Comparing the band to screamo-grind OGs ORCHID and modern-day screamo torchbearers like LOMA PRIETA, The AV Club’s David Anthony hails KNIFE HITS‘ brand of “controlled chaos,” as immortalized on new song “Forgotten Vessels” and the debut album from which it comes, Eris. KNIFE HITS’ sound is equally wounded and wounding, veering from the fragile to the ferocious within each song. It is highly recommended for fans of CONVERGE and DISCORDANCE AXIS, as well as the aforementioned bands.
With a release date of September 16th, Eris was recorded and mixed by Jonathan Nunez of Torche,and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Modern Life Is War, Unsane).
Eris’ release is a joint effort between three labels: Dead Tank Records (home to records by Cloud Rat, Thou, and more) is handling the digital, and has teamed up with Hydrogen Man Records and Give Praise Records for the vinyl.
“Stop-start dashes of Orchid worship, building on that screamo framework to find its own approach to controlled chaos. In a way it feels akin to the likes of Loma Prieta, another group that’s mined ’90s screamo and found harmony within that chaos.”
–The AV Club
Formed in Orlando, Florida in 2011, and relocated to Philly and Chicago, KNIFE HITS consists of members of grind-punkers BACKSLIDER, and ex-members of KHANN, REPUBLICORPSE, and more. Catch them live at the following stops:
Sep 6 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Full of Hell, The Body
Sep 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Full of Hell, The Body
Sep 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Sep 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Skramden Yards