Tyler Norris is a busy guy. Alongside fronting metalcore revivalists Foreign Hands, Norris also handles axe duties in DC outfit Wristmeetrazor and slings bass for metallic hardcore bruisers Simulakra (not to mention his currently dormant yet nonetheless revered straight-edge group Vicious Embrace). And with a recent announcement, Norris shows no signs of slowing down.
Following the release of their exceptional Bleed the Dream EP for DAZE earlier this year—a record No Echo's Bruce HV showered in praise as a “flawless” example of the “alchemic joy of metalcore’s revered delights, made anew”—the Delaware-based quintet have now been picked up by heavy music giants, SharpTone Records, with work on their debut full-length underway.
To celebrate this newfound union, the group have dropped a scorching, while-you-wait single recorded with none other than producer and engineer maestro Will Putney, best known for his work with Knocked Loose, Stray From the Path, Counterparts, and countless other scene staples.
Watch the video for “Chlorine Tears” below:
On the intent and creative process behind their latest single, the band comments:
“‘Chlorine Tears’ was written knowing we had to go into the studio to record, so there was definitely a little bit of pressure there. The song was written more collaboratively than we’d ever done before and ended up coming together fairly quickly once we had all hands on deck.
"Obviously, Will Putney is a massive name in heavy music—we’re all super familiar with his material and were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with him on this track. Will grew up listening to a lot of the bands that we take influence from, so he was able to help us refine ‘Chlorine Tears’ while sticking true to our sound. The same can be said for the recording process: he brought out the best in each of us as we tracked our parts, and that really shows on the finished product.”
Much like Bleed the Dream, “Chlorine Tears” finds Foreign Hands fusing crushing heaviness with emotional honesty and clenched-fist catharsis in the vein of sonic touchstones like early Converge, Poison the Well, and 7 Angels 7 Plagues.
Purchase and stream “Chlorine Tears” here.
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