Harm’s Way photo by Vince edwards
Metal Blade Records has announced the worldwide signing of Chicagoan metal/hardcore unit Harm’s Way! Currently writing the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Rust, the band is expected to release their fourth full-length and Metal Blade Records debut in 2017.
The band comments: “We are very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records. Their longstanding history in the alternative music community speaks volumes. To join a roster of such highly influential artists is truly an honor. We look forward to the next steps we will be taking as a band on both personal and artistic levels. “
Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds, “Super excited to be working with Harm’s Way! We welcome them to the Metal Blade family. I have been a fan since Chris Santos turned me onto them!”
The band has emerged from the wreckage of past genres to set a new standard in contemporary heavy music. With their latest offering, Rust, the four-piece brilliantly combines industrial repetition (ala Godflesh) with the aggressive attack of metal/hardcore. Hailed as “pure, molten brutality”(Noisey), Rust continues down the path that Harm’s Way started when they formed in 2006, before releasing 2009’s Reality Approaches, 2011’s Isolation, and several EPs. Fans can expect another seminal album with the group’s upcoming, currently untitled record – which will surely raise the bar for heavy music once again.
You can purchase Rust here: harmswayband.bandcamp.