Flatspot Records announces the signing of Northern California hardcore outfit HANDS OF GOD and will issue the band’s Blueprint For Self Destruction through all platforms this spring,
Formed in 2016, Influenced by the likes of Stigmata, All Out War, Dying Fetus, Merauder, Sepultura, and more, HANDS OF GOD has self-released a demo with several singles in its wake. The band delivers a call to action that if you turn a blind eye to the negativity in the world you are only lying to yourself; live to stand up for your convictions and crush anything in that path.
HANDS OF GOD draws members of a wide array of acts from across the region together, including former players in Bad Times Crew, current members of Vamachara, Gulch, Drain, Lead Dreams, and more. Rising from their collective surroundings and experiences, the members coalesce their talents in this outfit, delivering a pure hardcore band with a metallic outer shell. Energetic gang-chant vocals arise amidst a salvo of vocalized outcries, highlighting a variety of socio-political topics. Smoldering riffage fuels the mid-paced drive of the band’s sound, sporadic upbeat runs and crushing mega-breakdowns entering each song’s realm.
As the band’s brutalizing and vibrant sound takes root in the fertile current hardcore scene, Flatspot Records brings HANDS OF GOD in for the official release of their Blueprint For Self Destruction EP on vinyl and all digital platforms. Recorded and mixed at The Pit in Van Nuys, California by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Bill Henderson, and completed with artwork and design by Dom Pabon, the record will now see release as a one-sided 12” EP with a silkscreened B-side.
Flatspot Records will issue Blueprint For Self Destruction on vinyl on April 26th. Watch for preorders and more to be posted in the days ahead.
Blueprint For Self Destruction Track Listing:
2. No Mercy
5. Ethnic Decay
HANDS OF GOD is booking tour dates surrounding the release of the EP, including a set at Dead Heat’s record release show on April 13th in Ventura. This is followed by their performance at Chicago-based The Rumble on April 26th, the two-day event also featuring Breakdown, Death Threat, Damnation A.D., Red Death, and many more. May 1st sees HANDS OF GOD in Santa Cruz supporting Knocked Loose, The Acacia Strain, and Harm’s Way. Watch for additional tour dates to follow.
HANDS OF GOD Tour Dates:
4/13/2019 Hong Kong Lounge – Ventura, CA w/ Dead Heat, The Fight, Omega Point
4/26/2019 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL @ The Rumble w/ Breakdown, Red Death. [info]
5/01/2019 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Knocked Loose, The Acacia Strain, Harms Way
HANDS OF GOD:
Jeffrey Wang – vocals
Theo Dominguez – bass
Mike Durt – guitar
Xavier – guitar
Sammy Ciaramitaro – drums