Awesome band needs label: The Eight Arms Around YouPosted on Sunday, April 27th, 2008 @ 9:42am » permalink
The Eight Arms Around You is a new, creative metallic hardcore band from Gothenburg, Sweden that features members of Scraps of Tape, Smackdown, Anchor, Dead Vows, and One Final Breath. I think the incredible (and vastly different) Scraps of Tape is the only one of those bands that I've heard before, but it's because of that fact that I got to discover The Eight Arms Around You, as Johan Gustavsson from Scraps of Tape (and now The Eight Arms…) sent me an email asking me to check out the band and see what I think. I was way into it – they remind me a lot of early Burst (when they were at their absolute best, in my opinion), with some stuff like Catharsis and His Hero is Gone thrown in (though The Eight Arms… seems to be heading in a darker and perhaps more personal direction in some ways) – so I offered to help them out by posting a track from their recently recorded five-song EP to see if anyone out there might be interested in releasing it. I've only heard two songs, but they're both fuckin' killer, and these guys really seem to be efficiently fusing a shitload of different influences together, so… here's an advance track to check out:
If anyone reading this is interested in releasing this EP, or knows someone else who might be, please either pass the word along or get in touch with the band on MySpace and see if you can make it happen!