Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Upcoming shows:

9/4/11 @ the Freight Street Gallery, 170 Freight Street, Waterbury CT w/ The Proud Flesh, Tamarin, Wry, Swordmasters of Ginaz, Napoleon Complex, Bludrum, Sea, Ashes Vs. Leaves, Jay Prince (solo), Circle Circle. SHOW STARTS AT 5:30PM

9/19/11 @ the secret location (meet at Redscroll Records to uncover the secret!) w/ Canvas (ex-Call It Arson) & Dead In The Dirt, 7:00pm

10/5/11 @ Dad City, Amherst MA w/ Ashdautas, Kallathon, Dolorvotre, Volahn, The Haunting Presence, Blue Hummingbird On The Left, Kuxan Suum, Shataan, Sangre Y Tierra, & Vucub Cane, 6:00pm, $7

Past shows (very incomplete):

7/14/11 @ the Free Store, New Haven CT w/ Zone, 8pm w/ Sleepy Giant, Zone, Obnoxium

6/29/11 @ the Whitney House, Hartford CT w/ Cervix, Brick Thrower, Zone, 8pm

5/13/11 @ Popeye's Garage (Goffe Street), New Haven CT w/ Misanthropic Noise, Stone Titan, Gowl, all ages, 8pm

4/16/11 @ the Secret Location, Wallingford CT w/ VACCINE, CONFINES, GOWL (meet at Redscroll Records), 8pm

4/9/11 @ Elm Bar (372 Elm Street), New Haven CT w/ Broken, Two Man Advantage (21+), 9pm

11/9/10 @ the Whitney House, Hartford CT w/ Mob47, Parasytic, Oiltanker

6/14/10 @ Daniel Street (21 Daniel St), Milford CT w/ Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Howl, & Ipsissimus (21+)

6/3/10 @ the Whitney House, Hartford CT w/ Mass Grave, Attentat, Stormcrow

5/8/10 @ the Whitney House, Hartford CT w/ The Body, The Hammer, Escalator

5/4/10 @ WestCo Cafe, Middletown CT w/ Escalator, Glue Machine, The Scroats

2/22/10 @ Cherry Street Station, Wallingford CT w/ Misery Index, Magrudergrind, Starvation


Liquid Assets 7" single Safety Meeting Records - 3 songs (recorded 2010) - 300 copies

Usurper Divine EP - Redscroll Records - 4 songs (recorded 2010) - 300 copies
Free track available for download at

5 Song Demo cassette (recorded December, 2008)- 200 made



2011 - Maximum Rock N' Roll #339, August 2011: Iron Hand - Liquid Assets 7" - Straight forward burly hardcore not far from another record I reviewed this month by RED//RIVER. IRON HAND has less of a crust influence, a more polished sound and multiple vocalists you can sort of understand. “An Ode to No One” is heavy as bricks before it kicks into a modern hardcore sound. The last track is a cover of the SCREAMERS “122 Hours of Fear” and a good one at that. IRON HAND makes it their own with their noisy big sound but it’s clearly more melodic and catchy.

2011 - 'usurper divine' review
Thundermill Collective

2011 - 'usurper divine' review
Elementary Revolt

2011 - demo/'usurper divine' track review
When Was The Last Time We Painted Over The Blood On The Walls?

2009 - review of our demo

2009 - Maximum Rock N' Roll #309, Feb. 2009: Iron Hand - Demo - Heavy HC with a nod to Sweden and a salute to PDX heroes TRAGEDY. What differentiates IRON HAND most from TRAGEDY is the guitar leads - where the former is subtle, IRON HAND's are more commanding and all over the place. The singer is a screamer, and the lyrics touch on the typical issues (e.g., capitalism's ills, etc) but they're written well and it's refreshing to read thought and not just mindless repetition. I enjoyed this the four times I listened to it. (Vinnie)


Check out Brian's appearance on 'Chip's Unnamed Local Band Show' here.

"Liquid Assets" @ Cafe Nine, New Haven CT 9/25/10

"Product Endorsement" @ The Fucking Discovery Zone, New Haven CT 2/24/09

@ The Whitney House, Hartford CT 5/8/10

@ The Whitney House, Hartford CT 5/8/10