The Handshake Murders
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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. The band has been compared to Coalesce, Meshuggah, and A Life Once Lost and have gone on tour with bands such as The Chariot, Norma Jean, and Darkest Hour. After 10 years of being active, the band broke-up.
The Handshake Murders
|Origin||Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Genres||metalcore, mathcore, hardcore punk, metallic hardcore, Sludgecore|
|Associated acts||Norma Jean, Eso-Charis, Fear Is the Driving Force|
|Past members||Jayson Holmes|
Cory Brandan Putman
- Jayson Holmes - vocals (ex-Eso-Charis) (2000-2011)
- John Ridenour - guitar
- Daniel "Dan" Wiggins - drums (2000-2011)
- Brian Evans - guitar
- Jeff Hickey - guitar, bass (Norma Jean)
- Jeff King - drums
- Cory Brandan Putman - guitar (ex-Eso-Charis, ex-Living Sacrifice, Norma Jean)
- Keith Baskett - bass
- Bryce Lucien - guitar
- Jeremy Joplin - guitar
- Brandon Rogers - guitar, bass
- Studio albums
- Bury the Effigy (2002)
- Essays in the Progression of Man (2005)
- Compilation Appearances
- "Messenger" on End Times, released through Goodfellow Records
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