Featuring honorable members of Hellyeah, Nothingface, Dog Fashion Disco and Polkadot Cadaver, five friends, in 2008, in their hometown of Baltimore came together and form Knives Out! As they declare on their MySpace page: “it isn’t pretty and it isn’t safe. In a world of copy cat bands KNIVES OUT! stands up to deliver to the world a breath of fresh air to a stagnant, plagiaristic genre. Go hard or go home…horns up and KNIVES OUT!”
Imagine a deadly collision between Ministry and Tool with addition of some contorted groove metal riffs and 100% bad ass metal attitude, eventually think of Slipknot jamming with Down or settling down in a little more traditional area of metal, but still staying bold as… f*ck.
As a band, they do not play often live while Smith, Stepp, and Cullen are touring intensely with Polkadot Cadaver, Tommy is memeber of Nothingface and Maxwell is a member of Hellyeah. They began working on their debut album in mid-2009 and released a four-track EP titled “The Rough Cuts” in 2010 through their own record label: Razor to Wrist Records.
Their debut album, this bloody “Black Mass Hysteria” was finally released on February 14th, 2012. This is a digital and mail order release only.
We’ve got 9 merciless, intense metal tracks, no compromises. Modern, but solid and have definitively classy and classic, traditional taste – and values -, Knives Out! will definitively cut deep! Bang on this motherf*ckers!
01. Hide In The Sky
03. Surrounded By Demons
04. Blood Everywhere
05. Eat Your Heart Out
06. Pink On The Inside
07. Swollen Mistress
08. Robot Babylon
09. The First Time I Discovered A Dead Body
Todd Smith – Vocals (Dog Fashion Disco, The Alter Boys, Polkadot Cadaver)
Tommy Sickles – Drums (Nothingface)
Jasan Stepp – Guitar (Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver)
Tom Maxwell – Guitar (Hellyeah, Nothingface, Have Mercy)
David Cullen – Bass (Polkadot Cadaver)