The Handshake Murders added to Parkway Drive show April 17


handshakemurdersWe were warned when Forever Endeavor Productions’ Parkway Drive show was initially announced that the last slot on the lineup may not get to go to a local act. Sadly, that fear came true. Booking agents gave the spot to Fayetteville hardcore metal act The Handshake Murders, officially closing the door on putting a Springfield band in front of a potentially huge and fanatical crowd.

Okay, enough bellyaching. It’s silver lining time: THM round out a four-band lineup arguably as good as the Unearth/Emmure/Born of Osiris/Impending Doom show at Remmington’s Downtown a few weeks ago. To recap, The Handshake Murders will open for My Children My Bride and Stick To Your Guns with Parkway Drive as the headliner. Maybe local metal players won’t get to be onstage, but they have even more reasons to be in the crowd.


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