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The Handshake Murders hail from Arkansas. They are a mathcore/metalcore/post-hardcore band in the vein of Botch, Coalesce, and Norma Jean; they also draw noticeable influence from the churning, time-signature-shifting pummel of math-metal giants Meshuggah.

The band includes many former members of Eso-Charis; this group was led by vocalist Cory Putman (who now goes by the name Cory Brandan), current vocalist for Norma Jean. He remains on good terms with the band, and even plugged them in a recent… read more

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  • Avatar for Ale34
    I loved this band, they remind me so much of Norma Jean Love both bands
  • Avatar for NaiveAmoeba
    2:25 onwards on the track Messenger. LOVE IT.
  • Avatar for NaiveAmoeba
    God, I hadn't heard this band for yeaaaaars! Forgotten how brilliant they were.
  • Avatar for ubuntufriend
    Very interesting band. I like them better than Norma Jean for sure.
  • Avatar for Skelmo
    broke up... they need to make the new songs from their myspace available somehow. this band was so sick yet so unknown :(
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  • Avatar for Furious_Torque
    First time I saw 'em, they opened for Emmure in some crack house on Liberty Ave in Pittsburgh.. Funny as hell
  • Avatar for fallencowboy
    They should just release whatever they had. It pisses me off when bands do tht shit
  • Avatar for gammarayzzz
    Scotty, they're breaking up last I heard.
  • Avatar for scottyftw
    Where the fuck is the new album? Didn't they track it like a year ago?

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