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Cruel Hand is coming straight out of Maine and by the end of this year you will have no choice but to acknowledge that they're earning their place at the top of the hardcore heap. Called 'one of the m...read moreost important young bands waving the flag of east coast hardcore' by Hardtimes.ca, this summer the band is proud to put out their second album for Bridge Nine, 'Lock & Key.' Since the release of Cruel Hand's Bridge Nine debut, 'Prying Eyes', in 2008, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in ... Read More

Cruel Hand is coming straight out of Maine and by the end of this year you will have no choice but to acknowledge that they're earning their place at the top of the hardcore heap. Called 'one of the m...read moreost important young bands waving the flag of east coast hardcore' by Hardtimes.ca, this summer the band is proud to put out their second album for Bridge Nine, 'Lock & Key.' Since the release of Cruel Hand's Bridge Nine debut, 'Prying Eyes', in 2008, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in the hardcore world. Cruel Hand has shared the stage with bands like Have Heart, Bane, Terror, Death Before Dishonor, and more, and will continue to tour the globe non-stop in support of Lock & Key. Dubbed 'the best thing that this band has created thus far' by AMP Magazine, Lock & Key is Cruel Hand's third full-length. Full of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a nice mix of Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal, Obituary, etc., and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. Alternative Press called Lock & Key, '...some seriously intense hardcore, mostly characterized by blistering speed and ferociously heavy breakdowns.' Lock and Key was recorded in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what Cruel Hand is capable of both lyrically and musically. Vocalist Chris Linkovich said, 'Lock & Key is definitely not a 'Prying Eyes Part 2'. It's not just a progression either, we feel like this is our defining release. We weren't scared to bring all of our influences to the table, no matter what the genre of music. We spent a lot more time with guitar sounds, a lot of layering and melody and other second guitar work. As far as lyrics, I reached my goal of working with a lot of different subject matters and also using a little bit of melody with different vocal patterns and delivery. The record is ill and we listen to it every day.' The band will be on tour until their next record comes out, so be on the lookout provided you live somewhere on this planet.

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There are 3 titles from Cruel Hand in store

Cruel Hand
Prying Eyes CD

9.99

Cruel Hand
Prying Eyes CD
Bridge 9 Records

Cruel Hand's 'Prying Eyes' is a record that's going to knock you on your ass. Originally a side project for members of Outbreak, Cruel Hand has evolved from a band that never meant to tour into a band that has done three full US tours, a full European tour and are releasing their sophomore full-length on Bridge Nine. Combining early Metallica, Madball and a crossover hardcore style that sounds like a modern Agnostic Front or D.R.I., Cruel Hand is set to show you that hardcore can be metal or your metal can be hardcore.


Tracklist:
01. Above And Below
02. Dead Weight
03. Life In Shambles
04. Begin Descension
05. Motions That Lie
06. Hounds
07. Damaged Goods
08. Heart Failure
09. No Known Graves
10. Prying Eyes
11. House Arrest
12. Wisdom Pain

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Cruel Hand
The Negatives CD

11.99

Cruel Hand
The Negatives CD
Hopeless Records

Spawned in the lethargic backwoods of the pine tree state, Portland, ME's Cruel Hand play an eclectic blend of styles that embodies anything but the serenity of their surroundings. Formed in 2006, Cruel Hand's sound is equal parts New York hardcore and West Coast thrash, all with a twist of their own. With eight years of heavy touring and three LPs under their belts, "The Negatives" will see Cruel Hand continue to mature and live up to their hard-earned road reputation.


Tracklist:
01. Pissing-Spitting
02. Battery Steele
03. Why Would I
04. The Negatives
05. Scars For The Well-Behaved
06. Heat
07. Unhinged-Unraveled
08. Monument Square People
09. Vigilant Citizen
10. Gasoline
11. Still
12. Cheap Life

Cruel Hand
Vigilant Citizen b-w Cheap Life EP
Colored Vinyl

5.99

Cruel Hand
Vigilant Citizen b-w Cheap Life EP
Triple-B Records

Maine's wildest band returns with a brand new 7" single in the vein of Madball and Terror. These two new songs are the first since their 2010 release, "Lock & Key." For fans of Madball, Cro-Mags, Leeway, Life Of Agony, Trapped Under Ice and Terror. 7" includes digital download.


Tracklist:
01. Vigilant Citizen
02. Cheap Life

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