In a fresh melding of metalcore tenacity and post-hardcore expansiveness, Foreign Hands has released their latest single, “Conditioned for a Head-On Collision,” via SharpTone Records. The track, produced by acclaimed figure Will Putney, demonstrates a seamless blend of aggression and melody, with Tyler Norris’ incisive screams and Jack Beatson’s clear vocal flights being particular standouts. Olli Appleyard of Static Dress contributes, adding a distinctive layer to this formidable piece.
The group described the creation of “Conditioned…” as a highly collaborative effort, with influences from genre stalwarts like Thrice and Thursday. They expressed their long-standing desire to work with Appleyard, whose vocal contribution they feel perfectly complements the track.
“‘Conditioned…’ is a song that was written very collaboratively—three of us in a room just passing the guitar around for a few hours until we had a finished product. It’s definitely different for us: it has a lot of influence from post-hardcore bands like Thrice and Thursday, and we tried to put more of an emphasis on bringing outside influences that we hadn’t previously incorporated in our music before. We’ve been wanting to collaborate with Olli for a long time, and his vocals perfectly lent themselves to this track.”
The accompanying video, directed by Anthony Altamura, presents a narrative of personal mortality interwoven with the band’s potent performance. Fans can watch the video and stream the track through the provided links.
The band is gearing up for a month-long U.S. tour, sharing stages with Dying Wish, Boundaries, and Roman Candle. Tickets for the tour, which commences on November 6, are currently available.
Since their formation in 2016, Foreign Hands has been steadily ascending the ranks within the metalcore scene. Comprising members Tyler Norris, Jack Beatson, Gill Gonzalez, Chuck Minix, and Tyler Washington, the band has made significant strides, especially with the release of their EP “Bleed The Dream” in early 2022. The EP garnered attention from notable music publications and led to their signing with SharpTone Records within the same year.
With their upcoming tour and the release of “Conditioned for a Head-On Collision,” Foreign Hands is poised to solidify their presence in the genre as they move towards 2024. Their continuous evolution and commitment to powerful music hint at an impactful future for the group.
Foreign Hands’ tour will cover a breadth of locations across the U.S., offering a chance for audiences to experience their dynamic performances.
11/4 — Jacksonville, FL — Island Tropics
11/5 — Hollywood, FL — American Legion Post 92
w/ Dying Wish, Boundaries, and Roman Candle
11/6 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
11/7 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade Purgatory
11/8 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
11/9 — Baltimore, MD — Metro Gallery
11/10 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
11/11 — Brooklyn, NY — Meadows
11/12 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
11/13 — Hamden, CT — The Shop (Foreign Hands only)
11/14 — New Kensington, PA — Preserving Underground
11/15 — Columbus, OH — Ace of cups
11/16 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
11/17 — Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge
11/18 — Saint Paul, MN — Amsterdam
11/19 — North Kansas City, MO — The Rino
11/21 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
11/22 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
11/24 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
11/25 — Seattle, WA — Vera Project
11/26 — Spokane, WA — Big Dipper
11/27 — Boise, ID — The Shredder
11/29 — Sacramento, CA — Goldfield Trading Posts
11/30 — San Francisco, CA — Neck of the Woods
12/1 — San Fernando, CA — Midnight Hour
12/2 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
12/3 — Las Vegas, NV — Eagle Aerie Hall
12/5 — Tulsa, OK — The Vanguard
12/7 — Cleveland, OH — The Foundry