West Midlands fast-rising, hardcore-drenched groove metal unit HANDS OF ATTRITION have already delivered their raging debut album 'Colder Places', released December 2020 digitally. Free your souls and embrace the fight with three videos available for viewing!

Attrition (from latin attritio, to grind): "the process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure". Burning with an inextinguishable fire and displaying attitude in spades, HANDS OF ATTRITION is a collective force to be reckoned with. Formed in 2018 in the West Midlands, the four piece have steadily built their own sonic identity by melding their groove metal and metalcore influences from Lamb of God to Devildriver or Pantera, injecting a substantial dose of groove and technique to form a boiling, ear-shattering and unstoppable metal whirlwind.

With eleven tracks that deal with mental health and the impact of self-doubt, depression, addiction and tragedy on one's existence, their debut album 'Colder Places' also invokes resilience and catharsis, delivering a forceful metal experience enhanced by Tom Alexander Scott's impressive vocals performance. To set the stage for their debut album, HANDS OF ATTRITION released three videos for "I'm Gone", "They Come At Night" and a lyric video for the song "Threadbare". Be ready to embrace the full force of this relentless heavy machine, 'Colder Places' available on all digital streaming platforms!



HANDS OF ATTRITION Debut album 'Colder Places'
Released December 2020

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Released: December 18th 2020
Label: From The Depths Entertainment
Format: Digital
Genre: Groove Metal, Metalcore
FFO: Lamb of God, Devildriver, Pantera

1. Consumed
2. From the Void
3. Threadbare
4. The Becoming
5. They Come at Night
6. I'm Gone
7. Leap of Faith
8. Subjugation
9. The Only One
10. More Than War
11. Nightingale

"Our debut album 'Colder Places' is a collaboration of powerful riffs and raw emotion; as friends foremost, we get together and make music that means something to us. Our influences stem from groove metal as well as fast-paced, emotive music which has helped us define our sound to what it is today. We are proud to have released an album that highlights our values as a band."

"One of the themes for our album is the importance of men’s mental health. Collectively we, like many, have experienced first hand the impact self-doubt, depression, addiction and tragedy can have on mental wellbeing. Every song on the album tells a story and we hope that the same strength can be drawn from our music as we have gained producing it. We have worked closely throughout the album with our mix and master engineer, Justin Paul Hill to reach our desired final sound. Without his industry knowledge we wouldn’t be where we are today."



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Jay Shaw —
Vocals + Rhythm Guitar
Anthony Austin-Smith —
Lead Guitar
James Brunskill —
Bass + Backing Vocals
Dale Harrison —
Drums + Backing Vocals

Vocals - Tom Alexander-Scott
Rhythm Guitarist - Christopher Jenney

Mix/Master Engineer - Justin Paul Hill
Album Artwork - art_byarabella Facebook - Instagram
Record Label - From The Depths Entertainment
PR Agent -
Purple Sage PE

Hands of Attrition are now looking to gig and tour with the help of a Band Manager and Booking Agent who would love to work with us on getting us to the next stage of our career. We are hard working band who seek to join forces with the right management team to help push us further than we can alone. We are ready to gig, go on tour and join other like minded bands. We are ready to get our live shows out into the open for more people to enjoy what we do.

Here are a few live videos to show what we have to offer !