Open Hand

Bands Of The Week: Review

Instead of posting about a new band today, I thought it was a great idea to compile all the bands that have been featured here into one post for you all to check out in case you missed one.

Aeges 

https://www.facebook.com/aegesband

And We Are Them

https://www.facebook.com/AndWeAreThem

http://andwearethem.bandcamp.com/

Ghost Idols

http://ghostidols.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GhostIdols

Lightsystem

http://lightsystem.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lightsystem

http://www.lightsystem.us/

Open Hand

https://www.facebook.com/OpenHandRocks

http://www.reverbnation.com/openhand

Mossbreaker

Sidewave

https://www.facebook.com/Sidewave.music

http://sidewaveband.com/

Anakin

http://anakinmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/anakinmusic

http://anakinmusic.bandcamp.com/

Damn This Desert Air

https://www.facebook.com/damnthisdesertair

http://damnthisdesertair.bandcamp.com/

Interstelar

https://www.facebook.com/interstelarLA

http://interstelar.bandcamp.com/

http://interstelar.com/

HiddenAmongst Us

http://hiddenamongstus.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HiddenAmongstUs

http://hiddenamongstus.bandcamp.com/

City Of Ships

https://www.facebook.com/cityofships

http://cityofships.bandcamp.com/

Destroy Judas

http://destroyjudas.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/destroyjudas

New Cathedral

http://newcathedralband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NewCathedralFL

Big Jesus

http://bigjesus.bandcamp.com/album/one

https://www.facebook.com/bigassjesus

http://www.thebigjesus.com/

Dekades

http://dekadesofficial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Dekadesofficial

http://dekades.bandcamp.com/

Spirit In The Room

https://www.facebook.com/spiritintheroomsounds

https://soundcloud.com/spirit-in-the-room

Machines Learning

https://www.facebook.com/machineslearning

http://machineslearning.bandcamp.com/

Digicide

https://www.facebook.com/Digicide

http://digicide.bandcamp.com/album/far-from-home

Obliterations

https://www.facebook.com/Obliterations

http://obliterations.bandcamp.com/

Barrows

http://barrowstheband.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BarrowsTheBand

Wild Throne

https://www.facebook.com/wildthrone

http://wildthrone.bandcamp.com/

http://www.wildthrone.com/

Goldsboro

https://www.facebook.com/goldsboroband

http://www.goldsboroband.com/

With Our Arms To The Sun

http://www.withourarmstothesun.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WithOurArmsToTheSun

Abloom

https://www.facebook.com/abloomband

He Whose Ox Is Gored

https://www.facebook.com/hewhoseoxisgoredseattle

http://hewhoseoxisgored.bandcamp.com/

Silver Snakes

http://www.yearofthesnakes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/yearofthesnakes

http://bridge9.bandcamp.com/album/year-of-the-snake

Disquiet

http://www.reverbnation.com/disquietsongs/songs

https://www.facebook.com/Disquietsongs

http://www.disquietsongs.com

Young Hunter

http://younghunter.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Hunter/127424170682508

Black Map

http://www.blackmapmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/blackmapmusic

http://blackmapmusic.bandcamp.com/album/driver

Band Of The Week: Open Hand

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Open Hand, formed in 1998, and has been a highly underrated yet powerful band throughout their career. Their influences are scattered through the genres of rock though most can be found in the  post – hardcore music of the late nineties. Over time, Open Hand has  constantly combined genres and grew musically. Both their albums “The Dream” (2000 / Trustkill Records) and “You and Me” (2005 / Trustkill Records… co-produced by Open Hand & Paul Malinowski of Shiner) made serious impacts in the underground scenes. Extensive touring turned the rest of the world on to their live experience. It looked as though Open Hand were poised to break through. The group released “Honey” in 2010 on Anodyne Records after years on Trustkill Records. The record was co-produced by Open Hand & Hum frontman Matt Talbot, incorporated new styles and arrangements. Due to the label folding during Honey’s release, proper touring was put on hold. The band during this time  went from being a 7-piece, complete with back-up singers and keyboards, to a commanding power trio. As this new 3 piece, Open Hand released a 10 minute track titled “Mark of the Demon” in 2011 that encapsulates what has become of Open Hand. Now in 2014 sees the band ready to unleash new songs . Currently in pre-production is the long awaited follow-up to “Honey” The band are gearing up to release their upcoming album titled “Weirdo”

I’ve had the opportunity to see them live recently and Open Hand packs one hell of a punch. The new songs are great and translate wonderfully live. As a 3 piece they really have a full lush sound that blends perfectly into one another.

https://www.facebook.com/OpenHandRocks

http://www.reverbnation.com/openhand

Open Hand is:

Justin Isham – vocals, guitar
Erik Valentine – bass, vocals
Ethan Novak – drums, vocals

Hard Night:

The Hand:

The Kaleidoscope:

By: Brian Lacy