake Murders full-time. The band has released one full-length album, and two EPs.[4] The band has been compared to Coalesce, Meshuggah, and A Life Once Lost[4] and have gone on tour with bands such as The Chariot, Norma Jean, and Darkest Hour.[5] After 10 years of being active, the band broke-up.[6][7]

The Handshake Murders
OriginFort Smith, Arkansas
Genresmetalcore, mathcore, hardcore punk, metallic hardcore,[1] Sludgecore[2]
Years active2000–2011
LabelsGoodfellow[3]
Associated actsNorma Jean, Eso-Charis, Fear Is the Driving Force
Past membersJayson Holmes
John Ridenour
Brian Evans
Jeff Keer
Cory Brandan Putman
Daniel Wiggins
Jeff Hicky
Bryce Lucien
Jeff King
Brandon Rogers
Keith Baskett

MembersEdit

  • Jayson Holmes - vocals (ex-Eso-Charis) (2000-2011)
  • Brian Evans - guitar (2000-2011)
  • John Ridenour - guitar (2000-2007)
  • Cory Brandan Putman - guitar (ex-Eso-Charis, ex-Living Sacrifice, Norma Jean)
  • Jeremy Joplin - guitar (2007)
  • Bryce Lucien - guitar (2007-2011)
  • Jeff Hickey - guitar, bass (Norma Jean) (2000-2007)
  • Brandon Rogers - guitar, bass (2007-2011)
  • Keith Baskett - bass (2007)
  • Daniel "Dan" Wiggins - drums (2000-2007)
  • Jeff King - drums (2007-2011)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
EPs
  • Bury the Effigy (2002)
  • Essays in the Progression of Man[12] (2005)
Compilation Appearances
  • "Messenger" on End Times, released through Goodfellow Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Goodfellow Records inks deal with the Handshake. Murders". Bravewords. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Bergman, Keith. "The Handshake Murders – Usurper". Blabbermouth.net.
  3. ^ THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS Sign With GOODFELLOW RECORDS at Blabbermouth.net on May 3, 2006
  4. ^ a b "The Handshake Murders biography on AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Handshake Murders on Got Djent". Got Djent. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  6. ^ wookubus (October 8, 2011). "The Hanshake Murders calls it a day". Theprp. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Shotwell, James (October 7, 2011). "The Hanshake Murders disbands". Under the Gun review. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Usurper review". About.com. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "AllMusic review of Usurper". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Deneau, Max (February 14, 2007). "The Handshake Murders - Usurper review". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Usurper review". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "The Handshake Murders". Sputnik Music. Retrieved September 18, 2015.