Cruel Hand is excited to announce a three week long East Coast tour with Trapped Under Ice and Forfeit. The tour kicks off in Syracuse on New Years Day, and takes the band down the coast and back until the middle of January, serving as a perfect start to 2010.

Cruel Hand’s sophomore full-length, Prying Eyes, was released in October 2008, and grabbed the attention of the press with Punknews calling it a “straight-ahead powerhouse hardcore record complete with the usual trudging guitars, garbled vocals and drum beats that’ll shake up your speakers.” Complete with songs that not only get stuck in your head but “milled into your skull,” (Scenepointblank), Prying Eyes was easily one of the most well received yet hardest records of 2008.

Since the release of the debut full-length Prying Eyes last fall, the band has proven to the world that Cruel Hand is a relentless touring machine, and one of the tightest most powerful live bands in the hardcore world. “You’d swear they crawled outta the remnants of the Lower East Side. They bring the air-tight riffs and the monstrous breakdowns, and bring the floor-punchin’, windmillin’, black and blue kids out on the dance floor,” hails Beyond Race Magazine. After spending 2008/2009 on the road with the likes of H2O, Bane, Madball and Have Heart; and touring all over the US, Europe and Australia, the boys of Cruel Hand have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Immediately following the Trapped Under Ice jaunt, Cruel Hand meets up with Bracewar and Mother Of Mercy and heads to the West coast for a two-week US tour. Dates are below. Be sure to catch Cruel Hand in a city near you.

Cruel Hand Tour w/ Trapped Under Ice & Forfeit
01.01 @ Lost Horizon- Syracuse NY
01.02 @ ICC Church- Allston MA
01.03 @ The Ethical Humanist Society- Garden City NY
01.04 @ Dingbatz- Clifton NJ
01.05 @ The Barbary- Philadelphia PA
01.06 @ Alley Katz- Richmond VA
01.07 @ The Brewery- Raleigh NC
01.08 @ New Brookland Tavern- West Columbia SC
01.09 @ The Pit- Jacksonville FL
01.10 @ The Dugout- Miami FL
01.11 @ Transitions- Tampa FL
01.12 @ P.S. Warehouse- Atlanta GA
01.13 @ The Hideaway- Johnson City TN
01.14 @ Warsaw Arena- Cincinnati OH
01.15 @ Static Age- Romeo MI
01.16 @ Forward Hall- Erie PA
01.17 @ Sidebar- Baltimore MD

Cruel hand Tour w/ Bracewar & Mother Of Mercy
01.20 @ Now That’s Class- Cleveland OH
01.21 @ Warsaw Arena- Cincinnati OH
01.23 @ Commons Center- Omaha NE
01.24 @ Blast O Mat- Denver CO
01.26 @ Cretin Hop- Spokane WA
01.27 @ The Viaduct- Tacoma WA
01.29 @ 924 Gilman- Berkeley CA
01.30 @ Cobalt Cafe- Canoga Park CA
02.01 @ 23 West- Phoenix AZ
02.03 @ Ten Eleven- San Antonio TX
02.04 @ Hemphill 1919- Fort Worth TX
02.05 @ Vinos- Little Rock AR
02.07 @ Brickhouse- Nitro WV
02.08 @ Championship Vinyl- Lemoyne PA

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